Containing the same humor as his animations, this 1998 short based off of a dream was PES’s first film.
How one Staten Island man’s small vending machine empire made and then eventually lost $1 million in the Homies trade.
Manfred Kirchheimer’s newly restored 1981 film Stations of the Elevated premieres at BAM on June 27th. Achieving cult status with those embedded in the hip-hop and cinema communities, the film—the original soundtrack of which featured a heavy dose of Charles Mingus—will be accompanied by live music from the Mingus Dynasty.
Beat Rockers: Keeping The Beat Alive directed by Ryan Staake
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.
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
An animated short film by Paul Hornschemeier about a museum curator in crisis. Starring the voice of Paul Giamatti.
All of the films worth watching in theaters this weekend
A corrupt cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through a bid to secure a promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
A nice little short by Matt Lenski that’s based on The Perry Bible Fellowship comic strip
Leica’s LET US ROAM series profiles Atiba Jefferson
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.
Casual breezeway, ground clearance, box gap, daylight, thigh-gap… whatever you call it, Guy Aroch just fetishized it.
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.”
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
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.”
Nick Knight – The More Visible They Make Me, The More Invisible I Become (1995)
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.
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.