Movie City Indie Archive for September, 2013

Godard Featured in Trailer For “LA ROCHE SUR YON 2013″ Festival (1’04”)

[Via David Hudson.]

Spielberg interviewed on Japanese TV (1982) (1″57’32”)

[Via @thesheik1976.]

Shirin Neshat’s Viennale Trailer, With Natalie Portman (2’11”)

And shot by Darius Khondji.

RIP Michel Brault: LA LUTTE (24″01″) Wrestling Doc

Trailering BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (1’44”)

Pride’s Friday 5, 20 September 2013

1. Prisoners

PRISONERS

2. After Tiller
(NYC)

“As shot in a monochrome palette by the great Roger Deakins (Skyfall, so many Coen brothers films), the rain brings its own grey-blue gloom to the pallid faces fearful for the fate of the two children. It’s doomy and luscious, and a wondrous example of what a gifted director of photography can do with today’s digital capture instead of shooting on film. Menacing, heavy rain. A world of overcast, a world of pain. The images say more than words. A world with no escape. “There was a gas station in the background, with mercury vapor lights,” Deakins says in the press kit of the technical means. “The police cars have blue flashing lights, and you don’t want to overpower them, so you tend to work wide and open. We were basically shooting the action with the high-powered flashlights in the hands of the actors so we could get a decent beam and a good, hot image out of them.” This kind of immediacy, and low-light luminosity, suffuses Prisoners.” [More here.]

 2. After Tiller
(NYC)

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Red-Band Trailering CONCUSSION (2’03”)

AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS Making-Of By The Ross Brothers (13’29”)

Still sturdy stuff.

TIFF’s “City To City: Athens” Press Conference (43’53”)

TIFF13’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE Press Conference (43’54”)

Miyazaki Retirement Press Conference (6’26”)

TIFF’s Opening Night Tribute To Roger Ebert (3’56”)

Movie City Indie

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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