When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world.
Mary Margaret O'Hara,
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Fifteen distinct but interconnected chapters, shot in locations from Russia to New York City to Istanbul. Together, these build to a reckoning at the intersection of city symphony, diary, ... See full summary »
As regional character disappears and corporate culture homogenizes our surroundings, it's increasingly hard to tell where you are. Actual malls, theme parks, hotels and corporate centers ... See full summary »
As a recent transplant to Atlanta, I had very little hope in finding anything meaningful in this all too corporate wasteland. That was radically changed when I saw Benjamin Smoke, at a local art house theater. Filmed with a variety of film, including 8mm b/w, this is a sparce, and stark film. It neither tells the complete story of Richard "Benjamin" Dickerson, nor does it shed much light on the alternative music scene of Atlanta. What it does do, is give a clear picture of a man living life to his fullest, and giving his all to his music, while dying of AIDS. I highly recommend this film. 10/10.
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