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About Town, a Four-Day Video Art Event
It’s been 50 years since art gallery Ikon in Birmingham, UK, was established by an artists’ group that wanted the space to be “an antithesis to exclusive art establishments and galleries.” This weekend it’s celebrating that anniversary by teaming...
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What I Love About Movies
Since 2005, Little White Lies has been a unique creative read for film buffs seeking something besides hype. Dedicating each issue largely to a single film, the bi-monthly indie publication broadens the conversation beyond just reviews and interviews...
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Tove Jansson's Moomins on the Riviera
100 years ago Finnish novelist, illustrator and painter Tove Jansson—creator of cult comic strip family the Moomins—was born. Since the first Moomin strip was published in 1945, their stories have been filmed for TV plenty of times, but it’s only...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Tuchus Acceptance Last week Vogue caught onto the (not exactly new) butt phenomenon and declared we are currently living in the "official era of the big booty." Yet between all the Photoshopping, implants and photos of Kim Kardashian's enviable...
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Off Piste: Nahanni Reforestation Photography Book
Nahanni Arntzen was born inside a teepee on the shore of the Kingcome River in remote British Columbia. Her parents were tree-planters, hired by logging companies to repopulate the large swaths of land left naked by clear cutting forestry operations...
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Like Knows Like Documents Wasted Rita
Back in 2012, filmmaker Bas Berkhout and photographer Marije Kuiper launched a socially oriented side project together, known as Like Knows Like (LKL)—with an aim to make documentaries about the people they admired. The duo shot 10 films in the beginning...
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Christopher Willits: OPENING
We've come to expect Ghostly International to push boundaries. The independent label excels in everything from product design to lo-fi house records, and their roster of artists is deft in crossing creative lines. San Francisco-based multimedia artist...
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Buttercup Bill at the Marfa Film Festival
There's something near-impossible about attempting surrealist, David Lynch-like energy in a film—and then still being taken seriously. And yet, "Buttercup Bill" lands that mood, successfully. From the magnificent writing and beyond; it's an aggressive...
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Danny Sangra's Short Film "Odile et Michel"
French cinema has long subverted the rules of filmmaking for the sake of pushing the medium forward. While artist and auteur Danny Sangra isn't French, his film "Odile et Michel" takes place in Paris and utilizes the native language—putting both...
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Glass Shorts at the LES Film Festival
At the Google Glass Basecamp inside NYC's Chelsea Market, the Lower East Side Film Festival transplanted some of its selections and audience for a night that was the first of its kind. "Glass Shorts" was an entire evening of programming surrounding...
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Rebuilding Budapest's Skateboard Scene
In spite of what the stadium hosted competitions, televised events and billboard cameos may portray, much of the core skateboard industry is suffering. To combat this, a sub-sect of small, independent brands have popped up both stateside and in Northern...
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Interview: Jonathan Caouette
On 8 October 2004, "Tarnation"—a film with a $218.32 budget—was released to American audiences. The documentary was unlike anything anyone had seen before. It was 88 minutes of emotional, kinetic storytelling culled from 20 years worth of photographs...
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Him: The Website
We were first introduced to digital creative Bjorn Johansson’s work a few years back when we profiled one of his projects, Big-Ass Message, which allowed users the ability to create full-screen, text-based messages across the screens of co-workers...
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Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film
Each track Bill Callahan crafted during his (thus far) 24-year career posses unfathomable depths of beauty and thought. There's an ever-intimate progression within the singer/songwriter's lyrics—moving, melodic and masterful—which all the while keeps...
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Mistaken For Strangers
The National is a band of brothers. Twins Aaron and Bryce Dessner both play guitar and piano, while siblings Scott and Bryan Devendorf play bass and drums, respectively. Lead singer Matt Berninger is technically the fraternal outlier, but his friendships...
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Interview: Frank Pavich, Director of Jodorowsky’s Dune
by Charlotte Anderson Some 10 years before David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of the popular science fiction novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert, Chilean-French filmmaker (and icon) Alejandro Jodorowsky was already penning his own screenplay. His goal was...
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Fantastic Man
by Leo Walton Like many of us, you may have already enjoyed the fascinating and utterly infectious music of William Onyeabor. A mysterious Nigerian producer of the late '70s and early '80s, Onyeabor's cult-like status has recently grown beyond the...
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Home Ground
The desolate region surrounding Iceland and Greenland is, in essence, pure wilderness. The landscape, the people—every aspect of the area is unique. While the two isolated countries share an impressive amount of geographic similarities, the native...
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Already Alive: The Bonnaroo Experience
At just under four minutes long, balanced between the frenetic and the meditative, filmmaking collective and storytelling studio's Already Alive delivers a powerful, visually stunning trip into famed music festival Bonnaroo, now in its 13th year...
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Sundance 2014: Kathryn Bostic
A good score can unite a film, subtly enhancing key moments with flourishes to emotional beats or linking transitions elsewhere. There's a refined balance between making the music powerful enough to be felt and resonant, while providing something...
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Call Sign: Pegasus
In an impassioned and informative short documentary by director Brian Fortune, viewers are given a glimpse into one man's extraordinary life. Chris Goldmann, the film's subject, is the founder of Pegasus Knives. With deft attention to detail, material...
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