Performance

Jeff Mills – Exhibitionist (2004)

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The ideas and concept behind Exhibitionist originate as far back as early 1996. As Jeff Mills constantly searches for new innovative territory, he arrived at this subject of simulating himself to appear in multiple locations at the same time because of time confliction’s and an overload of DJ booking request from around the world. Jeff’s first inquisition was to use the 3 dimensional projection format called Holographs. A transparent ghostlike projection where a free-floating image is unsupported by a backdrop screen. After quite extensive research and inquiring Jeff discovered that the technology was not yet at a consumer friendly stage where projecting in the average club setting would be a difficult and complex task. He discovered and rested at the idea of simply filming his DJ performance using a high grade digital tape that would serve the objective just as well and is more compatible for current live performances conditions. Read More »

Carmelo Bene – Salome (1972)

Synopsis:
A psychedelic re-telling of the biblical story. Salome is the daughter of the second wife of King Herod. The King is infatuated with her and after she fails to seduce the prophet John (The Baptist) she dances for the King in order to ask for his execution. The story is told in a bizarre way of fast cuts, repetitive dialogue and extreme satire. Read More »

Matthew Akers & Jeff Dupre – Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Synopsis
This feature-length documentary film follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. To be given a retrospective at one of the world’s premiere museums is, for any living artist, the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more – it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: ‘But why is this art?’ Read More »

Larry Peerce – The Big T.N.T. Show (1966)

Synopsis:
Originally billed as “The T.A.M.I. Show II” in preview hype, this concert sequel produced by Phil Spector (who also appears) and filmed at the Moulin Rouge Theater in Hollywood, CA features performances by Joan Baez, The Byrds, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Donovan, The Lovin’ Spoonful, David McCallum, Roger Miller, The Modern Folk Quartet, The Ronettes, Sky Saxon of the Seeds and Ike and Tina Turner. Read More »

Martin Scorsese – Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese’ captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, ‘Rolling Thunder’ is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Read More »

Jack Smight – The Sound of Miles Davis (1959)

The DVD also unearths the group’s entire 26 minute in-session appearance on “Robert Herridge Theatre: The Sound of Miles Davis,” a CBS television program recorded in 1959 and broadcast in 1960. Read More »

Michael Haneke – Così fan tutte (2013)

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Who loves whom in Così fan tutte, Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s cruelly comic reflection on desire, fidelity and betrayal? Or have the confusions to which the main characters subject one another ensured that in spite of the heartfelt love duets and superficially fleetfooted comedy nothing will work any longer and that a sense of emotional erosion has replaced true feelings? Così fan tutte is a timeless work full of questions that affect us all. The Academy Award-winning director Michael Haneke once said that he was merely being precise and did not want to distort reality. Read More »