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Weekend Links #19

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed this week:
1. Browsing through the book Wild Animals (Wilde Dieren) by Dutch illustrator Rop van Mierlo (image and video below, via anothersomething)
2. Discovering The Makers, a photo project by Jennifer Causey with beautiful stories about people in Brooklyn who make things happen (Morris Kitchen pictured above, via frolic)
3. Browsing the Monkey See list of the all the films based on books coming out in 2011
4. Revisiting an old NYTimes article Why We Read
5. Although well into the year of the rabbit, enjoying this cute animation
6. Scouting out cinema notes at Smart Project Space
7. Walking through a sunny city and playing taste tester to Chef Marcus

Cinema Tells Its Truth

Inspired by the work of French philosopher Jacques Rancière, a film and philosophy series at SMART Project Space in Amsterdam will trace the history of modern cinema by analyzing how film depicts its own truth.

The program includes ten films discussed by Rancière in his book La Fable cinématographique (Film Fables). The opening film, Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967) will be introduced by Rancière. Also playing are Tartuffe (F.W. Munau, 1926), M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (Fritz Lang, 1931), La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) and Roma, città aperta (1945). The full program can be viewed here. The series runs from 22 September – 7 November.

Art in Motion Film Festival

Since February, the Goethe Institut Amsterdam and Smart Project Space have been presenting an on-going film series exploring the multifaceted history of experimental filmmaking in Germany from the beginning of the 20th century up to the present day. Art in Motion concludes with a three-day festival starting today.