PRINT December 2014


Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Hala Lotfy, Coming Forth by Day, 2012, digital video, color, sound, 96 minutes.

1 COMING FORTH BY DAY (Hala Lotfy) Lotfy’s first feature is not a film about the Egyptian revolution, but it is revolutionary in the way it turns the inner captivity of a young woman outward, and for having been released at Zawya, the first art-house cinema in Egypt.

2 SPECTRUM REVERSE SPECTRUM (Margaret Honda) Larger than life: Honda’s incessantly modulating monochrome in 70 mm makes you want to crawl into the cinema screen.

3 PIERROT LUNAIRE (Bruce LaBruce) An ode to the sound of silent film: With her very own cinematic expressiveness, actress Susanne Sachsse multiplies the three-dimensional theater stage by the two-dimensional film screen to celebrate unconditional desire. Music by Arnold Schönberg, conducted by Premil Petrovic.

4 23RD AUGUST 2008 (Laura Mulvey, Faysal Abudullah, and Mark Lewis) Oral history in two shots. Cinema versus media.

5 THE AIRSTRIP (Heinz Emigholz) A

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