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Rethinking Cinema: Pedro Costa

When I first saw my first Pedro Costa film, which was ‘Horse Money’ (2014), my whole ‘understanding’ of what film was – changed. It completely tore apart any notion of a concrete path in filmmaking, showing me just how much we have yet to discover with film. After that moment, I went on a downward […]

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Breathe

Breathe is a stop motion animation by Thomas Blanchard. In the beginning of the animation, Blanchard uses a timelapse of fruits, veggies, and flowers showing their transformation from ripe and healthy to rotting and wilted. He uses this time lapse of photographs back and forth so that the fruits and vegetables look as if they […]

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A message from Bryan Wendorf in response to screening Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity From American Popular Culture at CUFF 26

  At last year’s Chicago Underground Film Festival I made the decision, as Programmer and Artistic Director, to screen the film Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity From American Popular Culture.  I want to publicly apologize to all who were harmed by this decision and for my silence until now.  Although it was not my […]

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