Movie City Indie Archive for June, 2008

"Enter Dream": new photos by Ray Pride

"Enter Dream" opening Friday the 13th

If you’re in Chicago, please consider visiting my latest show of photography. If you can’t, there’ll be an online version later. [Details here.]

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Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired (2008)

Marina Zenovich’s long-in-production documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired took a well-deserved jury prize at Sundance 2008 for editor-co-writer Joe Bini. The assembled have done a smashing job with archival footage and latter-day interviews to describe a lost era only three decades past; a troubled life that parallels terrible things of the 20th century; and a terrible crime compounded by layers and layers of misconduct by the prosecution (and persecution) of a publicity-hungry judge. The documentary, debuted Monday ngiht on HBO, is straightforward and not at all apologetic: Polanski pled guilty to charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl. His victim appears as an adult who abhors he way both she and Polanski were treated by the California court system of the 1970s, and the underlying message is less one about libertinism and privilege than of the simple question of whether justice is served when even the semblance of taint, let alone full-on corruption, is allowed to enter. The answer: a calm, quiet, affirmative “No.” THINKFilm releases theatrically later this summer. [Below: trailer; a clip and a Sundance snap of Zenovich.]

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Indie is on assignment

Art examiner

Call for filmmakers: McCain campaign wants you to profile your neighbors

Surely this is a joke.

Trailering Wanted

So a Russian wildman comes to Chicago… and that’s only behind the camera. From this glimpse, I like the look of Timur Bekmambetov’s Chicago better than the Moscow of his two Nightwatch movies. [HD version here.]

Indie is surrounded on three sides

Tarkovsky лошадь



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“The difference between poetry and prose, and why if you’re not acculturated to poetry, you might resist it: that page is frightening. Why is it not filled? The two categories of people who don’t feel that way are children and prisoners. So many prison poets; they see that gap and experience it differently. I’m for the gap!”
~ Poet Eileen Myles

“Wise men build bridges, foolish men build barriers.”
~ T’Challa