Josh and Benny Safdie’s Good Time took the top spot among films released in 2017 on Film Comment magazine’s annual end-of-year list.
NAME OF FILM: STREETSCAPES
DIRECTOR(S): Heinz Emigholz
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: A director speaks at length to a psychoanalyst, confiding his obsessions, fears, ideas about cinema, and psychological blocks, and eventually comes to realize that this all-encompassing exchange could be the basis of a film . . . Streetscapes [Dialogue] is based on a six-day psychoanalytic marathon that Emigholz undertook with trauma specialist Zohar Rubinstein—their roles are played in the film by American actor John Erdman and Argentinian filmmaker Jonathan Perel, who are photographed in and around buildings in Uruguay by Julio Vilamajó, Eladio Dieste, and Arno Brandlhuber. The result is Emigholz’s magnum opus, a demonstration of his singular working methods, and a playful, moving treatise on trauma and architecture in which foreground and background carry equal weight.
RAT FILM, 2+2=22 [THE ALPHABET], EMPATHY Among ‘Boundary-Pushing Nonfiction Film’ on Lineup for Art of the Real Showcase
Art of the Real, a showcase for boundary-pushing nonfiction film presented each year by the Film Society of Lincoln Center will open with the New York premiere of Theo Anthony’s eye-opening Rat Film