Eric Rentschler

the 2013 Berlinale

FILM

May 2013

A FILM FESTIVAL is a unique kind of heterotopia, a marketplace that challenges its denizens to transform profusion and plenty into constellations that provide a coherent experience. Faced with four hundred films screened over ten days in … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2013 [TOC]

Declaration of Independents

Eric Rentschler on the 50th Anniversary of the Oberhausen Manifesto

September 2012

“Oberhausen Manifesto 1962: Short Films by the Signatories, 1958–67” runs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30, 2012.  A HANDFUL OF WORDS in large type filled a page of the … READ ON

FILM

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENTS: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OBERHAUSEN MANIFESTO

June 2012

“Oberhausen Manifesto 1962: Short Films by the Signatories, 1958–67” runs at the Museum of Modern Art from Thursday, September 27–Sunday, September 30, 2012.  A HANDFUL OF WORDS in large type filled a page of the West German journal… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2012 [TOC]

A CINEMA OF CITATION: THE FILMS OF ALEXANDER KLUGE

September 2008

I. BEHOLD THE COVER of Alexander Kluge’s most recent book, Cinema Stories,1 and you find yourself eye to eye with a gorilla guarding a slumbering woman, an image you take to be a production still from King Kong (but you’re wrong). … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2008 [TOC]