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Widely recognized for its presentation of moving-image arts that define and influence our time, the Walker’s Moving Image program oversees a 21st-century cinema and a vast collection of global and avant-garde films, documentaries, and video works. More

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Filmmakers in Conversation: Vera Dika and Ericka Beckman

Join Vera Dika and filmmaker Ericka Beckman, whose work is part of the exhibition Less Than One, for an enlightening discussion about the vibrant downtown New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s, interspersed with short films. Film List The following… More

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Moving Image Commissions #3: Bruce Conner and Leslie Thornton

While her new video work takes its inspiration from Bruce Conner’s Crossroads (1976)—a reworking of footage from the 1946 Bikini Atoll nuclear test—Leslie Thornton’s film adopts a slower speed of horror, inhabiting a sluggish dread. She pairs dual… More


Tom Schroeder

Finding the Door: The Quay Brothers’ Street of Crocodiles

“I would call it more of an ordeal than a viewing,” recalls Tom Schroeder of his first exposure, in 1987, to the Quay Brothers. That first experience with Street of Crocodiles, as he recounts here… More

Scott Foundas

Todd Haynes: Modern Cinema’s Great Plastician

Todd Haynes is a grown man who plays with dolls, and American movies are immeasurably the richer because of it. For Haynes—whose films include Far From Heaven (1995), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Safe (2002), and Carol (2015)—is the great… More

Ed Halter

“Pop Cinema at Its Best Pop”: George Kuchar’s Hold Me While I’m Naked

“Here is the most macabre sense of humor at work,” wrote Jonas Mekas in 1964, introducing young filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar to Village Voice readers. “Here is the Pop Cinema at its best pop… Here… More


Ed Halter

Light and Freedom: William Klein’s Pop Politics

Of his first film, a study of illuminated advertising signs in New York City, William Klein remarked, “I think it’s the first Pop film.” Critic and curator Ed Halter examines the Pop resonances in Klein’s work, from the beauty and… More

Scott Foundas

Christopher Nolan: A Practical Magician of Modern Movies

A master of misdirection, director Christopher Nolan seems to methodically tell us what he’s doing, only to blindside us with his astonishing narrative reveals and reversals. Watch films like … More

Mia Lopez

A Culture Wars Chronicle

As identity politics made their way into galleries and museums in the ’80s and ’90s, social conservatives took note, lashing out at artists like Robert Mapplethorpe, Karen Finley, and Ron Athey for work that addressed sexuality, multiculturalism, and LGBT rights… More