28 octobre 2008

Contra-Imperialism Single Feature

Tuesday in New York -- today! -- features 2 very rare and very political screenings -- sadly, scheduled so as to be mutually exclusive (insert joke about leftist infighting here). I'm not sure you can go wrong with either call, but I'll be at the latter.

Film Comment Selects presents Richard Fleischer's 1969 biopic Che!
Tuesday, October 28 at 6:35pm

Far From Vietnam
A film by Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, and Agnes Varda
16mm, 1967, 120 minutes
Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00pm
at Light Industry

10 octobre 2008

the ingenuity of the market

[Don't be distracted by the humor - these are the actual facts of the subprime crisis, the first domino in our present situation. This is the closest thing to a nonideological analysis I've seen, presented with absolute clarity. Please share.]

Thanks to André Dias and Margarida Carvalho for passing this along.

08 octobre 2008


I've been MIA from this blog for 3 reasons:
1. I'm obsessed with the financial crisis.
2. I have a film project that might be launching soon.
3. I have a new job.

If you follow my shared items feed then you already knew about #1.

Once I get a bit of free time... someday... I hope to write a big **FINANCIAL CRISIS!!** post. Until then, these links will have to do:

Sad Guys on Trading Floors



02 octobre 2008

Ask Ken Jacobs

Tank.tv, an online moving-image gallery and curated series of experimental film and video art, is hosting 20 works by Ken Jacobs in October and November. Click the link to watch!

The works will also be screened at Tank.tv events in the UK; Screening schedule and general info on the Jacobs series available here, including Ken Jacobs in person in London at the end of November. Also keep your eyes peeled for Tank Magazine's new issue, featuring a discussion between Jacobs and Mark Webber on Star Spangled to Death, and an essay from Jacobs on contemporary American politics entitled "Failed State."

Ken is also answering questions via email in an extended Q+A session. You can email your questions to the artist at ken@tank.tv.
A regularly updated transcript of the dialogue will be online at www.tank.tv/askken.