Duet For Cannibals (Susan Sontag, 1969)
1) Though mentioned in passing a few weeks back, Strand Releasing’s monumental 30th Anniversary celebration has finally come to a head. Screening tonight at MoMA, 30/30 Vision: Three Decades of Strand Releasing commemorates the event with short films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lulu Wang, Catherine Breillat, Brady Corbet, and many, many more. We’re happy to kick things off a little early with this look at Alain Gomis’s addition: a two-month travelogue spanning museum corridors and city streets.
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2) “The experience of the gangster as an experience of art is universal to Americans. There is almost nothing we understand better or react to more readily or with quicker intelligence.” So wrote Robert Warshow in his seminal essay on the gangster archetype (referenced in the Hoberman piece below). “In many ways,” writes FC contributor Ela Bittencourt,…