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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 23, 2018

Bill speaks to film critic Ela Bittencourt about her many pursuits, from past programming efforts like the Neither/Nor Polish retrospective at True/False Film Fest and the LGBTQ Brazil series at the Museum Of The Moving Image, to writing for publications like Slant and Film Comment and creating the website Lyssaria to call attention to the work of young filmmakers. Other topics include: Polish Cinema in the 1990s, hybrid documentaries, Andrzej Zulawski, the importance of good editors and the childhood experience of playing an extra in an Andrzej Wajda movie.

Visit Ela Bittencourt's website, Lyssaria:

www.lyssaria.com

Read Ela Bittencourt in Reverse Shot:

http://reverseshot.org/people/76/ela-bittencourt

Read Ela Bittencourt on Mubi.com:

https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/author/516 

Read about the LGBTQ Brazil series:

http://www.movingimage.us/programs/2018/07/28/detail/lgbtq-brazil/

Read about Ela Bittencourt’s upcoming screening at UnionDocs:

https://uniondocs.org/event/a_opcao_ou_as_rosas_da_estrada/

Read Ela Bittencourt on COSMOS:

http://www.bkmag.com/2016/02/18/say-goodbye-to-andrzej-zulawski-the-eternal-outsider-of-polish-cinema-at-film-comment-selects/

Watch a panel discussion with Ela Bittencourt, Nick Pinkerton and Adam Nayman at the 2014 True/False Film Fest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJu4RgIuyKY

Read Ela Bittencourt in Artforum:

https://www.artforum.com/contributor/ela-bittencourt

Visit the True/False website, where you can download Ela Bittencourt's 2015 monograph on chimeric Polish Cinema of the '70s, '80s and '90s:

https://truefalse.org/program/neither-nor

Jul 9, 2018

Bill speaks to writer and film programmer Eric Allen Hatch about his many endeavors, from writing criticism for Baltimore’s City Paper to his years serving as director of programming for the Maryland Film Festival. Topics discussed include the Filmmaker Magazine piece “Why I Am Hopeful”, The Red Room Collective, Video Americain, Skizz Cyzyk and MicroCineFest, Beyond Video, Baltimore Museum Of Art’s Free First Thursdays film series, memes and social media, POSSESSION, Metrograph, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the need for community engagement as a programmer.

Read “Why I Am Hopeful”, Eric Allen Hatch’s Filmmaker Magazine piece on the future of arthouse programming:

https://filmmakermagazine.com/105446-why-i-am-hopeful/#.WykDaBJKjwe

Read Eric Allen Hatch’s 2015 piece on Baltimore movie theaters of the past:

http://www.citypaper.com/news/features/bcp-082615-feature-eric-hatch-old-movie-theatres-20150826-story.html

Hear Eric Allen Hatch discuss POSSESSION on The Cinephiliacs:

http://www.thecinephiliacs.net/2016/04/episode-78-eric-allen-hatch-possession.html

 Visit Beyond The Boonmemes, Eric Allen Hatch’s new Patreon page:

https://www.patreon.com/ericallenhatch/

 Read “Cinema Without Safety Goggles”, Eric Allen Hatch’s new essay for Metrograph:

http://metrograph.com/edition/article/62/cinema-without-safety-goggles

Learn about Beyond Video, the Baltimore Video Collective’s not-for-profit video rental store:

https://beyondvideo.org/

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