Velvet BuzzsawFebruary 1, 2019
Big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.
SwineherdsJanuary 1, 2015
The movie "Swineherds" is a satirical anti-musical which deals with the phenomena of the media sensationalism that trivializes even the most serious and the most painful subjects. The movie depicts the phenomenon of media manipulation, mass hysteria, thirst for fame and people that will, more than ever, do whatever it takes to keep their fifteen minutes of fame.
What do popular television makeover programs like What Not to Wear, The Biggest Loser, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and The Swan tell us about how to look and feel? What do they tell us about what a good life looks like in contemporary America? This new film based on Katherine Sender's book The Makeover explores these questions against the backdrop of American ideals of self-invention and upward mobility. Asking what it means to be an authentic self in an increasingly mediated world -- to be both ordinary and special, to be happy with who we are while always wanting something better -- Brand New You shows how the interventions featured in makeover shows, from weight loss to cosmetic surgery, reproduce conventional norms of physical attractiveness and success.