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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is a documentary, love story, and a profile of an artist that boldly examines the consequences of a profound romance and the precarious nature of creative impulse.
Whether you’re a die-hard kung fu fan or a dedicated follower of fashion, there’s no denying that Bruce Lee had a certain je ne sais quoi when it came to style.
Over the years, 2D animation has gone somewhat the way of the dodo bird, as computer animation has surged in popularity with Hollywood and audiences alike. Director Neil Boyle has brought together a group of both up-and-coming and veteran artists to make his short, The Last Belle, in an effort to keep alive the techniques of old, while also maintaining a modern edge. While crafting 35,000 individually drawn, painted, and photographed pieces of art, Boyle brings back the golden age of animation.
While some of us are still scratching our heads wondering just how true Exit Through the Gift Shop is, filmmakers Alper Cagatay and Christopher Thompson have released their “modern-day, true-story, crime-theft, comedy-caper” documentary, How To Sell a Banksy. True to the title’s name, it follows the two as they get their hands on a Banksy and go through the motions of trying to unload it and make a profit. The documentary is available for download now.
With the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo out on December 21, Sony Pictures has released a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” as interpreted by Karen O of the Yeah, Yeah Yeahs, Atticus Ross, and Trent Reznor.
Moving pictures with 35mm still film? In a word: yes. Lomography just announced the LomoKino, a film camera that creates motion pictures on 35mm still film with a total of 144 frames.
Notorious avant-garde filmmaker and Dogme 95 member Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers chronicles the antics of three fascinating and disturbing geriatric degenerates.
Paul Frank, Tim Biskup, and Ron English are among the 100 artists and designers who customized replicas of the Darth Vader helmet for The Vader Project, transforming the mask of the menacing villain into individual works of art.
A documentary look at billionaire Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Videocracy exposes a country’s de facto rule-by-television.