Thursday, September 24, 2015|0 commentsPaul Thomas Anderson's New Film "Junun" Featuring Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur to Debut Exclusively on MUBI
Following its October 8 opening at the New York Film Festival, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, Junun, will have its exclusive worldwide premiere on MUBI on October 9. Anderson joined Jonny Greenwood and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur on a trip to Rajasthan, India, where Greenwood (with the Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich) and a group of musicians from across the Indian sub-continent worked on an album to be released by Nonesuch in November. Additional details on the album will be announced shortly.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmFilmThursday, September 3, 2015|0 comments
To mark the 25th anniversary of the debut of Ken Burns's acclaimed documentary The Civil War, PBS will rebroadcast the series over five consecutive nights starting Labor Day Monday, September 7. This is the first presentation of a newly restored, high-definition version of the landmark documentary. This is also the first time the film will be seen with the same fidelity and framing as the negative that Burns and his co-cinematographers Allen Moore and Buddy Squires shot more than 25 years ago. The film's soundtrack, released on Nonesuch Records in 1990, won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Film TelevisionFilmWednesday, August 5, 2015|0 comments
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.