As crafty, elusive and voracious, perhaps, as the Norway rat itself, Theo Anthony‘s new documentary Rat Film is a movie about the titular vermin and a good deal more. How could it not be, when the fact of rats has always been so intimately entwined with human history—or, in particular here, Baltimore history. For Anthony, rats are Baltimore’s hidden id, and their history is a semi-secret diary of the city’s injustices and institutionalized venality. Rats themselves are never less than fascinating.
It’s a sign of hope that Bill Morrison, arcane found-footage wizard and poet of nitrate decay, is nearly a household name, with his films routinely feted at the New York Film Festival, showcased in the Venice Biennial and, most brazenly of all, released onto actual movie screens. Using only archival materials, Morrison has cornered the market on a simple idea: how film reflects memory’s unreliability and time’s inexorable destruction.
Residents of the small Tuscan village of Monticchiello prepare an annual play about the previous year of town life. (Courtesy of Grasshopper Films)The new documentary Spettacolo has such a sumptuously rich and delicious subject on its hands, it’s almost as if the film coalesced organically out of sheer fabulousness. In the absurdly adorable, medieval Tuscan village of Monticchiello, the entire village of 136 stages a unique, very personal play about itself, every year.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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