Walker Art Center

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Come in from the cold and see some art: Free gallery admission January 10–February 7.

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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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls is a fantastical fable of grief and courage, helmed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage), with stunning production design from Eugenio Caballero (Academy Award–winning production designer of Pan’s Labyrinth). With his mother (Felicity Jones) ailing, 12-year-old Conor discovers an unlikely ally when he awakens a towering, twisted yew tree known… More

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Crosscuts

Storylines/Bloodlines: Robert Redford and Grandson Talk Family, Film, and the Power of Narrative

Stories are the connective tissue in Robert Redford’s family: the actor, director, and Sundance founder’s son James is a documentary filmmaker, and his grandson Dylan is an artist and the Walker’s Bentson… 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