Movie City Indie Archive for August, 2012

NYT Op-Doc: Laura Poitras’ THE PROGRAM (8’27”)

“Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans’ personal data.” [More here.]

SIDE BY SIDE outtake: Dick Pope: “3-D ain’t for me”

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TIFF12 Trailering: INVENTING DAVID GEFFEN (2 clips)


Film4 Interviews Tony Scott (8’32”)

TIFF12 Trailering: 7 BOXES

Red Band Trailering LAWLESS (2’38”)

James Cameron: We Know When We’re Watching A Movie, It’s Not Real, So, 3D! (1’47”)

Triggering little parts of your brain, eh?

Teasing THE MASTER: “I Lost My Ship” (1’01”)

A teaser for the San Francisco screening at the Castro, August 21. Yep, it’s a scintillating one-take outtake. (All hail Mihai Malaimare, Jr!) Like the first two teasers, this small taste stands on own as a succulent, suggestive short film. While undeniably beautiful, there are few shots that could be called formally show-offy in the film proper: the editing tends to delicate restraint, rounding inexorably on the battle of the two men, Freddy and the Master. But there is a shot of that bridge that aches quietly as another ship passes, gloaming’s begun and pink falls to blued-down hues of red.

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Tony Scott’s AGENT ORANGE (4’58”)

BEAT THE DEVIL by Tony Scott (9’45”)

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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