Necsus: European Journal of Media Studies Spring 2020 #Intelligence in now online. With a special section on Artificial Intelligence and media, edited by Ruggero Eugeni and Patricia Pisters. See here for the issue.
6 June 2020 EYE Film Museum
The French actress Delphine Seyrig impressed as the lead in Jeanne Dielman, the film that was Chantal Akerman’s breakthrough. The filmmaker, who died in 2015, would have turned 70 today. In a tribute to Akerman, University of Amsterdam Professor of Film Studies Patricia Pisters focuses on the life and work of Seyrig, a major feminist figure in the 1970s who directed a number of feminist films. Watch the registration here via the EYE website. Or directly via Vimeo here.
During the International Film Festival Rotterdam (22 January - 2 February 2020) Mati Diop's
beautiful film Atlantique (2019) was shown. See here for a trailer. Dutch release 13 February 2020.
As part of the Critics Choice program I made a video essay for this film that can be watched here.
See for the full Critics Choice program, curated by Dana Linssen and Jan Pieter Ekker,
Jessica Hausner's reinvention of Frankenstein as a female scientist in a very different world than
Mary Shelley's original one. Deliciously eerie and smart. The trailer is here.