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The way of the werewolf detective - a philosophy professor on Werewolf Ninja Philosopher

By eric anthamatten @eAnthamatten on Twitter The werewolf exists somewhere between man and wolf. The ninja exists somewhere between the light and the shadows. The philosopher exists somewhere between the lie and the truth. In this liminal intersection, a werewolf that is a ninja that is a philosopher searches for a serial killer, a sadistic murderer who targets art filmmakers. Like its title, Werewolf Ninja Philosopher (2018) is a hybrid of hybrids, part noir mystery, part absurdist comedy, part cinephile fetish. The name alone is enough to conjure a whole interesting set of possible stories and worlds, and like a good philosophy text, WWNP invokes a series of questions: How did the werewolf get to Brooklyn? Why is he here? Where is he going? Is he as ancient as the philosophers he studies? Did he walk alongside Aristotle? Did he train under Musashi? Was he once an assassin? Who did he kill? Did he kill? Will he kill again? Why is he trying to stop the killi

Song From the Forest - "...Louis travels with Samedi from the African rainforest to another jungle, one of concrete, glass, and asphalt: New York City. Together, they meet Louis' family and old friends, including his closest friend from college, Jim Jarmusch."

Song From the Forest from First Pond on Vimeo .

NEW 2019 project at this blog - Indie films to watch at Vimeo VOD! * Several Jonas Mekas films

For indie/DIY filmmakers Vimeo VOD is one of the best ways to release their films to the world.  So I will be going through Vimeo VOD's collection of films from time to time and will be posting links to good indie films (films I like basically, or films that look good to me) at this blog.  Let's start things off with some Jonas Mekas films from Vimeo VOD. Jonas Mekas - Sleepless Night Stories from Re:Voir Video on Vimeo . * Jonas Mekas - Guns of the Trees from Re:Voir Video on Vimeo . * Jonas Mekas - Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man from Re:Voir Video on Vimeo . *

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