Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Ashes of American Flags is a new film presenting Wilco live in concert during their 2008 tour. Culled from concerts in five quintessentially American venues - Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, The Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. – the film captures the energy, poignancy and musicality of a Wilco concert and tour. Directed and produced by Brendan Canty and Christoph Green (Sunken Treasure, Burn to Shine).
Check out the trailer HERE
Posted by Chris Brown at 3:42 PM
Friday, March 20, 2009
For the intrepid, Far West Texas is an unforgettable place, far from the world, urging visitors back time and again to its awe-inspiring wildness and serenity. Particularly, there is Marfa, home to Marfa Film Festival, coming April 29 - May 3, 2009.
Marfa is a small town alone on a high plateau, a place defined by a history of separation, where life proceeds at its own distinct pace as a harmony of antithesis: cowboy culture and high-art. Designed as a gasp of fresh air, Marfa Film Festival is a retreat far away from the chaotic and competitive environments found on the festival circuit. It's a get-a-way that is truly WAY out there.
For five magical days there will be screenings of films that transcend time with indelible images and engaging storytelling, reminding us that the art of cinema can change our lives and renew the world.
Posted by Chris Brown at 7:46 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Raygun, the alternative music+style magazine first published in 1992, came along at a time when I was starting to experiment with my own design aesthetic. Although I hold deep admiration for original designer/art director David Carson, I feel the magazine's true style did not come into it's own until guys like Chris Ashworth, Robert Hales & Jerome Curchod stepped on board.
Posted by Chris Brown at 12:42 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
“Better Trends” by The Japanese Motors. The video follows the band into the streets of San Francisco on their hopeless, tongue and cheek search for a “better trend.” As the video progresses you travel through a variety of trend and fad graveyards, such as thrift stores and the now omnipresent vintage clothing boutique. The video eventually leads their search back to themselves and into a world of layered sun bleached video tape. You should be warned, this video was made in traditional no budget music video style with a baby stroller, boom box, skateboard and other antiquated tools of deception. Lo-Fi at it's finest.
Posted by Chris Brown at 8:41 AM