As Filmmaker contemplated its 25th year of print publication, we took note of a younger generation of filmmakers and critics investing their own new energies into the form. One is SVLLY(wood), a “biannual multimedia experimental print and digital magazine, geared toward building a new cinephilia through diverse themes and leftist ideology.” Here, its editor and founder, Rooney Elmi, explains the magazine’s creation.
SVLLY(wood) was created on a whim or, as stated in our inaugural bulletin: “T...
On the one year anniversary of the launch of the first issue of her experimental film zine SVLLY(wood), Rooney Elmi discusses how she started the project and shares ten of her favourite subversive feminist horror films.
The following essay was produced as part of the 2017 NYFF Critics Academy, a workshop for aspiring film critics that took place during the 55th edition of the New York Film Festival.
Here are 2017’s underrated music videos -- directed by women -- that should’ve made the cut.
A conversation with writer-director, Heidi Saman, about her debut feature, NAMOUR.
Unpacking the highs and lows of Blaxploitation horror through the prism of Barbara Creed's seminal, 'Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis'. Featuring readings on classics such as, 'Ganja and Hess', 'Abby', and 'Sugar Hill'.
Ten films that explore what a woman in revolt looks like.
profiling a cinematic revolution with a trio of essays on the black radical tradition, mexican zapatistas new media strategy and what makes a political film. accompanied by two detailed interviews with contemporary revolutionary filmmakers!
In the second half of the Contextualizing Uprising segment, we speak to Dr. Alisa Lebow on her meta-documentary 'Filming Revolution', an audacious interactive cultural project that attempts to map the complex national and personal histories of the Egyptian Revolution within the context of cinema.
All Rise for The Reigning Queen of Black Hollywood
In our two part Contextualizing Uprising segment, we speak to first time directors, Usayd Younis and Cassie Quarless whose documentary, Generation Revolution explores the dynamic Black Lives Matter scene in the U.K and how they hope it builds a bridge to recruiting a new generation of freedom fighters.