Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dario's new one. Asia star's in it! MUST SEE!!

Burma elections move foward

with Aung San Suu Kyi running for political office for the first time!
and WON!

Ingrid Bergman says “ no form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does "

Ingrid Bergman, the Swedish actress most known for her role in Casablanca opposite our favorite dashing, silver screen legend, Humphrey Bogart, believed that “no form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight of the soul.”

KAZUO's work is available on AMAZON.COM

In this intensely intimate documentary, filmmaker Kazuo Hara offers a portrait of a complex, strong-willed woman named Takeda Miyuki--his former lover. A feminist in 1970s Japan, Miyuki is a maverick in a rigid society driven by convention and tradition. As much a participant in this film as he is the filmmaker, Hara follows Miyuki to Okinawa and documents her uncommon life as his feelings unravel in front of the camera.

As Hara himself confessed, "I am not the type of director to shoot something just happening...but rather I like to make something happen and then shoot it." With its grainy black and white scenes and its out-of-synch sound, EXTREME PRIVATE EROS LOVE SONG 1974 creates the illusion of a home movie, but its achingly intimate subject pushed the bounds of the personal documentary to become a landmark in Japanese documentary.

An authentic visionary of cinema, Japanese filmmaker Hara Kazuo has spent the past four decades pioneering a stark documentary style that challenged the mores of postwar Japanese society. His works feature dramatic narratives and characters--radicals, outcasts and those on the margins--who struggle against adversity: "I make bitter films. I hate mainstream society," Kazuo has avowed. Camera Obtrusa is the first English-language publication addressing his work. Composed as a straightforward handbook, the volume offers Kazuo's technical notes on his groundbreaking filmmaking.

Hara Kazuo at ASIA SOCIETY

Japanese documentary filmmaker Hara Kazuo's film was introduced & screened on 16mm at ASIA SOCIETY in NYC and I was there for sure (no popcorn available, but opted for a can of $1 diet coke). Part of a series of documentaries, featuring films made from the 1970's to the present, focusing on the most intimate acts by film artists. Part of a series of Japanese documentaries, featuring films made from the 1970's to the present, focusing on the most intimate acts by film artists and documentary subjects as they probe into extremely private experiences concerning family, birth, death, loss, and heartbreak.

Pushing the genre and subjects into uncharted territories, these films address issues fundamental to documentary filmmaking: privacy, authority, authenticity, and responsibility. They also offer penetrating contemplations on Japanese society and individual lives. and of course Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, all of these filmmakers try desperately to try to rip my style off. Whateva. stop hating ye biters. go get a soda. 16mm filmstock rules. and so does the woman who curated the show. awesome film. every film pop and film scratch mattered.


oh yeah almost forgot to tell you: this film has the best opening and best ending in a film I have ever experienced.

so again, oh yeah: BYE AGAIN.

readin Megan Boyle's new book

my day is today composed half wit dis (reading).
other half of day (meaning TODAY) wit dat (dat meaning a movie)

readin dis inspiring and small house published personal book on blogs and personal writing as catharsis.

NAMEoftheBOOK: 'selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee'

he/me/yo yo yo Janey found & located it on a bookshelf somewhere at St. Marks Place Bookstore. depressing that their lease was only extended for one year then bye bye St. Marks Place book shelves.

day is rainy outside. found a slice of pizza for $1. enough left over for the movie.
not seeing BULLY doc yet....but will when i do afford popcorn and soda pop while enjoying the debated R rated sociopolitical cinefile moneymaking PBS special$12 movie before it pops up on NETFLIX.

enuff said for now.
ur favorite blogger and mine: ME


Trust The Process.

a way of life.
eliminate the negative.
trust the process.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Nick Broomfield film casts critical eye on Palin

Question: Are you going to see this film again???
ANSWER: "YOU BETCHA" (with a glowing wink)

Support the Dickinson Homestead and garden

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Whitney Biennial 2012 NYC

35mm slide machine projectors rule (by the way).

Nathaniel Dorsky -IN CONVERSATION Lecture

Ed Halter Q and A's Nathaniel Dorsky. Press PLAY button above.
Kaufman Astoria Studios Film and Video Gallery, NYC.


Moral the Day:

If you're good, your good.
Point Blank.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Shakespeare and the use/concept of suspension of disbelief (i.e. tools of the trade)

Suspension of disbelief or willing suspension of disbelief is a formula for justifying the use of fantastic or non-realistic elements in literary and/or film works of fiction. It was put forth in English by the poet and aesthetic philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who suggested that if a writer could infuse a "human interest and a semblance of truth" into a fantastic tale, the reader would suspend judgment concerning the implausibility of the narrative. Suspension of disbelief often applies to fictional works of the action, comedy, science fiction and faux documentary genres.Cognitive estrangement in fiction involves using a person's ignorance or lack of knowledge to promote suspension of disbelief.

Suspension of disbelief is sometimes said to be an essential component of live theater, where it was recognized by Shakespeare, who refers to it in the Prologue to Henry V:

"[...] make imaginary puissant [...] 'tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings [...] turning accomplishment of many years into an hourglass."

The phrase "suspension of disbelief" came to be used more loosely in the later 20th century, often used to imply that the onus was on the reader, rather than the writer, to achieve it. This might be used to refer to the willingness of the audience to overlook the limitations of a medium, so that these do not interfere with the acceptance of those premises.

These fictional premises may also lend to the engagement of the mind and perhaps proposition of thoughts, ideas, art, film and theories.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012



"I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images"
-Ingmar Bergman

Bosnia Media Crowd Reunion Sarajevo 2012 !

Love u guys ,

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Charity rules

essentially speaking: despite my deep respect for Dr. Kissinger (Henry) and his ironic "Nobel Peace Prize" for "ending the Vietnam War" I have always felt a need to give back to East Timor. So....why not sponsor a child in need. Duh. Did it. Love it. Recommend it. Don't do it cuz of Jack Nicholson's ABOUT SCHMIDT retirement crisis: DO IT IN RESPONSE TO THE KISSINGER/FORD ERA EAST TIMOR BOMBINGS. CHILDFUND.ORG!


p.s. and buy/read Kissinger's ON CHINA.
BYE (not buy) AGAIN!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Miss you Heath.

My friend in New York. My friend in your movies. You were one of a kind. Rest well bro. I still have your ipod.


Curated works of Experimental Cinema by WOMEN FEST 2012

with Lili White

loved it. support it. do the same. bye.

click on this link to see film artist Caryn Cline's amazing optical printer work...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Being a social worker is a way of life...

unfortunately it is a cross to bare.
One trained to forgive others, even the most heinous.
Compassion cannot be taught.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Millennium Journal + hand rings

MFJ 55 "Structures & Spaces: Cine-Installation" will be available later this month.

The cover is now uploaded to our blog: