Shirley Bruno: A Reeling tribute to Haitian culture
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Shirley Bruno: A Reeling tribute to Haitian culture

American-Haitian film-maker Shirley Bruno is part of a new multicultural generation of artists who can help change perspectives on Haiti.  With six short-films to her credit so far, her modern work contributes to the artistic revival of the Haitian culture while also asserting a strong and independent artistic voice.                  … Continue reading

Glass/Machine: Listening to the Technology of Philip Glass
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Glass/Machine: Listening to the Technology of Philip Glass

A pioneer of contemporary American music, Philip Glass is best known for his highly repetitive compositions. But behind their minimalist façade, Glass’s work hides an unsung influence—that of certain twentieth-century technologies. Philip Glass seated at his electric organ in the 1970s © Steve Pyke He celebrated his eightieth birthday this past January, but his work isn’t … Continue reading

Le Festival <i>Chéries-Chéris</i>,  une arme contre l’hétéronormativité
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Le Festival Chéries-Chéris, une arme contre l’hétéronormativité

Brandissant son festival de cinéma comme une arme militante contre l’hégémonie hétérocentrée, le président de Chéries-Chéris, Cyril Legann, cherche à fédérer les LGBTQ+ de Paris. Il leur offre une programmation aussi diversifiée qu’ils et elles le sont. Depuis sa naissance, le cinéma est une arme ; l’incarnation technologique de « la puissance meurtrière des images »[1], dont parle … Continue reading

David Foster Wallace’s Comic Horror of “Videophony”
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David Foster Wallace’s Comic Horror of “Videophony”

Within Infinite Jest (1996), video telephony is portrayed as both freaky and funny. In his lampoon of this technological innovation, we find David Foster Wallace at his most comical—and most critical. The twentieth anniversary of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, published in 1996, has come and gone. It remains, however, a seminal novel of the … Continue reading

British Cinema Enters the Roman Arena
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British Cinema Enters the Roman Arena

Isabelle Cases has introduced us to an adventure she has been living for the last twenty years, the British Screen Festival. An event centered around screen productions from all over Great Britain. An introspection into the challenges of presenting a small British film festival in a small French city and how they can be overcome … Continue reading