Eli Horwatt

Film Historian

Voted for

Ratcatcher1999Lynne Ramsay
ILHA DAS FLORES1989Jorge Furtado
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One1967William Greaves
Born in Flames 1983Lizzie Borden
Handsworth Songs1986John Akomfrah
Far from Vietnam1967Alain Resnais, William Klein, Joris Ivens, Agnès Varda, Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard
Light Music1975Lis Rhodes
Tini zabutykh predkiv1964Sergei Paradjanov
Sansho the Bailiff1954Kenji Mizoguchi
Reassemblage 1982Trinh T. Minh-ha


These lists – I love to hate them – and hate to love them. Maybe they could reflect a horizon of the possible, instead of the inevitable. It’s no longer tenable to celebrate a collection of adult bedtime stories and the bowdlerized histories of victors they reflect. When the Earthnologists come – finding the scorched mixture of nuclear fallout, polar oceans turned to deserts, deserts turned to arctic tundra, and cities caked in ashes like Pompeii, this is what I hope they might stumble on.