Movie City Indie Archive for February, 2014

RIP Gabriel Axel: Sampling BABETTE’S FEAST (1’00”)

Trailering UNDER THE SKIN (2’05”)

A Tribute To Ann Carter In CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (4’11”)

Trailering ENEMY (2’11”)

Let Toronto be Toronto.

MSNFW: Hungarian Filmmakers Go “O” For NYMPHOMANIAC

MNSFW Hungarian Film Critics Go 0-Face For NYMPHOMANIAC

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Picturing Sundance 14: Awards Night

Middle of the week, familiar faces aren’t recurring so often, Sundance theaters are mostly full, but not completely. But the traffic. The traffic never stops. Sundance 2014 was the first festival I’ve been to where what would once have been a workable schedule of screenings went to hell repeatedly because of traffic standstills all around Park City. The good thing about that is three or four films I would never have seen, but saw because they were the next option, half an hour forward, an hour forward, and they were good. I Pollyanna’ed that idea day and night long. Sundance: wherever you are, you’re where you were meant to be. And here are some people who stayed through to the sunshiny end, until Saturday’s awards ceremony. Screens are a theme, it seems. [For more from the night, including Nick Offerman’s manly full-length fur coat, click here.]

Icy

Last movie before the awards ceremony on a supershuttle across the city. You have been warned.

Screened

A picture of a picture of a backdrop that will be torn down in a few hours.

Offerman

Mr. Nick Offerman officiated with the help of his “Legal Property,” Megan Mullaly. They sang a forgettable ditty about how movies get to Sundance, called “Pussy and Weed.”

Sponsors

Guides wave placards to facilitate seating in the pre-show cocktail crush.

Beards

Beards. Beards examining beards. Many beards.

Macy

William Macy will remember this until the last of his memory card.
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“We’re all hurtling toward death.” (1’19”)



“Uncool” (1’42”)

“We are uncool. While women will always be a problem for us, most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem. Good-looking people don’t have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we’re smarter Great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love. The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.”

PSH On The Red Carpet, Sundance 2014 (10’01”)

PSH: “Gonna Light The Cigarette” from HARD EIGHT (3’12”)

FULL METAL JACKET Behind-The-Scenes B-Roll (4’57”)

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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