Film Reviews and Bibliography

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Other films commented in French : "Quand les anars se font leur cinéma"
Other films commented in Spanish
In our era of accelerating global capitalism, where constant upheaval of every kind—political, social, economic, cultural, environmental—is the rule, the search for a social system that brings prosperity with justice has never been sought by as many people. The history of anarchism, whose roots go back to mid-19th century France and Russia, is based on “utopia,” the ideal of mutual aid and voluntary cooperation in lieu of control by the state or private concentrations of power.
Perhaps better known for the means, or perhaps failures, in achieving its goals rather than the ends desired, anarchist philosophy nonetheless lies at the heart of numerous activist organizations and causes (left and right) worldwide and has shaped our popular and political culture in countless ways. Today, both terms of internal structure and external goals, much is indebted to the anarchist imagination. Yet for a broader public, the spectrum of anarchist ideals remains outside the confines of common understanding, ignored as outmoded, equated with failed Marxism/Communism, thought to be the dangerous (terrorist) passion of the underclass or simply the nihilism of the young.
But the continuing inquiry by writers, historians, artists, activists and filmmakers into the subject in our globalist age suggests that its relevance to the present continues. We hope this series offers insight into the revolutionary desire for a better world. "
NW Film Center: Portland Art Museum, May 2002 Festival


1919, Crónica del alba

Spain, 1983, color based on the homonymous novel by Ramón J. SENDER. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Juan Ruiz Anchía; PRODUCERS: Carlos ESCOBEDO, Javier MORO. (...)

Viva Zapata! (1952)

Emiliano Zapata Salazar (August 8, 1879 ¿ April 10, 1919) was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, which broke out in 1910 initially (...)

Angelopoulos, Theo. "Alexander the Great" (O Megalexandros)


Arena No. 1 – On Anarchist Cinema

Edited by Richard Porton. Contributions by: Russell Campbell, Pietro Ferrua, Dan Georgakas, Andrew Hedden, Eric Jarry and more. Published by PM (...)

Profiles in Courage: John Peter Altgeld

US 1965 DIRECTOR: DANIEL PETRIE (60 mins.) written by Philip S. Goodman directed by Daniel Petrie guest cast: Burgess Meredith as John Peter (...)


U.K. 1975 DIRECTORS: KEVIN BROWNLOW, ANDREW MOLLOW 96 minutes. Black and White Directed by Kevin Brownlow Writing credits (in alphabetical (...)

An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman: The Radical Life of Emma Goldman

US 2003 DIRECTOR: MEL BUCKLIN (82 mins.) "Bucklin’s engrossing new film chronicles the life of the notorious and free-spirited Jewish (...)

A life in the day of Man Ray

DIRECTOR: MATTHEW REINDERS Edwin B Mullins; Matthew Reinders; Mechthild Offermanns; Jean-Marie Drot; Man Ray; William Nelson Copely; Max Ernst; (...)

Man Ray - Prophet of the Avant-Garde

Cast: Stockard Channing Director: Mel Stuart Studio: Fox Lorber Home Video Genre: Documentary, Biographies, Art & Film History Languages: (...)

The Thief

CAST Jean-Paul BELMONDO (Georges Randal) Geneviève BUJOLD (Charlotte) Marie DUBOIS (Geneviève Delpiels) Julien GUIOMAR (l’abbé La Margelle) (...)


• Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, See more • Director: Warren Beatty Cast List Warren Beatty ... John Reed Diane Keaton ... Louise (...)

Anarchy TV

US 1997 Starring: Jonathan Penner, Alan Thicke, Dweezil Zappa, Moon Zappa, Jessica Hecht Directed by: Jonathan Blank Produced by: Jonathan (...)