Objectified is the new documentary from Gary Hustwit, the man behind last year’s font-tastic (so so sorry), Helvetica. This movie explores industrial design as a world that most of us never stop and consider, yet one that surrounds and continuously influences us. As Hustwit describes it:
Objectified is a documentary about industrial design; it’s about the manufactured objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them. On an average day, each of us uses hundreds of objects. (Don’t believe it? Start counting: alarm clock, light switch, faucet, shampoo bottle, toothbrush, razor…) Who makes all these things, and why do they look and feel the way they do? All of these objects are “designed,” but how can good design make them, and our lives, better?
For more info on the movie and a screening schedule be sure to check out the official Objectified site.
Take a look at the Objectified poster after the jump!
Wow. Just … Wow.
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Two pieces of good news for those of us who have been willing to step on our mothers necks waiting for Stacy Peralta and Baron Davis’ “Crips And Bloods: Made In America.” The film has been shortlisted for the the Best Documentary Oscar (no surprise considering the critical reception for the doc thus far) and will finally be getting a proper theatrical release. Fans can catch the movie at the IFC Theatre in New York starting this Friday, January 23 before it heads west to L.A. for a run at the Laemmle Sunset 5 on February 6.
Check the trailer below and peep the flier with extra info on upcoming screenings after the jump.
***Update*** NYT has a collection of clips and the original trailer with “Good Vibrations” playing in the background here.
Yet another mind fudge from the mad Charlie Kaufman. The screenwriter behind “Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” now steps behind the camera for his directorial debut with “Synecdoche, New York.” The film looks every bit as dizzying and ambitious as the play Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character attempts to mount. Also starring Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and hot-grandma Catherine Keener the film is slated for limited-release starting October 24.
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If Rushmore met Badlands and those two movies happened to fuck. This would be the offspring.
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Baron Davis is really the best. I mean, between the beard, hipster glasses, his enormous knee brace, and one of the greatest dunks of all time, how could you not cheer for the guy? The only way we could love him more is if he grew a jheri curl and started rocking James Worthy goggles during games. Now he’s teamed up with legendary skater turned filmmaker, Stacy Peralta, to produce his first film, “Made In America.”
The documentary takes a deep look at gang life and culture in L.A. and sheds light on the history and untold stories behind the Crips and Bloods. It just premiered at the L.A. Film Festival and if the trailer is any indication, should be gripping.
* * * Update: And speaking of MADE IN AMERICA, Mr. Davis has decided to opt out of his contract and join the NBA’s free agent market. Does this mean the end of Golden State’s run as the craziest/funnest team in the league? * * *
* * * Update to the update: ESPN is reporting that Baron Davis has signed with the Clippers????? Welcome home, Baron. * * *
Adam Yauch/MCA/Nathaniel Hornblower/Cochise is currently promoting his streetball documentary, “Gunnin’ For That Number 1 Spot” and will be stopping by Current TV’s L.A. studios to answer any and all viewer questions. Ask him anything. A-na-thang-a. Ask him what his favorite underwear is. Ask him if he thinks Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams is as weird as it looks. Ask him if those 1-800 singles lines are actually legit. You know, basic, get-to-know-ya-kind-of-stuff.
This runs through Monday so don’t hesitate. You can submit you questions here
Check out the Gunnin’ trailer here