So, I’m very interested in seeing Nina Menkes’ films, but I don’t know where to start.
Also, I noticed on Amazon.com that there are institutional copies of her films for sale, as well as regular(?) copies. Does anyone know if there’s any more material on one than the other?
Thank you for your time.
“Also, I noticed on Amazon.com that there are institutional copies of her films for sale, as well as regular(?) copies. Does anyone know if there’s any more material on one than the other?”
I think the content is the same. Institutional Use refers to public performance vs personal copy. In any case, $350 is a lot of coin for a DVD-R disc.
She looks to be an amazing filmmaker, going by the bits & pieces/trailers that I’ve seen…definitely someone I would “blind buy” on DVD….but those prices (even the “regular” DVD-R’s) are prohibitive. DVD-R no less.
Now I just need a recommendation.
I’d say start with Queen of Diamonds and The Bloody Child (these are the only two films I’ve seen so far, and both are quite good).
What Grey said.
Her Phantom Love is being released on DVD in the upcoming week. :) It looks incredible.
Phantom Love – now I can’t wait to see this movie. Great news about the release :)
I’m heard her mentioned before, but I am also not familiar with her work. I’m gonna check out the two films Grey mentioned. And I just saw the trailer for Phantom Love, it looks stunning.
I saw The Bloody Child. I thought is was interesting but very very long.
She’s an amazing filmmaker. Phantom Love is excellent. The Bloody Child is phenomenal. Dissolution, her new film looks like it will be a winner. I’d say she was one of the most significant filmmakers/directors of this decade.
I’m definitely looking forward to Dissolution, but I’m looking for something to watch until it comes out on DVD. I’m gonna check out The Bloody Child first, since it’s more economically feasible, followed by Queen of Diamonds, and then Phantom Love, if I can manage to find it when it comes out.
HEY thank you everyone…………..the institutional prices are for universities and so on that re-screen the film. those copies do not differ from the lower price editions. this is the honor system, in terms of institutions, as no way for us to know really who is buying.
my films are not meant to be seen on DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i guess it is better than nothing
many thanks for you thoughts and interest and input.
here’s dissolution page on facebook pls add and tell your freinds…hope to get it out there soon, we have submitted to fests for the fall
But, but, but, Nina, some of live in the sticks and don’t get film festivals! We would like to see your films too!
And thanks for replying to the thread, that’s pretty cool.
yeah we are working on getting the films out there, meanwhile DVD is best option
thanks to all for your support and encouragement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I second Phantom Love and dying to see Dissolution!
Any chance of a screening for a film in LA (that’s not Downtown, since I hate going there)?
hopefully REDCAT which is downtown and the best projector on planet earth (for HD)
maybe also over here westside at that place on venice and california/ dont know someone was telling me about it
just getting back into life over here-was living in israel for awhile
How about NYC? Maybe distributed by Anthology Film Archives?
Here’s a wonderful article that was on Haaretz.com about Nina.
I really want to see Menkes films. The trailer for Phantom Love is driving me crazy. hehe. I’ve tried to convince a boutique video store i frequent to get a copy, but the owner says the disc is too expensive to buy new(although he agreed it looks very interesting).
Anyway, i’d feel bad downloading and i’m not really into streaming, though i’m considering paying to watch it on Mubi. Does anyone here own Phantom Love dvd? Is the transfer good? Because i’m seriously considering taking a risk.
Any help would be appreciated.
Anthology Film Archives is doing a retrospective of her films this spring. The information is not on their site yet though.
Here it is