Movie City Indie Archive for April, 2012

George Lucas Expands At The Milken Institute (43’03”)

Michael Milken and George Lucas do the celebrity panel thing together. Body language is not everything, but it’s a damn bonus.

This makes me cry. RIP Amos Vogel

Tender, true.

[Via Nellie Killian.]

“All Your Light (Times Like These)” by Portugal The Man (NSFW) (5’24”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZonfGts68Y4

Shot by Michael Ragen, also cinematographer on Jack White’s “Sixteen Saltines” and Spiritualized’s “Hey Jane.” That’s one way to tell a story.

Postering IFC Midnight’s ROOM 237

YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET: Postering Resnais at 89

Cannes-bound.

SPIKE LEE: THE DOLLY SHOT (2’54”)

Wes Anderson for Clark’s Wallabees

[Via @KeithCalder.]

Trailering COSMOPOLIS

Postering Neil Jordan’s BYZANTIUM

[Via WestEnd Films’ Facebook.]

Welles On CITIZEN KANE and Gregg Toland DELETED

Trailering “Dogme 40: Donald Duck”

Crazy Icelanders.

David Lynch’s Amusingly Skeptical Interview With VICE (13’46”)

Click twice for largest image of the Sage Of Missoula.

[Below the fold, the “Crazy Clown Time” video.]

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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch