A podcast interrogating the world through the moving image. From the creators of The Cinephiliacs.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
2017 Favorites With Keith Uhlich (Part Two)
On one hand, cinema has mutated. It is no longer contained to the theater and its methods no longer simply produce simply 3 act narrative features. But was it ever so limited? The first films were hand cranked into a box at a parlor on 34th street. The military in WWII made cinema portable in order to bring secrets across enemy lines. Films taught people their trades. Video tape launched a spiritual and later political revolution against the dominant mode. The medium was never the message, so let's just celebrate what was seen and experienced—the movement was not just in the image but in our bodies (the real movement...was love). All is this to say, Keith and Peter have good fun exploring their favorite works of 2017, debating the nature of reality in a series of works either attempting to pull it from other the rug or expose it through unsuspecting places. Is it future? Or is it past? Or is it simply the now in which me must live. And live we must.
0:00-2:27 Opening 2:28-47:16 Picks for #5 47:16-1:16:00 Picks for #4 1:16:01-1:34:31 Picks for #3 1:35:14-1:39:05 Sponsorship Section 1:40:07-2:09:39 Picks for #2 2:09:40-2:25:07 Pick for #1 2:25:08-2:27:14 Final Thoughts