Shepard Fairey: Obey This Film

A nice refresher on the force that is Shepard Fairey.

Made by Brett Novak and commissioned by The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art on the ocassion of The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns.

Weekend Watching: Judgment Night (1993)

Directed by Stephen Hopkins

Giant Sloth

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An animated short film by Paul Hornschemeier about a museum curator in crisis. Starring the voice of Paul Giamatti.

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Trailer Party

 
All of the films worth watching in theaters this weekend
 

Filth

A corrupt cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through a bid to secure a promotion and win back his wife and daughter.

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Morning Dose of Carolyn

A nice little short by Matt Lenski that’s based on The Perry Bible Fellowship comic strip

“Doing What You Want is True Success”

Leica’s LET US ROAM series profiles Atiba Jefferson

The Origin of Bungee Jumping

The Jump is a fun short documentary by Alex Sutherland that features unearthed vhs footage from the first jumps and profiles the extreme activities ballsy overlooked creator, Chris Sigglekow.

The Magic Gap

Casual breezeway, ground clearance, box gap, daylight, thigh-gap… whatever you call it, Guy Aroch just fetishized it.

Weekend Watching: Society (1989)

Directed by Brian Yuzna

“17 year-old Billy Whitney feels alienated from his upper-class Beverly Hills family. He hears a tape recording that seems to indicate that his entire family are having secret orgies. People appear dead one moment but are alive the next, while Billy’s girlfriend’s body appears to twist into abnormal positions. His parents insist that Billy is imagining everything and try to commit him to an institution. Billy slowly discovers the truth – that his parents and the people around him belong to a different breed of people, a secret in-bred society who are capable of melding and shifting their bodies.”

Trailer Party


 
Our recommendations for films to see in theaters this weekend
 
The Dance of Reality

An exercise of an imaginary autobiography by legendary director Alejandro Jodorowsky
 
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Texas Six

Directed by Nicholas Strini

“The northwest Texas towns of Turkey and Crowell are separated by about 60 miles as the crow flies; they’re places you’re most likely to stumble upon only if taking a few wrong turns between Wichita Falls and Lubbock, or Amarillo. But in December of 2013, the two tiny towns became leading actors in the final acts of the University Interscholastic League’s six-man football season, breaking through to meet in the semi-finals of a 32-team playoff bracket. Developed in the 1930s to give smaller high schools an opportunity at top-level competition, six-man thrives in the rural districts of a few football-crazy states—nowhere more prevalently than in Texas. Filmmaker Nicholas Strini followed the strands of the Lone Star’s deep gridiron tradition to its incredible small-scale local versions, where the populations may be dwindling, but passions remain as grand as the horizon.”

Kate Moss Thursdays

Nick Knight – The More Visible They Make Me, The More Invisible I Become (1995)

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery

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Of course you’re gonna buy this. And a blu-ray player, too.

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Weekend Watching: Story Of A Junkie (1987)

Directed by Lech Kowalski

John Spacely is your tour guide through the terror ridden streets of New York’s East Village. Known as Alphabet City, it was the drug supermarket of the modern world. Growing up in California, John Spacely had everything going for him…or did he? He arrived in the Big Apple as a young man hoping to make his fortune and find his identity. What he found was the dark and desperate world of drugs.

The First Rule of Creativity is Not To Talk About Creativity

But creative people don’t always follow rules…

Inspiring Creativity, a short film created by the international cultural diplomacy organization, Liberatum.

Featuring Diana Picasso, Hans Zimmer, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Academy Award nominee James Franco, Joan Smalls, Johan Lindeberg, Jonas Mekas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nico Muhly, Karen Elson, Karim Rashid, Klaus Biesenbach, Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels, Lola Montes Schnabel, Marilyn Minter, Mark Romanek, Tracey Emin, Moby, Paul Schrader, and TED founder Richard Saul Wurman.

Trailer Party


 
Films opening in theaters this weekend
 

The Immigrant

On the mean streets of Manhattan, Ewa falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution.

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Bobby Puleo – Clues About The Rest Of The World

A short film by Tobin Yelland

Printables

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Larry Clark’s New Kids by Pamela Pianezza

Twenty years after Larry Clark reinvented street cinema with Kids, he’s doing it all over again with a crew of young Parisians. 
They tell us about the perils of working with genius

If In Doubt Paddle Out

Written & Directed by Andrew R. Blackman

A journey of self discovery and surfing. Because you will never find yourself until you find your wave kook!

via, GQ

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