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Weekly Rushes: 8 July 20158

The Godfather before & after makeup, Venice's new poster, feminism in summer movies, Lauren Bacall in '43, Film Comment + Fireflies issues.
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.

  • Above: Nastassja Kinski & Jean-Pierre Léaud are on the poster for the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
  • At the New York Times, A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis are in dialogue reflecting on feminism and summer movies.
  • There's a new festival in the works from producer/distributor Karin Chien, critic/curator Shelly Kraicer, and filmmaker/anthropologist J.P. Sniadecki: "Cinema on the Edge! Bestof the Beijing Indie Film Festival." With the 2014 BIFF thwarted, these three are essentially transposing the festival and its films to New York this summer. They've launched a Kickstarter to support the venture.
  • Film Comment's latest issue is out, and much of it is available to read online, including Kent Jones on Horse Money, reports from Cannes and Tribeca, and more.
  • Speaking of issues, #2 of the print-only (but what print!) Fireflies is now available for purchase, and we highly recommend it: one half dedicated to Abbas Kiarostami, one half to Béla Tarr. Additionally, the 6th issue of Spanish film journal Détour is now online, including an English article dedicated to Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper.
  • Above: American experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs has uploaded a tantalizing, pulsating Nervous Magic Lantern painting to Vimeo. See our recent interview with the director to learn more about this unique projection method.
  • Above: Marlon Brando before and after make-up for his role in The Godfather.
  • Adam Cook has interviewed Kent Jones about his new documentary, Hitchcock/Truffaut.
"A visual poet with a penchant for knockabout brawling, an idealist who gravitated to tales of melancholic loss, a notorious tyrant who cultivated long friendships, a nineteenth-century sensibility revered by many a hardcore modernist: John Ford, as they say, contained multitudes."
  • New York's Museum of the Moving Image is in the process of showing "The Essential John Ford," admirably including many films not typically considered essential. Above, that's Fernando F. Croce at Reverse Shot on the series.
  • Ben Rivers, whom we last heard of with his short film Things and his feature film collaboration with Ben Russell, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness, has a new installation film showing in London, The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers. Its trailer is above.
  • Lumière has re-published an interview with classical Hollywood great Leo McCarey by Serge Daney and Jean-Louis Noames for Cahiers du Cinéma in 1965.
  • Above: Christopher Doyle and Alejandro Jodorowsky on the set of Jodorowsky's new film, Endless Poetry.


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