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The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Laurie Anderson as the artist behind the design for the 53rd New York Film Festival poster. She joins a lineup of artists to have commissioned their work for the festival that includes Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, and, Laurie Simmons. "The NYFF is such an eclectic and ecstatically wild mix of films, and I wanted to try to capture some of the variety of subjects and styles," says Laurie Anderson. "I made this painting two years ago when I was feeling especially inspired by the scale of projected film and the possibilities of abrupt jump cuts. I’m so happy it’s the poster for this year’s festival."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmFilmThursday, June 18, 2015|0 comments
Wilco has released a full-length documentary film entitled Every Other Summer, about the band's music and arts festival, Solid Sound. Directed by Christoph Green and Brendan Canty of Trixie Films and shot in 2013, it documents the three-day event, which takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The film features appearances and performances from a number of festival artists including Sam Amidon, who returns to Solid Sound next weekend with Bill Frisell. The two give a free set in Brooklyn's Prospect Park tonight for Celebrate Brooklyn!.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Film VideoFilmTuesday, April 28, 2015|0 comments
Paul Thomas Anderson's latest feature film, Inherent Vice, is available on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD UltraViolet in the US today. An adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, Inherent Vice is set in the tail end of the psychedelic ’60s and stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, and Owen Wilson. Nonesuch Records released the soundtrack to Inherent Vice, which includes nine compositions by Jonny Greenwood, as well as "Spooks," an unreleased Radiohead tune performed with members of Supergrass, and recordings from the movie’s era. Performers include The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Young, Can, and The Marketts.Read more|Journal Topics:FilmFilmMonday, February 23, 2015|0 comments
Congratulations to Boyhood's Patricia Arquette, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards last night. The night before, Arquette had won the award for Best Supporting Actress at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and Richard Linklater won for Best Director. Paul Thomas Anderson's film Inherent Vice received the Independent Spirit Awards' Robert Altman Award, given to one film’s director, casting director, and ensemble cast. The soundtracks to both films are available now on Nonesuch Records.Read more|Journal Topics:Film NewsFilmSunday, February 8, 2015|0 comments
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the film Boyhood, which won three BAFTA Film Awards, presented by the British Academy at a ceremony in London tonight, broadcast live by the BBC: Best Film; Best Director for Richard Linklater; and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. The film won Golden Globe Awards in the same three categories and is nominated for six Academy Awards, including those three.