Andy Spletzer's Picks

SIFF Programmer Andy Spletzer picks some of his highlights from the 2019 Festival.

Andy Spletzer

Barbara Rubin & the Exploding NY Underground

Barbara Rubin & the Exploding NY Underground

Captures the drug-fueled enthusiasm of the '60s through a portrait of the little-known experimental filmmaker who influenced people like Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and Bob Dylan.

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Eastern Memories

Eastern Memories

An 100-year-old travelogue through Mongolia—made by a Finnish linguist, no less-is layered over modern footage of the same landscapes to fascinating results. My favorite discovery.

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Invest in Failure (Notes on Film 06-C, Monologue 03)

Invest in Failure (Notes on Film 06-C, Monologue 03)

An experimental, found footage portrait of James Mason, based on 50 years of film roles, that becomes a critique of ever brooding, romantic anti-hero in a Hollywood film. Makes you think.

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Lynch: A History

Lynch: A History

The movie jumps around, juxtaposing pop culture images with news clips of racist incidents with sports and mythology an the biography former Seahawk Marshawn Lynch. It's exhilarating.

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Storm in My Heart

Storm in My Heart

Cinematic essayist Mark Cousins examines the racist history of Hollywood musical conventions by showing the most famous musicals by Lena Horne and Susan Hayward side-by-side.

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