Each week, I gather content for Weekly Clickables based on suggestions from my fellow contributors, friends, and my own leisure browsing. I try to ensure that the items we share are current or, if not current, are somehow relevant to the discourse surrounding film right now. So, this week we have a look at Manhunter, Michael Mann’s adaptation of the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, and we have the trailer for an upcoming Missy Elliot documentary. The rest of what I’m sharing has to do with the experience of refugees and immigrants as told through film or experienced by filmmakers. This is not a time to use entertainment media to distract ourselves from the ugliness of the world, but a time to use it to better understand and support our fellow humans.
- First, a discussion of adapting Red Dragon to film in Manhunter, courtesy of Birth.Movies.Death.
- Next, get a taste of the Missy Elliot documentary coming out soon.
- Back in December, Short of the Week shared the best short films documenting the Syrian civil war and the resulting refugee crisis. Even if you only have time to watch one, check it out.
- In 2015, IndieWire put together this list of films about the immigrant experience.
- Finally, Trump’s recent executive order has caused Iranian director Asghar Farhadi to decide not to attend the Oscars, even if an exception is made for him. Read more about it and see his full statement courtesy of The New York Times.
That’s it for this week. I’ll see you next Monday. Until then, happy clicking!
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