Cyberpunk!

Good day! We’ve been enjoying this endearing flick for some time, but are just now getting around to posting about it. Cyberpunk is a 60 minute documentary from 1990 that serves as a charming bookend to the William Gibson documentary No Maps for These Territories. While Gibson is featured prominently in this doc, it also [...]

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Noe/Anger

Here is an interesting match-up… Pioneering esoteric film maker Kenneth Anger gets interviewed by pioneering esoteric film maker Gaspar Noe in this match-made-in-heaven (hell?) tete-a-tete: Kenneth Anger, the octogenarian American underground filmmaker, has largely been heralded as one of the founders of experimental film, with his role in inspiring directors such as Martin Scorsese and [...]

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Hunter S. Thompson: The Crazy Never Die

Bonjour mes amis, I went on a Hunter S. Thompson binge recently. No good reason, just got a little carried away. I read a couple of biographies and discovered a lot of great videos in the process. Although this is not an official Sleepless Film Festival post, I wanted to share this video. The Crazy [...]

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The Sleepless Film Festival Presents: Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man

Happy day, day-trippers. We were up late again last night, but were pleased to wake up early enough to enjoy a lovely day in The Old South. After weeks of particularly brutal summer weather, Nashville is experiencing an unlikely respite with temps in the high 80′s and flagging spirits on the rise. This weekend my [...]

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The Sleepless Film Festival Presents an Academy Awards Special – A Drink with Mickey Rourke: An Evening at the Shamrock Social Club, Part II

Avast! Welcome to the Persian immersion! Please find a space on the rug and sit facing East. The wine has only just started to pour. Cold Southern mornings are marked by a damp cataract the blurs the air and makes your bones feel wet. Then again, your bones are already pretty wet, what with all [...]

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The Sleepless Film Festival Presents an Academy Awards Special – A Drink with Mickey Rourke: An Evening at the Shamrock Social Club

The Academy Awards are upon us and – as every faithful reader of this blog knows – we are crazy for film! As every reader – so brilliant, so dangerous – also must know, the Academy Awards are mostly bullshit. Just like the Grammy Awards, these American pop-culture celebrations can never seem to decide if [...]

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The First to Know

What up? Just a quick word and a promise-keeping on my last post. Here is the brand new short film The First to Know. Directed by Chris Rubin de la Borbolla, this enigmatic video stars Jen Rieger as Anna Karina as the Mystery Girl. Where is she going? What is she saying? Who is the [...]

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