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Ti West on DOGVILLE

Posted by Cole Smithey on March 6, 2015 in Cinema, Culture, Film, Filmmaking | Permalink
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Bill Evans: House Concert

Posted by Cole Smithey on March 6, 2015 in Culture, Jazz, Music | Permalink
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Kino Lorber Releases This Ain't No Mouse Music!

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Kino Lorber Releases This Ain't No Mouse Music!, a documentary about folk music pioneer Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records

Award-winning documentary exploring Strachwitz's life-long journey in search of the roots of American regional music styles will be released on DVD March 10thwith bonus features including deleted scenes
"I dare you not to tap your feet." - Andy Webster, The New York Times

"Infectiously enjoyable." - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"A masterpiece!" - Bonnie Raitt
 
NEW YORK, NY - March 5, 2015 - Kino Lorber announces the DVD release ofTHIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC!, a film by Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling about roots music icon Chris Strachwitz who, through his Arhoolie Records label, introduced many Americans to their rich and vibrant musical heritage that extended well beyond what could be heard on the usual Top 40 stations.

Born in Germany, Strachwitz was introduced to American music after hearing it on Armed Forces Radio, and gained an appreciation for the roots and continuing traditions of regional American musical styles that many Americans themselves had often taken for granted, or never heard at all. This critically acclaimed documentary follows Strachwitz on his cross-country journey as he continues his passionate, ongoing search for America's music. 

THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC! features such music legends as Michael Doucet, Flaco Jiménez, Treme Brass Band, Richard Thompson, Big Mama Thornton, Taj Mahal, Lightnin' Hopkins, Country Joe McDonald, and Ry Cooder, among others.

Set to street on March 10, THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC! comes to DVD with a SRP of $24.95, and bonus features including the trailer and 34 minutes of deleted scenes.

The film had its world premiere at SXSW and was named a Top Ten Audience Favorite at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival. It was also an Official Selection at other film festivals including Melbourne International Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Dallas Video Fest 26, and the New Zealand International Film Festival.

 
THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC! 
Directors: Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling 
Genre: Music Documentary 
DVD Street Date: March 10
DVD SRP: $24.95 
DVD UPC: 738329159122

1.78:1, 16x9 / 92 minutes / English / 2.0 Stereo / Color


BONUS FEATURES: 
Deleted Scenes (34 minutes) 
Trailer







About Kino Lorber:

With a library of 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.

Posted by Cole Smithey on March 5, 2015 | Permalink
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Put Your Phone Down - Music Video

Posted by Cole Smithey on March 5, 2015 in Culture, Current Affairs, Politics | Permalink
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Kino Classics Releases Roger Vadim's Vice and Virtue

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Kino Classics Releases Roger Vadim's Vice and Virtue 
starring Annie Girardot, Robert Hossein, Catherine Deneuve and O.E. Hasse

Available on Blu-ray and DVD March 17th, digitally restored in HD by Gaumont


"Reveals the wild young French director in characteristic form." 
- The New York Times
 
NEW YORK, NY - March 2, 2015 - Kino Classics is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Roger Vadim's VICE AND VIRTUE (1963), a stylized re-telling of the Marquis de Sade'sJustine set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of France starring Annie Girardot, Robert Hossein, Catherine Deneuve and O.E. Hasse.

Previously unavailable on home video, virtually unseen in the United States since its original release, VICE AND VIRTUE is a significant rediscovery for American audiences. The film will become available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 17, 2015, with a SRP of $29.95 for the Blu-ray and $24.94 for the DVD, and includes the original theatrical trailer.

 
A cinematic enfant terrible, Vadim (Blood and RosesBarbarella) has never been properly evaluated as a filmmaker, since the content of his playfully erotic films is usually overshadowed by his relationships with the stars:  Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, and Jane Fonda. But VICE AND VIRTUE reveals a more serious side Vadim's craft, a highly stylized (perhaps over-ambitious) attempt to retell the Marquis De Sade'sJustine in the midst of the Nazi Occupation of Paris.

The film tells the story of two sisters who navigate very different courses as they struggle to survive within the morally corrupt fascist regime. Juliette (Annie Girardot, The Piano Teacher) is surrounded by the spoils of war, being the mistress of an SS colonel (Robert Hossein). Meanwhile, Justine (Catherine Deneuve, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), whose husband is seized by fascists on their wedding day, is taken to a chateau in the country, where she is groomed to become a concubine for the Nazi elite.

Had he been a member of the French New Wave, which was in its heyday as VICE AND VIRTUE was released, perhaps Vadim's film would be better known today. But a jet-setter like Vadim was out-of-place among the scruffy self-taught filmmakers of the nouvelle vague. And since this was a bombastic costume epic, filled with Sturm und Drang, and not an emotionally frank low-budget drama, Vadim's clever manipulations of cinema -- audacious compositions, unconventional editing, striking production design -- went largely unnoticed.

Digitally restored in HD by Gaumont, with newly-translated English subtitles, VICE AND VIRTUE promises to be a revelation for those who think of Vadim as a purveyor of softcore fantasy.

 

 VICE AND VIRTUE
Director: Roger Vadim
Starring: Annie Girardot, Robert Hossein, Catherine Deneuve, and O.E. Hasse
Screenplay: Roger Vailland and Roger Vadim
Music by Michel Magne
Produced by Alain Poiré

Genre: Drama
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 17, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95
Blu-ray UPC: 738329162627
DVD UPC: 738329162528

Includes original theatrical trailer
French with Optional English subtitles

France / 1963 / B&W / 106 mins. / 2.35:1 / Mono
About Kino Lorber:

With a library of 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.

Posted by Cole Smithey on March 2, 2015 in Culture, DVD, Erotica | Permalink
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THE CRAMPS at THE MUDD CLUB

Posted by Cole Smithey on March 2, 2015 in History, Music | Permalink
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Ryan Gosling & Nicolas Winding Refn in Cannes: "DRIVE"

Posted by Cole Smithey on March 2, 2015 in Celebrity , Culture, Film Festivals, Filmmaking | Permalink
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Jon Gold on "Breaking The Set" 1/9/14

Posted by Cole Smithey on March 1, 2015 in Politics | Permalink
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The Sex Pistols In Manchester

Sex Pistols

Posted by Cole Smithey on March 1, 2015 in Culture, Punk | Permalink
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