The Brothers Quay’s first narrative feature builds upon many of the themes found in their animated shorts. Within Institute Benjamenta, or this dream people call human life (1995), the Quays explore expressive spaces, play with sonic and visual textures, and search for the poetic within banal movement.
Tag: Essential B&W Indies from the ’90s
“Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.” – William Blake, “Proverbs of Hell” c. 1793 Many critics and commentators of Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man, an artfully grim, post-classical “acid western” from 1995, have casually noted its relationship with the work of William Blake (1757-1827), both because the film’s main character,… Read more »
Every month, A Place for Film will bring you a selection of films from our group of regular bloggers. Even though these films aren’t currently being screened at the IU Cinema, this series will reflect the varied programming that can be found at the Cinema, as well as demonstrate the eclectic tastes of the bloggers…. Read more »
Twin brothers Stephen and Timothy Quay are known for their entrancing, and sometimes unsettling, stop motion worlds. Their films bring us into hidden spaces, filled with discarded objects and compulsive desire. In addition to their unique puppet design and elegantly articulated movement, the Quays also invest great care in their cinematography. They are unafraid to… Read more »
“We are not sinners because we sin, but we sin because we are sinners.” – R.C. Sproul “You’re an addict…so be addicted.” – Mark Renton in Trainspotting 2 A girl walks home alone at night, and a woman in black strolls sensually behind her. The woman in black sidles up next to the girl and… Read more »