In honor of my graduating from Emerson, in honor of my having completed Superconnected, in honor of adding to the Surreal Moviez anthology film, in honor of it being 5 in the morning, I made this movie. So long everything I've come to know day-to-day these last three and a half years. You'll be missed and you won't be. It's an odd feeling. So this is an odd film. It's about nostalgia and about home intermingling with where you are when you're not home. It's the unofficial ending of Tron Wayne Gacy and the official ending of my stay in Boston. I'm in a weird place right now. Enjoy!
Friday, May 6, 2011
Here's the trailer for Tron Wayne Gacy the film I just finished with the help of the Films from the Margins crew. Thank you Sean Van Deuren, Alysha Currie, Alexandra Maiorino, Noah Aust & Kyle McDonald. Thank you to Rae Mathias for saving this film. Thank you Jean-Luc Godard for filling my head with so much skullduggery over the years. You're still my hero, even if maybe you've gone mad! And thank you to Tucker Johnson who makes all of my movies possible by being the greatest collaborator and friend in Boston. Seriously I would get nothing done without him giving up all his spare time and helping me get these movies made. He's the greatest and you really ought to give him your money and support so he can make wicked genre films that will blow your mind. In the meantime, you'll have to settle for this movie, which he gives a very good performance in. And here's the misleading trailer!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Hey, so when J. Tillman isn't crafting absolutely jaw-dropping folk music on his own, the kind of thing that make stupid kids like me make movies to fit around them, he plays drums and sings for a little outfit called Fleet Foxes, who I think are really starting to catch on. Anyway, their new record is called Helplessness Blues and it's one of the greatest things ever made by human beings. There are songs on it that are just as good as the best of J's solo work. I'm posting this idea here first so no one else takes it, note the date plagiarizers: the album is the soundtrack to a film about the Spanish Civil War that no one has made yet. Why haven't they made it? Because I'm poor and busy. I'm being silly, but give me 12 million dollars and I'd make a film that would attempt to do justice to the mountains of infinite gorgeousness and timeless swelling of voices that is Helplessness Blues. Go buy it, hold it in your hand, you'll feel better. Oh, while I'm plugging for people who inspire me, go buy Nine Types Of Light by TV On the Radio as well, because that kicks ass and those guys couldn't be any nicer if they tried. It looks like once again I'll have to choose between Fleet Foxes and TV On The Radio for album of the year, like I did in 2008. Not that anyone's complaining, but seriously get ahold of these albums. They're gifts.