by Ben Sachs
Doc tends to take a grab bag approach to its summer programming, but this year is a little different. The calendar contains two films each by Kenji Mizoguchi (The Life of Oharu and Sisters of Gion), Jean-Luc Godard (Masculine-Feminine and Vivre Sa Vie), and Andy Warhol (Kiss and Lupe); and Thursday nights will be devoted to the work of local filmmakers. Organized by local filmmaker J.B. Mabe (whose work will be featured in this week's shorts program), the series leans towards experimental work, with programs devoted to Melika Bass, Jim Trainor, and Mike Gibisser. Even Silver Bullets, the Joe Swanberg feature screening on July 11 (alongside Empire Builder, directed by his wife Kris Swanberg), represents that director's most experimental work to date.Charulata (hopefully screening from the gorgeous new 35-millimeter print that played at Block Cinema last year) on July 13; Luis Buñuel's Mexican Bus Ride on July 24; Correction Please! Or, How We Got Into Pictures, an essayistic work about early cinema by noted film historian Noel Burch, on August 14; and Expose Me, Lovely, an only-in-the-70s mix of film noir and hard-core pornography, on August 16.