A Credible Utopia: Essays on Selected Films of Werner Schroeter

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A Credible Utopia: Essays on Selected Films of Werner Schroeter offers a unique and personal insight into Schroeter’s cinematic universe. Many of the films discussed in this book are those upon which Schroeter’s worldwide reputation rests. Der Bomberpilot is an absurdist comedy, The Death of Maria Malibran is a film about ecstatic redemption in death,[…]

Cinema’s Doppelgängers

Published: 06/17/2021

Cinema’s Doppelgängers is a counterfactual history of the cinema – or, perhaps, a work of speculative fiction in the guise of a scholarly history of film and movie guide. That is, it’s a history of the movies written from an alternative unfolding of historical time – a world in which neither the Bolsheviks nor the[…]

Siting Futurity: The “Feel Good” Tactical Radicalism of Contemporary Culture in and around Vienna

Published: 05/06/2021

Siting Futurity: The “Feel Good” Tactical Radicalism of Contemporary Culture in and around Vienna shows how cultural practitioners in and around Vienna draw on their historical knowledge of locality to create rousing productions designed to get audiences to inform themselves about useful aspects of history, to get them to engage their presents, and to help[…]

Fugitive Traces

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Published: 09/05/2016

Fugitive Traces is a CD album and accompanying PDF booklet that collages the director’s commentary from over a dozen Werner Herzog films with electronic, chamber, and rock music to both pay homage to one of the world’s most visionary filmmakers and critique an artistic practice rooted in contradiction and frequent disaster. You know the stories.[…]

Everyday Cinema: The Films of Marc Lafia

Published: 01/31/2017

Everyday Cinema presents the films (eight features and numerous shorts, computational, and installation films) of Marc Lafia. In his many films (including Exploding Oedipus; Love and Art; Confessions of an Image; Revolution of Everyday Life; Paradise; Hi, How Are You Guest 10497; and 27)  Lafia probes what it is to construct an image, to forge systems of representation, to[…]