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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“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris

“As these stories continue to break, in the weeks since women have said they were harassed and abused by Harvey Weinstein, which was not the birth of a movement but an easy and highly visible shorthand for decades of organizing against sexual harassment that preceded this moment, I hope to gain back my time, my work. Lately, though, I have noticed a drift in the discourse from violated rights to violated feelings: the swelled number of reporters on the beat, the burden on each woman’s story to concern a man “important” enough to report on, the detailed accounting of hotel robes and incriminating texts along with a careful description of what was grabbed, who exposed what, and how many times. What I remember most, from “my story” is how small the sex talk felt, almost dull. I did not feel hurt. I had no pain to confess in public. As more stories come out, I like to think that we would also believe a woman who said, for example, that the sight of the penis of the man who promised her work did not wound her, and that the loss she felt was not some loss of herself but of her time, energy, power.”
~ “The Unsexy Truth About Harassment,” by Melissa Gira Grant