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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... to such efforts, for example, in the soap opera SIDA dans la cité ( AIDS in the City , Radiodiffusion-Télévision Ivoirienne, 1995, 1996–97, 2003), which consisted of three series produced by the US-based Population Services International (PSI) in Côte d'Ivoire. To the extent that AIDS in the City draws from...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Obscura 40-41. She is currently coediting an anthology of essays on The Blair Witch Project . Bardo Town Series. Reprinted from Galaxy Magazine (1994) by permission of E. J. Gold. A Taste for Shrinking: Movie Miniatures and the Unreal City Sarah L. Higley Discrepancy of size is a form...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137–164.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Roger Dadoun; Arthur Goldhammer © 1986 by Camera Obscura 1986 M e t ro p o lis Mother - City- “M i t t 1e r ”- H it 1e r Roger Dadoun I have never, $1 may say so, been able to ask questions or think in any sense other than...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 139–159.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Benjamin Balthaser In both art and politics, the deindustrialized city would seem to have taken on the qualities of the “unrepresentable,” a traumatic experience that can only be recorded by its attendant silence, or of depoliticized representation in genres such as “ruin porn.” Despite or perhaps...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 13. “Some cities”: one of Jean Varda's Heavenly Cities mosaics in Uncle Yanco (US/France, 1967) Figure 13. “Some cities”: one of Jean Varda's Heavenly Cities mosaics in Uncle Yanco (US/France, 1967) More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. “Heavenly cities float”: San Francisco in the establishing shot of Uncle Yanco (US/France, 1967) Figure 1. “Heavenly cities float”: San Francisco in the establishing shot of Uncle Yanco (US/France, 1967) More
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 27–59.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Koreans' attention to the vibrant facade of the city, a long-forgotten facet of the dark colonial era. It stresses that these films, through their regeneration of lost cultural imagery on the screen, evoke a certain sensibility that is commensurable with guilt. For instance, in a climactic scene in Modern...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 145–153.
Published: 01 September 2012
... with the Israeli consulate's marketing campaign “Brand Israel” in the presentation of a city-to-city spotlight on Tel Aviv cinema (known as the Tel Aviv Spotlight); and the 2010 Pride Awards Give-Back, in which twenty-two recipients of various Pride Toronto awards from the past ten years gave back their awards...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Corinn Columpar This article explores the role of collaboration, embodiment, and performance in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus (US, 2006). It takes its cue from a particularly provocative scene in the film in which a former New York City mayor suggests that it is New Yorkers' “permeability...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 137–139.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Vanessa Haroutunian Abstract This essay describes how the Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant came into fruition, created by the pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer and administered through the New York City nonprofit organization Queer|Art. In 2017, Hammer...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 129–135.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in New York City. Sachs initially discusses her experiences making Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor (US, 2018), which includes Hammer, the conceptual and performance artist Carolee Schneemann, and the experimental filmmaker Gunvor Nelson. She then discusses her 2019 film, A Month of Single Frames , which uses...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Suzanne Gauch Relating the trajectory of a young Franco-Moroccan woman who returns to her native city of Fez and embraces a mystical form of Islam, Farida Benlyazid's 1988 feature film A Door to the Sky has become a mainstay at international women's film festivals and in classes on gender...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jennifer Peterson A growing body of scholarly work has focused on the role of cities—and, to a lesser degree, the suburbs—in post–World War II American film. Less attention has been paid to rural and wilderness locations, but, in fact, they played an important role in the melodramas of the period...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Rosa-Linda Fregoso In January 2007 the author interviewed Vicky Funari and Sergio de la Torre about the making of their new documentary Maquilapolis . Produced and developed in partnership with the Chilpancingo Collective, Maquilapolis is filmed in the first “maquilized” city in the Americas...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to vulnerable audiences, even as the same model/actress appeared, frequently in partial or fully nude poses, in public statuary throughout New York City. Purity and Munson's performance in the film provide previously uninterrogated evidence of the extensive anxiety around female nudity and the efforts...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... projected through mobile exhibition on city buildings, and Eli Rezik's online “web-movies” Living Alone without Me (Palestine, 2011) and Between Us Two (Palestine, 2011) compelled a panel discussion of alternative means of distribution and exhibition. Finally, Alaa AbuAsad's Masturbate bil beit (Palestine...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 135–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... The relationship of the project to the development of feminist film studies, the production conditions for women's filmmaking in Latin America, the contemporary climate for distribution and exhibition in New York City (along with public funding structures), and the cultivation of new Latina/Latino audiences in New...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 6–23.
Published: 01 May 1995
... or Downtown Wash- ington, most of the carnage is contained within ethnic or class boundaries. Mike Davis, City ofQuartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles." Mike Davis was asked, in an interview...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 191–217.
Published: 01 September 2002
... on the democratic potentiality of the city. By some accounts, the city promises, like the cinema, to provide the subject with a productive opportunity to confront otherness. This confrontation with “strangers” in the city, like the confrontation with the other on the screen, is thought to have the potential...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and Symbolic efficiency in the contemporary era. Camera Obscura 2010 Richard Pope is Postdoctoral Researcher in Residence, Visible City Project, Toronto. He has published previously on global Hollywood and the cinema of Stanley Kubrick and Krzysztof Kieślowski in Film-Philosophy and Theory...