A swell consideration of the great filmmaker, RAYA MARTIN, by Phil Coldiron over at Moving Image Source

“The first impulse is always one of love.” —Alexis Tioseco

It is occasionally impossible to begin things in any way but the wrong one.

I never knew Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc. At the time of their murder I knew nothing of Nika’s work (I still know too little), only a bit of Alexis’s—I believe I’d read “The Letter I Would Love to Read to You in Person,” though perhaps not, that may have come later too. (About it, I’ll only say that I’m in full agreement with Gabe Klinger in the belief that it’s “a canonical piece of critical writing.”) In the wave of remembrances that came in from around the world following their deaths, I saw in them the full expression of ideas about cinema, and about life, that I had only vague impressions of at the time. Over these three years, and I hope you’ll forgive me for being somewhat presumptuous, a sadness…

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