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Weekly Rushes. 2 September 2015

A master of horror dies, a message from Jafar Panahi, trailers for films by Paolo Sorrentino & Ben Rivers, Corman meets Mekas, & more.
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.

  • Above: The Italian poster for A Nightmare on Elm Street, whose trendsetting director, Wes Craven, died this week.
  • Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker who most recently won the Golden Bear for Taxi at the Berlinale, has released a video statement supporting the Iran Deal.
  • Above: The trailer for Paolo Sorrentino's Youth, the Italian director's follow-up to his Academy Award-winning The Great Beauty.
"However, the Dardennes are concerned not with abstractions of economic theory but with capturing what neoliberalism feels like on the ground—its emotional narratives, experiences, and after-effects. This preoccupation is not new: it can be traced back to the beginnings of their career in the 1970s, when they made small-scale, militant social documentaries and screened them in churches and public schools."
  • At the Criterion Collection's Current, above that's from a beautiful article by Girish Shambu about the Dardennes' Two Days, One Night
  • Above: A trailer for a more experimental film, UK artist Ben Rivers' feature The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers. It premiered in Locarno last month before it will travel to the avant-garde sections of the Toronto and New York Film Festivals. This film project is related to the art installation in London we reported on in July.
  • As fervent Jacques Rivette fans, we couldn't be more excited about Arrow Films' upcoming box set dedicated to the filmmaker, including his super-rare, super-long Out 1. Above is one of the many lovely new pieces of artwork adorning the set.
  • Above: The meeting of legends! Producer and director extraordinaire Roger Corman (left) and Lithuanian-American avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas (far right) meet outside Mekas's Anthology Film Archives in New York, which recently hosted a retrospective of Corman's American International Pictures.

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