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Friday, May 2, 2008

Green Porno


Isabella Rossellini-- who has a name I absolutely adore-- directed a 15 minute short about the act of fucking between insects. Now that's what I like! I definitely wanna see a film about bugs gettin it on! But don't expect this short film to be a carbon copy of an episode off of the Discover Channel. No no...Rossellini dresses up in a bug costume and reenacts the act of love making. In one bug costume, she plays the role of a Praying Mantis. The costumes are very elementary and simple....something out of a school play, but the wardrobes adds its own sense of humor to this delightful piece.

The budget for this short looks like it cost 10 bucks and yet it is so imaginative and smart. It's too bad this only lasted 15 minutes I would have totally like to have seen this as a feature. Green Porno is actually a series of shorts divided into segments to precede certain screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival. Sort of a teaser film if you will before watching the feature presentation.

It figures that I would like any movie with the word "porno" in it. But trust me..you'll like it too. I'm waiting to see clips of this on YouTube! For now Sundance wants you to tune in on cinco de mayo to see the clips. All I could find was a snippet of what I saw this evening. Why didn't I think of this??


1 comment:

Ryan said...

“Wages of Fear,” “Convoy,” Smokey and the Bandit” and “Duel”

Remember these great flicks? What are they? Road movies, of course, but more importantly, they are trucking films. Here is a genre nearly forgotten that Navistar, which builds legendary International trucks, hopes to single-handedly revive.

The company that just launched a revolution in long haul trucking by building the mold-shattering LoneStar Class 8 tractor is now launching another first - a student film competition that will ask aspiring auteurs and cineastes to celebrate the lives and labors of long-distance truck drivers in a short film format.

You could be the next Spielberg, Sam Peckinpah or even Henri-Georges Clouzot.

On May 1, 2008, Navistar is sending out a call for entries to approximately 50 universities and film schools around the country asking ambitious filmmakers to hit the road and produce short films or videos that honor the American trucker. These mavericks will then submit their final product in a competition to win film school tuition or top-notch camera equipment.

Academy award nominated producer/director Brett Morgan (Chicago 10, The Kids Stays in the Pictures) will chair a jury of filmmakers who will judge all submissions. First, second and third prize winners will premiere their films at The Great American Trucking show in Dallas, Texas, on August 22, 2008, and will be featured as streaming content on InternationalTrucks.com. The films will also be included as bonus material on a DVD with “Stand Alone,” Brett Morgen’s upcoming Navistar-funded documentary about truckers.

It’s time for filmmakers to release the jake-brake, hammer down, and make cinema that really matters, films about real life on the road. Put it this way: if America’s drivers decided to stop working, the entire country would shut down. We depend on truckers to deliver everything we own and consume. Truckers are that important. They are true American heroes.

Merle Haggard sang it this way: “The whiteline is a lifeline for the nation… It takes a special breed to be a truck drivin' man, And a steady hand to pull that load behind.”