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New Budding Pier Marton Website/Blog

With many obstacles to clear to have it fully operational as a blog,
here is
the new self-hosted website and blog for Pier Marton.

PELOTERO OPENING JULY 13th!

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THE FILM’S WEBSITE
Download it now on iTunes

Locations: NY Quad , NY Maysles, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Lake Worth

THE MANY REVIEWS:

Jonathan Paley, Co-Director

Go, Jon, go!

Rare NYC Screening of LIKE MEN

(was)
THURSDAY JULY 12 NYC

a FREE event at 8 p.m.
a rare screening of my piece “Like Men”

The last time it may have played in NY was at the New Museum, (curated by Marcia Tucker in her show “The Other Man: Alternative Representations of Masculinity alongside the B&W naked self-portraits of former Art Forum editor, John Coplans).
Two NY sites mentions:
RHIZOME
(time should read 8 p.m.)
&
DIRTY LOOKS
&
THE VENUE:
THE ABRONS ART CENTER/HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT

“THE TAPE IS INTENDED AS A PREFACE TO DISCUSSION RATHER THAN AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR IT.”

Three quotes about it:
‘Like Men’ is an unusual and unusually powerful combination of aesthetic and political sensibilities. The images and voices of men discussing men’s violence remain with you long after the last light has faded from the screen. I have seen the film’s illuminating intensity provoke illuminating and intense discussions.
Harry Brod – Writer and Editor, Theorizing Masculinities, Making of Masculinities & A Mensch Among Men: Explorations in Jewish Masculinities.

‘Like Men’ is Pier Marton’s heartfelt exposé of male vulnerability. It is a stunning effort, a real labor of love.
Linda Frye Burnham – The L.A. Weekly

‘Like Men’ is a refreshing relief from the conventional documentary approach which satisfies its purpose by generating ‘information’, thereby effectively dismissing the issue. The fact finding compulsion is critiqued by one of the speakers (anti-pornography writer, John Stoltenberg), who suggests that ‘reasons for violent behavior begin to look like excuses.’ Like Men is rather a mirror held up before men, asking if they recognize themselves. Their participation in the process of awareness is encouraged by the sensitivity of the work.
Gary Reynolds, Vinyl Magazine

From the publicity:
Based on Marton’s experiences at the National Conference on Men and Masculinity—which aimed to articulate male self-expression—(are we and/or do we) LIKE MEN features frank head-on interviews with men about culturally-conditioned male aggression, violence, and other damaging behaviors. Presented as a series of thoughtful and affective confessionals, Marton’s declared “tape to Wage War Against War… the War which men wage against women, children, and themselves,” is meant to inspire thoughtful introspection about American gender roles.

Gay Rights in the U.S. (State by State)

Marriage, hospital visits, adoption, employment, housing, hate crimes, schools..
Get the picture!

Interactive charts from the The Guardian

Maurice Sendak: 1928-2012

  • If I walk in the woods and I see an animal, the purpose of my life was to see that animal. I can recollect it, I can notice it. I’m here to take note of. And that is beyond my ego, beyond anything that belongs to me, an observer, an observer.
  • All children were in the Holocaust. Everybody was in the Holocaust.
  • You can’t get rid of evil. We can’t, and I feel that so intensely. All the idiots that keep coming into the world and wrecking people’s lives.
  • We’re animals. We’re violent. We’re criminal. We’re not so far away from the gorillas and the apes, those beautiful creatures. … And then, we’re supposed to be civilized.
  • I’m like guerrilla warfare in my best books.

Maurice Sendak poses with a character from his book “Where the Wild Things Are.” 2002 photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

Spiegelman honors Sendak in 1993 - Through BoingBoing and Neil Gaiman

Spiegelman honors Sendak in the New Yorker (1993) – through BoingBoing and Neil Gaiman

The Fairy/La Fée

Run to the Plaza Frontenac
Before Friday!
(1:40 4:10) 7:10 9:30
The film’s website
with its US screenings

My short review:
The Fairy/La Fée

As Wallace Stevens has
eloquently bemoaned, “reality is a cliché,” and The College of Pataphysics in France has for years attempted to remedy that particular form of cataclysm. Unbeknownst to most us, they have made very big decisions through such elaborate committees as the Sérénissime Sur-Commission des Provéditeurs Généraux .

Not to despair for movie-goers, a trio of Belgians has arrived at the scene and they seem to be handling the dire situation with much panache.
These directors/actors have triangulated an active zone of delirium around the flat roofs of the Northern French city of Le Havre.

Thanks to them and their escapades across police lines, mental institutions, and oil tanks everything may yet fall into place.
The price may be high for some: to lose control and emit strange vocal sounds while being confronted with Keaton and Tati’s heirs. –>A

An exclusive Landmark interview with Fiona Gordon

Xtras!

And a bio for Abel & Gordon
(en Français) + Wiki sur eux
ET Wiki sur Bruno Romy

Contre la Gueule de Bois (Against the Hangover)

Le Monde, Blogs:

Et un site consacré à ce sujet-même, GueuledeBois.Info.

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