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posted on 05.30.09

as mentioned in the blog below, the dominance of the french new wave and so-called american independent film in cinematic discourse is long overdue for a dispersion; what i'd like to suggest is a working list of independently-minded films and filmmakers which offer other perspectives on the form, be they postcolonial, emerging out of nonalignment movements, feminist, etc. these films recognize that micropolitical intervention finds struggle and problematics at the very level of form. think of this not as an anti-cannon, but simply a countercartography.


handsworth songs, who needs a heard, seven songs for malcom x, the black audio film collective


2046, wong-kar wai


79 springtimes, santiago alvarez


the apu trilogy, satyajit ray


bad lieutenant, abel ferrara


bad timing, nick roeg


battle of algiers, gillo pontecarvo


blade runner, ridley scott


close-up, a taste of cherry, abbas kiarostami


the cloud capped star, ritwik ghatak


elephant, alan clark


ganja & hess, bill gunn


the gleaners & i, agnes varda


heat, michael mann


hour of the furnaces, octavio getino & fernando e. solanas


inland empire, david lynch


the intruder, claire denis


jaguar, jean rouch


kaagaz ke phool, guru dutt


le samourai, j.p. melville


a moment of innocence, mohsen makhmalbaf


otolith i-iii, the otolith group


rockers, ted bafaloukos


salvatore giuliano, francesco rosi


sans soleil, grin without a cat, chris marker


state of siege, costa gavras


soy cuba, mikhail kalatozov


symbiopsychotaxiplasm take one, william greaves


videogrammes of a revolution, harun farocki


all andrei tarkovsky


 

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“i'm just stealing blade runner back from its admirers.”
Posted over 5 years ago
“Great list, except, I don't get what Bladerunner is doing here! It's a staple of film school discourse, and pretty canonical... defend yourself!! Chris Marker and Agnes Varda, however, are definitely micropolitical intervention (what a great way of putting it).”
Posted over 5 years ago
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