Weekend Do: Film edition

June 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

It may be so stormy this weekend that you are stuck inside with nothing to do. Or it may be so hot this weekend that you seek the air conditioning feel of a theater. Whatever the reason, forget the summer blockbusters and do check out these three films.

1. I love this brief story by my friend and videographer Matt Kirk, who’s been playing around with new ways of conveying a narrative. In his blog post here, he talks about not asking his subject straight up about being homeless. Instead he implies the heartache of homelessness by asking Mr. Eddie to talk about hunger.

2. The Other F Word is maybe one of the best documentaries I’ve seen. It’s so good! The film takes a look at several punk rockers of the late 80s and 90s who are now fathers and middle aged, the authority figures they rebelled against.

Some of these men pursue both the punk and family lifestyle, others let go of one. The film is funny, insightful, and very moving. Everyone’s story looks so different, and that’s a beautiful thing.

3. I’m pretty excited that one of my favorite youtube videos, Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers, has been made into a full-length movie, Sound of Noise. I haven’t yet had the chance to watch it, but it combines my love of percussion with using everyday objects creatively. Also, it looks delightfully absurd as they’ve turned the plot into a comedy-crime film where a bunch of drummers illegally play in city institutions.

Plus, this group was only able to turn this into a movie through the support of crowd-funding. Community art. Love it.

What are you watching lately or hope to watch?

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§ One Response to Weekend Do: Film edition

  • P. Graham says:

    These seem interesting! I’m actually traveling out of town this week but as long as my schedule permits, I think I may check them out :) Thanks for sharing!

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