Every year we have more great ideas for programming than we can possibly realize. In the Spring, we talked with the fine folks at MUBI, a video streaming service that specializes in international art house cinema. While discussing a potential partnership for the ACP Film Series
, their curator/programmer suggested a Romanian film called "The Dead Nation
" which sounded fascinating (trailer here
) and is directly related to the intersection of cinema and photography.
"The Dead Nation is a documentary-essay, which shows a stunning collection of photographs from a Romanian small town in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The soundtrack, composed mostly from excerpts taken from the diary of a Jewish doctor from the same era, shows us what the photographs do not: the rising of the anti-Semitism and eventually a harrowing depiction of the Romanian Holocaust, a topic which is not very talked about in the contemporary Romanian society."
The Dead Nation is available for viewing on MUBI starting today
, and if you appreciate global cinema, experimental filmmaking, and the best independent filmmakers in the USA, you'll appreciate their rotating slate of 30 films (only) they always have on view. If you want to know more about what's happening in the world of cinema, their "Notebook
" is a great read. If you end-up signing-up, tell them Atlanta Celebrates Photography sent you!