Minds, bodies, and hearts: Flare London LGBT Film Festival 2014

LGBTQ film festivals are engaged in a precarious dance. They cannot live without the identity categories that designate both their mission and their audience and yet they cannot live easily with these identities, which are continually expanded, revised, and contested. The growth of public discourse around previously marginalised identities (including but not limited to lesbian, […]

Blood, sweat, and tears: Bodily inscriptions in contemporary experimental film

by Kim Knowles In history as in nature, decay is the laboratory of life. – Karl Marx[1] The contemporary works discussed in this article emerge from a wider desire in experimental film to (re)discover the aesthetic and critical potential of celluloid as it shifts, to employ the terminology coined by Raymond Williams, from the dominant […]

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, No. 3

The new issue of Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image has been published online. The special focus of this issue is ‘Embodiment and the Body’ and it was edited by Patrícia Silveirinha Castello Branco. Included in this issue is the article ‘Upside-down cinema: (Dis)simulation of the body in the film experience’ by Adriano […]

Questions of embodied difference: Film and queer phenomenology

by Katharina Lindner A phenomenological description of the cinematic situation considers the film as a lived body. Just as the human lived body forms the basis for intentionality, perception, expression and action in the world, the film’s body – its technological and instrumental dimension – forms the basis for the films perceptual and expressive engagement […]