21st Century Cinema
Home When You Return
Directed by Carl Elsaesser • 2021 • United States
“Stretching and blurring the boundaries of video essay, experimental film, and home movie, traces of a 1950s homemade melodrama by amateur filmmaker Joan Thurber Baldwin intermingle with a mournful homage to the author’s grandmother and her vacated home. A powerful mélange of cinematic and domestic spaces, past and present.” —Kevin B. Lee
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Directed by Fanta Régina Nacro • 2001 • Burkina Faso
Starring Alima Salouka, Hyppolite Ouangrawa
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Directed by Alexis McCrimmon • 2022 • United States
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Songs from the Second Floor
Directed by Roy Andersson • 2000 • Sweden
Starring Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C. W. Carlsson
Following a twenty-five year break from feature filmmaking, Swedish existentialist Roy Andersson reintroduced his singular vision to the world with this by turns bleak and mordantly funny vision o...