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NOTHING COMPARES dir. Kathryn Ferguson
"In an era where our relationship to celebrity, especially young women in the spotlight, is facing a reckoning, Nothing Compares mounts a compelling argument for the reassessment of yet another intense, intensely interesting musician demonized far beyond the scope of her actions."
—Shayna Maci Warner
(Programmer, Tribeca Film Festival)
“Intimate Distances is uncannily prescient in its close attention to the social organisation of urban space, and also acutely attuned to the privileges of class and colour that tend to govern interactions between strangers in such spaces.”
(Co-Director, ARC Masters Programme at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin)
SHADOWLAND dir. Alex Braverman, Stephen Bailey & Lindsay Eve Van Dyke
“Perhaps the more journalistically conservative, neutral approach taken by Shadowland is best, leaving it up to the viewer to either side with the carnival sideshow characters and their mad tilting at windmills, or continue to place our belief in science, math and reality.”
HYPERMODERN DOCUMENTARY DISCOURSE IN CINEMA By Jarmo Valkola
"This book explores the unique phenomenon of hypermodern documentary discourse and its connections inside the development of documentary film. It provides an understanding of the ramifications of the theoretical and aesthetic qualities surrounding documentaries, and focuses specifically on the audiovisual analysis of hypermodern documentaries, drawing from the thought of the French philosopher Gilles Lipovetsky. The book investigates these ideas in the context of film and media studies and cognitive and phenomenological perspectives, offering a way to understand the main ideas, subjects and markers of hypermodern theoretical formulae and the conjecture of aesthetics in documentaries."