The official trailer for Dog Sweat, an Independent Spirit Award nominee, which opens at New York’s Quad Cinema tonight! Shot underground in Tehran, it is one of my favorite films; it has inspired me as a filmmaker, a storyteller, an activist, and as a human. Read my review from the 2010 LAFF film festival.
(Goodbye First Love played the main slate at the 2011 New York Film Festival and opens at BAM next month)
I wanted to fall in love with Goodbye First Love (and I liked the film, I even adored many of its parts), but my ultimate relationship is filled with more respect than amour. Directed by aptly named Mia Hansen-Love, the film begins with a passionate if quietly volatile teenage romance between the serious and intense fifteen-year-old Camille and the college aged livelier Sullivan. We meet the lovers in the first scene of the film; they are having a romp is Sullivan’s studio apartment, but Sullivan is already planning a trip of unknown duration back to South America.
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Sunday night, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Ace hotel hosted a free screening of Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre on Tour. The aforementioned Manhattan cool kids/hip tourists spot lived up to it’s reputation to this first time visitor (though showing free movies on Sunday is a pretty great way to cozy up to me). It was my second time seeing the film, and if you didn’t see Le Tigre live, like me, this is certainly the next best thing. However, the risk of making such a statement is that it could downplay that the film, directed by Kerthy Fix, is also an insightful, funny, and well-made documentary that stands on its own as a great example of non-fiction story telling (so luckily I included that qualifier!).
Of course, loving Le Tigre’s music or feminism doesn’t hurt, but even if you don’t know about the band or feminism, there’s a good chance you are going to come away with a love of, an appreciation for, and at the least, knowledge of both (half the battle, right?), thanks in large part to the fact that the women of Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna, Joanna Fateman, and JD Samson are charming, funny and endearing people on which to base a film. And while I want to say that the trio make excellent spokespeople for feminism, I really can’t because no one person can speak for the movement, or even three people who make rad beats, but they can certainly give a glimpse into what it means to be a feminist and a feminist artists, and that’s something that is often not shown. Not only is feminism often treated like a four letter word, frankly, it’s just as often misunderstood (and the two, of course, go hand in hand). Also, when most movies don’t pass The Bechdel test, it’s BEYOND refreshing to see a film featuring more than two women, who do indeed talk to each other, and not about men, unless of course the men to which they refer are touring with them and expressing a strong desire to do battle with a shark.