The Exit Room (short film)

April 17, 2014

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This is a powerful film, and I was only about a minute or so into it, when I realized that it reminded me very much of a film that I saw in the early 1970s. I will explain at the end of this post. Here is what Vimeo includes about The Exit Room:

Starring: Christopher Abbott
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2013 @ Tribeca Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, Aruba International Film Festival and many more.
SYNOPSIS: It is 2021, and imprisoned journalist Joseph Michaels faces government execution as he contemplates a desperate escape attempt in order to return to his wife and new-born in The Exit Room.
Director: Todd Wiseman Jr.
Producer: Ariel Elia
Cinematographer: Milos S. Silber
Co-Producer: Tyler Ben-Amotz
Editor: Brian Denny

The film that I saw in the early 1970s is called An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and as it turns out, this film is based on that excellent film:

Tokyo Reverse

April 12, 2014

Watch 28-year-old artist and photographer Ludovic Zuili, who spent more than nine hours walking backwards through Tokyo, while friend Simon Bouisson captured him on film…then played it in reverse.

The nine-hour version that aired on TV in France last month is here.

We found this so captivating, that after watching the surreal clip several times, I actually opened the 9-hour clip in a separate tab.

There is a fun part in the clip, where a group of schoolgirls, looks like, become interested, and follow him, also walking backwards for a while.

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The Man Who Never Cried (short film)

December 25, 2013

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