SISSYDUDE LOVES: CHRISTIAN Episodes 1 – 9 (from NFB series “measuring the human side of the canadian economic crisis” 2009/2010)
Following a stint in the Big Apple, Christian Aldo pursues a successful career as an artist and decorator in his hometown of Windsor. Then the crisis hits.
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Christian is back from New York, but the crisis has clobbered Windsor’s art scene – and he’s getting restless.
His 40th birthday is looming and his hometown is getting him down. Is it time for Christian to move on?
Christian’s got more than one trick in his paint box. Looking for Halloween thrills? Step right up.
“I just watched the full version of this today. It’s so sexy… provocative… lovely. These men are just so beautiful to look at and when you add listening to them talk about their experiences being red haired… well it just makes for a surprisingly complex viewing.” – Sissydude
Redheads. Fire crotches… This film collects samples of their testimonials and their body hair, skin and sperm. It is about being different genetically, about gay gingers, doubly in a minority, from Ireland to Israel to Brazil. A film made especially for ginger lovers. – Antonio Da Silva
BUTT says: Gingers will premier on Sunday 14 April 2013 at Fringe! a LGBT film festival in London as part of their shorts program. It will be screened at IndieLisboa’13 the following week on 22 April 2013.
A film by Antonio Da Silva
Cast: Andreas (Germany), Adam (England), Anthony (Ireland), Anton (Sweden), Andrew (England), Damien (Scotland), Don (Ireland), Mark (England), Matthias (Germany), Mateus (Brazil), Padraig (Ireland), Rui (Portugal), Sam (England), Sergio (Italy), Simon (Ireland), Sander (Netherlands), Simon (England), Simon (Ireland), Stephan (Germany), Tadeusz (Poland / Israel), Otavio (Brazil), Thomas (England), Xavier (France), (Netherlands), Zero (Brasil).
Camera Editing and Sound Design: Antonio Da Silva
Co-Editor: Tomas Baltazar
Support: THANKS to everyone that donated to watch and support Antonio Da Silva films.
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1861-65. “Pvt. Charles Chapman of Company A, 10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment (left), and unidentified soldier.” Half-plate ambrotype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress.
A model wears Art Smith’s “Modern Cuff” Bracelet, circa 1948. Art Smith (1917-1982) was a modernist jeweler born in Cuba to Jamaican parents who eventually emigrated to Brooklyn. He opened his first shop on Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village in 1946 – no small feat. According to the Brooklyn Museum (host of a 2008 exhibit of his work) he was one of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-twentieth century. Along with being covered by magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Smith, an avid jazz lover, once made cufflinks for Duke Ellington which included some notes from Mr. Ellington’s “Mood Indigo.” Mr. Smith was also a supporter of early Black modern dance groups and an active supporter of Black and gay rights. Art Smith was quoted in the 1969 catalog for his one man exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Craft as saying, “A piece of jewelry is in a sense an object that is not complete in itself. Jewelry is a ‘what is it?’ until you relate it to the body. The body is a component in design just as air and space are. Like line, form, and color, the body is a material to work with. It is one of the basic inspirations in creating form.”
That beautiful woman with her arm draped just so over a bent streetlamp, her face passive, open-eyed, with a delicate trickle of blood that matches her lipstick, can’t really be dead, can she? She must be an actress.
Actually she is an actress (or a journalist as Metinides says in the doc): Adela Legarreta Rivas, who was struck on Avenida Chapultepec one April day in 1979 by a white Datsun. There’s the car in the background, in the middle of the street, its side crumpled like paper. Mr. Metinides’s picture looks too good to be true (if “good” can describe such a horrible accident), except that it isn’t. It’s surreal because life is. NYT
Shot in 1996 and edited in 2000, this is a short documentary about a group of 13-year-old riot grrrls who were socially ostracized at school by their peers and upperclassmen. Everyone in the schoolyard held strong opinions about these so-called “dirty girls,” and meanwhile the “dirty girls” themselves aimed to get their message across by distributing their zine across campus. Directed by Michael Lucid.
Club: Domino Klub (1 Isabella St.) and then later Klub Domino (279 Yonge St.)
Years in operation: 1979-1987
History: In the late 1970s through much of the ’80s, Yonge and Isabella was an epicentre for emergent music, arts, and fashion culture. The area came alive at night, with numerous booze-cans and after-hours clubs drawing dancers to upper-level locations on Yonge and decadent discos on side streets, especially St. Joseph.
Before Domino’s opened upstairs at 1 Isabella, the venue had been the Cheetah Club. Owned by Gunther Weswaldi, whose background was in the food and beverage industry, the Cheetah was short lived.
It’s thought that Weswaldi and his wife Darlene opened Domino at this address in early 1979. (Weswaldi’s current whereabouts are unknown.) Advertised as a venue where people could meet for “lunch, dinner, dancing, disco,” Domino’s was a licensed restaurant and nightclub open daily. It did not launch with a distinct identity. READ THE FULL STORY HERE!
Brilliant take on the media’s obsession with female celebrity bodies READ The Frisky article!
Here are a few newly restored self-portraits of Socialist playwright and author, George Bernard Shaw. Over 20,000 photographs and objects have been recently restored by the National Trust and will go on exhibit at Lacock Abbey from now until December 11, 2011. DANGEROUS MINDS