How can a film in itself be a revolution? This question is part of a conversation about the films of Sergei Eisenstein. Eisenstein believed that a film is a linguistic object in itself, one with a creative power to make real counterfactual truths.
Bitch, a dark comedy playing at the Cinémathèque this week, is an important film about our culture today, but it also brings to mind world cinema from fifty years ago that first brings people into Facets for the first time.
We just wrapped up the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, and it seems like the perfect time to see how our educational programs have shaped Facets and will shape the film world.
Resident Video is a monthly series that provides exclusive access to films from emerging artists. This month we bring you Cairo, IL by Ross Constable. Cairo, IL is a two channel, site specific work which will be installed at CalArts later this month.
In a new video essay, contributor Zach Devroy connects the recurring themes and tropes of modern haunted house horror films to the 2008 housing crisis.
What can an unusual film tell us about how philosophers think about language? It’s kind of a long story…
The tools of digital filmmaking are opening film to more expressive power including in documentaries like I Am Another You, the new film by Nanfu Wang.
Why you should see what’s now playing at the Cinémathèque before the end of October.
Contributor John Maku presents a brief showcase of the expressionist style and mood of Charles Laughton’s 1955 film The Night of the Hunter.
It is time to live and let James Bond die.