Articles from March 2019

Creative and critical movie writing from the Ped Mall to the moon!

Regular features on the Bijou Blog include reviews, personal and critical essays, creative work, coverage of the True/False film festival, our Youtube Cine-Club, and more! Open to the public for submissions! Submit to bijoubloggers@gmail.com using the format:

Submission title / author name + bio / piece (uploaded as a Doc)

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Traversing the Troubled Waters of Fish Tank

Written and directed by Andrea Arnold, Fish Tank (2009) thrusts its audience into a world of feral feminine physicality. In doing so, the film offers an unflinching, tactile meditation on the claustrophobia of aimless adolescent ambition.
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Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell is a 2012 documentary film directed by Sarah Polley and the film follows Sarah Polley as she learns about herself, her paternal father, and her relationship to her family.
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Bijou/True/False

Bijou looks back on their time in Columbia, Missouri for the True/False film festival as an inspiring and unforgettable experience.
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Burning Down The House

We’re living in one of many adaptation-crazed times in film history: it seems that production companies have run out of new stories and are staking their whole existence on pre-existing source material.
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Headroom: Jodie Mack and THE GRAND BIZARRE

Me! he says, hand on his chest. Actually, his shirt. And there, perhaps,
The question.
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Citizen Four / Tony Hopp

A screening of Citizenfour (dir. Laura Poitras), followed by a post-screening conversation, will be held at FilmScene on Thursday, March 7th from 3:30-6pm as a part of their Women’s March lineup. This film is the third in Poitras’ trilogy on post 9/11 America and it focuses on Edward Snowden.