Hirmagazin.eu

A Director Follows Acclaim for ‘Tangerine’ With a Film for Kenzo

 Aktuális hírek
  • A családi kedvezmény harmadát nem tudják igénybe venni a szülők HirdetésAz egy- és kétgyerekesek zöme maximálisan ki tudja használni a családi adókedvezményt, a többgyermekeseknél azonban csak az összeg 50 százalékát érvényesítik. Családok adózásáról beszélnek, holott nincs családi adózás: a szülők...
  • Megvan a debreceni virágkarnevál győztese HirdetésA közönség döntése alapján a debreceni ThermoDam hőszigetelő rendszereket gyártó cég Szárnyaló Debrecen című, a tűzből újjászülető főnixmadarat ábrázoló virágkocsija nyerte meg a 48. virágkarnevált – jelentették be vasárnap este...
  • A Miniszterelnökség közleménye HirdetésSzent István király példáját kell követnünk ma is! A Kárpát-medencei magyarság megmaradásának fontosságát hangsúlyozta ünnepi beszédében dr. Latorcai Csaba, a Miniszterelnökség társadalmi és örökségvédelmi ügyekért, valamint kiemelt kulturális beruházásokért felelős...
  • ÚJ PSZICHOAKTÍV ANYAG A MOTORTÉRBEN HirdetésA Békés Megyei Rendőr-főkapitányság rendőrei 2017. augusztus 19-én, 18 óra 30 perc körül a 47-es számú főúton Telekgerendás és Békéscsaba között ellenőriztek egy személygépkocsival közlekedő férfit. A jármű átvizsgálásakor a...
  • Közlemény a tegnapi, augusztus 20-i Nemzeti Ünnepünkön történtekről HirdetésAz ünnepi rendezvényeket és megemlékezéseket a rendőrség biztosította. Az államalapítás ünnepén, 2017. augusztus 20-án 22 óráig a rendőrség országosan 451 rendezvény békés lebonyolítását biztosította. Ezek közül 299 állami, illetve önkormányzati,...

A Director Follows Acclaim for ‘Tangerine’ With a Film for Kenzo

A Director Follows Acclaim for ‘Tangerine’ With a Film for Kenzo
január 28
12:44 2016
Hirdetés

A Director Follows Acclaim for ‘Tangerine’ With a Film for Kenzo

With a Film for Kenzo

By MATTHEW SCHNEIER JAN. 27, 2016

“Tangerine,” his microbudget Los Angeles picaresque tale about two transgender women of color working an unbecoming strip of Santa Monica Boulevard near Highland Avenue, found its way onto year-end best-of lists and has been steadily collecting awards and nominations.

Next month, it competes in the best feature, director, female lead and supporting female categories at the Independent Spirit Awards.

How to follow that? With a fashion film.

Mr. Baker’s latest film is “Snowbird,” an 11-minute short that was shot, like “Tangerine,” on iPhones. And, again like “Tangerine,” it has a mixed cast of professional and nonprofessional actors. It is a dreamy, surreal parable set in Slab City, Calif., a desert campsite that looks like something between a trailer park and a Martian utopia.

It also happens to have been commissioned by Kenzo, the LVMH-owned fashion label.
Continue reading the main story
Related Coverage

“I don’t see myself as a short-film director, and I’m not a commercial director,” Mr. Baker, 44, said by phone from Los Angeles. “But there was something about fashion films: Because there would be a narrative and because I would be able to experiment, it was so appealing. This was the first time I was actually excited by a project I was being commissioned for.”

Mya Taylor as Alexandra and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez as Sin-Dee in “Tangerine,” a film directed by Mr. Baker. Credit Augusta Quirk/Magnolia Pictures

It is the second film commissioned by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Kenzo’s creative directors, in lieu of a traditional ad campaign. Images shot on site at Slab City will run in magazines, and for two weeks in February the film will be shown before feature films in theaters across France.

“We have our fashion shows as one outlet and one expression of the season,” Mr. Leon said. “The campaigns and the movies are the next stage.”
Front Row
News and views from the front lines of fashion.

Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger Join Forces on a Collection
Karl Lagerfeld Creates a Homage to Paris in Rome
Gwyneth Paltrow Talks About a Surprising Fashion Muse
Model Ruth Bell’s Star-Is-Born Tale Comes With a Set of Clippers
Anna Wintour, Prizes and Potpie at CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner

See More »

Mr. Leon and Ms. Lim had seen one of Mr. Baker’s earlier features, “Starlet,” which starred their friend Dree Hemingway, and approached Mr. Baker after “Tangerine” had its premiere at Sundance in January 2015. He pitched them on Slab City; by coincidence or serendipity, photos from the site had been on their mood board.

So in November, Mr. Baker and a motley crew of actors set off: Abbey Lee, the Australian runway model who appeared in “Mad Max: Fury Road”; Mary Woronov, the former Warhol superstar; and Clarence Williams III, best known for “The Mod Squad.” A selection of Slab City’s sun-dried denizens rounded out the cast.

Mr. Baker said that the mix was essential.

“I really feel there’s almost a new wave of filmmaking, this hybrid thing going on,” he said. “It takes from real life. There’s so much that we wouldn’t be able to orchestrate. These individuals, you’re not going to find them at central casting.”

The iPhone in particular helps bridge the professional-nonprofessional gap. “It removes all the intimidation,” he said. “It feels like we’re shooting a home movie or a selfie.”

That said, Mr. Baker added: “You have to consider this iPhone just as important as a 35-millimeter camera, or we lose from Day 1. You have to take it even more seriously.”

“Tangerine” was both made and received as a serious film, and its producers staged an Oscar campaign for it.

Many prominent critics, including this newspaper’s, advocated nominations for Mya Taylor, one of its stars, and Mr. Baker and his co-screenwriter, Chris Bergoch. It came away with no nominations, an omission especially glaring in a year where every acting nominee is white.

“Of course I was hopeful,” Mr. Baker said. “But at the same time, I guess I’m a little cynical. It just seems like we’re dealing with an incredible amount of racism and bigotry and shortsightedness. To make a film in which my two leads are good enough to go up against Cate Blanchett at the Spirits but then get completely ignored by the academy? Forgetting about Michael B. Jordan for ‘Creed’ while giving it to Stallone? It makes no sense to me. It disgusts me to the level where I discredit the whole thing.”

Even if Oscar hasn’t come calling, others in the industry have.

“There’s been some talk,” Mr. Baker said. “Everyone’s asking if I’ve been offered a superhero movie, and no, I definitely have not. I’m seen as a little risky to the industry, I think.”

Happily so, he added.

“All my favorite directors are,” he said. The downside, he conceded, is that “you worry about how you’re going to pay rent.”

For that, there’s always fashion.

 

Forrás: http://www.nytimes.com/

Szólj hozzá, mondd el véleményed és ne felejtsd el megosztani!

hozzászólások

Hirdetés
photographer-banner_468
loading...
tűzvédelem

Kövessen minket!

Hirdetés
Hirdetés
securiton-tűzvédelem

Értékesítő állások

Hirdetés
Dr. Jánky György
Hirdetés

Hirdessen felületeinken

Google fordító

MTI

mti felhasználó a hírmagazin
WordPress Lightbox