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Tom Kalin

From short experimental videos (Third Known Nest) to installations and live performances of music and film (My Silent One) to feature-length narratives (Swoon, Savage Grace), Tom Kalin’s award-winning work has been screened throughout the world. A producer of the films I Shot Andy Warhol and Go Fish, he was also a member of the AIDS activist collective Gran Fury. He is a Columbia University Professor in film, teaching directing.

Talks

Chevalier, the Greek Weird Wave and Angela Carter’s Archetypes of Pornography

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By Tom Kalin | May 26, 2016

Chevalier, the Greek Weird Wave and Angela Carter’s Archetypes of Pornography

Tom Kalin finds Athina Rachel Tsangari's unique new film occupying the territory between a funny Lord of the Flies and a Polanski flick.

The Passing of Time: Remembering Chantal Akerman

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By Tom Kalin | April 4, 2016

The Passing of Time: Remembering Chantal Akerman

As a new documentary about her is released, Tom Kalin looks back on the life and work of the great Chantal Ackerman.

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno and Laura Nix’s The Yes Men Are Revolting

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By Tom Kalin | June 11, 2015

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno and Laura Nix’s The Yes Men Are Revolting

The new documentary about (and by) the pair of political pranksters showcases not only their successful stunts but also their failures and low points.

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent

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By Tom Kalin | May 11, 2015

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent

The second of two recent biopics of the French fashion icon takes an unconventional approach in order to reveal the man behind designs.

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Rupert Goold’s True Story

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By Tom Kalin | April 17, 2015

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Rupert Goold’s True Story

An acclaimed theatre director makes his big screen debut with a film based on a chilling real-life case, but is the true story itself more compelling?

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Alain Resnais’ Life of Riley

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By Tom Kalin | October 24, 2014

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Alain Resnais’ Life of Riley

After a career of playful invention and bending (and even shattering) cinematic time, the French master's swan song paints a picture of an absent man.

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January

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By Tom Kalin | September 25, 2014

Tom Kalin (Savage Grace) Talks Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January

Patricia Highsmith's novels have consistently fascinated filmmakers, and this take on her 1964 novel is just the latest adaptation to hit the screen.