CRUMBS from Lanzadera Films.From Spanish writer-director Miguel Llanso, this is a 68 minute Spain-Ethiopia-Finland co-produced science fiction love story from Ethiopia. And it looks like it is going to be one of the best films to come out in ages.
From Drag City: Starting in the midst of film's 1940s avant-garde heyday, Harrington made two deeply intuitive and evocative films: Fragment of Seeking, and Picnic, which were heralded by the likes of Maya Deren and Christopher Isherwood. He became a Hollywood insider, working as assistant for Jerry Wald while still keeping a foot in the world of experimental film, collaborating with Kenneth Anger on Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome. As a director, he made the cult classic Night Tide, worked in the Roger Corman stable, and helmed several distinctive horror films including Games and What's the Matter With Helen? In the 1980s he began what he called his descent down the "slippery slope" of television work and soon found himself directing episodes of Charlie's Angels and Dynasty.
From Light-Saraf Films: Calvin Black was a folk artist who lived in California's Mojave Desert and created more than 80 life-size female dolls, each with its own personality, function, and costume. He also built the "Bird Cage Theater," where the dolls perform and sing in voices recorded by the artist. The film works on two levels. One is the documentation of the artist's legacy and commentary on women: grotesque female figures moving in the desert wind and the theater with its frozen "actresses," protected by his widow from a world she views as hostile. The other is the re-creation of the artist's vision through the magic of film, as the camera enables the dolls to move and sing and brings theater to life as the artist imagined it.
"In 1966 Uncle Art Linkletter invited Bruce Conner and me to be on his show and give him the word about the difference between Art and Dirty Movies. It was one of those typical L.A. trips. The guy that drove us to and from the airport talked non stop about the laws on buying fully automatic weapons." - Ben Van Meter
Berlin-Charlottenburg, April 10, 1917
You made me unhappy.
I bought your "Metamorphosis" as a gift for my cousin. But, she is incapable of understanding the story. My cousin gave it to her mother who doesn't understand it either. The mother gave the book to my other cousin, who also didn't find an explanation. Now they have written to me: They expect me to explain the story to them as I am the doctor in the family. But I am at a loss.
Sir! I have spent months in the trenches exchanging blows with the Russians without batting an eyelid. But I could not stand losing my good name with my cousins. Only you can help me. You must do it, as you are the one who landed me in this mess. So please tell me what my cousin should think about "Metamorphosis."
Most respectfully yours,
Dr. Siegfried Wolff