November 2013

1000 WORDS: BEN RIVERS AND BEN RUSSELL

Rachael Rakes and Leo Goldsmith

A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS is the love child of two quite different filmmakers—one British, one American—who have come to prominence in recent years in the experimental-film world for idiosyncratic bodies of work, which, while stylistically distinct, have revealed common thematic interests. Ben Rivers, who lives and works in London, is perhaps best known for …

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