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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
High School truant extraordinaire, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) plots to take one last grand day off before graduation, touring the streets on Chicago in a Ferrari “borrowed” from a friend’s father’s while staying one step ahead of principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). A master of capturing the trials and triumphs of teenage freedom, Director John Hughes blends satire, social commentary, and pure fun. [PG-13]
Enter the Dragon
Under the guise of an international martial arts competition, Bruce Lee and partners John Saxon and Jim Kelly infiltrate the hidden island fortress of a powerful drug syndicate off the coast of Hong Kong. Perhaps the seminal Kung Fu film of the 1970’s, Lee’s final film features the martial arts master at the height of his career with superbly staged fight scenes in a variety of styles. [R]
Set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Joe’s trinket shop symbolizes a fusion of two worlds: where traditional American-Italian ideals meet a new wave of hipsters.
U R Not Alone depicts the evolution of an unlikely friendship between this controversial man and two young women and continues with their dilemma once he is arrested. As they delve deeper into investigating Joe’’ crimes and past, they bring audiences on their moral roller coaster ride – questioning the intrinsic societal predicaments he stands for.
More information here on the U R Not Alone Kickstarter page.
This couldn’t be more perfect:
“Do you want me to tell the truth? Ai yay yay yay. Okay. I’m trying to work out how to say this most politely, and no offense to — I don’t know him personally — but what a total fucking piece of shit. Let me be blunt. Ah, fuck. I don’t care, I’m sure he’s a wonderful guy and I’m sure he cares so much, but since 97 per cent of the film is not under his control, what the fuck are you talking about cinematography, sorry. I’m sorry. I have to be blunt and I don’t care, you can write it. I think it’s a fucking insult to cinematography.
“I’m sure he’s a wonderful person, I’m sure he cares so much. But what it says to the real world is it’s all about us, we have the money, we put the money in, and we control the image. And I say fuck you, wankers. Are you fucking kidding? That’s not cinematography. That’s control of the image by the powers that be, by the people that want to control the whole system because they’re all accounts. You’ve lost cinema. This is not cinema and it’s not cinematography. It’s not cinematography.
“I Dream of Wires” (IDOW) is an upcoming, independent documentary film about the phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer – exploring the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. Written and directed by Robert Fantinatto, with Jason Amm (Ghostly International recording artist Solvent) serving as producer and co-writer, IDOW is set to receive it’s festival premiere, May 2013.
Here are a few stills from a short film called “Forever Still” that we have been working on for a while. We performed/recorded four songs from Bloom outdoors, in various locations that are special for us around El Paso and Tornillo, Texas. The film follows the passing of one night, starting at sunset and ending at dawn. We hope to have it finished by mid-January.
[Cody] Swanson’s independently produced feature film “Mostly Awake” — shot in bars and venues around the neighborhood, with a soundtrack by local bands and starring Bushwick-based actors — is debuting to lightly mock the struggles of his generation.
“If one of them had to go get unemployment, they’d still go out and get drinks and have their nice apartment, but I have friends who live in basements with no windows,” he said.
“If [the 'Girls' characters] go on unemployment they’re just like, ‘What’s going to happen to me?’ whereas with my friends, they’re like, ‘f–k, I have to go eat Ramen noodles for a month.’”
In Swanson’s film, the protagonist Max (played by first-time actor Trevor Hamilton), who is unemployed and “in a rut,” is violently mugged and then kicked out of his apartment after he fails to pay his rent…
Among Bushwick settings that include Pine Box Rock Shop, the Loom cafe, North Brooklyn Collective and street scenes on Bogart Street and Jefferson Street near the Morgan L station.
“Part of it was to try to be as accurate as possible to the parties and kinds of things my friends and I do,” Swanson said. “But a lot of it focuses on the main character.”
And as the protagonist experiences a “change in perspective” throughout the film, Swanson has redefined his own relationship with his neighborhood through completing the ambitious project.
“We raised three grand on Kickstarter from family, from friends,” he said of his team’s fundraising efforts last year. “It was really wonderful to see all the people who wanted the movie to be made.”
“Mostly Awake” will premiere at Bathaus on Starr Street Feb. 23. The free event begins at 8 p.m. and the screening is at 9 p.m.