- Apichatpong Weerasethakul has jazzed up the website for Kick the Machine, his production company. The home page includes the following text from the filmmaker himself:
"I was just talking to a friend that if there was no cinema what I would do or what I could do. I could probably try to enter a veterinarian school or open a small guest house or grow green peppers or learn Braille and compose a novel full of raised dots.
But until then.
Until we can train our mind to see other lives, past and present, with our eyes closed. Until we have a new heart devoid of ancient defects such as empathy. Until there’s a non-stop rain that causes more melancholia than the one in Tsai Ming Liang’s apartment. Until the movie screens sprout in the forest and the trees fill them with stories."
- The Seventh Art's latest issue includes interviews with Ben Rivers & Ben Russell, and Gotz Spielmann.
- Above: via The National Film Board of Canada, Gerald Potterton's The Railrodder, starring Buster Keaton.
- Above: the first trailer for James Gray's The Immigrant, which is set for release in France in November. Us North Americans will have to hang tight for a few more months...
- Above: images from "A Photographic Tour of Russia's Disappearing Soviet-Era Cinemas".
- Above: Cinephilia and Beyond provides Michael Cimino's commentary track for The Deer Hunter along with several other related goodies.
From the archives.