Monday, April 23, 2012

4/25/12 Films by Tom Chomont and Andy Meyer

Tom Chomont titles: 
OPHELIA -- portrait inspired by reading about John Millais' painting Ophelia. 
THE CAT LADY -- Backwards storms, ominous voiceovers, reverse explosions all hurtle towards the quietly petting Cat Lady. 
LOVE OBJECTS -- A portrait of polymorphous lovers that references the Medieval parable of Les Noces du Roi et Reine and the marriage of opposites . . . dichotomy resolved in unity. 
THE MIRROR GARDEN -- A romantic and lyric study of a young friend and readings he encouraged, especially Mallarme. 
EPILOGUE/SIAM -- Two portraits paired, one warm, one cold.
JABBOK -- The story of Jacob wrestling the angel at the stream called Jabbok. 
PHASES OF THE MOON: THE PARAPSYCHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE -- "I usually avoid the term 'film poem', because it was overused in the '40s and '50s. But somehow it fits, PHASES OF THE MOON; it is a film poem and nothing else. A small, miniature film poem, a jewel, if the word masterpiece is too stuffy." (Jonas Mekas).
OBLIVION -- A luminous erotic portrait of a young neighbourhood hustler.

By Andrew Meyer

NIGHT OF THE COBRA WOMAN Directed by Andrew Meyer. With Joy Bang, Marlene Clark, Roger Garrett, Vic Diaz. Horror story of a beautiful girl turns into a man-eating cobra.