SFIFF Centerpiece Film ‘Terri’ and the Persistence of Vision Award Recipient Matthew Barney

Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society Yesterday celebrated the half way point of the San Francisco International Film Festival with its Centerpiece film, Azazel Jacob’s Terri. The film stars John C. Reilly, Jacob Wycobi and Creed Bratton. Terri already screened at Sundance and SXSW earlier this year and has met with mixed reviews. I caught the film at last night’s screening and think it will appeal to a wide... Read More

Drawing Restraint 9

I realize that I’m wandering in to some extremely pretentious, almost inconsequential film territory, but I can’t keep myself away from Matthew Barney’s work. Especially when it involves my first favorite Icelandic singer, Bjork, who proved her acting prowess with Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark. Which made his 2005 project, Drawing Restraint 9, almost irresistible to me (he directed, produced, wrote, and starred). What... Read More

Matthew Barney: No Restraint

I first heard the name Matthew Barney through a quick reference on Six Feet Under. After a google search, I quickly became a little obsessed.  He’s been hailed as the greatest artist of his generation, his projects are larger and more ambitious than anyone I’ve ever heard of (if you need convincing, google The Cremaster Cycle).  I’m not sure why but his transexual, petroleum jelly sculptures really fascinate me.  I got to see... Read More