Sunday, February 8, 2015

2/8/15 Random bits, music videos, Let the Right One In on stage and Randi's links

I really don’t have anything major for the Nightcap this weekend-at least nothing prepared way in advance. Its been a crazy couple of weeks and I’m beat down
I spent the last two day at the BAM Kids Film Fest. I report with pictures will be coming tomorrow afternoon.Its done it needs another go over.

Before that happens I just want to say thank you to Baha at BAM for making it happen.
Yesterday Joe Bendel and I went to see the stage version of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN at St Ann’s Warehouse.

Its as an amazing piece of theater as you're likely to see. Genuinely scary and heartbreaking at the same time. It may very well be my favorite version of the story.

And a warning or two- its bloody and one moment had the whole audience leaping out of their seats enmass.

It plays at St Ann's through March 8th so go if you can.
As this posts I’m six films into this year’s Rendezvous With French Cinema line up and I’m three films in on the New Director New Films line up (such is the joy of Festival Scope). So far everything has been good (well one short film left me scratching my head), though I do want to warn you that the reviews you’ll be seeing are going to very interesting reads. I have no idea if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but the films certainly have provoked strong reactions and opinions- even to the point where things that bothered me in the films that I liked resulted in long discussions.

I’m getting ahead of myself but you’ll see what I mean when the pieces begin dropping in three weeks.

For more info on Rendezvous go here
For more info on New Directors go here
Tickets are on sale for Film Comment Selects at Lincoln Center. I have a bunch of pieces set to go. Hubert has a piece set to go and I believe a bunch of us including Mondocurry will be wading in with reports from the screenings.

Film Comment Selects is one of the must attend festivals for we crazies at Unseen since the festival was the first thing we ever covered- on our second day of existence.

For tickets and more information go here.
Speaking of Unseen’s existence-our fifth birthday is coming up in just under two weeks.

I don’t know what else to say but it’s been a long strange trip and I suspect it’s going to get weirder as time goes on. I’ll say more on the 20th, but who would have thought we’d be where we are and have the things that happened to us happen.

Its been a blast and as always I thank you all for coming along.
And finally- we’re going to close with Randi’s links

Matt Monagle explains why AMERICAN SNIPER is really a Punisher film
Eddie Izzard: There is no British Humor (via Bully)
Unique London Cinemas
Dr Who Lego sets are coming
4th grader suspended for terrorism for saying he had the one ring (as in Bilbo's ring)
Capa pictures
Gas stations around the world
Horror Valentines
Inspirational quotes from Werner Herzog
The geometric beauty of Kurosawa and Anderson films
Animated films in the public domain
Broadway Con is coming
Superbowl commercials done in Lego
Lots of free MST3K episodes
McKellan as Holmes

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