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  • Archives online: Margaret Tait’s rooms of her own

    Thirza Wakefield on the homespun, one-woman cinema of Margaret Tait in the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive: 48 emblems of a cinema “what’s welling up in people to make”.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Friday 25 September 2015

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  • Year of the Woman – and archives full of women!

    Sophie Mayer on the internet debut of Sandra Hochman’s Year of the Woman – and the visions of feminism now emerging from the archives.

    Sophie Mayer
    Monday 7 September 2015

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  • Archives online: Swinging 60s Becontree

    Thirza Wakefield takes a rare peek behind the curtains at an ‘out-county’ London family’s informal festivities, in what was once the largest social housing development in the world.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Monday 17 August 2015

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  • Toon of the month: Paradise Awaits

    Tomek Ducki’s music video for Zhu shows us analogue desire in a digital age, says Chris Robinson.

    Chris Robinson
    Tuesday 11 August 2015

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  • Toon of the month: Pig

    Chris Robinson introduces Steven Subotnick’s poetic-comic vision of hog heaven.

    Chris Robinson
    Monday 13 July 2015

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  • Archives online: Chapel Hill, N.C. plays itself

    See 1939 black North Carolinians as they saw themselves! Thirza Wakefield probes the faces filmed by H. Lee Waters, the Mitchell and Kenyon of his time and place.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Tuesday 7 July 2015

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  • Toon of the month: Moving On

    Ainslie Henderson’s music video for James throws itself into the fray, says Chris Robinson.

    Chris Robinson
    Thursday 4 June 2015

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  • Review: From What is Before

    Modern tyranny comes to a not-so-long-ago Philippine village in Lav Diaz’s latest extensive historical tragedy, now making its UK premiere on subscription VoD, says Adam Nayman.

    Adam Nayman
    Tuesday 12 May 2015

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  • Archives online: Bedridden belles

    These two alfresco minutes from an oddball 1935 home movie in the University of South Carolina’s archives presage Southern Gothic’s long lineage of female immobility, says Thirza Wakefield.

    Thirza Wakefield
    Sunday 10 May 2015

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  • Archives online: Robbed at gun-camera point?

    War bomber footage is nothing new, as this public-domain gun-camera scrapbook from the Pacific War goes to prove. But with its abstruseness veering to the abstract, does it lend us an alternative approach to the uncanny in conflict, asks Thirza Wakefield?

    Thirza Wakefield
    Sunday 12 April 2015

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