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In Conversation

PABLO LARRAÍN with José Miguel Palacios

Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín returned to the New York Film Festival this year with NO, a retelling of the advertising campaign that was instrumental in the referendum that defeated Pinochet in 1988. With doses of dark humor and witty criticism, as well as a remarkably raw look—imparted by the obsolete U-matic cameras on which the film was shot—Larraín finishes his triptych on Chilean recent history with his most complex and elaborate film to date.

Jeff Preiss’s STOP

Compiled from 2,500 rolls of film shot from 1995–2012, edited with economy and precision and clocking in squarely at 120 minutes, STOP is nothing short of a home-movie epic.

In Conversation

PHIL SOLOMON with Leo Goldsmith

This fall has seen two New York premieres of recent works by experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon. “EMPIRE,” which screened at this year’s Views from the Avant-Garde, wittily recreates Andy Warhol’s film of the same name.

New Fangled Old Things: Views from the Avant-Garde 2012

At this year’s Views from the Avant-Garde section of the New York Film Festival, multiple generations of artists addressed the overlapping concerns of the essential media of moving image work, artistic control, the burden of the archival, and the seemingly endless contesting of what is old and what is new.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2012

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