“Fassbinder’s second film, which became not only his first claim to fame and author status, but also gave him [...] valuable operating capital for years to come.
“I hate movements that displace the lines.
If I make a film, for a genre still defined as the discipline of movement, I have to repeat Baudelaire’s verse, unless…”
“Travelogue. Portraits – Images from a journey is a black-and-white travel journal, in which the themes of memories and their relationship to the past suddenly catch up and rush away from us.
“Be aware: for him there are no true or false gods, there are (as Deleuze and Guattari would say) ‘rhizome’ gods, there are images sliding ones beneath the others, all of them true or all of them false. What matters is not the Earth but the Age.
“‘When I was in Vietnam with Jane Fonda,’ Wexler has recalled, ‘I was filming a farmer walking through a field when, all of a sudden, he stepped on a land mine.
“Charles Burnett’s first 16mm student film, Several Friends, showcases his early facility with a documentary approach to fiction, his ability to draw out eccentric and endearing characterizations from an ensemble of nonprofessional actors, and his sensitivity to the expressive possibilit
“From the colors and aromas of this world, my childhood made a poet’s lyre and offered it to me.”
“The Black Panther Party (BPP) embodied this new mixture of cultural and political rebellion. Varda would often travel from Los Angeles to Oakland, filming Black Panther meetings and demonstrations with a 16mm camera borrowed from student activists at the University of California, Berkeley.