“WALL WRITERS: Graffiti in its Innocence” Movie Screening in Los Angeles 6/23/16

Come one, come all to the Los Angeles screening of WALL WRITERS: Graffiti in its Innocence on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8pm. Tickets to the show are $15-60. The documentary (there is also a 350+ page companion book of the same name), was conceived and directed by Roger Gastman. Legendary filmmaker John Waters narrates the documentary and the book's forward is written by artist Barry McGee. (2)
Come one, come all to the Los Angeles screening of WALL WRITERS: Graffiti in its Innocence on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8pm. Tickets to the screening are $15-60. The documentary (there is also a  350+ page companion book of the same name), was conceived and directed by Roger Gastman. Legendary filmmaker John Waters narrates the movie and the book’s forward is written by artist Barry McGee.

WALL WRITERS portrays the birth of graffiti and street art in Philadelphia and New York City during the years of 1967-1973. Featuring unprecedented access to and exclusive interviews with graffiti’s originators CORNBREAD, TAKI 183, LSD, OM and more than two-dozen others.

Come one, come all to the Los Angeles screening of WALL WRITERS: Graffiti in its Innocence on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8pm. Tickets to the show are $15-60. The documentary (there is also a 350+ page companion book of the same name), was conceived and directed by Roger Gastman. Legendary filmmaker John Waters narrates the documentary and the book's forward is written by artist Barry McGee. (1)
SCREENING INFO:

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Los Angeles Premiere

WALL WRITERS

Graffiti in its Innocence

Narrated by John Waters

Thursday, June 23, 2016

6:30pm Doors

8:00pm Sharp Film

Q&A and book signing to follow

Featuring Cheech Marin Leading a Q&A with Director Roger Gastman, TAKI 183 and KOOL KLEPTO KIDD

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

929 South Broadyway

LA CA 90015

Unreleased Photos from New Documentary “Blue Velvet Revisted” by Peter Braatz

Blue Velvet is celebrating its 30th birthday this year coinciding with Peter Braatz’s release of Blue Velvet Revisited – never before seen photos and footage depicting the making-of. Director, Filmmaker and Transcendental Meditator, David Lynch asked German-born Braatz to come out to North Carolina to “observe him direct.” Braatz shot 70 reels of Super 8 film and took nearly 1000 photos. The behind the scenes look encapsulates the world of Blue Velvet and David Lynch like a fly on the psychedelic wall of the 1985 set. Photos of Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern, Kyle MacLachlan and of course, Mr. Lynch himself. 

“David was producing every piece of art,” Braatz says. “He’s writing, he’s creating props, he’s making set decoration. You see him in my film working on each piece himself. So it’s not just a portrait of Blue Velvet, but a portrait of David in 1985 as an artist.”

“Beneath that appearance there are so many things happening,” says Lynch in Blue Velvet Revisited, and this making-of piece will take its viewers there. The documentary is being released along with a soundtrack just out from Crammed Discs.

“Sound is so important to him [Lynch], he adds so many things in postproduction,” Braatz says. “Ants crawling under a glass or—how do you call it in English?—a match that goes on fire. These things are mostly related very closely to the sound of the picture.” Angelo Badalamenti composed the original movie’s soundtrack and went on to create many more musical masterpieces with Lynch on projects such as Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and Twin Peaks.

Now Braatz has made an homage to Blue Velvet, sensual, provocative and true to the eccentric, dreamy vibrations of what is now a voyeur classic. A “meditation,” he calls it.

Braatz hopes the documentary will have a film festival premiere this year.

Photos: Peter Braatz Blue Velvet Revisited 

David Lynch

Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini

David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini

Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan

Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan

Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan

 

GLASS: DOCUMENTARY SHORT ON DUTCH GLASSBLOWING FROM 1958

by Ariadna Zierold

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Glass is a 1958 non-verbal documentary short by Bert Haanstra that contrasts glassblowing techniques used inside the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with more modern industrial machines. The first half shows several men at work using traditional glassblowing to create ornate objects like vases and mugs set against jazz music, while the second part shifts abruptly into the mechanized world of industrial glass production set to a whimsical score of more synthesized music.

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Watch on HBO – VICE episode 13: American Scrap & Children of the Drones with correspondents, David Choe and Suroosh Alvi

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Watch David Choe scour through Detroit and Cleveland with folks Scrapping to survive.  People are literally ripping apart old schools, homes, hospitals and factories for raw materials to sell to local scrap yards for cash. Scrap metal being one of the biggest US exports to China, has an interesting life cycle that often starts from places like Detroit and Cleveland.  David Choe as correspondent for VICE explores the situation on the ground and looks into the life cycle of scrap metal “from the people who risk their lives to find it, to the yards that buy it, all the way to the Chinese traders who take it back home to build their economy”.

VICE episode 13 will air Friday, March 28th, 8PM EST/ 11PM PST on HBO and available HBO On Demand starting March 29th, 2014.

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“Eames: The Architect and The Painter” Trailer

James Franco had more time to narrate this film than finish his Rebel project. But this is definitely something we want to see; “Eames: The Architect and The Painter.” We enjoy a nice piece of industrial design from the Eames factory, and better yet, the great works of a husband-wife duo like Charles and Ray Eames.

Synopsis time:

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life — from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age — has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

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Barry Mcgee & Margaret Kilgallen Documentary

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Must watch. Probably the best duo in our version of contemporary art, Barry McGee and his late wife, Margaret Kilgallen, made some of the most important, heartfelt folk graffiti and fine art of the past 25 years. They were the Diego and Frida for the 1990s. A must-watch, inspirational piece of two young artists beginning to become major figures.

http://www.pbs.org/art21/

http://www.fucknfilthy.com

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‘Project Nim’ Documentary

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While listening to NPR recently, a story about the documentary ‘Project Nim’ came on. In the 1970s, a infant chimpanzee was taken from its mother and put in human care for a Columbia University psychology experiment. The chimpanzee was to be treated exactly as a human and to be taught sign language. They really went all out. The mother even breast fed the chimp and raised it alongside her 13-year-old daughter. The project was a complete failure and the chimp persistently behaved like a wild animal. Surprised? Not really. He does look pretty mischievous in that red sweater.

Read more and listen at NPR.

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David Choe and Harry Kim Signing at FIFTY24SF Gallery

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This past Sunday at FIFTY24SF Gallery/Upper Playground in San Francisco, we celebrated the release of Dirty Hands, the documentary following the career of David Choe. Director Harry Kim, artist and the film’s star, David Choe, and a crew of friends, family, and fans showed up. What happened; street races, thumb wars, photos, signings, bloody marys, smiles, and happy moments.

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