Film

Description: “To be is to be perceived,” wrote the 18th-century Irish philosopher George Berkeley. Some years later, modernist playwright/poet/novelist Samuel Beckett adapted this idea into a six-page script for a film entitled, of all things, Film. Perceiver and perceived are represented by two “characters,” the object (O) and the eye (E). Buster Keaton stars as […]

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The Night It Rained

Description: Iranian documentarist Kamran Shirdel subjects the viewer to a dizzying array of conflicting perspectives regarding the supposedly heroic actions of a schoolboy. The boy became a local celebrity in Gorgan after the media became fixated on the story of how he single-handedly prevented a disastrous railroad accident. As multiple figures weigh in, however, the […]

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