ITS ALRIGHT, WILLIAMSBURG
(IM ONLY BLEEDING)
SU FRIEDRICH with Cynthia Lugo
Gut Renovation chronicles the rapid transformation of Williamsburg as well as Friedrichs memories of a place she can no longer call home.
The Many Hindrances of STEPHEN DWOSKINBy Max Nelson
Stephen Dwoskin contracted polio at age nine. He would rely on crutches for the rest of his life; eventually he would be confined to a wheelchair. For this man who could never ignore the limitations of physical life, memory, work, leisure, relationships, and above all love became bodily functions, all touched by illness and subject to its constraints.
ROOMS OF MELANCHOLIA
By Ricky D'Ambrose
Cristian Mungius Beyond the Hills
The title of Cristian Mungius new film has the glint of a blighted promisethe ultimate tease. A huddled coldwater monastery is the setting of an ordeal ensnaring former orphan Alina, who has just returned to Romania in a stunted effort to defrock childhood friend Voichita. There are sins to absolve, demons to exorcise.
NOTHINGS HAPPIER THAN HAPPINESS
By José Miguel Palacios
Pablo Larraíns NO
What youre about to see is part of the social context of todays Chile. In NO, René Saavedra says these words every time he shows his commercials to clientsthree times, to be precise. Ill return to those instances later, but for now, allow me to spend a moment with two words of Renés mantrasocial context.
FROM A DARK ROOM
SANDRA GIBSON AND LUIS RECODER with Genevieve Yue
For their first public art commission, Brooklyn-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder conceived Topsy-Turvy, a cylindrical camera obscura in Madison Square Park that projects on its interior walls an upside-down image of the Flatiron district