Spring Breakers is exactly what you think it is if you know Harmony Korine's work. Spring Breakers is nothing like what you think it is if you're expecting bubblegum Disney princesses having a few soda-pops laying by the beach.
Sign painting is a lost art. There was a time when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. With the technology of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers, many sign painters have thrown in the towel. However, fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and that is exactly what directors, Faythe Levin and Sam Macon did.
Skateboard legend, entrepreneur and filmmaker Stacy Peralta writes another chapter with this autobiographical documentary. Set in the 1980’s, years after “Dogtown and Z-Boys” and “Lords of Dogtown” comes this personal docu-movie which focuses on a group of young, straight-laced, skater American kids – the “Bones Brigade” - who proved that anything is possible (apparently most of them are millionaires these days).
Finding Vivian Maier is a documentary about one of the world's most mysterious street photographers. It all started with Jon Maloof visiting a thrift auction house and placing a bid on a box loaded with negatives. For $380, Maloof won the bid and discovered 100,000 photographic negatives, 700 undeveloped coloured rolls, as well as 8mm and 16mm films. Over time Maloof pieced together that the photos belonged to a Chicago nanny named Vivian Maier.
Celebrating rough little gems on film, The 8 Fest is a Toronto-based film festival that presents all forms of small-gauge film, including Super 8, 8mm and 9.5mm, as well as works in installation, loops, and 'proto-cinema devices.'
Peaches Does Herself could more aptly be titled Peaches Is Herself, or, simply, Peaches. Such is the level of sexualized frenzy and post-taboo theatrics that is associated with her work—Peaches Does Herself is almost a redundancy. In this her feature film debut, she does not withhold or disappoint, taking us on an “epic biographical journey through 22 original songs,” accompanied by obscene choreography following a loosely strung together narrative.
At the age of ten, there are only so many things you know how to do: play one or two sports relatively well, fumble in your romantic dealings, get into and consequently try to stay out of trouble, and steal. For Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein), stealing is his métier, and with his older sister Louise (Léa Seydoux) to support, he has little choice.