Sep 11

Filmmaker 5 with Margreth Olin: Songs of Earth (Fedrelandet)

Songs of Earth (Fedrelandet) is a majestic symphony of sight and sound with filmmaker Margreth Olin’s 85-year-old father at its center. Acclaimed director Olin spends a year with her father Jørgen a lifelong trekker who guides us through Norway’s most spectacular valley — the place he grew up and where generations have been living alongside […]

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Sep 07

Filmmaker 5 with Suvi West and Anssi Kömi: Homecoming (Máhccan)

Homecoming (Máhccan), from acclaimed documentarians Suvi West and Anssi Kömi, is slated to World Premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival running September 7-17 as part of the TIFF Docs section. The film follows Sámi filmmakers West and Kömi as they observe and help assist in the return of Sámi cultural artifacts, which hold […]

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May 22

Filmmaker 5 with Sarah Vos: White Balls On Walls

In response to a diversity directive from city hall, Rein Wolfs, the new director of Amsterdam’s preeminent museum of modern art, the Stedelijk, and his team navigate a path that snakes between integrity and opportunism, while attempting to correct a history of exclusion and underrepresentation. Bringing her camera inside an institution that has exhibited predominately […]

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May 02

Filmmaker 5 with Pascale Appora-Gnekindy, Ningyi Sun and Mathieu Faure: Eat Bitter

In the Central African Republic, a Chinese construction manager and a central African laborer areassigned to construct a sparkling new bank. A looming civil war, poverty, the covid-19 pandemic,attempted suicide all come into play as the two men face unexpected twists that threaten their plans for a better life. Eat Bitter, the documentary film following […]

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Apr 30

Filmmaker 5 with River Finlay: Eat Flowers

In 2017, photographer Cig Harvey’s best friend Mary was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. When forced to isolate during her treatment, she asked Cig to send her photographs. Everyday Cig set out to bring color and life to Mary through her camera. Everyday Mary asked for more. Eat Flowers brings us into the […]

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Apr 29

Filmmaker 5 with Ken August Meyer: Angel Applicant

In 1933 Swiss-German painter Paul Klee fled Germany to escape the vilification of modern artists by the Nazi party. Taking up residence in Switzerland, Klee created his art in isolation as a mysterious illness began wreaking havoc on his body. While his body changed, so did his artwork. In Angel Applicant, filmmaker Ken August Meyer, […]

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Apr 25

Filmmaker 5 with Emil Langballe and Lukasz Konopa: Theatre of Violence

In December 2022, one of the most sensational cases regarding a former Ugandan child soldier, Dominic Ongwen, was finally settled at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Abducted at the age of nine by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Dominic Ongwen was forced to be a child soldier in a group ravaging northern […]

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Apr 21

Filmmaker 5 with Christian EInshøj: The Mountains

Armed with 30 years of home-video, 75,000 family photos and three tightly fit superhero costumes, director Christian Einshøj visits his family’s past and traverses its present, confronting a 25-year-old tragedy that changed everything. In a story of fathers and sons and of brothers, he embarks on a journey of redemption and reconciliation, pushing to break […]

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Mar 20

Exclusive Interview: Moving-Image Artist Abigail Child

Anthology Film Archives hosts March 24-28, 2023 a long-overdue retrospective of works from moving-image artist, writer, and poet Abigail Child. A leading figure of the generation of experimental filmmakers that emerged in the late 1970s, Abigail Child has continued to make innovative and challenging work on a wide range of topics for over 50 years. […]

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Dec 31

Thanks for an Amazing 2022!

I started our Filmmaker 5 series in 2021 as an approach for interviewing Bill Morrison about his experimental short “let me come in.” Quickly I used the format again and produced several Filmmaker 5 interviews that year. In 2022, I set an intention to interview a dozen filmmakers across the year. As I write, I […]

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