This month, a range of video essays about tech-related subjects and history.
“Filming in a kitchen is like working with a ballet or theater company,” the filmmaker told Hyperallergic in an interview for the release of his new film Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros.
This month, we feature videos on criticism, artificial intelligence, social media, and more.
Subject’s premise is novel and has potential, but for all the film’s discussion of ethics, it has its own failings.
Pictures of Ghosts is concerned not just with how cinema makes memory tangible, but also how we historically have interacted with it.
The festival’s Currents program deserves praise for its selection of risk-taking films.
With so many to sort through, here are some recommendations for the best recent video essays to check out.
The Boy and the Heron is an old man’s look back at a life spent crafting intricate worlds, now offering the tools to do so to the next generation.
In The Pigeon Tunnel, documentarian Errol Morris attempts to suss out what makes the famed spy novelist tick.
Michal Weits’s Blue Box, in which she grapples with her great-grandfather’s role in the mass displacement of Palestinians, doesn’t go quite far enough.
Guzmán sits with Hyperallergic for a conversation about the lost promise of Salvador Allende’s presidency, enduring personal and collective trauma, and the continued possibility for a new revolution.
The Eternal Memory draws parallels between a Chilean couple’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and their country’s broader struggle to maintain its history.