Family Constructs: New Films by Lynne Sachs

Working alone and with various collaborators over the course of 35 years, Lynne Sachs has developed a body of work deeply invested in a range of interwoven personal and ethical subjects. Using all types of media, from 8mm and 16mm film to HD files, her rigorous explorations in sound and image investigate ideas of family, […]

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National Gallery Film Stream: Marceline. A Woman. A Century.

Writer and film director Marceline Loridan-Ivens is arguably one of the most intriguing personalities of 20th-century cultural history. A survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau and forever a strong-willed maverick, Marceline joined the French Communist Party in the 1950s, was part of the Left Bank intellectual set in the 1950s and 1960s, and took part in the nationalist […]

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National Gallery Film Stream: Collodion: The Process of Preservation

Photographer, sculptor, filmmaker, and former physician Eric Overton is passionate about photographing the American West, particularly in collodion wet plate—a laborious process being revived by such noted artists as Sally Mann. In his multilayered film essay, Overton draws parallels between what he sees as the vulnerability and endurance of western landscapes and the handcrafted approach […]

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National Gallery Film Stream: Through the Night

Through the Night offers a profound portrait of Dee’s Tots, an established 24-hour childcare center in New Rochelle, New York. Its founders Deloris “Nunu” Hogan and her husband Patrick live and work there day and night to provide an essential service for dozens of local families. Now in middle age with little hope of retirement, […]

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