Movie City Indie Archive for September, 2013

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

[Via David Hudson.]

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

[Via @thesheik1976.]

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

And shot by Darius Khondji.

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

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

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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”)

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

Still sturdy stuff.

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

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Miyazaki Retirement Press Conference (6’26”)

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

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“The purpose of film isn’t to present the kindness of the world.”
~ Isabelle Huppert

The Promised Land steers into the fact that the United States can mean whatever people want it to mean. You may not be able to be Elvis, but you can sure as shit impersonate him for a living. America, like its current President (at least as of this article’s publication), is so dangerous precisely because it’s a blank canvas on which anyone can project their dreams. Whatever it is that you see for yourself, there’s someone you can pay for the pleasure of believing that it’s possible. In his view, the pursuit of happiness is the ultimate con, a delusion that prevents us from seeing our circumstances for what they are.

“Forget the Matrix, it’s the invention of happiness that blinded us to the truth. The rich got richer and the poor help them do it. Jarecki doesn’t argue that the American Dream is dead; he argues that it was never alive in the first place — that we were all lobsters in a pot full of water that was boiling too slowly for any of us to notice. And now it’s time for dinner. Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. Elvis has left the building.”
~ David Ehrlich