Out-takes from the Life of a Happy Man - Jonas Mekas, 2012, 16mm & digital video
I was a few years out of a heavy relationship. We still weren't really talking; things seemed worse than right after we split. I hadn't processed any of it, had instead dived straight in to the basement and worked on A I A. Stopped hanging out with friends; didn't occur to me to try to date, or pay attention to the news, what else was going on in the world. At that time I still wasn't talking about my problems with anyone. I was living by a popular myth, that if I didn't talk about something, it wouldn't be a problem. Ruins helped crack me open.
--Liz Harris, interviewed by Maya Kalev, October 2014. Drawing by Liz Harris, from the series Vessel (undated).
It'd be remiss of me not to mention here that Laida Lertxundi's superb Cry When it Happens / Llora Cuando Te Pase (2010, 16mm) is streaming at Vdrome for another week, thankfully in HD.
Some other recent-ish links of note: Questions for the Frozen Sea; The Everyday (Once More); obligatory notation of the existence of new Dorskys; wind, rain, glass; an interview with Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub by Hans Hurch (1981) and Introduction to a Straub-Huillet Retrospective (1982); Entrevista con Jean-Claude Rousseau: La Vallée close.
I'm out of the loop when it comes to screenings, but: there are still two A Nos Amours presentations of Sátántangó on 35mm to come in Leeds and Newcastle; Alonso (see Quintin), Beavers, Costa ('all we have are sandwiches'), Diaz, Godard, Lertxundi, Petzold (etc!) at LFF; Markopoulos at Tate Modern; Alexandre Galmard's NM. Also still on: Malevich at Tate.Modern.