21st Century Cinema
Karen Dalton: In My Own Time
Directed by Richard Peete and Robert Yapkowitz • 2020 • United States
Starring Nick Cave, Lacy J. Dalton, Rick Moody
With her plaintive, bluer-than-blue voice, singer Karen Dalton rose to prominence within the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s—though her rough-edged authenticity stood out even within that storied bohemian world. Idolized by contemporaries like Bob Dylan and younger musicians like Nick Cave, Dalton discarded the traditional trappings of success and instead lived a defiantly unconventional life, one committed to her artistry. Since most images of Dalton have been lost or destroyed, this poignant documentary uses Dalton’s dulcet melodies and interviews with loved ones to build a rich portrait of this singular woman and her hauntingly beautiful voice.
Up Next in 21st Century Cinema
Directed by Bruno Dumont • 2021 • France, Italy
Starring Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay
Léa Seydoux brilliantly holds the center of Bruno Dumont’s unexpected, unsettling film, which starts out as a satire of the contemporary news media before steadily spiraling out into something r...
Directed by Kevin Jerome Everson • 2010 • United States
One of the major works of twenty-first-century American cinema thus far, Kevin Jerome Everson’s ERIE unfolds as a series of arresting single-take shots that capture everyday moments of Black working-class life in communities surrounding Lak...
Mysterious Object at Noon
Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul • 2000 • Thailand
Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought an appetite for experimentation to Thai cinema with his debut feature, an uncategorizable work that refracts documentary impressions of his homeland through the surrealist concept of the exquisite corpse ...