This blog started as a photo-a-day blog in 2006, October 2009 it become an official WHAT-NOT blog and/or random thoughts from a Filmmaker blog.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Sundance Film Festival 2010. Went and saw Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child with my art group. The best part of the film was watching him paint. The film was not as good his art. Fame and money I am sure are not super easy to deal with. Sad to see him go, dead from drugs at 27 years of age. We all need to find peace with ourselves, not sure that makes sense. RIP.

Friday, January 29, 2010

This quote from the Sundance Film Festival 2010 Program,

“As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, Bhutto evolved from pampered princess to polarizing politician battling tradition and terrorism in the most dangerous country on Earth.”

“Bhutto” is an amazing film. I loved this film and learned so much. Technically the film was brilliant but sometimes the sign of a real brilliant film is that you do not utter a word of the film technically. At the Q and A there was only talk of Bhutto, Pakistan and what a wonderful role model this woman was for women and really for everybody. I did not move for 2 hours, she is an amazing woman, I recommend this film highly.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop

At the Sundance Film Festival got to see the “Banksy” film “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” It was good fun. A wacky film that is just as much about the filmmaker as it is about the subject, Banksy and street art in general. Well supposedly Banksy was in town and painted this wall in downtown Park City, I think a very nice piece by the way. Anyway, I had some fun in line with some people that wanted me to sign a petition to have Park City “CIty” not paint over Banksy’s art work. I argued that that was the whole point you can not make Banksy’s art legal, that is his whole shtick, he is a street artist. The film is worth seeing, Banksy was brilliant and the filmmaker was a super treat to watch too.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alusa / Fidalis

A new art project.
They were brilliant.
More about these guys and the project soon.
(check out more photos here from session number 1)


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