JinJin Xu discusses her debut chapbook, THERE IS STILL SINGING IN THE AFTERLIFE.
Tags: absence, Aleksandra Burshteyn, Aria Aber, censorship, chapbook, chapbooks, China, Chinese, Chinese history, cinema, collective memory, COVID, COVID-19, death, erasure, erasure poems, erasure poetry, Film, filmmaker, filmmaking, grief, Haptic, haptic perception, Jing De Zhen, JinJin Xu, Li Wenliang, memories, memory, Mona Hatoum, pandemic, poems, poetry, Radix Media, Sasha Burshteyn, self-censorship, The Little Red Book, There Is Still Singing in the Afterlife, Wuhan, Yan Lianke
Sulaiman Addonia discusses his new novel, SILENCE IS MY MOTHER TONGUE.
Tags: autofiction, cinema, Donna Hemans, Federico Fellini, Film, films, gender roles, graywolf press, identity, imagination, incest, Kassala, Pedro Almodovar, refugee camp, refugees, Saudi Arabia, siblings, Silence Is My Mother Tongue, Sudan, Sulaiman Addonia, Wong Kar Wai
Brandon Harris discusses his memoir
Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, gentrification in New York City and Brooklyn, the homogenization of American cities by corporate America, and whiteness of film culture. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Armond White, Art, Ashley Clark, Bedford Stuyvesant, Biggie Smalls, Bloomberg, Brandon Harris, Brooklyn, capitalism, Christian Lander, Cincinnati, cinema, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Film, gentrification, giuliani, Hilton Als, hip-hop, Hollywood, hunger, Jacqueline Wood, Jay-Z, Kartina Richardson, Lauren Wissot, Lisa Kennedy, Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, memoir, Memphis, Midwest, millenials, Miriam Bale, New York City, obama, Odie Henderson, rent control, rent stabilization, Sean Combs, Spike Lee, steve mcqueen, Steven Boone, Wesley Morris
Aura Xilonen discusses her novel,
Gringo Champion, the realities of immigration, translating texts, and her love of cinema. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Andrea Penman-Lomeli, Andrea Rosenberg, Aura Xilonen, autodidact, cinema, divorce, Donald Trump, Europa Editions, family, Felipe Calderón, female characters, Fifty Shades of Gray, filmmaker, filmmaking, germany, globalization, Harry Potter, hunger games, illegal immigration, immigration, Juan Rulfo, Julia Chardavoine, language, Latinx, Letra Libres, Mauricio Achar/Random House Award, Mexican, Mexico, Politics, Social Media, the Gringo Champion, Tolkien, tolstoy, translation, Trump, Twilight, undocumented immigrants
First, we must recognize our removal from the machinations of the shadows. The screen stands between us and the internal world depicted on it. There is no communion. ...more
Tags: Cassandra, cinema, Film, James Joyce, Katharine Coldiron, Nietzsche, Plato, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Von Trapp, writers, writing
That perfect movie moment is really the sum of countless cinematic cues coming together to make us think and feel. Tony Zhou’s video series “Every Frame a Painting” examines how (and when) these techniques of filmmaking work. We’ve always been watching, but what are we seeing?
Here is the world according to Johnny, the bilious antihero of Mike Leigh’s 1993 film Naked. Johnny is a restless drifter on an odyssey through London’s nocturnal underbelly, his feverish ranting a furious response to an alien and indifferent society. “Humanity is just a cracked egg,” he insists, “and the omelet stinks.”