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,
A collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C. band Fugazi, covering the 10 year period of 1987-1996. Far from a traditional documentary, this is a musical document; a ... See full summary »
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 »
The film tells a story of Mariana, a nurse who leaves Lisbon to accompany an immigrant worker in a comatose sleep on his trip home to Cape Verde. The devoted Portuguese nurse took a journey only to find herself lost in abstract drama.
Inês de Medeiros,
Isaach De Bankolé,
From pagan re-enactors to failed communes, black metal festivals to Arctic hermits, and the forever Golden Hour to the Northern Lights, 'A Spell to Ward off the Darkness' is an inquiry into... See full summary »
"The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces... and suddenly it is also then, the mid '70s and the ... 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 »
In June 2009, Tamaas, an international non-profit arts organization, invited eight poets and filmmakers coming from France, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, and the United States, to Tangier, ... 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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