Michel Gondry has a new film coming soon — this one is a documentary of sorts, stemming from a conversation between Gondry and Noam Chomsky. Beyond that, the trailer shows you everything you need to know about it, I think.
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky hits US theaters on November 22, 2013.
Holy wow. This is a really interesting story — a woman named Vivian Maier worked as a nanny in Chicago for about 40 years. In that time, she took about 100,000 photos, which even people close to her never saw. At one point, she became poor and a storage locker of her stuff had been auctioned off, discovered by art historian John Maloof. He identified her eventually (she took a few self-portaits) but didn’t manage to track her down until coming across her obituary in 2009.
None of this would matter, of course, if her photographs weren’t beautiful, and they are, and they’ve become something of a hit on the art scene. Anyway. Check out the trailer, and check out more of her stuff at http://www.vivianmaier.com.
The documentary about Maloof and her work was directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel; it will be released “sometime” in 2013.
As both a pinko and an enormous fan of Margaret Atwood (she is the namesake for Jason Atwood, after all), I’m definitely in, and I hope the film turns out to be more than a superficial glance at so many very deep and troubling subjects. The film will hit a handful of theaters on April 25, 2012, but most of us will have to wait for video, I expect.
Andrew Rossi’s documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times chronicles a year in the life of the New York Times in one of the most turbulent periods ever for the news industry. The film seems to track Times writers Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and David Carr in particular, and sets out to make a case for the continued relevance of more rigorous reporting the news industry offers in the age of the Internet.