At this year’s Berlinale, a number of films contend with questions of the archive.
A poignant tribute to the resilience of cinephilia, TALKING ABOUT TREES chronicles the efforts of a group of retired Sudanese filmmakers to revive a defunct cinema.
In the haunting opening sequence of Wang Quan’an’s ÖNDÖG, a car stumbles upon a dead woman in the heart of the Mongolian steppe, its headlights eerily illuminating her naked body.
Broken systems: two Sundance films highlight the breakdowns that occur when the public good meets the free market
The transatlantic move between two incredibly robust film cultures has deeply influenced my foray into criticism.
Framing the guilty: Chinonye Chukwu’s film features an extraordinary performance by Alfre Woodard as a conflicted prison warden
I was a guest on four episodes of Film Comment’s Sundance 2019 podcast series
Parallel histories: Garrett Bradley’s remarkable short interrogates representations of early Black filmmakers
Love in dark times: The Nightingale director on bringing together distinct (but connected) narratives of gendered and racist violence
Astral traveling: The spirit of Afro-futurism is beautifully embodied in the all-star collective The Ummah Chroma’s short film