This week’s Must Browse link is the new Cinemad Presents website for Mike Plante’s distribution arm of his legendary zine and blog. He’s currently representing some amazing films, including perennial Underground Film Journal hits Heavy Metal Picnic and Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then.
I’m a little confused of when this actually took place, but UnionDocs put up the transcript of a very interesting panel discussion on the Need for Documentary Criticism. Sitting on the panel were Richard Brody, Ed Halter, Thom Powers, Lisa Rosman, Aaron Hillis and Karin Chien.
For Check Your Tension, Maggie Scott interviewed artists Richard Tuohy and Marcia Jane about their use of “old-fashioned” film equipment, techniques and processes. Personally, I hadn’t heard of these guys before, but this is a fascinating interview.
Not quite film: For The Green Orange, Tai Ho looks at political art, particularly that of China’s Ai Weiwei and the U.S.’s Shepard Fairey, who was featured in the documentary Andre the Giant Has a Posse that screened at the 1995 NYUFF.