Jonathan Demme presents Gimme The Loot written and directed by Adam Leon
Gimme The Loot - Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme.
Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high wire heist, and a beautiful, rich girl’s necklace that is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City.
Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac is set to digitally impose Hollywood actor’s faces on pornstar bodies.
The film’s producer, Louise Vesth, has told The Hollywood Reporter that Von Trier is using digital effects to map the top half of the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen & co on to the bottom halves of professional porn-star doubles. “We shot the actors pretending to have sex,” the producer says, “and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two. So above the waist it will be the star and below the waist it will be the doubles.” Oh, the life of a visual effects artist…
Beyond that, the film looks to be pushing less taboo boundaries, as Vesth told the trade that the films uses ‘double exposures and imposing words and symbols over the action,’ in a technique that one anonymous potential buyer called “groundbreaking… like nothing I’ve ever seen.” If the producer’s right, the film could turn out to be Von Trier’s masterpiece, as she says, “Lars has thrown everything in this one. It’s about religion, about God, about philosophy. There’s so much to talk about with this movie.” We’re excited, certainly. Nymphomaniac: Pt. 1 will open in Denmark on Christmas Day, with part two, and an international release, likely to follow in 2014.
I hope he’s got a good story to back up the shock tactics.
Check out the amazing 2012 documentary film, McCullin directed by David and Jacqui Morris. (You are not invited to the Gala)
This is the best documentary I’ve seen in a very long time. Seems to me that Don McCullin’s seen more than anyone on the planet. He systematically sought out access to the worst part of any war/conflict/disaster he visited, the story behind the above photo is tragic, but not nearly the worst in his legendary career. It’s a very hard watch.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years just dropped in Cannes, it’s called The Dance Of Reality.
Pathe: “Me being separated from my illusory self, I searched desperately for a path and a meaning for life.” This sentence perfectly defines the biographical project ‘Alexandro Jodorowsky:. restore the incredible adventure that was his life quest The film is an exercise in imaginary autobiography. Born in Chile in 1929, in the small town of Tocopilla, where the film was shot, Alejandro Jodorowsky was faced with a very tough and violent upbringing, in a family uprooted. Although the facts and figures are real, fiction than reality in a poetic world where the director reinvents his family, including his father the route to redemption, reconciliation of man and of his childhood. It paints by the existence of a fresco that exalts beyond all measure, the potential to be in order to push the boundaries of the imagination and of reason, and raise capital transformation of life lies within each of us.
This is the trailer for Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin, in competition this week in Cannes. It’s been described as a reflection of “an economic giant slowly being eroded by violence”, weaving together four strands, spanning the bustling southern metropolis of Guangzhou to rural townships.