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Rushes: “A Hidden Life” Trailer, Arthur Jafa, Sci-Fi in Bollywood

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NEWS
Tony Todd in Candyman (1992)
  • Jordan Peele's Candyman (a "spiritual sequel" to the 1992 film) has officially started production, with a cast that includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo.
RECOMMENDED VIEWING
  • Finally, a closer look at the long-anticipated film A Hidden Life, Terrence Malick's stirring portrait of an Austrian conscientious objector imprisoned during World War II.
  • The official trailer from Alma Har'el's Honey Boy, starring, written by, and based on the childhood of Shia Lebeouf.
  • Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which won both Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
  • A warm and whimsical trailer for Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.
  • Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) returns with The Nightingale, which follows an imprisoned woman in colonial Australia, driven to retaliate her abusive master.
  • NEON has released the first trailer for Bong Joon-ho's thriller Parasite, which will be released in US theaters on October 11.
RECOMMENDED READING
  • The New York Times profiles the illustrious career of prolific cinematographer, theorist, and visual artist Arthur Jafa, and his interest in "black visual information."
  • In a conversation with Film Comment, Jennifer Kent discusses filming sexual violence, colonialism and white feminism, and taking inspiration from David Lynch.
  • Festival organizer Marius Hrdy provides an overview of Il Cinema Ritrovato's recent retrospective of films from FESPACO (Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou), including films by Med Hondo, Souleymane Cissé, and Gaston Kaboré.
  • Tom Huckabee's Taking Tiger Mountain Revisited rebuilds the once-lost project as a tribute to Huckabee's collaborator, the late actor Bill Paxton. The Austin Chronicle follows the film's rocky production and delayed release.
  • The Guardian has published a fascinating look at the warming embrace of science fiction in Bollywood and its parallels with India's strides in space exploration.
  • Critic Sean Gilman has made available his index of writings on Chinese cinema and its many branches, from the Hong Kong New Wave to the Wuxia genre.
RECENTLY ON THE NOTEBOOK
  • Editor Daniel Kasman continues his coverage of this year's Locarno Film Festival with reviews of Valérie Donzelli’s Notre Dame, Köhler-Winckler’s A Voluntary Year, and Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche's Terminal Sud.
  • From the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Scotland, experimental filmmaker Stephen Broomer discusses his film Tondal's Vision, his sensorial cinematic adaptation of Dante’s Inferno using found footage and bleaching film stock.
  • Laura Davis interviews Anna Sofie Hartmann, whose second film Giraffe depicts "a fictional tunnel being built between Germany and Denmark spurs research into the region’s history."

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