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mubiblog:

Trailer for Chris Marker’s Level Five (1996)

This re-release coincides with the 30th anniversary of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, further proving my theory that Chris Marker is a cybernetic, time-travelling prophet.

Trailer for Mariano Llinás’ “La Flor”

From the director of the 4-hour Argentinian epic Extraordinary Stories comes something equally as sprawling. Kidnapping? Assassins? Terrorists? Globe-trotting espionage? Voodoo? This has so much going on the trailer itself is four and a half minutes long.

(via Notebook)

Happy Christmas, 2014. dir. Joe Swanberg

Swanberg’s harshest critics often paint him as an artist perennially stuck in old habits, but Happy Chrismas is the first film of his in a while that actually feels like a return to mid-aughts “mumblecore”—and I mean that in the best possible way. It’s super comforting to be back in that slack, naturalist mode, simply observing people as they undergo subtle shifts in perspective, shifts that would barely register on anyone else’s Richter scale.

Since the early flagbearers of that accidental genre grew more and more coherent and ambitious as time went on, quieter, sketchier mumblecore films like Funny Ha Ha & Hannah Takes the Stairs have been few and far between. The action in Happy Christmas takes up as much space as a scribble in a notebook, but it’s a proudly human scribble.

It’s also worth noting just how gorgeous the photography is. Swanberg shot in 16mm this time around in tribute to a dying medium and every frame is a beautiful reminder of celluloid’s honey-eyed handling of light. Casting Anna Kendrick as a hot mess was a big misstep though. What is this, sci-fi?

'The Sofa Sessions: 29/31' by Garfunkel and Oates

Garfunkel and Oates’ new IFC show premieres August 7th, but you can watch the first episode right now along with a host of live performance videos.

How to Speak French with Camille Rowe (via i-D)

This whole series is great. Alors, oú est-ce qu’on peut danser á Paris?

#23: Nuits D’Été

Another year, another summer, another sweltering mix of old soul, rock’n’roll, surf, sex, and song. Whether lounging in the garden, gimlet cocktail in hand, or sweating it out in your own bedroom in little to no clothing, this soundtrack will help you melt away the next 52 minutes. Soak in some Wray while you soak in the rays! Feel the surge of heat with Serge! Dance in your pants with France!

1. Dani - Petit taureau
2. Anthony Lamont - Benny The Skinny Man
3. A-Cads - Down The Road (South Africa)
4. Takeshi Terauchi & The Bunnys - Cyakiri Bushi
5. Marie Laforêt - St Tropez Blues
6. Key Boys - My Love is Distant
7. France Gall - Le temps de la rentrée
8. Chantal Kelly - Le Chateau De Sable
9. Junior Walker & The All-Stars - Cleo
10. Thành Mái - Tóc Mai Sợi Vắn Sợi Dài (Long, Uneven Hair)
11. Piero Piccioni - Per Le Strade Di Roma - Ti Ho Sposato Per Allegria
12. Les Sorciers - Baya
13. Charlotte Walters - Angel of Sin
14. Serge Gainsbourg - Je N’avais Pas Qu’un Seul Mot A Lui Dire
15. Manfred Hubler & Siegfried Schwab - Necronomania
16. Caterina Valente - Un p’tit Béguine
17. Marianne Faithfull - Nuits D’Eté
18. Caterina Caselli - Nessuno Mi Puo Giudicare
19. Françoise Hardy - Voilà
20. Link Wray & The Wraymen - Deuces Wild

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In sixth form our English teacher took us to see The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, which, for those who don’t know, is about an incestuous paedophile who fucks and falls in love with a goat. Good times.

In sixth form our English teacher took us to see The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, which, for those who don’t know, is about an incestuous paedophile who fucks and falls in love with a goat. Good times.

It tells a complex story of Mother, who has an intimate relationship with Doctor, and who has problems telling her 28-year-old sons apart. Part of the problem may be that she has named her two sons “OTTO” and “otto”. An example of what the Doctor calls “symmetry, yes, but not logic”. The play begins when OTTO tells his mother that he’s leaving home to become Chinese and that his brother no longer exists. This upsets otto, who has been searching for some kind of confirmation that he is alive.
— Edward Albee’s Me Myself and I sounds like my kinda play. (via Wikipedia)

mubiblog:

A behind-the-scenes look at what it took to restore Jacques Demy’s classic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Featuring Agnès Varda!

Ned Rifle Teaser - A New Film by Hal Hartley

The new Hal Hartley is a Henry Fool sequel! The third and supposedly final instalment follows 2006’s Fay Grim, and charts the increasingly absurd adventures of literary braggart Henry Fool and the family unwittingly sucked into his vortex. Parker Posey and James Urbaniak reprise their roles as Fay and Simon Grim, and Aubrey Plaza is introduced as some sort of femme fatal by the looks of the trailer. I’m so game. It’s always a pleasure to return to Hartley-land.

To Build a Home | The Bridges of Madison County

Openers don’t get much better than this.

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God Bless the Child | Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Audra’s Billie Holiday is kind of unbelievable?

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Werner Herzog on “The Day I Became an Artist”

Herzog on his first cinematic experience (it was bad), stealing his first camera, and the values of walking the borders of Albania. 7 minutes.

(via Bullseye with Jesse Thorn)

humansofnewyork:

"What’s been your greatest failure?""I recently did a dance piece on that, actually. It featured 200 point shoes, puppetry, and a 13-foot tall tutu."

Babe level: unbearable.

humansofnewyork:

"What’s been your greatest failure?"
"I recently did a dance piece on that, actually. It featured 200 point shoes, puppetry, and a 13-foot tall tutu."

Babe level: unbearable.

'Whenever' by Hotlane

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