Transmissions

November 2017

10/10: Bertrand Bonello
11/21

The director of Nocturama and Saint Laurent shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

Essay: Ted Fendt on “Moses and Aaron”
11/16

The author of "Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet" discusses the contemporary and political references hidden in the filmmaking duo's masterful biblical tale.

October 2017

Feature: “Vampir-Cuadecuc” by Pere Portabella
10/31

A new digital restoration of the landmark documentary filmed on the set of Franco’s 1970 cult film Count Dracula starring Christopher Lee.

First Take: Kleber Mendonça Filho on “Prince of Darkness”
10/13

The director of Neighboring Sounds and Aquarius on discovering a John Carpenter classic at the Art-Palacio cinema, an old movie palace in Recife.

10/10: Bill Morrison
10/05

The director of Dawson City: Frozen Time, one of 2017's most-acclaimed works, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

September 2017

10/10: Jeff Malmberg
09/27

The director of Marwencol and co-director of Spettacolo jots down his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

First Take: Wheeler Winston Dixon on “Four Nights of a Dreamer”
09/25

The author of "A Short History of Film" shares his love of a lesser-seen Bresson masterpiece he first watched at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York.

Short Film: “The Algerian War!” by Jean-Marie Straub
09/21

A hard-boiled noir in under two minutes from heralded filmmaker Jean-Marie Straub.

10/10: Sean Price Williams
09/15

The director of photography behind Good Time, Kate Plays Christine, and Marjorie Prime, among numerous others, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

August 2017

Feature: “Fengming: A Chinese Memoir” by Wang Bing
08/18

The Chinese master's documentary, often cited as one of the finest ever made, offers a deep view into his country's tormented history.

10/10: Kogonada
08/10

The director of Columbus shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years, along with five filmmakers that dominated this era.

July 2017

10/10: Sean Baker
07/31

The director of Tangerine and the upcoming The Florida Project shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

Feature: “From What Is Before” by Lav Diaz
07/27

Shot in luminous black and white, Lav Diaz's award-winning historical epic relates the strange, perhaps supernatural, occurrences that befall a remote village.

June 2017

10/10: Andrew Rossi
06/29

The director of Bronx Gothic and Page One: Inside the New York Times shares his favorite films from the last ten years.

Short Film: “Influenza” by Bong Joon-ho
06/16

A series of violent incidents are captured on security cameras in this startling short from the director of The Host, Snowpiercer and the upcoming Okja.

May 2017

Short Film: “Sarah Winchester, Ghost Opera” by Bertrand Bonello
05/16

A film about ghosts and madness that is itself a kind of ghost; a short from the director of Nocturama and Saint Laurent.

10/10: Benjamin Crotty
05/08

The director of Fort Buchanan shares ten films released in the last ten years that left a strong impression.

April 2017

10/10: Feras Fayyad
04/10

The director of Last Men in Aleppo, winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, shares ten films that have influenced him and his work.

February 2017

Short Film: “Take What You Can Carry” by Matt Porterfield
02/24

The latest from the director of Putty Hill, Matt Porterfield's short is an intimate, carefully measured study of communication and the complexities of living abroad.

January 2017

Short Film: “An Aviation Field” by Joana Pimenta
01/26

Joana Pimenta's mesmerizing short, from Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, is a ghost story about buried cities, lost civilizations, and Western colonialism.