On the short list of movies made about movies that were never made, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno sits near the top. It’s a fascinating descent into the perilous rabbit hole of artistic madness, an object lesson in the dangers of an auteur gone wild. It’s not unique in this regard…
The 1986 documentary, now streaming on Fandor in their “No Wristband Required” collection, makes an easy introduction to jazz legend Sonny Rollins in his mid-50s, with concert performances in upstate New York and Japan, plus a conversation between filmmaker Robert Mugge, Rollins and his wife Lucille in Central Park.
This month, Fandor streams a 34-film collection of rock’n’roll movies—and other jukebox favorites—with lots of juicy live performance footage and close encounters with icons and underground heroes (and heroines). Play these six highlights LOUD.
Keyframe spoke recently with the Austrian writer-director about his experiences in Salzburg, the ideas that shaped his footage, and why he really dislikes zoos! As a bonus, the filmmaker also talked about the unusual saga of his 2015 documentary HELMUT BERGER, ACTOR.
Essential documents of what now seems almost a fantastical time and place—San Francisco from the late 1960s into the early ’80s—THE COCKETTES (2002) and WE WERE HERE (2011) respectively tell the stories of the outrageous glitter-bombed, gender-bent performance troupe and a heroic response to the harrowing impact of the AIDS epidemic on a blindsided populace. Keyframe catches up with filmmaker David Weissman.
For the two men performing Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” in the documentary ME TO PLAY, that imperative echoes through the towering Irish modernist playwright’s often-quoted line (from his 1953 novel “The Unnamable”): “You must go on. I can’t go on. I’ll go on.”
Ep 75: Andrew J. Morgan & Nick Nummerdor, Co-Directors of “Sleeze Lake: Vanlife at its Lowest and Best”
Sleeze Lake comes exclusively to Fandor on June 28. In the 1970s, the custom van craze was sweeping America. Van clubs began to form all …
Lisa Pelletier discusses the role of sex therapists. For more information and resources related to Broken Vows: Stories of Separation, visit brokenvowsfilm.com. Broken Vows: Stories of Separation, the …