Issue 8 of IndianAuteur, which can also be read as a full-screen E-magazine, features an interview with Kamal Swaroop, "the director of the greatest Indian film to have never been seen, Om Dar Ba Dar," as well as Adrian Martin on Miguel Gomes's second feature, Our Beloved Month of August, Ignaity Vishnevetsky on James Lee, "probably Malaysia's greatest filmmaker," Srikanth Srinivasan on the Berlin School, Jit Phokeaw's introduction to 20 young independent Thai directors and more.
As part of its series Tim Burton and the Lurid Beauty of Monsters, MoMA is screening Bride of the Monster this afternoon, followed by Glen or Glenda. For entertaining takes on Ed Wood and these two beasts of his, turn to Henry Stewart and Michael Atkinson in the L Magazine and Bob Calhoun in Film Salon.
Also in New York this afternoon and evening, but at Anthology Film Archives: "A slight but stylish and oddly watchable stew of urban deviance from the grindhouse alleys of yesteryear, Joseph Cates's Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965) may never acquire the cult it still seems to beg for - and maybe the perception of begging is the problem," writes Michael Atkinson, again for the L Magazine. "But what makes Teddy Bear interesting is its spot on the continuum between A Streetcar Named Desire and Taxi Driver, dramas of degenerated masculine frustration, building from ordinary misogony to slaughter." Earlier: Melissa Anderson's interview with Elaine Stritch for the Voice.
Image: Detail from the cover of the new IndianAuteur: Kamal Swaroop.
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