MFJ No. 71 was planned for Spring 2020, but just as we were about to go to press, the COVID-19 epidemic reached crisis proportions in New York, where we are based. We decided to postpone publication of the issue, incorporating it in the Fall 2020 issue, which will be double-sized MFJ Nos. 71/72. The cover price of the double issue will be $21.50. We are offering a pre-publication discount of $17.00 for print or PDF. Print copies will be shipped on November 15th, PDF links emailed on November 1st. Print price does not include shipping and handling.
The following is a description of Millennium Film Journal No 71, which was postponed from Spring 2020 to be included in MFJ Nos. 71/72
The working title of MFJ No. 71 is “Conflict”, reflecting its focus on the urgent issues of our time: postcolonial struggles, never-ending wars, climate crises and reverberations of past authoritarianisms.
Highlights include Andrzej Jachimczyk’s confrontation with Christian Marclay’s 48 War Movies, which reshapes the raw material of Hollywood war films into an overwhelming installation; Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco’s new translation of writings by Spanish filmmaker José Val del Omar; Sally Berger’s impressions of Mary Ellen Strom’s massive site-specific performance piece Standby Snow: Chronicles of a Heatwave; and gorgeous artist pages by Christina Lammer, whose practice includes her 16mm personal documentations of major surgical procedures.
As always, the Journal is a record of the ever-changing boundaries of moving image practices, and their place in the larger cultural and political forces that shape our world.