Movie City Indie Archive for October, 2013

TIFF13 John Turturro Masterclass (1’08″41′)

“The Sound Of GRAVITY” From Soundworks (9’28”)

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Gravity from Michael Coleman.

Alfonso Cuarón and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay talk process.

A Tony Scott Tribute (4’46”)

[Via Cinephilia & Beyond.]


Banksy’s REBEL ROCKET ATTACK (1’29”)

Trailering Claire Denis’ BASTARDS (1’42”)

In the Criterion Closet With Alfonso Cuarón and Pawel Pawlikowski (2’27”)

Pawlowski: “Two Lane Blacktop.”
Cuarón: “No?”
Pawlowski: “It’s a great 70s indie film with James Taylor.”

Denis Villeneuve’s NEXT FLOOR (2008) (11’50”)

Next Floor from PHI Centre on Vimeo.

“During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with cavalier servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events undermines the endless symphony of abundance.”

Trailering Guillermo del Toro’s “Cabinet Of Curiosities” (1’44”)

Publishing October 29.

Widescreen Focus Features


Saddest sound at screening today of Dallas Buyers Club: the gentle music and sounds from a nearby imaginary city park under the widescreen Focus Features logo. Fifteen seconds that made my eyes sting, just a little, before the movie began.

Trailering THESE BIRDS WALK (2’29”)

A terrifically beautiful observational documentary by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq: at moments almost heart-stoppingly good, this is filmmaking intimacy. Opens November 1 in NYC.

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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