R.I.P. Chantal Akerman

     |    Wednesday October 7th, 2015  |     9

Death is like taxes, and “thanks“ to social media there is no dearth of reports of cherished personalities exiting at a ripe old age and/or far too young. But the news of Chantal Akerman’s passing put a particular pall over yesterday. Akerman was a filmmaker who decisively influenced the way I think about cinema and 

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Tony Conrad – In Berlin And On realeyz

     |    Thursday August 20th, 2015  |     1

US minimalist composer-filmmaker-author-curator-activist Tony Conrad has been shaping the way we listen and see for over five decades. His drone music collaborations with John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise (as The Dream Syndicate) changed the face of rock – by way of Cale’s later band, the ceaselessly influential Velvet Underground and 

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Meet the Curator – Stefanie Schulte Strathaus of Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art

     |    Thursday February 5th, 2015

Today, the 65th Berlin International Film Festival opened to the usual media hoopla and scrutiny. Also celebrating round anniversaries but not yet of pensioner age are the International Forum of New Cinema (in its 45th edition) and Forum Expanded (happy 10th birthday!), a sidebar for moving images that explore the space between cinema and fine 

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Experimentainment: The Films of Michael Brynntrup

     |    Friday March 14th, 2014

Cartoons, clever puns, crossdressing characters, risqué double entendres, genre spoofs… elements you would associate with Comedy Central very much also appear in the works of German experimental filmmaker Michael Brynntrup. A selection of Brynntrup’s key works from 1987 to 2007 will be available exclusively on realeyz.tv. Michael Brynntrup was born in 1959 and grew up 

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