My friends at Cinema Tropical asked me to write a short tribute to the great Luiz Rosemberg Filho, who passed away 10 days ago. Here’s a Portuguese translation of the piece. Uma vida inconformada: Luiz Rosemberg Filho (1943-2019) A trajetória do cineasta Luiz Rosemberg Filho é marcada pelo ritmo de um passo que atravessa o compasso. […]
I’m thrilled to join Dana Khromov, Valeria Meiller, Sebastián Figueroa, and Ashley Brock in a series of articles called “Reframing Humans, Animals and Land in Contemporary Brazilian and Argentinan Cinema,” published at the website of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. My piece explores the use of landscape in the 2017 film Ava Yvy Vera […]
On Friday, the cycle on Latin American cinema at NYU will wrap with a screening of three short films by André Novais Oliveira, one of the greatest Brazilian filmmakers to start working in the past decade. His first short film, Fantasmas (Ghosts, 2009) is one of my very favorite films, and I’m happy more people will get […]
VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS Microdrama There are many striking, remarkable moments in André Novais’ second feature, the beautiful Temporada (Long Way Home, 2018), which had its US premiere last night, at New Directors/New Films. In the film, such beauty may come from a variety of different places: the intricate musicality of Novais’ dialogues; the extreme attention […]
We are thrilled to be holding Attraction-Reaction: Sound and Image in Paula Gaitán’s Cinema, a masterclass by the great Colombian-Brazilian filmmaker Paula Gaitán at NYU tomorrow. The event is being organized by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature, and the Department of Cinema Studies, and it is free and open to all […]
I’m excited to join Juana Suárez, Leandro Listorti, and Juan Soto in conversation tonight, after the screening of Listorti’s The Endless Film, and Soto’s Parable of the Return. Free and open to all.
My friends at Cinética have started a podcast and they invited me to join Marcelo Miranda and Raul Arthuso and talk about the work of M. Night Shyamalan. The podcast is entirely in Portuguese, and if you know the language I recommend you hear it. As a palliative for the non-Portuguese speaking readers, I selected […]
I’m happy to be a part of this panel at Hunter College tonight, revisiting two terrific movies, and mediating the conversation between Wewito Ashaninka, Amalia Cordova, and John Collins. RSVP here.
VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS 1. Writing about film is an exercise of translation. It aspires to put into words an experience that doesn’t happen exclusively on a textual level. In attempt to deal with an apparent shift in filmic conventions that started in the post-war period and that has since proliferated in the arthouse circuit, critics […]
VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS This past Wednesday, the Center for Culture, Media and History and the department of Cinema Studies at NYU held the event Béture Collective: Kayapó Filmmaking in the Amazon. The program included an introduction by Robert Stam, a conversation between filmmaker Bepkadjoiti Kayapó, the Béture collective director Simone Giovine, curator Amalia Cordova, and […]