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New Ways of Seeing: Hausu

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Hausu Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi Available on the Criterion Channel Nobuhiko Obayashi’s classic horror-comedy is a-never-to-be-missed cult essential when it plays at your local theater, but relocating your watching experience to the exhibition space of your living room, has the potential to draw out new layers of meaning.  After a group…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Foxfire

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Foxfire dir. Annette Haywood-Carter, US, 1996 Streaming on Hulu Annette Haywood-Carter directs this modernized-to-1996 adaptation which follows a girl gang led by “Legs” (Angelina Jolie), and new-to-school “Maddie” (Hedy Burress) as they band together to fend off the sexism surrounding them at school and life all set against the backdrop…  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

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New Ways of Seeing: Climax

From Ben Popp, Filmmaker Services Manager Climaxdir. Gaspar Noé, France, 2018 Streaming on Amazon Prime The climax in any story is the point at which everything comes to a heightened point before cresting downwards into resolution. What might it look like then to tell a story riding the climax, or in which a gradual rise…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

From Amy Dotson, Director of NWFC Portrait of a Lady on Fire dir. Céline Sciamma, France, 2019 Streaming on Hulu I’ve always been a sucker for a great period drama. And if they happen to be set internationally, all the better. I think I spent half my childhood watching them with my Mom on rainy days and…  Read more