Pacho Velez and Courtney Stephens’ cine-poem The American Sector is a mysterious road trip mosaic made of disparate places, voices and symbolisms connected by various collected remains of the Berlin Wall
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Red Saunders, near the end of the film, points out that today we are instructed to relinquish citizenship in favour of spectatorship, to sit back and be quiet while the experts make the important decisions for us.
The dated language of flagrant bigotry and casual misogyny, things that have made big comebacks in recent years, also have a reference or two in What Did Jack Do?
Compelling and frustrating in equal measure, American Factory is something of a follow-up to…
Part monument to the great pioneers of sound, part instructional film, Midge Costin’s Making Waves: the Art of Cinematic Sound is an entertaining, California-centric primer on the often neglected world of sound designers, Foley artists and mixing engineers.
Stanley Nelson’s deceptively dry portrait of musical genius Miles Davis, produced as part of PBS’s time-honoured American Masters series, gives enough food for thought to inspire further investigation by casual Jazz…