Currently watching – Ivan’s Childhood, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962. Born in 1932, Tarkovsky was a legendary Russian director. This was his debut feature, about a young boy’s experience during WW2.
Currently watching – Queen of Diamonds, directed by Nina Menkes, 1991. Menkes is an American independent filmmaker. This film is a dreamy depiction of life on the margins of Las Vegas.
Currently watching – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, directed by George C. Wolfe, 2020. Born in 1954, Wolfe is an American playwright and director of plays and films.
Currently watching – Sweetie, directed by Jane Campion, 1989. Born in 1954, Campion is a New Zealand screenwriter and director most well known for her film The Piano (1993). This was her debut feature.
Currently watching – Kiki’s Delivery Service, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, 1989. Born in 1931, Miyazaki is a legendary and beloved Japanese animator and director.
Currently watching – Wanda, directed by Barbara Loden, 1970. The only movie actress Barbara Loden directed (and she wrote it too), this film is a bit of a cult hit – I’ve read multiple essays about it in various books. But this is the first time I’m watching it.
Currently watching – Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, 2016. Born in 1979, Jenkins is an American film director and screenwriter. This film depicts the coming of age of a young gay black man in Miami.
Currently watching – Let the Sunshine In, directed by Claire Denis, 2017. Born in 1946, Denis is a French film director and writer.
Currently watching – Down by Law, directed by Jim Jarmusch, 1986. Born in 1953, Jarmusch has been a pillar of American independent film since the 1980s.