Posts Tagged ‘Film’

FILM///FIRST LOOK: STACY PERALTA’S “CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA” DOCUMENTARY

January 16, 2009  |  Film, First Look, LA  |  Comments Off

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The REAL Boyz-n-the-hood...

Over the years much has been said in the media about the burgeoning problem of gang violence in America, with particular emphasis on the legacy of LA's notorious Crips & Bloods factions. Now, Skate industry legend and Bones Brigade mastermind-turned filmmaker STACY PERALTA, hopes to have created the definitive documentary on the phenomenon with his new film "Crips and Bloods: Made in America." Known as the director of the excellent "Dogtown and Z-Boys" and porno-rifically named "Riding Giants," Peralta leveraged his underground status to penetrate some of the most dangerous neighborhoods and situations in Los Angeles in his quest to obtain footage of the rival sets' most violent leaders and "soldiers." Narrated by actor FOREST WHITAKER, the film traces the origins of LA’s gang culture to the shocking, war-zone reality of daily life in inner-city Los Angeles as members of the Crips and Bloods perpetuate their bloody four-decades long feud. Contemporary and former gang members offer their street-level testimony that provides the film with a stark portrait of modern-day gang life: the turf wars and territorialism, the inter-gang hierarchy and family structure, the rules of behavior, the culture of guns, death and dishonor. Peralta also shines light on the overarching social causes of gang culture and a political system seemingly disinterested in bringing about its demise through effective outreach in favor of mass incarceration. Set to debut with a one week run later this month at NYC's IFC Theater (January 23–29), before moving to LA's Laemmle's Sunset 5 (February 6–12), the film will continue on with arthouse showings in Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle before seeing mass release. Don’t miss it…

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WTF?!? FILES///FILM///FIRST LOOK: THE THUNDERCATS MOVIE

December 23, 2008  |  Film, First Look  |  Comments Off

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BRAD PITT as Lion-o. Need we say more?...

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ART & COMMERCE///WES ANDERSON DIRECTS BRAD PITT IN NEW SOFTBANK COMMERCIAL

December 13, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, News, Video  |  Comments Off

...Aired in Japan, only, of course. That kind of stuff doesn't happen here.

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FILM///FIRST LOOK: ASTRO BOY THE MOVIE

December 3, 2008  |  Animation, Film, First Look, Icons & Legends, Japan, News, Otaku  |  Comments Off

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A curiously shirted Astro Boy runs out to kick Speed Racer's ass...

2009 is gonna be a huge year for otaku Anime & Manga fans when the legendary ASTRO BOY finally hits the big screen in modern computer animated form in an eponymous feature based the highly successful Japanese franchise by OSAMU TEZUKA. Nicolas Cage's inclusion in the film as voice "talent" will surely be a low point but hopefully they don't mess this flick up completely. We need something to redeem last year's "Speed Racer" fiasco bad...

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FILM///ORIGINS OF STYLE///CHRISTINA CLAUSEN’S “THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING”

November 18, 2008  |  art, Film, News, NYC  |  Comments Off

Nearly 20 years after the death of iconic Pop artist KEITH HARING, filmmaker CHRISTINA CLAUSEN has produced a deeply personal and moving portrait of the man in her new film, "The Universe of Keith Haring" (Arthouse Films). Using archival footage of the artist at work in the streets and galleries of NYC alongside interviews with friends and family including Jeffrey Deitch, Fab 5 Freddy, David LaChapelle, Hans Mayer, Samantha McEwen, Carlo McCormick, Yoko Ono, Kenny Sharf, Tony Shafrazi, Junior Vasquez, and Joan, Allen, Kay, Karen, and Kristen Haring, Clausen traces the evolution of his career beginning in his childhood in conservative Pennsylvania through to the height of his international art world superstardom alongside pioneering contemporaries like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, Futura 2000, Warhol, and yes, Madonna, allowing the viewer what is easily the closest look yet at the personal life of one of the modern art world's most enduring aesthetic pioneers. Click HERE for an updated listing of theaters and showtimes.

