Thursday, August 7, 2008

DVD releases for August 5

Before I get blamed for promoting porn, here are some very interesting releases that have the possibility of being anything but:

Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006) directed by Mary Jordan
If you didn't make it to the parking lot of Patrick's Theater last week, don't despair: here is the exact same documentary on DVD. For fans of Jack Smith, this is a must see. Jack Smith was a man that the world benefit from having. Endlessly creative and probably equally as mad, Smith was committed to his life as art and art as life. Do yourself a favor and check out the website (linked above) with an unlimited amount of curiosities.

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007) directed by Jim Brown
The original protest singer who long enough to build a legacy certainly deserves a documentary. This doc had a short run at the Bell about six months back.

The Counterfeiters (2007) directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
From the director of Anatomy, the German Best Foreign Film Nominee and eventual winner arrives on DVD.

My Brother is an Only Child (2007) directed by Daniele Luchetti
I actually wanted to see this film, but it either never materialized or I wasn't paying attention. (Both very possible.) From what I had read My Brother is an Only Child was anything from predictable in the very predictable set-up of bother vs. brother in Italian 60s. Maybe a better option than Step Brothers.

Choking Man (2006) directed by Steve Barron
Another release from my friends at Film Movement who were kind enough to send me the DVD, but I have yet to watch. (I'm a subscriber, don't cha know.) I don't expect much from this film, but the mostly amateur cast has gotten kudos across the board.


Daniel G. said...

I think My Brother Is An Only Child played for either at week at the Lagoon or really quickly at the film festival. Either way, I missed it and was interested in it, too.

Kathie Smith said...

Yes indeed. Now that I take a look, it played once at MSPIFF. (I mistakenly chose to go to the underwhelming Bamboo Shoots...)