In the past, I have loosely touched on what makes an auteur an auteur. It’s a tricky title to nail down due to the subjective nature of what it means to have complete control over the vision of your art. It becomes even trickier when you try and apply the same theory to something outside… Read more »
Tag: Black Cinema
Hey, check it all out Baby, I know what it’s all about Before the night is through You will see my point of view Even if I have to scream and shout – Prince, “Baby I’m a Star” In the very first piece I ever wrote for the IU Cinema blog, I wrote about the… Read more »
Guest post by Terri Francis. African Diaspora cinemas and experimental films are established galaxies of research and creative endeavor, but rarely do they overlap in our everyday sense of things, despite a substantial and growing number of relevant and prominent artists and scholars whose work requires just such a comparative approach. You have to go… Read more »
As audience members, we seem to intuitively know how to interpret films. We accurately categorize films as fiction and documentary without giving it a second thought. But how do we know which films are fiction or nonfiction? What conventions do filmmakers draw from to code their films as representations of fantasy or reality?
“They are, in effect, still trapped in a history which they do not understand; and until they understand it, they cannot be released from it.” — James Baldwin Documentaries are the vegetables of the movie world. You may not always want to consume one, but for the sake of your health you really should. They… Read more »
Guest contributor Nzingha Kendall reflects on Barry Jenkins’s Medicine for Melancholy in anticipation of IU Cinema’s screenings of Jenkins’s acclaimed new feature film Moonlight later this week. Barry Jenkins’s first feature Medicine for Melancholy: two gorgeous black people embarking on a love story, one that’s doomed from the start. Perhaps these kinds of love stories… Read more »