Permanent Green Light

Permanent Green Light

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Q&A

DENNIS COOPER & ZAC FARLEY: “LANGUAGE, AND HOW IT’S USED, IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT”

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Almost an underground legend by own merit, Dennis Cooper is not only celebrated today for his outstanding novels like Closer, Frisk and The Sluts, but also as a culture vigilante, famous for his ten-year blog of writings, which was temporarily deleted by Google in 2016. In his second venture with filmmaking, Cooper joins talented visual artist and long time friend Zac Farley for their second film Permanent Green Light, a raw yet poetic beautiful view on alienation and adolescence. We found Dennis and Zac online for an interview, in which we discussed their collaboration and everything about their latest films. 

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Main Articles

PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT: THE STARTLING DREAM OF A TEEN’S SECRET SELF-EXPLOSION

By Hyemin Kim

In Dennis Cooper’s world, kids are like the special herds – the group of quiet and strange animals whose gaze and intensity for their undisguised desire and dream captivate us. Perhaps like any other iGen kids, they also would talk through the screen, exchange freaky teenage vernaculars, and shift around fantasies of drug, sex, and every little evil imaginable in the wi-fi world. Cooper doesn’t negate it. Rather, at its heart, he casts the figures of their dreamlike collapse and memory by carefully observing and embodying their singular desire, obsession, and fascination, through his artistic means – recently, cinema crucial to his continuing creativity.

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Film Festival Reports

ROTTERDAM 2018: THE FACT, THE FAKE AND THE FICTION

by Chloé-Galibert-Laîné

Having discovered IFFR for the first time this year, I can’t comment on the evolution of the program over years, or the specificity of this 2018 edition. And I regret it: I would have loved to be able to measure the impact of the overall insanity of 2017 on this year’s productions, as well as on the curatorial choices of the festival’s programmers.

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