Shot by refugees … Exodus, the shocking documentary that puts you on the sinking ship A few hours into Hassan Akkad’s crossing from Turkey to Greece in an overcrowded dinghy, he realises things are not looking good for him, or the 50 other refugees squeezed in beside him. He notices that there is half a foot of water in the boat. Gradually, the mounting alarm is caught on camera, as Akkad films the doomed journey on a hidden camera. A woman hugs her two children and says to her fellow passengers, who are piled on top of each other: “For God’s sake, guys, stop moving!” Another woman complains: “You are very heavy and you are sitting on my leg.” A further refugee, looking uncertainly out at rippling waves, says: “Thank God, the sea is fine.” Every Frame a Painting Here's a second, supplementary video we made: a new Twitter account about temp music we made: Dan Golding's great response video here: Off the top of your head, could you sing the theme from Star Wars? How about James Bond? Or Harry Potter?
Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space 05/01/2008 5:30 PM Bartos theaterChantal Akerman, Filmmaker, Video Artist; Terrie Sultan, Director, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY; Giuliana Bruno, Professor of Visual Arts and Environmental Studies, Harvard UniversityDescription: This exploration/homage arrives in the form of a lecture/conversation, breaking some conventions, not unlike the object/subject of the event, Chantal Akerman, filmmaker and video artist. Two Akerman experts discuss her work in the kick"off event to an exhibition at MIT's List Visual Arts Center. First, Giuliana Bruno offers history and perspective on Akerman's oeuvre, starting with her pathbreaking 1975 film, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles , which "changed the way we looked at film, and opened up ideas for feminist thinking, theory and filmmaking."
100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Summer Music Festivals Calendar Europe & North America 2013 - Festivalsearcher.com Home > Festivals Calendar Coachella 1 Paaspop Coachella 2 Printemps de Bourges Every Frame a Painting This is the first of two new videos today. Watch this one first. Off the top of your head, could you sing the theme from Star Wars? How about James Bond?
Great Performances . Don Giovanni Unmasked Featuring one of the world's most sensational young baritones, Russia's Dmitri Hvorostovsky, this inspired adaptation of "Don Giovanni" retells the Mozart masterpiece from the point of view of Don Giovanni's servant, Leporello. Taking the form of a film within a film, DON GIOVANNI UNMASKED is simultaneously set in two separate eras -- 1930s Hollywood and 17th-century Spain. When it opens in 1930, Leporello is presented as the host of a movie that reveals the long-standing secret of his master's identity in 1620 Seville.
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Nostalgia, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii When, in 1909, the color photography pioneer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii began his journey to capture all of Russia in color images on behalf of the czar, the scope and importance of his undertaking were clear. Since 1905 he had planned to systematically document the empire with the color photography technique he had developed in order to give all Russians, particularly schoolchildren, a deeper connection to their country. He petitioned Nicholas II long enough that the czar finally provided him with a specially equipped railroad-car darkroom and the necessary travel permits. Before he commenced what would become a six-year expedition, Prokudin-Gorskii—like most of his contemporaries—had no idea what his fellow countrymen from the distant regions of Russia looked like or how they lived.
Colin Levy When I was in highschool I spent like a year and a half working on a 5-minute short film. The movie was silly, starred my dad. I made it in my backyard. But somehow it went on to win a national contest called YoungArts, and soon found myself at an award ceremony in NYC, being told I had an appointment with Martin Scorsese. » Montage as Resonance: Chris Marker and the Dialectical Image Shortly into the second part of Chris Marker’s epic 1977 compilation film Le Fond de l’air est rouge, one of the great acts of montage in the history of the cinema takes place. After presenting us with a prolonged sequence shifting from newsreel footage of Soviet tanks freeing Prague from Nazi occupation in 1945 to the same tanks returning to the city 24 years later, this time not to liberate the city, but to crush the political aspirations unleashed by the Prague Spring, Marker homes in on an emblematic scene from this event. Czech citizens and news crews huddle around a callow Red Army soldier as he emerges from a tank, and implore him not to acquiesce in the invasion.
50 Weird Facts about Humans While sitting at your desk make clockwise circles with your right foot. (go ahead no one will see you) While doing this, draw the number “6″ in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction – that is a fact. Pretty interesting, huh? Keep on reading.. (Image credits: practicalowl)
DESISTFILM’S TOP 50 FILMS OF ALL TIME « desistfilm This entry was posted on October 9th, 2012 Sans Soleil To make a list about the best films of all time is in some cases, an exhumation process: Hidden films, which we have to give a breath of life. In other cases, is a process of vindicating the old glories under the guilty or aesthetic pleasure. In Desistfilm we’ve made a commitment to examine our sensibilities in depth, and built our own sentimental canon: Films without which we couldn’t translate a part of the world. World Mirror Cinema, Episode 1 – 3 WORLD MIRROR CINEMA, the title of the film in episodes, already suggests its content: the mutual reflection of the reality of the world and the world of the cinema. Documentary found footage from the early days of cinematography offer a starting point, in which the cinema is the object of self-reflection: film recordings showing cinemas in their urban environments—including life on the streets, passersby, curious onlookers, and their reactions to the camera. The second starting point comprises the films included in these cinemas’ programs, and the titles of these films, which we see on the cinemas’ film posters. WELT SPIEGEL KINO allows the reality of the street in front of the cinemas and the world of the cinema to enter into a cinematic dialogue. Individual characters, who are representative of an idealized social position, are pulled from the flow of those passing by.