Saturday, September 29, 2007

Unlimited Liability Shop - Hamburg

Since there was a request for more information on the shop Unlimited Liability Shop discussed in the Art Papers article, here are some more details:

Thu-Sa 1-8 PM
Sunday 1-4 PM

Norderstrasse 71, Hamburg

The shop sells multiples of artists' works (CDs, DVDs, stickers, lamps, jars...) - non of them can be limited numbers of signed copies - non of them can be sold to rich people.

Blogger/Feedburner Error

Those of you who get the entries from this blog directly by email, received an old entry from August today claiming ReelerTV is on hiatus. I have no idea why you received that outdated message.

ReelerTV is NOT on hiatus whatsoever. On the contrary we posted a great episode featuring Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody today (in case you haven't watched it yet).

Thursday, September 27, 2007

ReelerTV Weekly 07

This week ReelerTV provides a glimpse into the upcoming 45th New York Film Festival.

The Warriors
, Coney Island, Harvey Weinstein and Padre Nuestra all make the news.

We sit down with Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman, co-stars of Wes Anderson’s latest film The Darjeeling Limited.

Lisa Rosman from Flavorpill joins us in the lobby to talk about the grown-up side of Wes Anderson, how Ira Sachs blew it, the Cohen Brothers’ success and what’s wrong with Noah Baumbach.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

My Dad's Picture in Art Papers Magazine

Günter Westphal (left) at Münzplatz with friends

Okay, this photo from the current issue of American art magazine Art Papers really is "just" a photo of my dad (Papi to me, Günter Westphal to you) and friends - not actually a picture my dad, who is a photographer and social artist himself, has created.

He is sitting in front of Michel Chevalier's store "Unlimited Liability" - which is the subject of the article you can read here.

The shop is located in the Münzviertel, the neighborhood tucked away behind the central train station of Hamburg, where my dad is very active in revitalizing the neighborhood, creating a community of artists and bringing on social change. While he is not mentioned in the article I suspect he may not be that innocent in making it possible or interesting to Michel Chevalier to open his shop in this eclectic neighborhood.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

ReelerTV @ Toronto - Episode 5

In this final installment of ReelerTV from Toronto, we talk with filmmaking legend, Peter Bogdanovich who's in Toronto to introduce John Ford’s film Bucking Broadway. The recently found negative has been restored and a brand new print has been struck.

Karina wraps up the Spout reviews with her Toronto regrets and a few thoughts on Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

ReelerTV will return to it’s usual weekly format beginning on Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

ReelerTV @ Toronto - Episode 4

September 11th is always a somber day for us. Today's episode of ReelerTV from the Toronto International Film Festival seems appropriately themed.

In today's special episode we have an interview with legendary media personality and writer, Phil Donahue. He is in Toronto with the documentary "Body of War," which he co-directed with Ellen Spiro. The film will have its world premiere tonight on September 11th, the day that moved Iraq war veteran and subject of "Body of War", Tomas Young to enlist in the Army in the first place.

Karina reviews another one of the Iraq-themed films at the festival, "Operation Filmmaker."

Monday, September 10, 2007

ReelerTV @ Toronto - Episode 3

In this episode ReelerTV goes retro in black and white in tribute to the forthcoming biopic about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. The Reeler talks to legendary rock photographer turned director Anton Corbijn about the making of Control and Karina Longworth wraps it up with her thoughts on the atypical rock film.

Joy Division happens to be one of my very favorite bands who has been an important part of my life since I was a teenager. I am so excited about the film coming out and relieved that it's supposed to be great. It'll be premiering at Film Forum in Manhattan in October.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

DocStock Air Times

The episode of DocStock that includes an interview with me about All's Well and Fair is airing:

  • in Aspen on Sunday at 5:30pm and on Wednesday at 11pm
  • in Telluride on Sunday at 7pm and on Thursday at 10pm

ReelerTV @ Toronto - Episode 2

MUSIC! In the latest daily installment of ReelerTV's coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival, we interview Scott Hicks. He's having his world premiere of his documentary Glass - A Portrait of Phillip in 12 Parts about the legendary minimalist composer, Phillip Glass. Karina Longworth joins us again to talk about Love Songs and Heavy Metal in Baghdad. Enjoy!

Friday, September 7, 2007

ReelerTV @ Toronto - Episode 1

ReelerTV begins its daily coverage live from the Toronto International Film Festival.

In this first episode we go to the red carpet for Neil Jordan's latest film The Brave One and Karina Longworth from Spout Blog gives her recommendations.

Visit here daily for more Toronto Film Festival coverage or subscribe to this blog via your preferred RSS reader or email.

Read more about Scott's experience while producing this ReelerTV special in Toronto on his blog.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

ReelerTV in Toronto

Scott is currently in Toronto to produce a daily version of ReelerTV covering New York films at the Toronto International Film Festival.

So this week we don't have a new episode of ReelerTV Weekly - instead the daily show should start on Friday and run for five days.

If you want to read more details about Scott's adventure, check out his blog on indieWIRE.

Erik ist da!

On a random personal note: mein bester Freund, Erik, arrived from Germany today with his girlfriend Tina. They'll be staying for two weeks. I'm so happy!!!

Also I saw a Moonflower open up in our yard today. The first time I've seen that happen - and the first bloom on that plant which I've grown from seed. I don't know if I'll catch another one to be able to film it. So here is someone else's video:

It really is a beautiful sight. I had no idea they open that elegantly and fast - so it was quite a magical moment. And now at night the big bloom glows in the dark.

What a wonderful day all together.

Done Digitizing

I finished digitizing all the tapes for All's Well and Fair! Took me quite a bit longer than I had hoped - but parallel I already started subclipping. Maybe by the end of this week I can actually start the real editing...

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

I'm on TV this week...

... and you could watch the show if only you lived in Aspen, the Hamptons, Miami Beach, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Sun Valley, Telluride or Vail. Those are the towns that offer the cable channel Plum TV.

This week Plum TV is airing the episode of DocStock (Rebecca Carroll interviews filmmakers about their documentary works-in-progress) which features an interview with me about my film All's Well and Fair.

If you happen to be in one of these beautiful towns please check it out (and let me know what you think).

I don't know yet, what times exactly the show airs. From what I understand it plays at different times throughout the week. When I know more I will post again.

I have not yet seen the episode myself so I have no idea what kind of a fool I may be making of myself. If it's not too bad I'll try to upload the segment on our website.

But doing the interview was great fun and I'm very thankful that I was invited onto the show.

While we're on the subject of All's Well and Fair: I'm just digitizing and subclipping like that's what I was put on this Earth to do. I hope to be through with it no later than the middle of this week. Watching all the footage is making me happy (and makes up for the fact that I didn't get to spend this summery Labor Day weekend outside).