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Podcast #002: 2021 Rep Report

The year in repertory cinema from where we're located in London, Los Angeles and Dubai

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Hello and welcome to Rep Cinema International. After an unplanned pause—due to travel, illness and holidays—I’m excited to be back with a new podcast.

For this episode, I spoke with archivist and film programmer Micah Gottlieb, based in Los Angeles, and Dubai-based artist, writer and film programmer Hind Mezaina. We discussed the year in repertory cinema, from where we’re located in London, Los Angeles and Dubai, as well as through festivals and online programming. As you’ll hear, even though this year has remained a strange and challenging time, it was full of cinematic events worthy of discussion.

You’ll find links below to some of the festivals, events and projects we discuss. I hope you enjoy.


Podcast notes

New Los Angeles repertory venues:

Acropolis Cinema presents James Benning’s Ten Skies (2004)
The Mahoning Drive-In Theater

Festivals:

Chameleon Street (Wendell B. Harris, 1990)
Chess of the Wind (Mohammad Reza Aslani, 1976)

Repertory screening highlights:

Online platforms/programs:

Matchbox Cineclub


Endnotes

  • Thanks again to my guests Micah Gottlieb and Hind Mezaina. And happy birthday, Micah!

  • Images: Bent Time (Barbara Hammer, 1984) / Loose Corner (Anita Thacher, 1986) / Bones (Ernest Dickerson, 2001) / Bubble Bath (György Kovásznai, 1980)

  • Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and all the best for 2022 just around the corner! More podcasts, interviews and newsletters coming in January.

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