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Erstwhile J.Crew model and father to Bjork’s children Matthew Barney is renowned as one of the strangest, most ambitious and certainly least thrifty artists in the world. His gorgeous, nauseating, head-scratchingly avant garde ‘Cremaster Cycle’ is a series of five feature length films that allegedly cost four million dollars to make.
SHAYE SAINT JOHN (USA) is a performer and video artist. Considered the GodMother of Absurdist Video Art, the character of Shaye exploded onto YouTube with a reality based horror show that defined the absurdity of the times. An ex-model, in a car crash and now outfitted with prosthetics, Shaye takes to the camera creating insane diets, working various angles to get back into the scene, and repeating unforgettable aphorisms mimicking the social media language that subsequently emerged.
Michael Keaton said in a recent interview that he has been speaking with Tim Burton about making Beetlejuice 2. During a junket for his latest film, Robocop, the actor told MTV that the sequel is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.
Jackie 60 is synonymous with underground NYC nightlife. Jackie 60 means art, performance, and satire, seasoned with sarcasm. Jackie 60 was created out of the fertile minds of Johnny Dynell and Chi Chi Valenti. Their years of involvement in the NYC nightclub scene lead them to create their own club in 1990, called Jackie 60. In a matter of months, Jackie 60 became the ultimate place to be on Tuesday night in NYC.
Jennifer Saunders has confirmed that she will begin work on a feature length film of classic sitcom Absolutely Fabulous in the new year.
Seven years in the making, five and a half hours long, shot with a cast of hundreds in an abandoned RV dealership in Los Angeles, a cathedral and defunct steel mill in Detroit, and a flooding replica of Norman Mailer’s house floating on a barge down the East River – Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s River of Fundament finally debuts with a world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music tomorrow night, playing through Sunday. It’s “a story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation, alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry.”
The Queen was filmed in NYC in 1967 and released in theaters in 1968. In 1967 it was illegal for men to dress as women. The documentary follows a 1967 Drag pageant judged by Andy Warhol among others. It stars Jack Doroshow aka Flawless Mother Sabrina, Richard Finochio aka Rachel Harlow and Crystal LaBeija. Crystal went on to start The House of LaBeija pageants which was the premise of the 90′s documentary “Paris is Burning.” In 1972 Richard Finochio underwent sex reassignment surgery to become Rachel Harlow, she began dating John B. Kelly, Grace Kelly’s brother. The relationship ended when John’s mother said she would disinherit him if he married Rachel. Rachel opened the Philadelphia night club “Harlow’s” in the 1970′s. The only person to surface since this classic film was made is Jack Doroshow when he was interviewed by James St. James on youtube. International Chrysis (1951-1990) can be seen as a teenage boy rehearsing dance numbers. These are the Queens who opened the doors for RuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race of today.
Technology has transformed the film industry considerably. With digital cable and various online video on demand services such as Itunes and Amazon, there are now more ways than ever to view films. This has cultivated a huge market for independent film, and it has changed the mainstream film industry. In an era where film festivals continue to have increasing importance on the direction the industry takes, it was only a matter of time before film festivals more completely integrated themselves with the internet. The first to do this is NuHo Online Film Festival. NuHo Film Festival runs from, from Feb. 7, 2014-Feb. 28, 2014. Spike Lee is NuHo’s keynote speaker
Well hello. This is Louis CK writing to you again to let you know about new stuff coming on my website. Mostly I would like to tell you that starting tomorrow (Wednesday the 29th) at noon, (New York time) my first movie “Tomorrow Night” will be available for download and streaming for the usual five dollars. As always you can buy it from anywhere in the world with no digital restrictions.
The great fashion models of the past 60 years — Christie Brinkley, Marisa Berenson, China Machado, Isabella Rossellini, Jerry Hall and many more — tell their stories in this candid, lively and dishy behind-the-scenes exploration of what it means to be the object of our dreams.