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Weekly Rushes. 23 September 2015

A new short by Tsai Ming-liang, fan art for Hong Sang-soo, a clip from "Sunset Song," new Straub-Huillet retro, Mill Valley lineup, & more.
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.

  • Above: Xiao Kang, a new short film by Tsai Ming-liang starring Lee Kang-shen, made as a trailer for the 2015 Viennale.
  • Fall festival season is about to begin, and our local favorite Mill Valley Film Festival (October 8 - 18) has revealed its lineup, which includes such Notebook favorites as 45 Years, The Assassin, and Taxi.
  • Speaking of festivals, the New York Film Festival is set to begin this weekend, and Notebook contributor Ricky D'Ambrose is premiering a new short there.
  • Some announcements have been made about the much-anticipated Museum of Modern Art retrospective dedicated to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.
  • Above: a clip from Terence Davies' new movie, Sunset Song, which we wrote about, enraptured, from Toronto.
"I would say Showgirls is more anti-erotic than erotic."
  • Over at Rolling Stone, that's Paul Verhoeven, above, reflecting on the 20th anniversary of his masterpiece, Showgirls. (Speaking of Showgirls, Adam Nayman, author of the excellent recent monograph on the film, It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls, has a new book coming out from the Critical Press, Ben Wheatley: Confusion and Carnage.)

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