I have, just today, been getting myself up to speed with the last year’s discussion of the state of cinephilia, beginning with Nico Baumbach’s “All That Heaven Allows: What Is, Or Was, Cinephilia?” in Film Comment, and hotlink hopscotching my way backwards through the collected essays of the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival’s “Project: New Cinephilia.”
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Jarred Alterman, director of the rad new documentary Convento, digs into some awesome clam linguine and inadvertently reveals the hidden mission of the yumblecore movement.
The 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival kicked off under a cloud of light controversy. Ever since the festival split from the massively popular August Fringe (music/art/all-purpose cultural gathering) three years ago and moved to its current, relatively cooler, mid-June slot, the local grumbling about the change has been a near-constant. This round suffered from a raft of eleventh-hour staff desertions, a teapot tempest sparked by … Read More
Project: New Cinephilia at Inspace. Discussions, ‘Passions: Getting Your Voice Heard, Starting a Film Publication’ Including speakers from ‘Little White Lies’ and ‘Reverse Shot’ 16.6.2011
Photo by Hannah Killoh
The stated purpose of the smartly organized, daylong Project: New Cinephilia event at the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival was to foster a conversation around film love, criticism, appreciation and making that broke down the discussion barriers that keep most festival panels … Read More