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Long-Gone Director’s Work Timely Still

Long-Gone Director’s Work Timely Still

BY STEVE ERICKSON | One of the biggest regrets of my life as a cinephile is that I skipped the entirety of MoMA’s 1995 retrospective of British director Alan Clarke, simply because I had no idea who he was or that he was a major filmmaker. But I think I can be forgiven my ignorance. At […]

Representing Is Important; Content Matters, Too

Representing Is Important; Content Matters, Too

BY STEVE ERICKSON | “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins has said that if people don’t have images of themselves, they’ll start to feel like they don’t exist. Jenkins’ film has given an unprecedented amount of visibility to gay African-American men –– at least in cinema. (TV shows like “The Wire” and “Empire” have beaten him to the […]

Death Invites an Audience

Death Invites an Audience

BY STEVE ERICKSON | Belgian lesbian director Chantal Akerman’s “No Home Movie,” which depicts her mother’s final days, would be an extremely sad film under any circumstances. However, it must play very differently in the wake of Akerman’s suicide last fall than it did for audiences who caught its initial film festival screenings in 2015. […]

Showcasing Undistributed Cinema

Showcasing Undistributed Cinema

BY STEVE ERICKSON| Now in its 16th year, “Film Comment Selects” has grown mature enough that its program notes describe French director Philippe Grandrieux as a series regular. It opens and closes with films by out gay directors: Terence Davies’ “Sunset Song” (Feb. 17, 7 p.m.) and the late Chantal Akerman’s 1986 musical “Golden Eighties” (Feb.24, […]

NYFF Slim on Diversity, But Asian, Queer Choices Abound

NYFF Slim on Diversity, But Asian, Queer Choices Abound

BY STEVE ERICKSON | After several years of expansion, the New York Film Festival has settled into a comfortable zone. There are a handful of Hollywood entries –– Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk,” Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” –– sure to draw the attention of the mainstream media. One hopes they’ll stick around […]