Short Experimental Western Film: The Magical Dead Sunstroke Valley

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A film combining the mythology of the Hollywood/Spaghetti western, Tarot, magic, occult, Jungian psychology, and mysticism with flamboyant, multi-layered, supersaturated imagery.

Multiple narratives conflict and adhere. Meanings emerge and contradict. Music and dialog tell another layered story, sometimes agreeing with the images, sometimes trying to subvert them.

A film should be a container for the psychic unconscious energy of its creator. That is what this is.

There is also a commercial.

 

 

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New Charlie Hebdo Cover Features Muhammad Holding Je Suis Charlie Sign

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Je Suis Charlie

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Blank City: Documentary About a Time When New York Had Artists

Celine Danhier's 2010 documentary covers a time in the late 1970s when New York was exploding with music and filmmaking energy. Young artists were unafraid to take to the streets without budgets. They were paying low rents and had a community to thrive within. Watching this makes one wonder what exactly New York is for today. It seems more corporate than creative. More trendy than artsy. I think the cops shoot people who don't have budgets now. That's if they aren't too lazy to strangle them to death. Where are young artists going now? Detroit? Newark? Or do they just decide to look down, keep walking and go buy a latte?

 

 

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Voice on the Line: A Film by Kelly Sears

Here is a mixed media film by Los Angeles filmmaker Kelly Sears that tells an all too plausible documentary tale about secret government agencies listening in on telephone operators to learn all of our secrets. Found footage combines with animation to create a quiet disturbance. Sears' work has been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, LACMA, the Hammer Museum and many others.

Here's an interesting article with an interview about her work.

Thank you to Phil Solomon on Facebook.

 

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The Crimson Kite: Animated Short Film

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A crimson kite caught in the branches of an ash tree catches the attention of two boys who may not know that the roots of an ash tree grow all the way down to Hell.

Playdead, a motion graphics and animation company in Glasgow made this arresting and mysterious film.

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