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Don’t worry that the Hollywood output this week is a bunch of crap, Hulu has a great collection of Cinema Rarities courtesy of Criterion up that you can watch for free. We all can’t go see The Master multiple times so it’s nice to sit at home and get caught on some classics you may have missed.
Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped,
Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky,
Kenji Mizoguchi’s The Life of Oharu
Wim Wenders’ [...]
On my perfect planet, Jeffrey Lewis would be mandatory listening, reading, watching in all high schools. He would be our biggest media star. I consider the night I first head him (at Joe’s Pub with Vanessa) one of my favorite music experiences.
If we didn’t have the Indie Film support organizations, you wouldn’t have indie films in the theater. Cinereach, IFP, Film Independent, SxSW, Tribeca, Sundance, and yes, my new home, the San Francisco Film Society — it takes more than a village; it takes a freakin’ army.
The proof is in the pudding. Look at all the films in theaters this week. All these films were discovered at Sundance and supported by these various organizations. Where would they be without them? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. And just the start. If you don’t go see them — and soon — our very culture will be threatened!
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD written by Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar and directed by Benh Zeitlin
HELLO I MUST BE GOING written by Sarah Koskoff and directed by Todd Louiso
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON written by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias and directed by Ira Sachs
LITTLE BIRDS written and directed by Elgin James
SLEEPWALK WITH ME written by Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish, and Joe Birbiglia and directed by Mike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish
COMPLIANCE written and directed by Craig Zobel
THE WORDS written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal