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Jonah Samson of Cool Hunting writes: On a sunny afternoon in San Francisco, sitting in a dark room watching Christian Marclay's masterpiece, "The Clock," provokes a certain anxiety about the passage of time, yet at the same time leaves you unable to pull yourself away from watching what will happen next. While what follows is slightly obvious—the 24-hour-long video shows the time in an actual real-time format by stringing together thousands of movie clips displaying the hour and minute on a clock—the predictable chronology is presented in the most clever, deft, humorous and riveting way possible. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/08/13 10:05:10 PM
Bryce J. Renninger of IndieWire writes: AJ Schnack and Nathan Truesdell are well known in the documentary community; they work with Esther Robinson and others to stage the Cinema Eye Honors every year. They're also filmmakers in their own right. Both filmmakers had two films at this year's Hot Docs. Schnack co-directed, with True/False co-director David Wilson, the Branson, Missouri doc "We Always Lie to Strangers." Truesdell produced the short "Dear Valued Guests," directed by Jarred Alterman and Paul Sturtz (the other co-director of True/False). They both worked together on the Iowa Republican Caucus film "Caucus," which had its world premiere at Hot Docs. Schnack is the film's director; Truesdell produced the film.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/08/13 02:05:22 PM
From Anne Thompson: Writer-director-actress Sarah Polley talks about her memoir "Stories We Tell," which explores her family mysteries. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
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Rachel Dodes of Speakeasy writes: Canadian actress-turned-director Sarah Polley is known for creating female characters with a wandering eye. In her Oscar nominated 2006 film “Away From Her,” there’s an Alzheimer’s stricken married woman (Julie Christie) who moves into a nursing home and develops a relationship with another man, to her husband’s chagrin. In last year’s “Take This Waltz,” a young writer (Michelle Williams) cheats on her cookbook-author spouse (Seth Rogen) with a sexy rickshaw operator who lives down the block.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/08/13 01:05:21 PM
Ted Johnson of Variety writes: Speaking at an MPAA, Microsoft and Time event called the Creativity Conference Friday, former President Bill Clinton talked up crowdfunding as a potentially important avenue for filmmakers and others to “make more messages that we want to go viral.” Clinton, delivering the keynote address, singled out the documentary “Bridegroom,” which he introduced at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York earlier this week. The project, directed by Clinton’s longtime friend Linda Bloodworth Thomason, tells the story of two gay men from conservative families and the hurdles they face. When one of the men dies in a tragic fall from the rooftop, his partner is denied access to the memorial, not having marital privileges. Money was raised online for a documentary after the man appeared in a YouTube video describing the pain of what had happened.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/08/13 01:05:22 PM
Claire Lobenfeld of Stereogum writes: Hey, remember when Tom posted the Mad Maxsian teaser for Queens Of The Stone Age’s “I Appear Missing” video earlier today? If waiting for the full version sounded like a total bummer, fret no more: The entire thing is here (though the album version of the song is twice as long.) Check it out below. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/08/13 01:05:47 PM
Aden Hepburn of Digital Buzz Blog writes: There’s a new world of promotions coming this year, and you’ll likely see them being played out in the physical world, with Digital Convergence campaigns gaining traction to connect the digital and physical worlds for more exotic competitions, just this like this one from Intel’s Ultrabook. The competition is called ‘Push for Ultrabook’ and provides us in interactive real world experience streamed live to the web, playing to a nostalgic memory of one of the most iconic arcades gone by. Jump in and check it out for yourself to win an Ultrabook! READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/06/13 01:05:11 PM
Nowness writes: From sidewalk antics in Harlem with Bruce Davidson to people-watching with Magnum veteran Elliot Erwitt, a new feature-length documentary by Cheryl Dunn chronicles the pioneering photographers making their mark on the streets of New York. For three years the photographer and filmmaker—whose work has shown at the The Hole, MoCA and OHWOW—trawled archives, visited old haunts and relived the heyday of Studio 54 to trace the history of NYC.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/06/13 01:05:49 PM
Mark Sinclair of Creative Review writes: Digital agency ACNE is behind a very enjoyable interactive film designed for Y-3, the collaborative fashion venture from adidas and Yohji Yamamoto... Using the keyboard visitors to Y-3.com/film can make their own audio-visual film piece. Press any letter key and the action cuts to a new section of video, any number key and the film can be manipulated and distorted in a multitude of different ways. Tim Hecker, celebrated composer of distorted audio treats, supplies the soundtrack. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/06/13 01:05:30 PM
Promo News writes: World-renowned fashion photographer Indrani has a stab promo making with her video for the next Alicia Keys single New Day. Intercut with footage from her iTunes Festival performance at the Roundhouse last year, Alicia can be seen strutting her stuff down a New York alleyway accompanied by a posse of male dancers… READ THE FULL STORY HERE.