cinema of the edge

People’s Park: The Aesthetics of People Watching

People’s Park (Cinema on the Edge: Best of Beijing Indie Film Festival) Director: J.P. Sniadecki & Libbie Cohn Country: USA/China Year: 2012   People’s Park, as part of remarkable oeuvre produced by Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL). It stands along … Continue reading

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Black River

Black River (黑い河) Director: Masaki Kobayashi Country: Japan Year: 1956   In the wake of the catastrophic WWII that drastically turned Japan into land of great confusion, Japan witnessed an emergence of war-retro films that manifested numerous attempts of understanding … Continue reading