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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“Film festivals, for those who don’t know, are not exactly the glitzy red carpet affairs you see on TV. Those do happen, but they’re a tiny part of the festival. The main part of any film festival are the thousands of people with festival passes hanging on lanyards beneath their anoraks, carrying brochures for movies you have never and will never hear of, desperately scrabbling to sell whatever movie it is to buyers from all over the world. Every hotel bar, every cafe, every restaurant is filled to the brim with these people, talking loudly about non-existent deals. The Brits are the worst because most of the British film industry, with a few honourable exceptions, are scam artists and chancers who move around from company to company failing to get anything good made and trying to cast Danny Dyer in anything that moves. I’m seeing guys here who I first met twenty years ago and who are still wearing the same clothes, doing the same job (albeit for a different company) and spinning the same line of bullshit about how THIS movie has Al Pacino or Meryl Streep or George Clooney attached and, whilst that last one didn’t work out, THIS ONE is going to be HUGE. As the day goes on, they start drinking and it all gets ugly and, well, that’s why I’m the guy walking through the Tiergarten with a camera taking pictures of frozen lakes and pretending this isn’t happening.

“Berlin is cool, though and I’ve been lucky to be doing meetings with some people who want to actually get things done. We’ll see what comes of it.”
~ Julian Simpson 

“The difference between poetry and prose, and why if you’re not acculturated to poetry, you might resist it: that page is frightening. Why is it not filled? The two categories of people who don’t feel that way are children and prisoners. So many prison poets; they see that gap and experience it differently. I’m for the gap!”
~ Poet Eileen Myles