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In The Mirror Of Maya Deren

by Martina Kudlacek.

documentary on the exceptional experimental film maker, choreographer, writer, photographer and more besides.

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Within The Drone

great little documentary about the band Earth.
slow motion minimalism drawing on folk textures, monolithic blues unfolding around the listener in waves of amplified guitar.

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All The Notes

thought provoking documentary on the mighty Cecil Taylor.
a true pioneer. percussive tone clusters, polyrhythmic intricacy and improvisational physicality. you FEEL Cecil Taylor.
his work with the classic Unit (saxophonist Jimmy Lyons and master drummer Sunny Murray, and later with the equally influential Andrew Cyrille) is a MUST for any fan of music's ability to transcend and inspire.

a pronouncement on life, art and music.

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Silence

Silence (Trailer) from Harvest Films on Vimeo.

"The cuckoo calls from the well of my mind,
more echo than thought, as it fades through the wind
and flickers away to the silence beyond
like the voice, in myself, of another."

‘Insomnia in Southern Illinois’, by John Burnside

Eoghan is a sound recordist who is returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years. The reason for his return is a job offer: to record landscapes free from man-made sound. His quest takes him to remote terrain, away from towns and villages.
Throughout his journey, he is drawn into a series of encounters and conversations which gradually divert his attention towards a more intangible silence, one that is bound up with the sounds of the life he had left behind.
Influenced by elements of folklore and archive, Silence unfolds with a quiet intensity, where poetic images reveal an absorbing meditation on themes relating to sound and silence, history, memory and exile.

Financiers:
Bord Scannán na hÉireann, RTÉ, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Section 481.

Developed with the assistance of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

Director: Pat Collins
Script: Pat Collins, Eoghan MacGiolla Bhríde, Sharon Whooley
Producer: Tina Moran
Photography: Richard Kendrick
Editor: Tadhg O’ Sullivan
Sound: John Brennan, Éamon Little
Additional Camera: Colm Hogan
Additional Sound: Chris Watson

Featuring: Eoghan MacGiolla Bhríde, Hilary O'Shaughnessy, Andrew Bennett, Jens K. Müller, Patrick O'Connor, Michael Harding, Tommy Fahy, Tim Robinson, Peter Lacey, Marie Coyne, Jordan Shiels, Paul Rodgers.

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on the road...

i don't know about this just hope they don't hollywood up the keroauc vibe.
After my wife and i moved in together we looked at our bookshelf and realized we had 2 copies of every kerouac book

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This just in from Cannes...

On the Road, a movie at last...

Promising people involved, but who knows...

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Recoil & In The Sun

Both of these movies deal with the theme of people fighting back against meth gangs who have taken over a locality.

If you like action movies like The Punisher then you'll want to own a copy of Recoil. A Texas cops goes nuts on a rural motorcycle gang. All the violence you can handle. Some nice scenery of a mountain town in the Cascade Range of Washington.

If you lean more to the humorous then In The Sun with Danny Devito is the one for you. This movie was filmed in what looks like either the high desert out by Palmdale or some where near the Salton Sea in an all to real mythical bust town of Trona.

With the recent release of these two movies, it would seem that Hollywood is trying to make a statement here. I guess my local area missed these kind of buzzards and i do feel sorry for rednecks fiending on ice making otherwise nice people suffer. It's all too much...

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Hunger Games

This was only a "good" movie. I liked the theme. Corporate rule over the planet after an uprising decides there needs to be a "lottery" pageant where young people kill each other till one is left. It looks like they filmed the capitol scenes in Victoria, British Columbia. The Capitol people are a trip with their clothes and hair-dos and their attitudes about the peasants in the outlying districts.

The corporate hype around the Hunger Games is ridiculous. If you buy something with a "Hunger Games" logo then you are definitely one of the peasants from the outlying districts.

I fell asleep for part of this movie. Definitely a "meehhh to good" rating.

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Le Fantôme de la liberté

Luis Buñuel.

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The Interrupters

one of the most heartwarming documentary films i've seen.
incredibly inspiring.
proof, if proof were needed, that the human race is capable of compassion, selflessness, love, empathy and determination.

your support, however small, can be given here - http://ceasefirechicago.org/

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Bigger Than A Drive-In Movie, Ooo-whee!