Category Archives: Theatrical

“The Sounds of Factory 25” part of reRun Theaters reRun Series

NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ
(Wednesday 8/31, 7pm, FILMMAKER IN PERSON)
Dir. Henry Joost and Jody Lee Lipes. Documentary. 74mins.

[Watch the trailer] An ambitious, sexy and jaw-droppingly gorgeous adaptation of Jerome Robbins’ beloved “ballet in sneakers,” Joost and Lipes’ SXSW Audience Award winner is “austere in purpose and yet lush and expansive in execution, suffused with summer heat and Terrence Malick cinematic light” (James Wolcott, VANITY FAIR). The screening will include JEROME ROBBINS’ BALLETS: USA, a never-before-seen documentary commissioned by the State Department in 1958.

“Oozing seductive passion, sorrowful yearning, and playful joy, OPUS JAZZ is a brief but striking film that demonstrates the capacity of art (be it dance, music, or cinema) to speak volumes without saying a word.”
– Nick Schager, THE VILLAGE VOICE

THE FAMILY JAMS
(Wednesday 8/31, 10pm, FILMMAKER IN PERSON, STAY FOR FREE AFTER “OPUS JAZZ”)
Dir. Kevin Barker. Documentary. 81mins.


[Watch the trailer]
 
An evocative rock-n-roll portrait of youthful possibility, THE FAMILY JAMS catches three musical acts (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Vetiver’s Andy Cabic), at the fleeting moment when they transcended the world they built for themselves and everyone else took notice. Featuring appearances and performances by Antony and the Johnsons, Espers, Meg Baird, The Pleased and Linda Perhacs.

“[CRITICS’ PICK!] THE FAMILY JAMS may not ever attain the stature of, say, a concert film like DA Pennebaker’s DONT LOOK BACK. But it should, as a record of musicians in youthful flower, sharing a loose, heartfelt camaraderie and lack of pretension.”
– Andy Webster, THE NEW YORK TIMES

BUTTONS by Ben & Josh Safdie & Alex Kalman IN THEATERS SEPT 2

Factory 25 is pround that the first post on this new blog is announcing BUTTONS by Ben & Josh Safdie (Daddy Longlegs & The Pleasure of Being Robbed) and Alex Kalman (myblocknyc.com) is going to have a week long theatrical run at Re-Run theater in NYC.  What blew me away by these small seemingly unrelated short films (that the filmmakers call buttons)  is the felling of narrative that is created.

Check out the Trailer, then check out the screenings on Sept 2nd-8th.

also, if you have a chance check out the oddly addictive four episodes of “Talk Show” By the Safdie Brothers with Host Sam Lisenco:

Episode 1 w/Frownland Director Ronnie Bronstein & more

Episode 2 w/Gibby Haynes (Buthole Surfers),  The Beets & more

Episode 3 w/Clayton Patterson & more

Episode 4 w/Carlen Altman (from You Wont Miss Me & The Color Wheel) & more