Wednesday, July 30, 2014

God Grew Tired of Us

Great film about a group of guys from Sudan who come to the US. They've never used electricity, eaten junk food; it's heart-warming and fascinating. They've also been through a lot before this point...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Alive Inside

A clip from this film had gone viral via Reddit and YouTube; I re-watched it the other night for no particular reason and subsequently realized that the full feature was playing in NYC for a few days.

So I went and saw it and teared up a few times. For me it was a very moving film.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

THE SHORT GAME - Official Trailer

Personally I'm not that interested in golf, but the personalities of the kids who compete in this film captivated me.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Here we get to know a French illustrator/cartoonist who experienced Germany under Hitler, became a noted children's book illustrator, then was ostracized because he also did erotic art. His art's amazing and he's fascinating.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Man on Wire

Incredible story of a French man who wants to walk a wire between the Twin Towers. That alone would be interesting enough, but additionally, this guy's passion is infectious.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Finding Vivian Maier

I'd heard about this- Vivian Maier, took tons of beautiful street photos and they were discovered after her death, many undeveloped. This film is about that and also what her life was like.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lost Angels: Skid Row is my Home

I'm fascinated by lifestyles that are outside the norm. In that respect this film reminds me of "Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa" and "Dark Days".

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Beautiful Losers

I recently watched "Cutie and the Boxer" and thought of "Beautiful Losers", which I saw a few years ago. It was pretty inspiring and motivating for my own art practice. Essentially this film follows a group of artists who kept doing their art and found some success. It's not all roses though...

Beautiful Losers film trailer from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The White Diamond

Herzog is a master, and this film is one of my favorites from him. With Herzog we follow an engineer whose dream is to build an airship to fly over rain forest canopy. It's not very easy.

"Cinemania", full film on Vimeo

"Cinemania", the first film I wrote about on this blog, is on Vimeo in full:

Cinemania from Stephen Kijak on Vimeo.