For a Cinema...

By Marc Karlin

comrades-bill-douglas.jpgComrades, 1986

For a cinema that will unfreeze that icy and now constant experience of being addressed only as a social construct for the benefit of the market; a cinema where the tension between a world that is being illustrated and a world that is being illuminated can make us live again in that dream-state so necessary to our very breathing; a cinema, therefore that will hurt itself against that current order of things, a cinema that is not calling card for a career but a cinema that will march straight past this present Praetorian guard of cultural and commercial administrators and by so doing will deliver once again that wonderful surprise; that which is still possible.