Monthly Archives: July 2013

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    Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005) - Randall Miller

    First created by Randall Miller (CBGB, BOTTLE SHOCK, NOBEL SON) in 1990 as a short film, then developed into a feature, MARILYN HOTCHKISS’ BALLROOM DANCING & CHARM SCHOOL first screened at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The cast includes Robert Carlyle, Camryn Manheim, Marisa Tomei, Mary Steenburgen, Donnie Wahlberg, John Goodman and Sean Astin.

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    Not to miss: DIRTY WARS & SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN -

    In case you haven’t heard, DIRTY WARS, directed by Jeremy Scahill, is a well-researched, comprehensive look at the hundreds of covert operations going on around the world by secret U.S. military units, including the targeted killings of American citizens without due process.

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    Following (1998) - Christopher Nolan

    Before there was MAN OF STEEL (2013), THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012), or INCEPTION (2010), there was FOLLOWING (1998), Christopher Nolan’s debut feature film, a noir thriller, which he wrote, directed, filmed, co-produced and and co-edited on a production budget of $6,000.

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    A Talk with Hitchcock, Part 2 (1964) - Fletcher Markle

    In 1964, Alfred Hitchcock discussed his creative process with Fletcher Markle in a two-part series for Telescope produced by the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. Over the course of the interview, “Hitch” covers a range of topics including his views on actors, the nature of suspense, humor, terror, and fantasy, the social impact of films on audiences, his personal definition of happiness, and his theories about what films will be like in the year 3000.

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    Dustin Hoffman on “Tootsie” (2012) - AFI

    In this [short, three minute] interview with AFI archives from late 2012, actor Dustin Hoffman remembers the initial planning for TOOTSIE, the film in which his character disguises himself as a woman for a job. It was the first makeup test which led Hoffman to break down in tears over a huge revelation about men and women in our society. (TheMarySue.com, July 6, 2013)

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  • Weekend (1967) - Jean-Luc Godard

    A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations. (IMDb, Michael Brooke)

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    Room 666 (1982) - Wim Wenders

    At the 1982 Film Festival in Cannes, Wim Wenders filmed a series of directors, including Jean-Luc Goddard, Werner Herzog, Michelangelo Antonioni, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Steven Spielberg, each sitting in room 666 at the Hotel Martinez, alone, in front of a camera, talking about the future of cinema, addressing the question, “Is cinema a language about to get lost, an art form about to die?”

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    Mickey Mouse in Vietnam (1968) - Lee Savage

    Underground, black-and-white, animated 16mm short put together in 1968 for the Angry Arts Festival by Lee Savage in collaboration with Milton Glaser (perhaps best know for the I ♥ NY logo). It features Mickey Mouse (without a tail), who joins the army, goes overseas and winds up with a bullet in his head.

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