July/August 2000

Beaver Trilogy, Anne McGuire, Miranda July, Abbas Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us, The Farrelly Brothers, John Waters, the MTV movie awards, Walter Hill's Supernova, Michelangelo Antonioni's Identification of a Woman, Lav Diaz, Raúl Ruiz's Time Regained, Paul Verhoeven's guilty pleasures

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ABBAS KIAROSTAMI
By David Sterritt and Jonathan Rosenbaum
In its sublime simplicity, Abbas Kiarostami’s new film The Wind Will Carry Us is this issue’s Movie of the Moment. The champion of our Best of the Nineties Poll talks about his poetic conception of cinema and gives us an exclusive glimpse of his landscape photographs. We also take a look at his early short films for clues to the filmmaker’s origins.

THE FARRELLYS
By Kent Jones
The gross-out kings are true Vulgar Classicists. Plus: Peter Farrelly’s novels considered by Olaf Möller

JOHN WATERS
By Dennis Harvey
The original auteur of bad taste—elder statesman or benign uncle?

ASYLUM
By Chris Darke
An oblique sci-fi/essay hybrid takes video and TV one step beyond.

BEAVER TRILOGY
by Chris Chang
Truth or fiction—which is stronger? Is this video a hoax or for real?

ANNE McGUIRE
By Nicole Armour
McGuire’s out-there videos welcome us to the theater of her discomfort.

THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS
By Alissa Quart and Chuck Stevens
The phenomenon that is the MTV Movie Awards has got the Oscars running scared. Welcome to the movie culture of Generation Y and beyond. Plus: ringside analysis by our man on the scene.

SUPERNOVA
By Gregory Solman
How MGM recut Walter Hill’s sci-fi thriller

IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN
By John Powers
Antonioni’s 1982 film finally on video.

VALERIO ZURLINI
By Olaf Möller
The in-between man of Italian cinema and his haunting vision.

LAV DIAZ
By Roger Garcia
Filipino director Lav Diaz’s genre-busting films cross pulpish social protest with art-house leanings.

TIME REGAINED
By Phillip Lopate
It took a filmmaker as unconventional and inventive as Raúl Ruiz to bring Marcel Proust to the screen intact. Plus: Chantal Ackerman takes a different approach with La Captive, by Frederic Bonnaud.

DEPARTMENTS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

OPENING SHOTS
News, Chatterbox, Coming Soon To a Decoder Box Near You, Guilty Pleasures: Paul Verhoeven, Off the Shelf

LETTERS

CRITICS CHOICE
8 critics rate 25 new releases

JOURNAL
Buenos Aires by Claudio Espana

FIRST LOOK
Jafar Panahi’s The Circle by Mohammad Atebbai

DISCOVERY
Miranda July by Chuck Stephens

DISTRIBUTOR WANTED
Benoît Jacquot’s Pas de Scandale by Robert Horton

FESTIVALS
Cannes by Harlan Kennedy, Mary Corliss, and Richard Pena

REVIEW
Gone in Sixty Seconds by Chuck Stephens, Madadayo by Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Patriot by Mark Olsen, Chuck & Buck by Gregory Solman, Wonderland by Graham Fuller, Chicken Run by John Anderson

VIDI VIDI VIDI
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Gavin Smith, I Am Frigid…Why? by Nicole Armour

FSLC “SEEN”
Who’s who at recent Film Society events