Movie City Indie Archive for July, 2012


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KTQ Labs Spring Showcase (5’20”): Works-in-Progress From Kartemquin Films

“A recap of the 2012 #KTQLabs Spring Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Center, showing new works-in-progress from Kartemquin. Featured films were Living Revolution, Almost There, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and Unbroken Glass.”

Andy Warhol Eats A Whopper (With Heinz) By Jørgen Leth (4’28”)

[Via Bon Appetit via Lucky Peach.]

Trailering TIFF 2012 (1’51”)

“8 Degrees Of MARGARET”

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Nathan Johnson Previews Score To LOOPER (5’09”)

[Via AICN.]

Jeff Krulik’s ERNEST BORGNINE ON THE BUS (50’28”)

Ernest Borgnine in GATTACA (3’54”)

Solondz In Karlovy Vary: “It’s really the saddest of all of my comedies”

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[Via Ted Hope.]

Picturing CHICAGOANS: A Photography Show

Five 20″ x 30″ photographs by Ray Pride.

Alex Gibney’s SONGS AGAINST DRILLING (6’32”)

NYT Op-Doc: “With a blend of interviews and concert footage, the filmmaker Alex Gibney covers an anti-hydraulic fracturing rally and accompanying benefit concert featuring Natalie Merchant and Mark Ruffalo.”

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“We’re all going to die so it makes it very easy. I haven’t always thought that way but I’ve realized it’s the truth. I think age gets you there, questioning your mortality… When you realize that, it’s so liberating, it’s so free, you can fly! There’s no need to hold on to anything. Like, think of the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you; it’s probably happened to 500 million people as well. Who gives a shit!”
~ Steve McQueen

“Let’s lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But, unlike a team of costumed super-villains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose them—to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are. The bigot is an unreasoning hater—one who hates blindly, fanatically, indiscriminately. If his hang-up is black men, he hates ALL black men. If a redhead once offended him, he hates ALL redheads. If some foreigner beat him to a job, he’s down on ALL foreigners. He hates people he’s never seen—people he’s never known—with equal intensity—with equal venom. Now, we’re not trying to say it’s unreasonable for one human being to bug another. But, although anyone has the right to dislike another individual, it’s totally irrational, patently insane to condemn an entire race—to despise an entire nation—to vilify an entire religion. Sooner or later, we must learn to judge each other on our own merits. Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill out hearts with tolerance. For then, and only then, will we be truly worthy of the concept that man was created in the image of God–a God who calls us ALL—His children.”
~ Stan Lee, 1965