Today marks the start of Anthology Film Archive’s four-day retrospective of Mark Rappaport, the visionary director behind two of my favorite films: Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (1992) and From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995). I encourage anyone who’s anywhere near New York City to check it out.
Meanwhile, this short video documents a show of collages Rappaport exhibited last year at the Festival Internacional Cine Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Spain:
For more on Mark Rappaport’s work, see Jonathan Rosenbaum’s site, where you’ll find an insightful overview of his career (as of 1983), lengthy reviews of Rock Hudson and Jean Seberg, and an interview regarding that latter film (from Cineaste). See also Rappaport’s own writing at the online film journal Rouge. (I’m particularly fond of this essay.)
From Casual Relations (1973):
From Chain Letters (1985):