Curator’s Pick: “Parting Glances”
Not quite Steve Buscemi’s big-screen debut—that honor goes to Eric Mitchell’s no-wave landmark The Way It Is (1985), alongside fellow first-timer Vincent Gallo and his stage comedy partner Mark Boone Jr.—Bill Sherwood’s Parting Glances (1986) is a “Curator’s Pick” and essential Pride Month viewing on Fandor. It’s the film that first got the world beyond NYC’s East Village to notice the firefighter-turned-actor.
Curator’s Pick: “A Fish in the Bathtub”
JAWS it ain’t, nor is it named WANDA. But the dinner-sized carp that plays the title role in Joan Micklin Silver’s A FISH IN THE BATHTUB causes plenty of ruckus in the lives of a Queens, NYC family that briefly comes apart at the seams after it takes up splashy residence in a spare bathroom.
INTERVIEW: Justin Zuckerman & Isadora Leiva on “Yelling Fire in an Empty Theater”
As its title implies, Yelling Fire in an Empty Theater captures the drama, chaos and compass-spinning search for purpose that consumes the life of its …
Last “House” From the Left: Obayashi’s Anti-War Trilogy
Best known by American cult-cinema obsessives for 1977’s “House,” Japanese filmmaker Nobohiku Obayashi’s late-career trio of pacifist epics are now on Fandor.