It took a while to post this… http://vimeo.com/34008180
In Amsterdam I met Anita, from Hungary.
We had a long chat in her red room in the Red Light district.
While would have loved to show you how it all went down, she asked me to only use her voice.
My intention to show the two pieces together, i.e. “Gawking Red” as my interpretation and then the interview with Anita as an alternate perspective.
Alas, you’ll never know how pretty she is.
Here’s a taste of the work.
Now, yes it’s an old film and I just recently watched it.
Paris Is Burning is brilliant. It’s not just visually intoxicating but it also captures a indescribable moment in time, a subculture, a mode of survival, extraordinary creativity.
The whole film is available on youtube, here.
Watch it, it’s masterful.
(and not without controversy)
I also got a chance to check out A Brighter Summer Day by Edward Yang. A stunning four hour film, which flew by and I thoroughly enjoyed. An illuminating injection into Taiwanese culture. The cinematography is captivating, inspirational. NY Times article will tell you more.