Cutie and the Boxer is a 2013 American documentary film produced, shot, and directed by Zachary Heinzerling. The film focuses on the chaotic 40-year marriage of the painter/sculpture Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko. Continue reading Flick Picks: Cutie and the Boxer
Future Sound Of Mzansi is an upcoming documentary film by Nthato Mokgata aka Spoek Mathambo and filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba, who spent two years looking at South Africa’s cultural landscape through the lens of its electronic music scene. The project features South African artists like Ruffest, DJ Mujava, Nozinja, Okmalumkoolkat, Zaki Ibrahim, John Wizards, Jumping Back Slash, Mash.O, JakobSnake, Richard The Third (aka Maramza), Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Christian Tiger School, BIG FKN GUN, DJ Spoko and many others. More info and the trailer below.
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Revolt TV returns with their second documentary in The Year of Pharrell. The 30-minute piece reflects around the incredible year the artist-producer-designer Pharrell Williams, including topping the charts with hits from Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, to receiving nominations at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards and 2014 Academy Awards. Steve Stoute, Pusha T, Timbaland, and more speak on Pharrell in the documentary. Check out the trailer below.
Vigilante Vigilante is a documentary directed by Max Good,in collaboration with producer Nathan Wollman. Having been involved with graffiti and street art culture for over 15 years on both coasts, Max was drawn into exploring the phenomenon through it’s most dedicated enemies.
A new breed of crime-fighter now stalks the urban landscape: the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags, and posters. Yet several of these vigilantes have become the very menace they set out to eliminate. In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they have turned to illegally and destructively painting other people’s property. VIGILANTE VIGILANTE is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia.
NYC Street Photography Documentary
The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.
Filmmaker Chelsea McMullan’s documents the surreal myths surrounding Federico Fellini’s unmade film ll Viaggio di G. Mastorna Detto Fernet, which became a graphic novel instead, just before Fellini’s death in 1993. The short explains Fellini’s journey with this piece, as told by his long time collaborator and illustrator for ll Viaggio di G. Mastorna, Milo Manera. Continue reading Deragliamenti
The shocking, engaging and visually stunning documentary “In Shadow of the Sun” was selected for Curzon Soho as part of The Human Rights Watch Film Festival which launched in March in London.
“In the Shadow of the Sun” tells the story of two inspirational men, Josephat and Vedastus—born in different generations but both albino—trapped in intense struggle amid a community of conflicting beliefs between witchcraft and science in Tanzania. They face a daily reality of sticks, stones and verbal abuse, often described as “white ghosts” and treated as though they’re the devil incarnate.