The F(ill)maker: On Making Movies While Chronically Ill

The F(ill)maker: On Making Movies While Chronically Ill

Image credit: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) It dawned on me before sitting down to write this piece that maybe I am not at all qualified to write about disability, illness and filmmaking, as I haven’t been paying very close attention to the...
Failure and Queer Community in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Failure and Queer Community in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Image credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures In 1961, journalist and activist Jane Jacobs published The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a groundbreaking work arguing that urban spaces flourish when meaningful human relationships are structurally nurtured.[i] In...
Who We’re Watching: Sandi Tan

Who We’re Watching: Sandi Tan

Image credit: Netflix There’s a moment in the 2018 documentary Shirkers when narrator and filmmaker Sandi Tan says, “We were no longer magical kids who made a movie. We were just kids.” She’s referring to what happened after her friend and mentor, an American...