Happy Holidays from The Seventh Art! Our slowly-trickling-out 9th issue features interviews with Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler, whose new film The End of Time is finishing up its end-of-the-world run here in Toronto. We also had the incredible good fortune to be able to talk to experimental cinema legend, Ernie Gehr , who brought two… Continue reading Issue 9 (Peter Mettler [THE END OF TIME], Ernie Gehr [SERENE VELOCITY], and more…) is now available!
Whit Stillman Screenings in Toronto, Director in Attendance The Seventh Art Launch Live Directors Series Presented By The Royal TORONTO, November 27, 2012 – The Seventh Art and The Royal announce a two night engagement with filmmaker Whit Stillman on December 12th and 13th. Stillman will present a film each night, Metropolitan and The Last… Continue reading Whit Stillman is coming to Toronto as part of our new Live Directors Series – December 12/13
Our sort-of Halloween issue is now available! Issue 8 features interviews with Ben Wheatley, director of the cult hit KILL LIST and the upcoming SIGHTSEERS. We also have an interview with Rodney Ascher & Tim Kirk, the team behind the Shining-centric documentary, ROOM 237. This month’s profile features Rachel Grady, who co-directed DETROPIA (as well… Continue reading Issue 8 (Ben Wheatley [KILL LIST, SIGHTSEERS], Rodney Ascher [ROOM 237], and more..) now available!
Issue 7’s profile is on Canadian filmmaker and cinematographer, Stéphanie Weber-Biron. Stéphanie Weber-Biron is a director and cinematographer, whose work has spanned feature films, animated shorts, music videos and documentaries. As a cinematographer she has collaborated twice with director Xavier Dolan (J’ai tué ma mère and Heartbeats), helped chronicle Montreal’s punk history in the documentary… Continue reading Montreal’s Stéphanie Weber-Biron Profile
The second section of Issue 7 is an in-depth interview with Mia Hansen-Løve (All Is Forgiven, The Father of My Children and Goodbye First Love). Mia Hansen-Løve is a French filmmaker whose films have drawn attention for their engagement with the history of French cinema, their bifurcated structures, and the recurring theme of fathers and… Continue reading Mia Hansen-Løve Interview (Goodbye First Love)
Our seventh issue is now available. We have two feature interviews this month: French filmmaker MIA HANSEN-LØVE (Goodbye First Love, Father of My Children, All Is Forgiven) and Portuguese filmmaker MIGUEL GOMES (Tabu, Our Beloved Month of August, The Face You Deserve). Both interviews are around 50 minutes in length and crossover in the sense… Continue reading Issue 7 (Mia Hansen-Løve, Miguel Gomes, Stéphanie Weber-Biron, Tree of Life) Is Now Available
We are hosting coverage of TIFF ’12 out of a beautiful and very accommodating gallery space (Onsite [at] OCAD U) around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Our unofficial coverage is modelled after our monthly video magazine, featuring in-depth, long-form interviews with international auteurs whose work spans a variety of genres and… Continue reading The Seventh Art at The Toronto International Film Festival
Section 3 of Issue 6 is a video essay that compares the use of the Rodney King beating tape in the films Malcolm X (Spike Lee, 1992) and Dark Blue (Ron Shelton, 2002). How do these two films differ in their inclusion of the tape of the attack and what does mean for their representations… Continue reading Video Essay: The Rodney King Tape in MALCOLM X and DARK BLUE
Section 2 of Issue 6 is a video essay that investigates the formal themes of the MDF Trilogy: Assault, Princess Margaret Blvd., and Out in that Deep Blue Sea. These three shorts, directed by MDFF‘s Kazik Radwanski, all chronicle unlikely protagonists caught in a crisis – the camera following each action closely, even if the… Continue reading Video Essay: The MDF Trilogy
Section 4 of Issue #6 is an in-depth interview with director Nicolás Pereda. Nicolás Pereda is a Mexican-Canadian filmmaker whose films have been taken up as a talking point by a number critics on subjects as varied as contemporary Mexican cinema, contemporary contemplative cinema and the nebulous distinction of the documentary film. Beginning with his… Continue reading Nicolás Pereda Interview
In this essay written by Reece Crothers, we explore the reason behind the vitriol that exists for The Godfather: Part III (1990). Treated as the final part in a trilogy of equal parts, the expectations for the film are clearly out of line with what the film offers – especially when pitted against contemporary films like… Continue reading Video Essay: ‘The Death of Michael Corleone’: A Re-Appraisal of THE GODFATHER: PART III
Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa began work on Ossos (1997) after receiving a bundle of letters from residents of Cape Verde, the former Portuguese colony and setting of his previous feature Casa de Lava (1994). The letters were addressed to friends living in a Lisbon neighbourhood called Fontaínhas, where a kind of pirate urbanization existed in… Continue reading Video Essay: Pedro Costa’s OSSOS