Saturday, March 28, 2009

Martin Iles: Three On Sunday

I forgot to add this to The Weekender, so I thought I'd give it some special attention, since Martin always picks such interesting films. The event starts at 10:30 PM, Sunday night at Dan's Silverleaf. Here's the rundown:

Run Wrake, 2005 (8 min. 30 sec.)

“When a boy and girl find an idol in the stomach of a rabbit, great riches follow, but for how long?”

Using scanned 1950s educational stickers and drawings by illustrator Geoffrey Higham (whose work is often associated with British author Enid Blyton), Wrake creates a beautiful and disturbing short animated film.

Werner Herzog, 1977 (31 min.)

In 1976, scientists predicted a volcano eruption that would destroy Guadeloupe. The island was evacuated; the newspapers reported that one man refused to leave. Herzog immediately arrived with a small crew in order to be on hand for the end. This fascinating study of imminent disaster and the man “who stays” is one of Herzog’s major works.

Bootleg Compilation, 1966 – 1987 (90min.)

A compilation featuring some of Leonard Cohen's earliest interviews on the Canadian television show "This Hour Has Seven Days", live performances from the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, an excerpt from the film "Dynamite Chicken," duets with Judy Collins, and his 1985 appearance on Miami Vice.


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