Broadcast Signal Intrusion – SXSW 2021 Review

by Anton Bitel Broadcast Signal Intrusion opens with a video recording that resolves into a dream. A woman runs happily through a field, and a man pursues her with a camera. Then she stops, swaying in the mist, her face turned away, and we get his, or at least his camera’s, point of view of her back, until she spins around again to reveal that … Continue reading Broadcast Signal Intrusion – SXSW 2021 Review

Language Lessons – SXSW 2021 Review

by Cheyenne Bunsie We don’t want Zoom films. Already a year into staring dead-eyed into the camera and letting the fifth ‘100% necessary’ meeting of the day wash over us. We know that having our camera on is about being ‘sociable’ in these deeply isolating times. That it’s only polite to let coworkers comment on our decor and discover what our hair looks like when … Continue reading Language Lessons – SXSW 2021 Review

Through the Plexi-Glass: The Last Days of the San Jose – SXSW 2021 Review

There has always been a weird subsection of art and media that we need to address more – poverty porn. Movies, reality television, and even work hanging in our galleries all depict the working class and those suffering from poverty.  Many filmmakers use these people to highlight the struggles many face in wealthy countries. However, one could find themselves squirming, as though we are supposed … Continue reading Through the Plexi-Glass: The Last Days of the San Jose – SXSW 2021 Review

Offseason – SXSW 2021 Review

by Anton Bitel Aside from an attention-grabbing prologue and the occasional flashback, OffSeason is set entirely on the coastal island of Lone Palm just as the last summer tourists leave. The key word here is ‘off’ – for although this is a pleasure resort whose blue-skied beaches are for half the year full of people and life, once the season comes to an end and … Continue reading Offseason – SXSW 2021 Review