Category: Issue 32

Issue #32, Spring 2017

“CINEMAS OF RESISTANCE” Smyth Brothers: NEWS FROM THE SUN, 16mm in-camera edit, 3 min, 2017. An apocalyptic narrative unfolds through the words of The Sun, a British tabloid created by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Four thousand single frames were exposed,…

From the Editors…

Issue #32, Spring 2017  “Cinemas of Resistance” Welcome to Issue #32, “Cinemas of Resistance”! This issue takes a brief, but substantial look at the making of archives, cinema histories, fragile images, and cinematic and film/video art works which deal with…

20 Past-Future

by Anna Spence   From the murky depths of blackness appears  Max Headroom, floating to the surface. Suddenly, his decayed visage snaps into place where it always should have been: on screen. Out of practice, it takes him a moment…

Notes on the Fragile Image

by Dan Browne I would like to provide a brief sketch of a concept I am calling ‘the fragile image’. I feel this could be of use in today’s climate of intensely politicized communication, as it resists the urge towards…

Wannabe Jujitsu

by Gerry Fialka and Will Nediger   Like Craig Baldwin, Raoul Peck incites new questions to ponder with challenging juxtapositions like the lovely song Fascination (from Billy Wilder’s Love In The Afternoon) with footage of Rodney King’s beating. James Baldwin…

Sorting the Archive

by Rick Prelinger [originally delivered 2016-11-19 at Other Cinema, revised 2017-2]   We collected more We collected in new ways Now it is time to say why we collect   You should all have copies of Brecht’s essay “Telling the…

OtherZine Issue #32:: Call for Proposals

OtherZine is inviting brief, descriptive Proposals for Issue 32 on ‘cinema of resistance.’ Issue 32 will be published in early February to coincide with opening night of the Spring Other Cinema calendar. These are hellishly dark times. What does cinema…