A blog about the films of Brooklyn, NYC based indie filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake. The Secret Society For Slow Romance (2021), Werewolf Ninja Philosopher (2018), + 8 earlier films. Also posts on real indie/DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movies. And US and other indie films, and film festivals.
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Short versions of NYTimes film reviews set to clips (could this kind of thing be a tool for saving jobs of print film reviewers?)
Just discovered this feature at the New York Times site; saw/heard A. O. Scott give a quick review of J'Entends Plus la Guitar and Chop Shop. Check it out. Maybe this is print reviews becoming more multi-media w/ the help of web & video technology. Previously I've only known A.O. Scott as a print reviewer and have not seen or heard him on TV, web, radio, etc. I can see how these quick (they do not need to be quick, why not do a 10 minute version of this?) web video & audio presentations can be created by any print publication (for their web sites of course, and this is far cheaper than making a TV/cable film review show); more work for the print reviewers (or reviewers who traditionally have written just/mostly for the paper version of the publication, w/ a copy of the work being posted on line), and a good way to perhaps hook in "short-attention-span, need video & audio" audience members (maybe after seeing a few of the video presentations they'll want to read the longer text versions of the reviews - on paper or on the web - by the same people who are presenting the web video version). Maybe this is an old idea, feels like a good one either way.
Interview with the stars of The Secret Society For SLOW ROMANCE - 9.7.20
Filmmaker Brandon David Wilson interview - On Covid19, Sepulveda movie, the future, growing up in LA
The Amazing Dan Mirvish! - Making indie movies, from Hollywood - an inspiring discussion
Click on the images below for the full episode 478 featuring all the guests. Or see the YouTube video segment of Amir Motlagh segment only at bottom of page. * * Info on the screening at Chicago Filmmakers here . - S
Apparently Eric Rohmer - a celebrated filmmaker in the art house film world - and his racist beliefs have been an open secret for decades. I only heard about it last night. See images and links below. Rohmer thought that only Europeans should make movies. And he did not like multi-ethnic casting in movies. Avoided casting non-white actors in his movies for decades - thus making his movies racist. There are plenty of other, non-racist, French and other filmmakers we can watch. Avoid Eric Rohmer movies - racism is a dangerous belief system - has lead to the death of millions of people in the past. From - paragraphs 5 and 6 - https://artsfuse.org/152414/book-review-a-superb-biography-of-french-filmmaker-eric-rohmer/ From a new article by Richard Brody, paragraph 11 - https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/looking-behind-eric-rohmers-cinematic-style - Sujewa
On The Road, one of my favorite books (I read it once every year), one that I found for the first time in the early 90's & which kept me from getting too sad during a Chicago winter, is turning 50 years old this year. In celebration here is a YouTube clip of author Jack Kerouac reading from his book: - Sujewa