As soon as you’re done reading this, get your tickets here. This documentary is a must see for every human being, as it confronts us as a species with how we treat ourselves, each other, our planet and our fellow inhabitants here on Earth. There isn’t much more to say about it, other than that it has left us utterly speechless – and filled with inspiration. You have certainly seen Sebastião Salgado‘s work at some point in your life. He is renowned for the long-term projects he undertakes, devoting years at a time to documenting the story of a particular people or the evolution of a certain place. Go see. read more
About twenty years ago, your average dance party was likely to be held on a desolated downtrodden piece of grass in the middle of nowhere. There’d be about a hundred people dancing to the wobbling beats from a shaky sound system and you were sipping lukewarm beer from a dented can, waiting for the cops to come and break it up. But that was before ID&T arrived at the scene. ID&T has cultivated the art of party organization to an almost science-fictional level and has turned electronic dance music into a worldwide flourishing industry. This short documentary, directed by Thijs Schreuder-Rinnooy Kan, captures the turbulent history of ID&T, its process of transformation and finally presents their vision on the future – to Celebrate Life with as many people as possible.
Slomo is called Slomo because he skates up and down a San Diego boardwalk – as if in slow motion – day in, day out. It’s his way to get into “the zone,” a realm of pure subjectivity and connectedness. And that’s all he does. He used to be a doctor with nothing more on his mind than buying expensive cars, until he listened to someone who gave him some good advice. Slomo is quite a radical type of person. Director John Izenberg intended to create ‘a window into the ecstatic experience that Slomo has every day’, transcending the trappings of the material world and expectations others might have. He’s simply happy. And that’s good.
What we have here is a new Prada short film directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. The film delightfully pays homage to French New Wave love triangles (à la Truffaut’s Jules et Jim and Godard’s Bande à part) and stars French actress and model Léa Seydoux as a beauty pursued by a couple of fashionable gents who happen to be best friends. The filmmaking is exquisite, which perfectly suits the brand’s aesthetic. A charming, self-deprecating story, with no fewer than three explicit brand plugs—one for each of its mini acts. Well done. We’ve added a couple behind-the-scenes pictures for you to enjoy.
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Done? In case you thought this was real; it isn’t. Sorry. The depth of Marius’ character and the reasons for his condition however, seem believable enough to leave viewers wondering if this is a genuine documentary. The story was written and directed by Kristoffer Borgli, one talented young Norwegian director. He created the character during a personal crisis, when he felt very uncreative and envisioned himself as a failed film maker.
You know the feeling. You know the looks. You know deep down inside there are no more than three people who actually understand you. Maybe it’s a good idea to educate your friends on certain matters – the Groene Amsterdammer might just make the difference between an actual conversation and the common shrugs you get when asking about their opinion on – well, what not? Dawn teamed up with Johan Kramer and out came Dr. Strangelove. Nice film. Green magazine.