With a nod to this week’s Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, capsules from the archives about avant-garde cinema
Taraji P. Henson shines in this preposterous revenge thriller.
Noting a rare, 16-millimeter screening of the acclaimed 1994 diary film at the Prak-sis New Media Art Festival
The 25th annual Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival shows the overlap between narrative and avant-garde cinema.
Previewing the local premiere of Benning’s Easy Rider at the Nightingale
How certain recent movies use silence as an artistic device
The way critic Michael Atkinson sees it, some shots are more “ur”-cinematic than others.
Pirates of the Caribbean and Eric Rohmer have more in common than you think.
Waiting for the structuralist nirvana that is James Benning’s 13 Lakes–it’s Godot with a payoff.
Katsuhito Ishii’s The Taste of Tea finds a valedictory angle on our ecological discontents.
Experimental films usually attempt to rearrange our reflexes along with our expectations. James Benning’s 270-minute, 16-millimeter “California Trilogy” does that in part by obliging us to rethink the way we interpret “directed by” and “written by.” If “directing” refers to the placement of camera and microphone, then Benning—who works alone, recording image and sound by […]