Transmissions

October 2016

Short Film: “Kwaku Ananse” by Akosua Adoma Owusu
10/24

A spellbinding short film combining West African folklore (the story of a being that is part man and part spider) with semi-autobiographical elements.

10/10: Zhao Liang
10/05

The director of Behemoth and Petition, the 2009 Cannes documentary banned by the Chinese government, shares his ten favorite films.

September 2016

10/10: Deborah Stratman
09/21

The director of The Illinois Parables and O'er The Land shares her ten eleven favorite films from the last ten years.

August 2016

Single Take: Alex Ross Perry on “Kate Plays Christine”
08/19

The director of Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth considers the Sundance winning documentary Kate Plays Christine from Robert Greene, a friend, and editor of his films.

10/10: Mauro Herce
08/04

The director of Dead Slow Ahead and cinematographer of Cannes Critics' Week winner Mimosas shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

July 2016

Short Film: “A Train Arrives at the Station” by Thom Andersen
07/29

A new short film from Thom Andersen, director of Los Angeles Plays Itself and The Thoughts That Once We Had.

10/10: Terence Nance
07/20

The director of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

Giveaway: Win a “Don’t Blink” Poster Signed by Robert Frank!
07/14

Enter to win an original poster for Don't Blink - Robert Frank signed by the legendary photographer/filmmaker. (contest closed)

June 2016

Letters: Robert Frank
06/30

Four short letters from the famed photographer/filmmaker, compiled by Laura Israel, written in 1969 New York City, read (potentially) by Christopher Walken.

10/10: Robert Greene
06/24

The director of Kate Plays Christine and Actress lists his ten favorite documentaries from the last ten years.

10/10: José Luis Guerín
06/17

The director of In the City of Silvia and the upcoming Academy of Muses lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

Single Take: Dan Sallitt on “The Girl in the Rumor”
06/12

The director of The Unspeakable Act considers, perhaps, Mikio Naruse's darkest film, the 1935 masterwork The Girl in the Rumor.

May 2016

10/10: Thom Andersen
05/29

The director of Los Angeles Plays Itself and The Thoughts That Once We Had lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

Short Film: “The Day Before the End” by Lav Diaz
05/16

A new short film from the director of Norte, The End of History and From What Is Before.

10/10: Bi Gan
05/16

The director of Kaili Blues lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
05/16

The director of Cemetery of Splendor and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives lists ten favorite films from the last ten years.

April 2016

10/10: Pedro Costa
04/30

The director of Horse Money and Colossal Youth lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Corneliu Porumboiu
04/25

The director of Police, Adjective and The Treasure lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

Single Take: Jonathan Demme on “Kaili Blues”
04/20

The Academy Award winning director of Silence of the Lambs considers Kaili Blues, the acclaimed debut from Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan.

10/10: Matías Piñeiro
04/15

The director of The Princess of France and Viola lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.