Kasi Lemmons is an American filmmaker whose pictures include Eve’s Bayou (1997), The Caveman’s Valentine (2001), and Harriet (2019). Her most recent work is as a director and executive producer on Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020), a four-part miniseries released on Netflix earlier today. The first two installments of Self Made are directed by Lemmons, and the last two are directed by DeMane Davis.
Film Review: Light From Light
Written and directed by Paul Harrill. US, 2019, 82 min.
Brattle Theatre, Fri 2.28-Sun 3.1 (see brattlefilm.org for showtimes). 35mm.
Seeing it for the first time in years last Halloween, I was struck anew by the immense sense of cultural ennui foregrounded during the opening reel of Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist (1982)—a ...
Directed by Bong Joon Ho. South Korea, 2004, 27 min.
Available for rental or purchase at Grasshopperfilm.com.
If the Parasite (2019) sweep of this year’s Academy Awards has compelled you to see other movies by the great Bong Joon Ho, you’ll gladly find that it won’t require too much legwork. Each of Bong’s six previous ...
Preview: “Revolutions Per Minute Festival 2020”
Jan 31–Feb 2, 2020, University Hall 2300 and 4400 at UMass Boston.
Full schedule at revolutionsperminutefest.org. Free admission (donations suggested).
Despite this next iteration being only the second hosted in the Boston area, the Revolutions Per Minute Festival already represents the single most expansive public offering of noncommercial cinema happening in the city on a yearly basis. And while it’s true that ...