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Meek’s Cutoff (2011) Directed by Kelly Reichardt In the past decade, Reichardt has established herself as one of the most vital working American filmmakers, consistently making intensely incisive, psychologically fraught works usually centering on women. But her most masterful film to date (and one of the best films of the decade) is her most atypical. Meek’s Cutoff, Reichardt’s only period film thus far, is an unsparingly sparse depiction of the real-life story about a wagon train...
Contemporary Color Directed by Bill and Turner Ross Opens March 1 at the IFC Center “The world has changed,” David Byrne says to the crowd near the end of the virtuous and euphoric concert film Contemporary Color. Backstage, in an empty dressing room, a TV tuned to CNN shows the White House lit up in a rainbow to celebrate the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision. A document of summer 2015’s concerts in Brooklyn, for which Byrne paired...
If you remember those snooze-worthy days in high school where you watched pep-rallies in the gym, you most likely recall your school's color guard--the team that came on after the cheerleaders to wave flags to a little music and even less fanfare. Well, according to David Byrne, there's much more to the choreographed, flag waving displays of color guard than what you see in your overzealous high school assemblies.  That's why Byrne is producing Contemporary Color, an event...
Brooklyn's favorite son local bike rack designer, David Byrne, will be coming to Brooklyn early this summer for what promises to be a truly spectacular (in every sense of the word) collaborative work called "Contemporary Color." BAM and Barclays Center will be co-presenting this work, which was inspired by the "high school phenomenon of color guard, known as 'the sport of the arts.'" According to a press release from BAM, this extraordinary performance event will...

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