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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“Let’s lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today. But, unlike a team of costumed super-villains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose them—to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are. The bigot is an unreasoning hater—one who hates blindly, fanatically, indiscriminately. If his hang-up is black men, he hates ALL black men. If a redhead once offended him, he hates ALL redheads. If some foreigner beat him to a job, he’s down on ALL foreigners. He hates people he’s never seen—people he’s never known—with equal intensity—with equal venom. Now, we’re not trying to say it’s unreasonable for one human being to bug another. But, although anyone has the right to dislike another individual, it’s totally irrational, patently insane to condemn an entire race—to despise an entire nation—to vilify an entire religion. Sooner or later, we must learn to judge each other on our own merits. Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill out hearts with tolerance. For then, and only then, will we be truly worthy of the concept that man was created in the image of God–a God who calls us ALL—His children.”
~ Stan Lee, 1965

“I’m more and more interested in Godard’s idea that not much matters except dealing with the present moment, that when you look at history, you’ve got to refract it through your awareness of the present. I mean, I’m interested in history, and here I am talking about biopics, but I don’t want to run from the present. And the idea of time-travel through CGI feels like a magic trick that might be an evasion of other issues. Besides, I like working with real actors in real spaces. Can’t help it.”
~ Michael Almereyda