From Dazed Digital:
Our first theatre Visionaries to date are Punchdrunk. Since their formation in 2000, they have changed the face of live arts, offering deconstructed narratives and extreme atmospheres with their innovative concept of radical enviromental immersion, staging their experiences in train tunnels, decommissioned pharmaceutical headquarters and, of course, warehouses. Their latest production sees a central London sorting office transformed into a vast, 1960s movie studio complex for The Drowned Man , an orchestrally ambitious retelling of Woyzeck transposed into the darkest edges of Golden Age Hollywood. For the ending of the season, Punchdrunk have used their Visionary slot to add a further layer of mystery to their narrative with the telling of Lila's story. Click play and get dragged into their world.
SOUND CAFFEINE: Lana Del Rey, "Tropico" Short Film
Rumor has it that Daniel Radcliffe could be playing Freddie Mercury in an upcomming biopic…
Madonna is bringing the #artforfreedom revolution to the masses by working with BitTorrent. The effort, meant as a statement in support of freedom, curated by VICE, will be available to download starting September 24th, 2013.
This film operates on many levels. It examines our private prisons. It questions what we do, how we do it, and how we treat others. It questions our governments, and our collective thought patterns. Think about it – the power of art can lead to peace.
Is there life still left in vampires? Seems so. It's nice to see that Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive with Tilda Swinton continues to rack up praises…
Rodarte and Todd Cole, "This Must Be The Only Fantasy", starring Sidney Williams with Guinevere Van Seenus and Elijah Wood. Soundtrack by Beach House.
Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge, Juliet Stevenson, Geraldine James
Celebrated and adored by millions, she was the Queen of people’s hearts, yet the bittersweet story of the last man to truly capture hers has never before been told. Princess Diana (double Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts), at one time the most famous woman in the world, inspired a nation with her generosity, compassion and kindness – and in her final years she would meet the man, Dr Hasnat Khan, who in turn inspired her.
CINEMA SCAPE: Life of Pi Starring Suraj Sharma, Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu. In Theaters November 21, 2012
Life of Pi
Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger.
CINEMA SCAPE: Les Misérables Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen. Out Christmas Day, 2012
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption--a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.