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Articles from Vol. 49, No. 2, Fall

African Video Film Arts Festival, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
October 28-31, 2007I was invited to be a discussant at this two-day conference held at Nigeria's Obafemi Awolowo University, the 140-acre campus near the brownroofed, medieval town of Ile-Ife. All screenings and panels took place in the spacious, cool...
Editorial
A new kind of revolutionary attitude, one that accepts contradictions and doesn't discard old values so much as recycle them, is increasingly active in cinema and media. It's especially visible in the work of young African and African-diasporic filmmakers.In...
Hegemony Conditions in the Coproduction Cinema of Latin America: The Role of Spain
The Spanish have been able to capitalize on their geographic and linguistic location in respect to Latin America. . . . Language is an asset for them.Javier Protzel, former director of the Peruvian National Cinematography Institute, 2003-6The story of...
New Directors/New Films, New York
March 26-April 6, 2008New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) is the single most important film survey in North America. It is programmed by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center together to showcase emerging and demanding cinema that...
"Shown in 16mm on a Giant Screen": Adventures in Alternative Exhibition with the Secret Cinema-An Interview with Jay Schwartz
Jay Schwartz's Philadelphia-based micro-cinema, The Secret Cinema, named after the 1968 Paul Bartel short film of the same name, has for sixteen years been devoted to the screening of a wide spectrum of 16mm films. Culling from his vast collection of...
The 15th New York African Film Festival
April 9-May 26, 2008The 15th New York African Film Festival, this year programmed by director Charles Burnett and writer Wole Soyinka, continues to offer a tremendous variety of stimulating films from countries throughout Africa and the African Diaspora....
The Essay Film: Problems, Definitions, Textual Commitments
The label "essay film" is encountered with ever-increasing frequency in both film reviews and scholarly writings on the cinema, owing to the recent proliferation of unorthodox, personal, reflexive "new" documentaries. In an article dedicated to the phenomenon...
Welcome to Applied Fiction
Translated from the French by Simon BurtIn the beginning there is always a story. When I return to my village, I stop at each house on the single road that crosses the village. The ritual is always the same: I get out of the car. I offer a salutation,...
"You Cannot Continually Inflict": An Interview with Saadi Yacef
The Battle of Algiers (DZ/IT, 1966) remains one of the most powerful films ever made on war, colonialism, and imperialism. The film, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and scripted by Franco Solinas, was inspired by the book written by Saadi Yacef, Souvenirs...
"Your Country Is Your Head": An Interview with Gore Vidal
This interview with Gore Vidal, in Los Angeles, took place via telephone on April 19, 2007.Drake Stutesman: It's been a pleasure reviewing your work. You have a wonderful writing style.Gore Vidal: It doesn't put you to sleep?DS: No. I admire the smoothness...