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In Conversation

MATÍAS PIÑEIRO with Paul Felten

Beginning with The Stolen Man (2007) the Argentinian-born director Matías Piñeiro has made films that I can only describe as tantalizingly in-between—in between classical elegance and avant-garde jaggedness, workshop and finished product.

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CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS with David Gregory Lawson

This summer’s career retrospective of Christopher Williams at the Museum of Modern Art (through November 2) includes a marquee-ready photograph that is remarkable in its conceptual simplicity—unpretentious and tactile.

Pier Paolo Pasolini, St. Paul

In 2012, I made a film about Pasolini inspired by his heresies, his spectacular excesses (the 400 blow jobs in the novel Petrolio), and his mosh-pit destruction of liberal politics (from pro-choice to sexual liberation).

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JOHN PAIZS with Rumsey Taylor

John Paizs’s Crime Wave debuted at the 1985 Toronto International Film Festival to local acclaim. A Winnipeg-based filmmaker, Paizs had authored a work for which there was no clear precedent: it was decidedly less profane than David Cronenberg’s body horror films, which were at the time Canada’s most visible cinematic export.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2014

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