Archive for the ‘Movies & Videos’ Category

Philip Martin’s lengthy but thoughtful essay on Birdman

February 23, 2015

I’ll just slap the link up here and hope it remains valid for future reference. It’s a thoughtful piece about the world of the critic, and a discussion on what we call art…

http://www.blooddirtandangels.com/index.php/2014/12/20/the-unexpected-virtue-of-ignorance-or-what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-art/

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Miller Williams – AETN Men and Women of Distinction

January 4, 2015

Excellent 30 minute production from Arkansas Educational Television Network on an Arkansas Treasure! Go here! http://www.aetn.org/programs/menandwomenofdistinction/millerwilliams

 

SoLost from the Oxford American

March 18, 2011

SoLost (So Lost in the South, actually) is an award winning video series from the Oxford American.

I was made aware of its existence through the Paper Trails column in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (3/18/11). Linda Caillouet mentioned it without offering any details as to what it is actually about.  I was curious and went to the Oxford American website and found it. It’s a series of videos, most no more than 5 or 6 minutes long, related to their favorite subject, what it means to be southern. I watched two or three and plan to watch them all. They are definitely worthy of the awards.

I heartily recommend spending some time to drink it in…

examples:

  • Legendary rockabilly frontman and session player Billy Lee Riley died this summer and was honored with a benefit concert at the equally-legendary Silver Moon Club in Newport, Arkansas, which lies along the newly-dubbed “Rock ‘N’ Roll Highway 67.”
  • another focuses on Dyess Arkansas and Johnny Cash…. good stuff!!

SoLost

 

We all need “Validation”

January 19, 2009

Great 15 minute movie!! It’s a modern day fable that starts out about a guy validating parking tickets, but evolves into a wonderfully uplifting movie!

http://www.flixxy.com/validation-short-film.htm?a=0