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Weekly Rushes. Venice + Telluride, Jerry Lewis & Andy Warhol, Kitano as Trump

This week’s essential news, articles, sounds, videos and more from the film world.
  • We wish we were at the Telluride and Venice film festivals, but since we're not that lucky, we've been voraciously following the buzz. To see what the critics are saying from the Telluride, which was last weekend, and Venice (on-going) check out David Hudson's round-ups at Keyframe. From the former, we're particularly excited about Barry Jenkins' Moonlight and Clint Eastwood's Sully, and from the latter, can't wait to see Uhlrich Seidl's Safari.
  • Since we just wrapped our Kelly Reichardt retrospective on MUBI, we're feeling much need for her new film, Certain Woman. Starring Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, and Kristen Stewart, its first trailer is only getting us even more excited.
I could see a lot of young people becoming real movie buffs watching things on their phones and so on and then arriving in New York and going to Metrograph three times a week.

Yes! And there's real energy in the room. I recently stood in the back of the theater for the opening credits of Phantom of the Paradise, the De Palma movie, which I had never seen before. I wasn't going to watch it, but I stood completely still for the entire movie. It was a sold-out house. And the place went nuts during the film. It blew me away. I'm still reeling from that screening. People were leaving the theater and coming over to the bar and going into our restaurant talking about the film, getting even more excited about it.
It may be because Conner’s greatest strength lies in his moving-image work, or because my expertise lies in the moving image, or because MoMA’s installation of the moving-image pieces is so intelligent and controlled that I saw them in ways I hadn’t before (and these are movies I know almost by heart). Or it may be because the moving image shapes our world today with even more dire consequences than those which Conner—a child of World War II who reached puberty in sync with the A-bomb, the Cold War, and the arrival of a TV in every American home—already knew it had. 
“I realized, in front of the crematorium, that I was myself like a tourist,” he said. “And at the same time, I thought, ‘How can I be? How can I stay there?’

“It was like in a Kafka novel. I can’t be in this place,” Mr. Loznitsa continued. “And my question is: How can we keep memory? Is it possible in general to share this memory?”
  • Where's Waldo in this photo of Telluride Film Festival attendees and you'll find Clint Eastwood, Isabelle Huppert, Barry Jenkins, Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, and more.
  • Jordan Bolton's fan art poster for Pulp Fiction, which re-creates every room from the film in miniature using paper, foam and paint.

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