Gene Siskel Film Center | AOKI

Gene Siskel Film Center | AOKI

“Japanese American Black Panther Party founding member” reads at first like a mislabel in the description of the 2009 documentary AOKI. Mike Cheng and Ben Wang chronicle  the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009) from his early years in a WWII internment camp through...

Tuesday’s Video Pick | Andre Silva

Recently I have begun to read  a journal based out of the University of Texas called Velvet Light Trap. In issue #60, entitled Documentary Now, Jaimie Baron has an essay, Contemporary Documentary Film and “Archive Fever”: History, the Fragment, the Joke...

Tuesday’s Video Pick | David Rathman

Back in November I posted James Blagden’s awesome animation “Dock Ellis & the LSD No No”. The video had been produced by the New York based company No Mas. Recently, No Mas has  teamed up with David Rathman to produce not only a set of prints based on the...