Thursday, March 30, 2017

The big philanthropic 2017 comeback on 13th st.

In addition to film classics, the theater will also play foreign and indie titles. “We feel the indie film community is underserved in terms of the number of screens there are in Manhattan,” said Cohen. “The proximity to [New York University] means there will be a natural audience of film lovers.” Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The Quad will begin a top-to-bottom renovation in 2015, Cohen said, and will be outfitted with the latest in digital projection and sound. One screen will still be able to show film prints. The name will remain unchanged. It marks Cohen’s third foray into theatrical exhibition, having previously overseen the renovation of New York’s Academy Theater at Lighthouse International and the building of the SilverScreen Theater inside the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Cohen said the theater’s original owner, Maurice Kanbar, turned down higher offers for the property because he was persuaded the developer would be a good steward. “This is a passionate labor of love for me,” said Cohen. “It was his baby and I’m the new parent.”


 AbBraaAAaaacadaBraaAaaa ...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


              'Chipping away at the stone.'

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Working 9 to 5

A remake of cult 80s action film Escape from New York is coming to cinemas, with Robert Rodriguez lined up to direct it. Directed and co-written by horror veteran John Carpenter, the original Escape from New York was released in 1981. The film is set in the then-future of 1997, and follows the attempt by soldier-turned-criminal Snake Plissken (played by Kurt Russell) to rescue the president of the United States (Donald Pleasence) after Air Force One crashes in Manhattan, which has been transformed into a maximum security prison. The film became a cult classic.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Finally a documentary on Chris Burden ( r.i.p.)

Chris Burden
American Sculptor and Performance Artist
Chris Burden has produced some of the most shocking works in the history of twentieth century American art, including spending five days and nights in the fetal position inside a locker, having a spectator push pins into his body, being "crucified" to a Volkswagen Beetle, being kicked down two flights of stairs, and even having himself shot. The challenge for viewers is to try to understand such troubling and seemingly "inartistic" gestures. Such an understanding is made possible by seeing these works within the context of Conceptual art during the 1970s, where artists concerned themselves with art based on ideas and action rather than objects created for an elite art market. Additionally, the violent images of the war in Vietnam and the television media in general provided a background setting for Burden. His work further challenges viewers to take stock of their own moral compasses and widen their understanding of the ways in which it is possible for art to serve humanity. 


Experiments in Cinema '17

Sunday, March 26, 2017

No Bad Days.

'No bad days'. 
Her boyfriend was killed in a car accident at age 21. 
These were his last words to her an hour before the car accident ...


- Life is short. Very short. Never forget.

Tony Conrad destroyed composing. So glad that he did!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rare out-of-print spoken word on vinyl.

Multigrained slices or splices.

  1. 1/2 cup unsweetened multi-grain cereal (such as 7-grain or Kodak Tri-X) 2 cups boiling water and STOP (i.e. the chemical we call STOP).
  2. 1 envelope dry yeast. 4 1/3 cups (about) bread flour. 1 tablespoon olive oil. 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. a cheeseburger with bacon slice.
  3. 2 teaspoons sesame seeds. 2 teaspoons flax seeds* 2 teaspoons poppy seeds.
  4. 2 cups water. And one Diet Coke with extra ice. 
  5. Bye.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Work of Richard Hartley.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

One of the downsides of money is if there's no money there are very few real jerks who are attached to your project. And if there is money you do attract some very difficult unhelpful people.

      - Whit Stillman

Personal Shopper : review

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


"I am living permanently in my dream,
from which I make brief forays into reality." 
- Inglar(sic) Bergman

                          remember the Depp try at this one ?
                    Gilliam just ain't letting go of this thing huh.

Sh#t - another terror attack !

Thoughts, love and good wishes to all of those near and around 
UK Parliament

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy birthday,  Gary Oldman


         'Bow wow wow',  Bronx, NY 2017.

Monday, March 20, 2017

in full pre-preparation mode.

Sean Spicer seems to have the toughest 'day job' in the world right now (based on the televised daily scrutiny that hurts so much to watch). God bless him. I hope that he enjoys his weekends and plays some mini golf, or some war games Nintendo, or some toy water pump gun games on the front WH lawn or plays with at least sumthin' or somebody, maybe spitball with an underpaid White House tour guide- anything! Oh Spicey, oh Spicey. Well, at least you get to see that hottie Margaret Brennan sittin' in the front row of your bbq grilling everyday. Lucky dog.

                bye (Shields High!)


Parlor Walls.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Smell of Burning Ants.

 The works of Jay Rosenblatt 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017