Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
|Man with a Movie Camera
|Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
|Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
|Pier Paolo Pasolini
|Killer of Sheep
|Born in Flames
|Kaal Abhirati/Time Addiction
|Between the Waves
|Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon
|Diqiu zuihou de yewan
Man with a Movie Camera
Please note that I have arranged my list in a chronological order, and not on a preferential hierarchy.
Reason to choose this film: For being the oldest film in my list that remains the youngest in spirit.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
For never disappointing me decade after decade, long take after long take.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
For serving as a primer for where I live: Austin, Texas, United States.
Killer of Sheep
For surviving many a kill. For the LA Rebellion that guides us to live outside mainstream cinemas.
Born in Flames
For tearing through patriarchy, for not giving up.
Kaal Abhirati/Time Addiction
For staging the slow burn of duration.
For knowing that cinephilia is also necrophilia.
Between the Waves
For queering moving image practices through a five-channel video installation.
Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon
For dusting magic on digital cinema in our times of precarity
Diqiu zuihou de yewan
For distending the noir.
Vive Le Cinema!