Tag Archives: Film

Werner Herzog… eating shoes, fearing chickens, and exploring the desolation of mankind with hypnotised actors

It’s not at all how I intended to spend this evening, but, thanks to stumbling on an epic Metafilter post about Werner Herzog, I’m now jumping around between the 43 of his films which can be found streaming online. At the moment, I’m knee deep in Herz aus Glas (Heart of Glass), Herzog’s 1976 film […]

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Davy Rothbart on following hunches, being persistent, ceding control, and beating David Duchovny to the punch: The story of Medora

This Thursday night, the documentary Medora will be making its Michigan debut at Ann Arbor’s historic Michigan Theater. The film, which is the most recent production of Found Magazine’s Davy Rothbart, is ostensibly about a small town basketball team’s seemingly impossible struggle to break a two-year losing streak. As you quickly realize when you watch […]

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Donald Harrison to launch FUSE: Mobile Microcinema series with A2Awesome grant

A few days ago, the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation handed over $1,000 in cash to local filmmaker Donald Harrison, who had applied for a grant in order to launch a new local film series. After our meeting, I took the opportunity to ask ask Donald a few questions about the local film scene, and his […]

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Benicio del Toro’s upcoming film “A.K.A. Jimmy Picard” to feature the puppetry work of Ypsilanti’s super-talented Dreamland Theater crew

One day earlier this winter, as I was making my way around town, pushing my sleeping son in his stroller, I decided to turn down Washington Street and see if I could find Naia Venturi, the owner of Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater. Fortunately, she heard me knocking on the door, and came out from behind the […]

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The Ypsi Film Shootout

A few weeks ago, upon hearing that a local film competition was being planned, I submitted a list of questions to the organizers. Well, I just received the following answers from Mark Ducker, the man behind the Ypsi 24-Hour Film Shootout. (As his response came in the form of one long message, I’ve broken it […]

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