Some observations by the late Penelope Houston, extracted from issues of Sight & Sound, which she edited from 1956 to 1990. Originally compiled in our Winter 90/91 issue to mark her retirement from the magazine.
Harriet Warman reports on the multiple permutations of fact, fiction, moving images and installation spaces presented at the borderlands festival of ‘film and media art’ under its new director Peter Taylor.
In the third of our video reports about London’s 2015 batch of cinema initiatives, Edward Lawrenson prowls a Tarkovsky-inspired renovation of the former Curzon Renoir, where he finds DocHouse director Elizabeth Wood explaining her ambitions for a dedicated space to host the best of documentary cinema.
Sophie Mayer on this year’s London Film Festival experimental allsorts, including revivals of the 1970s films of Argentina’s Marie Louise Alemann and New Zealand’s Joanna Margaret Paul, and new highlights from Tacita Dean, Sarah Turner, Vivienne Dick, Mike Kuchar, Jennifer Reeder and more.
Frances Morgan reports on a stage conversation between the performance artist and the musician to accompany the London Film Festival premiere of Heart of a Dog, Anderson’s new essay film rich in grief and wonder.