The Film Comment Podcast: The May/June Issue + Straub/Huillet
It’s that most special time of year: the May/June issue has arrived! What’s inside? We’re glad you asked: FILM COMMENT Digital Editor Violet Lucca takes an informative stroll through the new issue with Nicolas Rapold, Editor in Chief.
And, in the second half of this episode, we expand upon the new issue’s major feature on French filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. For decades, the pair created an insightful body of work that delved deeply into history and art. Working closely together in all aspects of film production, they created personalized cinematic visions, frequently using the works of other artists—literature, painting, and film—as a jumping-off point to explore contemporary political issues. Violet Lucca speaks with Dan Sullivan, programmer at Film Society of Lincoln Center; Ted Fendt, editor of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet; and Josh Siegel, curator at MoMA, to discuss MoMA’s complete retrospective of Straub-Huillet that begins this Friday.