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NEWS///”BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” LONDON FILM PREMIER ANNOUNCED

October 14, 2008  |  Beautiful Losers, Film, News  |  Comments Off

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Timed to coincide with this week's epic FRIEZE ART FAIR in London, AARON ROSE will be hosting the UK premier of his "Beautiful Losers" film in collaboration with NIKE SPORTSWEAR at the BFI 52nd LONDON FILM FESTIVAL on Saturday, October 18th, with an encore performance on Tuesday, October 21st. As a special bonus, Mr. Rose will be onhand, along with CHERYL DUNN and RICHARD LIM for a special Q&A session immediately following the premier. For those in or traveling to London, best book seats for the event now by clicking HERE. Party people with energy to spare can also hit the screening afterparty for free by presenting their ticket stub at CORDY HOUSE in shoreditch, where original art by INSA, JAMES JARVIS, CHERYL DUNN, BEN DRURY, WILL BARRAS, and FRENCH will be on display. Don't sleep...

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CHARITY CASE///GAVIN McINNES’ “SOPHIE CAN WALK”

September 13, 2008  |  Film, Streetcarnage, Video  |  Comments Off


Like millions of Americans, Supertouch homie/Vice Magazine founder/ STREETCARNAGE overlord GAVIN McINNES’ firstborn daughter Sophie was born completely unable to walk. Ever the vigilant parent, McInnes devoted the first 14 months of her life fighting the odds searching for a cure for her crippling condition, a quest documented in his newly-released film, “Sophie Can Walk.” Spoiler alert: You will weep…**Also available in the Streetcarnage parenting 101 series: “HOW TO RAISE HOOD RATS” (essential viewing)

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FILM///THE BMX STEREOBIKE GANGS OF QUEENS…

August 7, 2008  |  Cool Shit, Cycle Killers, News, Next Big Thing, NYC, Video  |  Comments Off

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Their BMX bikes are more louder than yers...

While the trend of fixed gear cycling explodes around the globe, a distinctly louder single geared biking phenomenon has been quietly evolving in the unlikeliest of places: the suburban backyards of Queens, NY. Fueled by a passionate and tight-knit group of Trinidadian teenagers who squeeze every spare cent into the $4,000+ soundsystems ingeniously integrated into their BMX bikes, the resulting Frankenstein-ian contraptions have become a deafening mobile spectacle in the borough on weekends when members roll out their thundering soundsystems in processions through the streets that can literally be heard for miles around. "MADE IN QUEENS" is a new short film directed by NICOLAS RANDALL and JOE STEVENS chronicling the group, led by teenage master builder NICHOLAS RAGBIR in their quest to build the ultimate bitchin’ mobile ghetto blaster. Explains Stevens, “In this age of obsessive video sharing and social networking nearly every action is designed and packaged for public consumption. Especially with young people. The immediate charm of Nick and his crew is that they’re the exact opposite of all that. There is nothing calculated or self-conscious about who they are. They’re just a group of friends doing something to challenge themselves and have some laughs. It’s a story which would have never come from kids who were born here.” HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LONDON///STREET LIFE///THE DECAPITATOR STRIKES AGAIN…

May 27, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Film, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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If only the Decapitator could work his magic on the rest of Hollywood... 

Seems like London's resident mad doctor of street art THE DECAPITATOR feels the same way about Sarah Jessica Parker's horse face and the impending Sex & The City movie as the rest of us do...

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Sarah J's never looked better...

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WTF?!? FILES///FILM///WHO NEEDS A MOVIE?…

April 30, 2008  |  art, Blame Canada, Cool Shit, Eric White, Film, WTF???  |  Comments Off

If you're like the average American who needs some professionally-produced home movies to capture your most precious memories look no further than Canadian power players SHARON & FRED. You won't be sorry...

*Thanx to upcoming ST blogger ERIC WHITE. Guest blogs going live soon, stay tuned...

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