Courtney Stephenss video essay/lecture hybrid meditates on a selection of amateur travelogues shot by women between the 1920s and 1940s, that depict a vast range of landscape, travels, and experiences.
Filmmaking partners Fernanda Valadez and Astrid Ronderos Identifying Features empathetically depicts the effects of border disappearances on Mexicos inner and outer landscapes.
A moody cloud lingers over the sleepy Spanish coastal city of Gijón in the opening shot of Amalia Ulmans black-and-white debut feature El Planeta, not so much a momentary pathetic fallacy as it is an indictment of the areas, and our protagonists, ongoing malaise.
What if days could last forever? In the month of August they certainly come close, as summer light lingers into late evening and time seems to warp in the heat. It is this sentiment that Fazendeiro and Gomes explore in their cryptic yet deceptively simple film, unwinding the lazy, hazy month backwards (as the Tsugua, August written backwards, in the title suggests).