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
After getting our attentionback in JAnuary, Terrance Nance’s film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,now has release date(s). “Raised in Dallas, Texas, Brooklyn-based Nance wrote, directed, edited and played the male lead in the film alongside his real-life object of desire, Namik Minter, taking a magnifying glass to the miscommunications and anxieties of relationships through envelope-pushing cinematography interspersed with quirky animation. The result is a swirl of romance and neurosis worthy of Woody Allen.” Continue reading An Oversimplification of Her Beauty to be released
It Might Get Loud is a documentary film by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. It explores the careers and styles of Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. The film received a wide release on August 14, 2009 in the U.S. by Sony Pictures Classics.
Scratch is a documentary film, directed and edited by Doug Pray. The film explores the world of the hip-hop DJ. From the birth of hip-hop, when pioneering DJ’s began extending breaks on their party records (which helped inspire break dancing and rap), to the invention of scratching and beat-juggling vinyl, to its more recent explosion as a musical movement called turntablism, it’s a story of unknown underdogs and serious virtuosos who have radically changed the way we hear, play and create music. The documentary opens with Grand Wizard Theodore telling the story of how he first introduced scratching. Throughout the documentary, several artists explain how they were introduced to the field of hip-hop and scratch while providing stories and anecdotes of their personal experiences.
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