Rushes: Godard's '91 Nike Ad, Hito Steyerl on AI, "Banshees of Inisherin" Game

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The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012).
  • A 1991 Nike advertisement by Jean-Luc Godard has resurfaced online, proof that a compelling story about sneakers can be told in 15 seconds. Considering the length, just press play.
  • Human Flowers of Flesh (2022), Helena Wittmann’s follow up to her acclaimed debut Drift (2017), has a trailer courtesy of Cinema Guild, who are releasing the film in the US. Laura Staab interviewed Wittmann about the film for Notebook when it premiered at Locarno.
  • “I trust that a film festival is going to expand my idea of the world, and also build a vocabulary and probably expose me to things I would never have seen otherwise.” Gabrielle de la Puente (of the art critic duo The White Pube) vlogs a “nourishing” weekend at the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, touching on works by Fox Maxy, Lucrecia Martel, Rea Tajiri, and more.
Drylongso (Cauleen Smith, 1998).
A.K.A. Serial Killer (Masao Adachi, 1969).
If You Don't Watch the Way You Move (Kevin Jerome Everson, 2023).
Quick Reads:
  • Eugene Kotlyarenko, the director of Wobble Palace and Spree, shares five inspirations on his filmmaking, with special appearances from Agnès Varda, Kate Lyn Sheil, and the Kool-Aid Man. The series Love Me, Click Me: Films by Eugene Kotlyarenko is now showing on MUBI in most countries.
  • If you would like to try your hand at outrunning a boring ex-friend on a scenic Irish island with a donkey, there’s a charming 8-bit The Banshees of Inisherin browser game that you can play, developed by the marketing firm Cogs & Marvel.
  • See behind the curtain of the treasure trove that is the Library of Congress with scholar-in-residence Maya Cade’s illustrated Twitter thread of her archival research there. 


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