Carly MattoxFilm Writer + Community Organizer

I’m a graduate of the film curation MA at the National Film and Television School, with experience in editorial publication, digital production, and festival planning. I’m interested in cinema as a physical space of collective action and community organization, as well as the capacity of film to equip viewers with the language necessary to deconstruct narratives of capitalism. 

I write about girlhood, intimacy, dance, and the body. I’m especially interested in these themes across work directed by female and non-binary directors; I am additionally invested in narratives of autofiction within the documentary genre.

Video Essays
“Jane Campion Subverts the Violence of the Male Gaze”
Written & Edited by Carly Mattox
Produced by Adam Woodward
Sound Design by Lucas Lehmann

  • The Brooklyn Rail

Ana Mendieta and Cuban Cinema
“Mendieta suggests violence with an absence of bodies and an emphasis on evidence, on viscera, on blood and ash and on materials that left behind once a body is consumed by the earth.”

Girls On Tops

A Tragic Age: The Radical Power Of Lady Chatterley's Lover
“Few love stories have been told and retold with as much vigour and contrversy as Lady Chatterley’s Lover, but Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s Netflix take on the classic focuses on the electric tension in the forbidden affair.”

    We Owe Our Girlhood to Catherine Hardwicke
    “Twilight will never be forgotten but this year it’s Catherine Hardwicke’s 2003 film Thirteen that stands out as a blueprint for girlhood on screen.”

    BFI Online

    Why Sally Potter’s Orlando is Still Radically in Fashion, 30 Years On
    “Thirty years after its original release, Sally Potter’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando has become a touchstone for contemporary designers and fashion exhibitions.”

    • Little White Lies

    Our Body / Notre Corps (dir. Claire Simon)
    “This carefully constructed mosaic lays bare a portrait of empathy, and perhaps without originally intending to, feels profoundly political.”

    A Life on the Farm (dir. Oscar Harding)
    “The film pays worthy tribute to its subject, despite a more conventional form.”

    Sight & Sound

    Charlotte (dir. Érich Warin, Tahir Rana)
    “Charting the life of German Expressionist painter Charlotte Salomon, this animated feature lacks the complexity, vigour and imagination that characterise its subject’s best work.”

    “When the two are dancing together, the camera follows the electricity of their movement in the wide shot; the intensity of their expressions in the close up.”

    Programming September 29th - October 2nd 2022

    Served as administrative assistant for artistic director of festival Dominique Green

    November 10th 2022 - January 29th 2023

    Programmed film series in collaboration with the National Film and Television School, The Depot in Lewes, England, and Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge in Arabi, LA

    Penda’s Fen (1974) dir. Alan Clarke
    Eve’s Bayou (1997) dir. Kasi Lemmons

    Dance for Pride
    June 19th 2024

    Paris Is Burning (1990) dir. Jennie Livingston
    + conversation with author Ricky Taylor

      Assisted festival producer Paula Croxson