Category Archives: Film

the more noble instinct that aspires

I have been a fan of filmmaker and photographer Alex Soloviev ever since I stumbled upon his visual ode to Germany’s capital in Everyday Berlin. His new short film Highland Fairytale is an atmospheric and haunting visit to Catalunya’s most … Continue reading

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Undiscovered Territory

In 2013, we followed artist and filmmaker Doug Aiken’s transcontinental traveling light/art/music show as it made its way from New York City to San Francisco. Aiken’s train-based, 24 day nomadic art show included participation by artists as diverse as Ed … Continue reading

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Sometimes Paris can seem like one enormous movie set. Apparences is a beautiful, if somewhat surreal, video experiment directed by French duo Clarice et Maxine,who morphed iconic attractions and street scenes into a massive Potemkin Village.

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Everyday Berlin

Filmmaker Alex Soloviev directed, filmed and edited this wonderful visual poem to Berlin. Using handheld cameras, he followed locals and tourists alike to create a charming slice-of-life ode to Germany’s exciting capital.

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Reykjavik in Winter

If you’ve been tempted by glossy travel magazines to pay a visit to Reykjavik during the winter season, you best take a look at this video first. Filmed by Austrian journalists Sarah Brugner and Michael Luger, the short film captures … Continue reading

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How It’s Done

I’m a long time fan of writer George Saunders going back to his short story collections “CivilWar Land in Bad Decline” and “Pastoralia”. If you love great storytelling, whether you know Saunders’ work or not (but you should), this short … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Paris

This wonderful compilation combines some of the oldest film footage shot in Paris between 1877 and 1900, with contemporary video. Created by Yestervid, it also places each location on a map of the city.

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Station to Station

It’s not easy to make the New York Subway system seem inviting, but director Roddy Hyduk and the Snowday team managed to pull it off in the charming short called “Stations”. Somehow they managed to visit 120 of the 469 … Continue reading

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Goes Well With Beer

Dogfish Head is one of our best regional craft brewing companies. Now the microbrewery’s founder Sam Calagione has branched out in an entirely unexpected direction. The former college English major turned brewer has launched a print magazine called Pallet. The … Continue reading

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The Real Thanksgiving Story

This recently released film by French artist JR could not be more timely. The short film simply titled Ellis stars Robert De Niro and was written by Eric Roth. Ellis follows a young immigrant’s experience in search of a new … Continue reading

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