Sean Price Williams Selects

Sean Price Williams Selects

Acclaimed cinematographer (for the Safdie Brothers, Alex Ross Perry, and many others), director (of 2023’s "The Sweet East"), cinephile guru (his 1000 Movies, a list of all-time favorites, has been published by Metrograph Editions), and long-time video store clerk, Sean Price Williams has seen as many movies as any man alive… and now you can bask in the benefits of his compulsive viewing, with this ongoing series of hand-picked recommendations from SPW himself.

Sean Price Williams Selects
  • Sean Price Williams on 35 Shots of Rum

    Cinematographer and director Sean Price Williams discusses Claire Denis' "35 Shots of Rum."

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    Directed by Claire Denis | 100 mins | 2008
    “It’s the best father-daughter movie I can think of. And it’s one of the greatest romances, too… The dance sequence to 'Night Shift' by the Commodores is not able to be described. We are witness to the most magical thing that can happen between two peopl...

  • Sean Price Williams on L'Intrus

    Cinematographer and director Sean Price Williams discusses Claire Denis' "L'Intrus."

  • L'Intrus

    Directed by Claire Denis | 130 mins | 2004
    One of Claire Denis’s most ambitious, complicated, and exhilaratingly daring films charts an itinerary traveling from the snowy Alps to Korea to Tahiti, following an old mercenary (Michel Subor, from Le Petit Soldat and Beau travail) in search of both a ...

  • Sean Price Williams on Tropical Malady

    Cinematographer and director Sean Price Williams discusses Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Tropical Malady."

  • Tropical Malady

    Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 114 mins | 2004
    Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes, this is the movie that gained Apichatpong’s distinctive, dreamy vision a new level of recognition on the international stage. A bifurcated narrative, with no clear connection between the film’s two halves,...

  • Sean Price Williams on Thundercrack!

    Cinematographer and director Sean Price Williams discusses Curt McDowell's "Thundercrack!".

  • Thundercrack!

    Directed by Curt McDowell | 159 mins | 1975
    Written by and co-starring underground legend George Kuchar, McDowell’s pornographic, polymorphously perverse epic is a gaspingly funny, proudly flamboyant camp send-up of the Victorian “old dark house” mystery in which eight horned-up men and women and...