Tara Subkoff, once known for her outré fashion label Imitation of Christ, made her directorial debut at Cannes this year with #Horror, a film about cultural narcissism and cyber-bullying. The film stars 90s it-girls Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne and Lydia Hearst and it’s set inside a glass dream-house filled with artworks by the likes of Rob Pruitt, Urs Fischer and Dan Colen. The film is out November 20th in the meantime watch the trailer below.
Singer and composer Natasha Khan, whom you may know under the monicker Bat For Lashes, directed the short film entitled I Do. It will form part of Madly, the MTV feature project on the theme of love that will premiere at Toronto Film Festival next September. Other shorts in the feature include films directed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Sebastian Silva and Mia Wasikowska. In the meantime have a look at this short film she directed for YMC, soundtracked by an unreleased collaboration between Khan and Beck.
Sky Ferreira is working on “Masochism”, the follow-up LP to 2013′s “Night Time, My Time”. Recently she also announced another project: a film co-written with director and frequent collaborator Grant Singer. It’ll be out this summer, she said, and will be accompanied by a new song. In the meantime check the video for “Everything is embarassing” directed by Singer as well.
Altitude films is about to release a documentary about jazz-pop diva Amy Winehouse. The film is entitled “Amy” and was made by BAFTA-winner Asif Kapadia. “Amy” features interviews with her ex-lover Blake Fielder, Mos Def and her producer Salaam Remi. The film brings to light unseen, archive footage as well as previously unheard tracks. The complete documentary will be out on July 3rd, in the meantime watch the trailer below.
Crystal Moselle has been merging street culture with high fashion since moving to NYC years ago. Her long and short form films have been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival and in The New York Times. The Wolfpack, her new feature documentary, took the Grand Jury Prize for US documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film examines six teenage brothers who spent their lives locked away from society in a Manhattan housing project. All they know of the outside is gleaned from the movies they watch obsessively (and recreate meticulously). Yet as adolescence looms, they dream of escape, ever more urgently, into the beckoning world. Watch The Wolfpack reenact one of their favorite Oscar films, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Are you sitting? Good, then you’re ready for this: Sleater Kinney are releasing their first album in ten years on January 19/20 worldwide via Sub Pop Records, with North American and European tours to follow! “No Cities to Love” is now available for pre-order on CD / LP / DL through the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Sleater-Kinney’s website. A limited, deluxe edition on white, 180-gram vinyl will also be available. The deluxe LP version features a tri-fold jacket encased in an outer slipcover, and includes two bonus tracks on a single-sided 12” with an etching on the b-side, you know, for fanciness. Check their video for “Bury Our Friends” featuring Miranda July who also wrote the lyrics!
Get ready to swoon. It’s 1969, and a mysterious fainting sickness overtakes an English all-girl school in Carol Morley’s beguiling follow-up to Dreams of a Life. Shot through a delectably candy-coated lens by Agnès Godard (Beau Travail) with Everything But the Girl’s Tracey Thorn contributing angular melodies, syncopated to match the off-beat, bittersweet emotion, Morley has delivered another beguilingly distinctive film, this one about the peculiar, feverish realm of teenage girls. The film will be screened at London BFI Film Festival on October 11th, 13rd and 19th, head to the festival’s website to reserve your ticket!
Icelandic singer Bjork will attend the U.K. premiere of concert movie “Bjork: Biophilia Live” at the BFI London Film Festival, alongside directors Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton. The film will play on Oct. 9 at London’s Odeon West End as the Sonic Gala, the lead event for the fest’s music-inspired Sonic program of screenings and events. Clare Stewart, the festival’s director, said: “Bjork is a true innovator, collaborating with exceptional filmmakers and artists to produce intoxicating work at the intersection of music and film.”
ASVOFF is looking for films for the 7th edition which will run from November 21, 22 and 23rd at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the deadline has been shifted to September 30th. A curated selection from the Paris edition will be screened on ASVOFF’s international tour throughout the ear in destinations such as New York, Tokyo, Rome, Mexico City. Each year ASVOFF presents around 100 films, a short film competition, out of competition films, documentaries and feature films from over 50 countries in the world during a 3 day festival launched at the Centre Pompidou.