Down Claiborne + Q&A with director Moira Tierney, Irish Film Institute, 7 November 2019

Dublin's Irish Film Institute will be showing Moira Tierney's film Down Claiborne (2018) which investigates the historical and political underpinnings of the artistic traditions of Mardi Gras Indians in Tremé, New Orleans on Thursday 7 November 18:30. Defying a highway overpass that split their neighbourhood in two, the local community reclaim their territory using dynamic … Continue reading Down Claiborne + Q&A with director Moira Tierney, Irish Film Institute, 7 November 2019

Call for Papers : Political Resistance in Věra Chytilová’s films

Published on behalf of the East European Film Bulletin In collaboration with the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia, the East European Film Bulletin is publishing a special issue on the theme of political resistance in Věra Chytilová's films. We are looking for essay-long contributions on her films that pay particular attention to their place in … Continue reading Call for Papers : Political Resistance in Věra Chytilová’s films

Film Event: Artists & Activists: Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers: 2-3 June 2018

At the Barbican Cinema, London   Still from 'Anything You Want To Be', Dir: Liane Brandon, 1971. Coming up at the Barbican, a weekend of conversation and 1970s film from glass-ceiling smashing women who began making movies in the name of liberation. Featuring films by Joyce Chopra, Julie Dash, Liane Brandon and Barbara Hammer.   … Continue reading Film Event: Artists & Activists: Second Wave Feminist Filmmakers: 2-3 June 2018

 “Is This my Life?” Part Two: Discovering Anne Charlotte Robertson through the Harvard Film Archive

Brett Kashmere continues his riveting account of the life and work of Anne Charlotte Robertson.  Part One summarised the results of his retrospective study, the character of the person and the work.  Now, in Part Two, he considers further the steps involved in retrospective archival work and the challenges facing exhibition of fragile material. Finally, … Continue reading  “Is This my Life?” Part Two: Discovering Anne Charlotte Robertson through the Harvard Film Archive

‘Is This my Life?’: Part One: Public Intimacy in the Work of Anne Charlotte Robertson

In this blog, Brett Kashmere shares his research regarding a neglected figure of 1970s and 1980s filmmaking, Anne Charlotte Robertson.  Drawing directly on the archive of her work and personal papers now housed at Harvard University, this piece gives an insight into the unique quality of her work and examines the issues that arise in undertaking retrospective study.  … Continue reading ‘Is This my Life?’: Part One: Public Intimacy in the Work of Anne Charlotte Robertson