Sunday, September 23, 2007

Well, week two of the New York Film Festival press screenings will start... last week was so incredibly packed. Not just the NY Film Festival, but the IFP Market and Conference. A lot of movies seen, plus numerous encounters with people.

Some movies finally opened: one was Tata Amaral's "Antonia" which played as part of the Brazilian film series at MoMA. It's a "small" movie, but utterly delightful, and (like "Once" and "Colma") a "musical" which isn't some Broadway-bound contraption.

Two screeners arrived, and Larry and i watched them: TLA is releasing a "film" version of the off-off-Broadway hit "Naked Boys Singing!" and there is a "film" directed by Jeremy Kagan of the William Gibson one-woman show "Golda's Balcony" (starring Valerie Harper). After seeing what can be done with digital (a recent film like Jia Zhangke's "Still Life"), to come across these... it's not even a regression, it's simply confounding! I have no idea what audience there is for these pieces... rather obviously, these works were done as a rexcording of these performances....

But right now, the audience for these works would seem to be on television... but not theatrical.

But this week, seeing some of the projects that were in progress at the IFP Market, and attending some of the conference sessions, this whole issue of where to situate your work is crucial.

There's more (much more) to discuss with all this.

One thing: i did post my survey of Delphine Seyrig's work on the IMDB Classic Film Board. And now i want to complete the article i started about her.


Blogger George Robinson said...

The audience for the Kagan is my readership -- middle-class middlebrow Jews who are looking for some painless positive reinforcement for their love of Israel by indulging in nostalgia for the '60s and '70s when Israel were the 'good guys,' before moral ambiguity took over.

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