March 9 – March 16
FILMMAKER IN PERSON!
“In the 25 years since her first feature…Nina Menkes has remained one of the few American directors whose feature films – in both form and thought – are genuinely radical. Menkes’s main preoccupation across her six [feature] films…is violence in all its forms, and her approach, oblique yet intuitive, has yielded results that have more to say on the subject than any American director since Peckinpah or Cassavetes.” –Phil Coldiron, LA WEEKLY
To celebrate the release of her sixth feature film, DISSOLUTION, we are pleased to present this comprehensive retrospective devoted to independent filmmaker Nina Menkes, whose films comprise one of the most haunting and impressive bodies of work in contemporary narrative cinema. Anchored by daily screenings of the new film, an unusual take on Dostoyevsky’s CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, the series encompasses all of her feature films, as well as two shorter works.
Very special thanks to Nina Menkes, Mike Plante, Dean Movshovitz (Consulate General of Israel in New York), Mark Toscano & May Haduong (Academy Film Archive), and Yvonne Gottschalk (Lichtblick Film).
Check out the recent features in the LA Times and New York Times!
Plus, this article from UCLA: Nina Menkes: Cinema as Sorcery