Category: cinematic arts

Issue #32, Spring 2017

“CINEMAS OF RESISTANCE” Smyth Brothers: NEWS FROM THE SUN, 16mm in-camera edit, 3 min, 2017. An apocalyptic narrative unfolds through the words of The Sun, a British tabloid created by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Four thousand single frames were exposed,…

20 Past-Future

by Anna Spence   From the murky depths of blackness appears  Max Headroom, floating to the surface. Suddenly, his decayed visage snaps into place where it always should have been: on screen. Out of practice, it takes him a moment…

Notes on the Fragile Image

by Dan Browne I would like to provide a brief sketch of a concept I am calling ‘the fragile image’. I feel this could be of use in today’s climate of intensely politicized communication, as it resists the urge towards…

Wannabe Jujitsu

by Gerry Fialka and Will Nediger   Like Craig Baldwin, Raoul Peck incites new questions to ponder with challenging juxtapositions like the lovely song Fascination (from Billy Wilder’s Love In The Afternoon) with footage of Rodney King’s beating. James Baldwin…

Sorting the Archive

by Rick Prelinger [originally delivered 2016-11-19 at Other Cinema, revised 2017-2]   We collected more We collected in new ways Now it is time to say why we collect   You should all have copies of Brecht’s essay “Telling the…

OtherZine #31:: Call for Proposals!!

  OtherZine #31, Fall 2016 Issue will be published the first week of September! This issue, OtherZine #31 is especially interested in a cinema of ideas—of generative proposals, as in speculative futures–and also in analysis and deconstruction, and how these…