Not exactly the Four Musketeers, this goofy bunch reveals a surplus of issues, whether it’s the girlfriends they want to get back together with, a need to pull annoying pranks, or completely empty pockets. For the longest time, I simply marveled at the lip garnish flaunted by Mssrs. Crombey and Saint-Macary, and I wasn’t alone. The film, as one Letterboxd user enthused: “Beautifully captures what it was like to have a mustache in the 1970s.”
Having a hard time keeping your cool this summer? The world is on fire, the air conditioner is sputtering, and the misery index is off the charts. Take heart, Fandor is here to show you how much worse it could be in their “Cruel Summer” 28-movie collection.
A besotted dream of a very clean tramp, THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER is also a throwback to a particular kind of half-logy, umber-infused, myth-laden European arthouse cinema layered thick with obscure portents and kept aloft with lyrical fantasy interludes. It’s so old-fashioned that it’s practically new again.
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.
Walking nearly non-stop through the “real-time” 90 minutes of A SINGLE GIRL (1995), Virginie Ledoyen was 19 when the movie was released, a year after she appeared as a rebellious, lovestruck teenager in Olivier Assayas’ COLD WATER. Streaming this month as a Curator’s Pick on Fandor, the film no longer feels like a gimmick, as it did to some critics at the time.
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.