Seymour: an introduction

Filed under: General — Artflux at 12:29 pm on Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ethan Hawke’s documentary with Seymour Bernstein screening at Tiff  Toronto.  I attended this screening the day after Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein made an appearance. Its an amazing film that portrays a brilliant musician, artist and teacher directed by a fairly well-known actor who’s changing his creative direction. It’s currently being screened at the New York film Festival, Seymour’s hometown so I recommend you to see it.



Filed under: General — Artflux at 5:29 am on Saturday, September 27, 2014

I went the night after the screening, so I didn’t get to see the QA withAbel Ferarra and Willim Dufoe. The film covers early gay Italy portraying the Italian gay activist filmmaker Paspolini played by Willim Dufoe.   I hadn’t heard him before, but apparently he had been quite a controversy filmmaker in Italy during his lifetime.  I photographed Abel Ferarra’s daughter playing the violin at my studio back in the day.

Netflix Blitz

Filed under: General — Artflux at 12:26 pm on Friday, September 26, 2014

Loved this bizarre film.  It’s all about what goes on in my hometown and more. The sequence of  scenes keep rolling.

My downstairs neighbors of some 20 years in Soho. The film was interesting more because I knew Laurie as a friend and neighbor. I have yet to see an episode of Girls yet.

A  jacked Justin Timberlake in Friends with Benefits.  All I can say is wow.

Paranoid Park

Filed under: General — Artflux at 9:09 am on Sunday, September 21, 2014

This film takes place in Portland Oregon and is about error in judgment, peer pressure, and unfortunate mistakes.

Jean-Luc Godard Adieu au langage Goodbye to Language

Filed under: General — Artflux at 6:03 am on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One of the films I saw during the festival was ‘Goodbye to Language’ by the rnoundd or branch director Jean-Luc Godard in 3-D. With characters that farted to the audience I admit there should’ve been a smell emmited  along with the film along with the imag.  There are some double exposure scenes in 3-D that force you to shut one of your eyes to see either one or the other of the images. Overall I left the theater with a headache. I don’t know what it was because I was wearing glasses under my 3-D glasses or whether it’s because of the film itself. I feel so disoriented that I actually lost my keys after leaving the theater to ride home. Colorization is somewhat overdone, but makes for an interesting effect that he played with at his age 83.