If I see myself on screen, I know that I exist.– gabourey sidibe, the 84th annual academy awards (via ohonestly) In the end, this is what I think about most now that the Oscars have ended. This is a pretty important quote. Seems like something the Oscars kind of, maybe, actually don’t pay attention to. Especially when they do stuff like...
7 Days Left to Finance Mah Films! →
From the most recent update: Greetings, everybody! We’re now seven days away from the campaign coming to a close and I felt that it was a good time to post an update on what is ahead for these two projects over the next seven days: -Second rehearsal for “One Night Stand” tomorrow night. -Auditioning for the final lead in “Sharing of the Domestic Burden” on Thursday night. -Begin shooting...
Filmme Fatale: This is a DAMAGE MANUAL - a... →
filmme-fatale: What is it to be mentally healthy? Where does anxiety come from? Why is it so wrong to be angry, or sad, or to fight back? What’s your damage, anyway? This is a DAMAGE MANUAL wrapped over a week ago and I’m still processing its affect of me. In the span of an hour, these four women shook… Wow, I wish I could have seen this.
Pariah Snubbed By Oscars: The Breakout Film... →
Both The Help and Pariah featured black actresses demonstrating once again that race doesn’t play a factor when it comes to talent or range, yet only one film featured a plethora of Black talent behind the lens and portrayed a multidimensional, portrayal of oft-ignored Black experiences. Thus, it isn’t such a surprise that the one with the Black maids in the South came up a winner with the...
The Modest Film Podcast: House →
In which we talk about menstruation, menstrual blood, and diva cups for about six minutes. It’s somewhat related to the topic at hand.
Seriously, re-watch some episodes from the past year or two. Pay attention to...– POP FEMINIST PERBLOG: One thing that probably should have come up when I was talking about Maya Rudolph last night (via emilysyrja)
On the Descendants; or Postmodern Colonial Culture →
A professor I had wrote this brief article on The Descendants that I think is worth reading. I have heard inklings of how Hawai’i is presented within The Descendants in problematic ways. Here, Jason Sperb complicates the reading somewhat, but doesn’t appear to be convinced by the film. While the colonial gaze is always important to discuss (I personally think it’s pretty rampant...
The Modest Film Podcast: Julien Donkey-Boy →
Whoops! Forgot to post this. Our most recent podcast, where we talk about almost everything but Julien Donkey-Boy. Somehow, it makes sense. Perhaps our most modest. Next up is Houuuuuuse.
feministfilm: “The Other Side of the Gaze:... →
feministfilm: “The Other Side of the Gaze: Ethnographic Allegory in the Early Films of Maya Deren” (PDF) This paper examines Maya Deren’s first three films in which she appears as the central protagonist: Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), At Land (1944), and Ritual in Transfigured Time (1945). While…
I can go into an audition with my makeup and my hair and my lashes and come out...– Viola Davis on how people perceive her. (via nprfreshair)
$5 Dollars Away from $200 →
Thanks to incredible generosity from an anonymous donor, I’m currently $5 dollars away from my intended goal of $200. Only four folks have donated right now. This is huge. If we make $200, I know that I’ll actually be able do things I couldn’t have done previously. If we go past $200, I’ll definitely be able to rent equipment. Of course, there fees that Indiegogo and...
Filmy Internety Filmy Things.
I’ve been working on this film. I helped write it, I script supervised it, and now I’m in charge of social media aka kind of over my head. I’m pretty sure I was picked to do this because I always talk about my “tumblr friends.” Regardless, here’s a couple links to places where you can find information about our project via social media! Tumblr Facebook ...
Capital City Film Festival: CCFF Returns to... →
capcityfilmfest: Hey there cinephiles. It’s been a minute. We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Capital City Film Festival, happening April 12-15 throughout Lansing. Last year’s festival drew thousands of people to the capital city for Michigan-made and international films, lively discussions with…
So I Put up an Indiegogo... →
Hey everybody, The thing I hate the most about filmmaking is funding. I’m running around like mad currently trying to still attend class, work on making this filmy podcast work, and also try to get two last films off the ground before I finish school. The projects involve quite a few tumblr folks in some sort of capacity. The films that I’m trying to do are, in many ways, being made...
blight porn is the colonial gaze. it is a part of a discourse which aims to...– —negationparty (via rgr-pop)
Modest Film Podcast: Henri-Georges Clouzot's... →
This is a podcast that Echo and I have been working on. We tried an episode on Begotten, but it’s unedited. This time, we did a little editing, but both Echo and I had no clue how difficult it is for us to learn audio software. Buh. Apologies on the weird echoing noise. The next film we’ll be watching is Julien Donkey-Boy.
Total Film’s 100 Greatest Female Characters:... →
The stats: Out of Total Film’s list of the 100 Greatest Female Characters in movies… Only 79 have full names, and only 73 are listed by their full name. 6 are not human women, and 3 are not humanoid. 38 are a character in someone else’s story. 25 of those are primarily a love interest. Approximately 1/5 do not survive their film. Almost 1/2 are victimized or imperiled in their films, and...
I Want To Watch a Movie
frobeniusfilms: Click on the Movie Title to watch it. Reefer Madness Plan 9 From Outer Space The Brain From Planet Arous White Zombie Nosferatu The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Dementia 13 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The Horrors of Spider Island Please Murder Me Carnival of Souls Bride of the Gorilla Night of the Living Dead
Guerrilla Film-Fare →
On the other side of the coin is this collective of what I believe is exclusively undergraduate misfits that occupy whatever room they can on Tuesday nights to watch Trash films. Filmy things to spend your nights with in the area. Just passin’ along the info.