Jonathan from RESFEST wrote in to give us some information about this year’s RESFEST. The 2004 version will feature a retrospective on Jonathan Glazer, director of the ‘Street Spirit’ and ‘Karma Police’ videos, as well as the excellent film Sexy Beast and this year’s Birth, starring Nicole Kidman. This should be a great chance to see some of these videos on the big screen, so check and see if RESFEST is coming near you, and go check it out. First stop? NYC. Read some more from the official press release:
RESFEST is an annual festival focused on innovative short films, music videos, design and live music events. The festival kicks off this Sept. 9-12 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the Glazer Retrospective screens
Sunday Sept. 12th at 8PM.
After the NYC date the Glazer Retrospective will screen in 33 cities around the world including London’s NFT, San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts and Laforet Museum in Tokyo among others.
More info at: http://www.resfest.com.
JONATHAN GLAZER RETROSPECTIVE
This year?s director retrospective program surveys the exceptional work of British director Jonathan Glazer, whose work spans music videos, commercials and feature films; in each category, Glazer efforts invariably stand out. His incredible black-and-white ad for Guinness beer, titled Surfer, for example, was voted the best commercial of all time in one poll, with its crashing ocean waves seamlessly merging with charging white stallions. Other stand-outs include Street Spirit for Radiohead and Rabbit in Your Headlights for UNKLE, as well as a long list of award-winning commercials. In his first feature, Sexy Beast, Glazer bridged the aural and visual precision of his short form work with riveting performances to make the film one of the best of 2000. This fall will see the release of Glazer?s second feature, Birth, starring Nicole Kidman. Our program traces Glazer?s career to date, with commercials, music videos, trailers and rarely screened behind-the-scenes footage.
STREET SPIRIT: RADIOHEAD (1996)
VIRTUAL INSANITY: JAMIROQUAI (1996)
FROZEN MOMENT: NIKE (1996)
INTO MY ARMS: NICK CAVE (1997)
KUNG FU: LEVI?S (1997)
PROTECTION: VW (1997)
KARMA POLICE: RADIOHEAD (1997)
PARKLIFE: NIKE (1997)
SWIMBLACK: GUINNESS (1998)
LAST ORDERS: STELLA ARTOIS (1998)
RABBIT IN YOUR HEADLIGHTS: UNKLE (1998)
MAKING OF SURFER (1999)
SEXY BEAST TRAILER (2000)
SONG FOR LOVERS: RICHARD ASHCROFT (2000)
WHATEVER YOU RIDE: WRANGLER (2000)
MAKING OF WHATEVER YOU RIDE (2000)
DREAMER: GUINNESS (2000)
ODYSSEY: LEVI?S (2000)
MAKING OF ODYSSEY (2001)
TAIL, DRAMA, EVIL, SOLE: BARCLAYS (2002)
DEVIL?S ISLAND: STELLA ARTOIS (2002)
I’ll be there, so if you’re headed to the NYC show, stop by and say hello!