April 26th, 2009

Chris Keeley

A Director Content to Wander On By DENNIS LIM THIRTY years ago, when he was a student at New York U

A Director Content to Wander On
By DENNIS LIM

THIRTY years ago, when he was a student at New York University, Jim Jarmusch used some scholarship money meant for tuition to make a movie called “Permanent Vacation.” Like many first films, it is a little awkward and more than a little precious. But viewed today this imperfect debut also sums up the themes of his career: it gets across the sense of being a stranger at home and the empathy for life on the margins, and it even offers a kind of manifesto about the art of storytelling. “What’s a story anyway?” its protagonist muses, “except one of those connect-the-dots drawings that in the end forms a picture of something?”

http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/452877/The-Limits-of-Control/trailers

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Chris Keeley

Synesthesia: Genesis P-Orridge (1997-2001)

Synesthesia: Genesis P-Orridge (1997-2001)

http://www.ubuweb.com/film/oursler_p-orridge.html




Synesthesia: Genesis P-Orridge (1997-2001)

Synesthesia: Genesis P-Orridge
Tony Oursler... Synesthesia: Genesis P-Orridge (1997-2001, 90:29 min, color, sound) at UBUWEB Film & Video. "...Tony Oursler's Synesthesia project features interviews with twelve legendary figures in the downtown music, performance and art scenes: John Cale, Thurston Moore, Dan Graham, Genesis P-Orridge, Kim Gordon, Glenn Branca, Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega, and Arto Lindsay. These works were originally included as one element of Oursler and Mike Kelley's multimedia installation The Poetics Project. These conversations reveal fascinating insights and anecdotes from some of the most influential figures in the experimental rock and art underground of the 1970s and '80s, from pre-punk innovators to post-punk icons, from industrial and avant-garde music to noise bands and No Wave."