Originally from Tehran, Iran, Mazi has recieved his BFA in new media arts and cinema from Concordia university. He is currently an active member of the Senselab run by Erin Mannings and Brian Massumi, and a member of Topol
Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1960 to an Armenian/Egyptian family, and grew up across the world in Victoria, British Columbia. His familiy was artistic, his parents painters and a sister a concert pianist, and though not a film student at the time (he was taking Internati
A member of the legendary Cahiers quintet, Jacques Rivette was a critic before a filmmaker. Reading his early criticism, though, it’s clear he thought in images from the start, even in words, emphasizing closed complex circuits of mise-en-scene, the better to form meaning. However, he trains one ey
Kracauer was an astute observer of modern mass culture and developed methods for analyzing films, photography, advertising, urban planning and dance. His book "From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of German Film" helped lay the foundation for modern film criticism.