Spotlight on Dogme: Art, Orthodoxy, and Legacy

It’s been called “the most radical filmmaking movement since the French New Wave,” and earned acres of ink for the likes of Von Trier, Vinterberg, and Harmony Korine. Still others have branded it a “gimmick,” and now finally pronounced it dead. Born of strict philosophical constraints on the role of narrative and technology, the Dogme movement has provided the most powerful underpinnings for the digital filmmaking “revolution,” and produced some of its most compelling work to date. While Dogme’s orthodoxy has subsided or maybe never existed, its influences can be felt in the work of leading filmmakers the world over. This discussion gathers filmmakers and critics to examine Dogme’s enduring legacy, and the de facto impact on making movies today. Moderated by John Anderson, chief film critic, Newsday.


John Anderson
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