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.

  • 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.”