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Joy of Man’s Desiring
Directed by Denis Côté
January 16-22 at Anthology Film Archives


Denis Côté’s essayistic work, both nonfiction and narrative, most immediately recalls that Patti Smith imperative of belonging, “outside of society they’re waiting for me.” The subjects of his films, whether junked vehicles, on-the-lam females or animals on display, exist in that liminal space right outside public perception but still within an existing framework of semi-normalcy; blink and you miss them. This philosophical underpinning can also be applied to his newest, fascinating work, Joy of Man’s Desiring.


12/31/14 9:00am
12/31/2014 9:00 AM |
Amour Fou Photo Courtesy of Film Movement, Charlie’s Country Photo Courtesy of Visit Films, I For Iran Photo Courtesy of Centre Video De Bruxelles, Our Terrible Country Photo Courtesy of Bidayyat For Audiovisual Arts


Perhaps the premier free-for-all on the NYC moviegoing calendar, the Museum of the Moving Image’s annual “First Look” series brings together formal experiments, political provocations, and demi-legendary auteur films from the current festival circuit. It runs on weekends, January 9-18; a selection of titles are discussed below.