In an afternoon of short films laced together as “experimental” on topics of love, memory, and change—in an age ripe with digital overload via the endless storage of images and information—it was “Boyland” that seemed to most resonate with the audience.
There are a couple more days left of the Brooklyn Film Festival. A review has been dispatched to us by Main Tim who attended the screening of “Eadweard,” a film portraying the complex life of Edward Muybridge who is best known for his pioneering work in photographic motion. The film was screened at The Wythe Hotel. (“Eadweard” is based on a recent stage play of the same name. Canadian director Kyle Rideout’s “Eadweard” faithfully follows the biographic template of Muybridge as covered previously by Phillip Glass’s opera “The Photographer.”)
Film festivals all over the world suddenly want to show his films, the prestigious national and international publications are reaching out to him for interviews. He’s happy as a child, currently working on the editing of Niñas (“Little Girls”). Niñas is all about the feminine,” he said to me at an interview at his home in Madrid, where he and his wife Carmen welcomed me as a friend.
In 1973, filmmaker Anton Perich, the legendary Candy Darling and Taylor Mead, and the Broadway actor Craig Vandenburgh went to a nice apartment on Central Park West to make a film. The apartment belonged to the art collector Sam Green and the walls were groaning with Warhols. Perich came up with a simple scenario: Taylor Mead would play a decadent and perverse wall street type, Candy his socialite daughter.