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New Ways of Seeing: Jessica Forever

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer A sui generis gem from the 2019 Portland International Film Festival, which would make a great double feature with Diamantino. Jessica Forever Director: Caroline Poggi & Jonathan Vinel, France Streaming on Shudder (offers free trial) Deeply influenced by contemporary video game aesthetics, Poggi & Vinel fashion a hyper-stylized blast of pure cinema set in…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Diamantino

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer A sui generis gems from the 2019 Portland International Film Festival. Diamantino Directors: Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, Portugal/France Streaming on the Criterion Channel (offers a free trial; also available for rent through various services) This unclassifiable film follows the world’s biggest football (soccer) star, the titular…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project Creator: Various Filmmakers Available on the Criterion Channel (offers free trial subscriptions) Martin Scorsese, one of American cinema’s leading filmmakers of the past several decades, has done so much behind-the-scenes work to illuminate cinematic gems from all over the globe through his…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes 

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer The Prison in Twelve Landscapes dir. Brett Story Canada/US, 2016 Available on Amazon Prime During this time of crisis, it’s important to remember the millions of incarcerated individuals in the US, confined to tiny cells or placed in tightly-packed prison populations with little/no access to the sanitary infrastructure…  Read more