Monthly Archives: April 2011

Blank City (Official Trailer)

Blank City

Documentary – 94min

directed by Celine Danhier


Blank City by French filmaker Celine Danhier captures the do-it-yourself No Wave and Cinema of Transgression movement of the late 1970’s and early 80’s.


• May 4 (one day only!) @ The Little Theatre – Rochester NY

• Opens Friday, May 6 @ Denver Film Center – Denver CO

• May 13 (one day only!) @ The Cleveland Museum of Art – Cleveland OH

• Opens Friday, May 13 @ The Plaza Theater – Atlanta GA

• Opens Friday, May 20 @ Cable Car Cinema – Providence RI

• Opens Friday, May 20 @ Landmark Kendall Square – Boston MA

• Opens Friday, May 27 @ Landmark Nuart – Los Angeles CA

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via Denny Brown Music |

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Ground Control to Major Tron

Short documentary about the man behind Melbourne’s iconic street act the “Sonic Manipulator”.

Filmed and edited in a day as part of the 15/15 International Film Festival, the film went on to win best documentary and best editing. It was also recently invited to become a part of the Australian National Film Archive.

by Jim Tracy

Visit The Sonic Manipulator

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Letters of Note: Tchaikovsky was an awesome composer

In January of 2011, chief music critic at the The New York TimesAnthony Tommasini, concluded a two week project in which he discussed the world’s finest composers by unveiling a list he had personally compiled: Top 10 classical music composers in history. (For reference, his top 10 went like this: 1. Bach; 2. Beethoven; 3. Mozart; 4. Schubert; 5. Debussy; 6. Stravinsky; 7.Brahms; 8. Verdi; 9. Wagner; and 10. Bartok.) As can be expected, much discussion was generated by his list, but it was the following written response from 8-year-old Lucas Amory — son of noted violists Misha Amory and Hsin-Yun Huang — that really stood out.

Eloquent, informed, and adorable.

Image: The New York Times
via Letters of Note 


Hi Mr Tommasini,

I read about you in the newspaper. Like you, I adore music. So I’ve written two lists: The 10 Greatist Composers and: The Ones I Like Best. Lets start with 10 Greatist:

1, 2, 3: You’re right about those: Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart.
4: I disagree about that; I’d go with Haydn. Haydn is as good as Mozart, but goes with 4.
4A: If I hurt your feelings I’m sorry. 
5: This one my dad chose for me: Schubert. I gotta say, I’ll have to agree. I don’t know why, but I’ll do it.
6: This is hard. I’ll go with Brahms. He was supposed to be lower but when I learned he burned his music…
7: Tchaikovsky. Most definaly. He was an awesome composer. 
8, 9: Chopin is 8. Schumanns nine. 
10: Lizst?


1. Even though my favorite piece is Tchaikovskys Violin Concerto, someone else is beside him: Schumann. Schumann wins. 


1A: Uh-huh you get the picture
2: Tchaikovsky.
3: Rachmaninoff.
4: Lizst
5: Chopin
6: Schubert
7: You won’t believe it: Paganini
8: Rossini
9: Prokoviev
10: Grieg

Well, that’s about it. 


Lucas Amory

P.S. I go to Lucy Moses School. I’m 8 years old.



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