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Instant Stories: An Interview with Wim Wenders

An interview with Wim Wenders on the occasion of his exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery; Exhibition dates: 20 Oct 2017 - 11 Feb 2018

video © The Photographers' Gallery, 2017; images: Courtesy of Wim Wenders Foundation ; Courtesy of Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt a.M.; Courtesy Rüdiger Vogler; Wim Wenders' film excerpts Courtesy of Wim Wenders Foundation. All rights reserved.

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The Women Taking on the Macho World of Mariachi

Mariachi is a folkloric tradition as macho as it is Mexican. Eight years ago, Mireya Ramos and Shae Fiol sought to up-end convention and founded Mariachi Flor de Toloache, New York City’s first all-female mariachi band. With their bandmates Julie Acosta and Eunice Aparicio, the musicians traded in traditional mariachi skirts for homemade suits and created an empowering space for women while staying true to the music and spirit of mariachi.

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IN-SHADOW - A Modern Odyseey - Animated Short Film

Embark on a visionary journey through the fragmented unconscious of the West, and with courage face the Shadow. From Shadow into Light.

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”
-C.G. Jung

This film was created with earnest effort, diligence, and sacrifice. It is an urgent call to growth. If you are moved by the content, please SHARE.

Written, Directed & Produced by Lubomir Arsov
Original Soundtrack “Age of Wake” by Starward Projections
Composited by Sheldon Lisoy

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Spike Jonze Directs Incredible Live Dance Film on The Tonight Show

Filmmaker Spike Jonze adapted his new theatrical dance piece, Changers: A Dance Story, into a short film live on The Tonight Show Wednesday. Jonze shot the entire three-and-a-half-minute short film live on Fallon’s set.

The piece stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice Through the Looking Glass) and Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) and features choreography from Ryan Heffington.

Changers: A Dance Story is running at the La MaMa theater in New York City through September 15th. Net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and gypsy – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon. Here we see her behind the mask as a daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, alongside taking to the stage for a specially commissioned performance, with legendary hits including Pull Up to the Bumper and Slave to the Rhythm showcased in full.

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