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Mon Ami, Mekas

Filmmaker, poet, critic and philosopher Jonas Mekas passed away on January 23 at the age of 96. The wildly creative and willfully cantankerous Mekas was a champion of experimental cinema and a film critic whose taste and style was ahead of its time. Mekas is credited with getting Andy Warhol to try his hand at [...]

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Gone Roeg

This week we lost the cinematic master, Nicolas Roeg. The British auteur practically defined cinematic counterculture in the 1970s and his groundbreaking filmography includes David Bowie’s turned as a lonely alien in The Man Who Fell To Earth, Donald Sutherland’s searing, anguished performance in the unforgettable Don’t Look Now, and the mysterious parable of Walkabout. [...]

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Farewell to a Farmer

I got some sad news last night when I found out that Stephen Gaskin, the founder of The Farm commune in Summertown, TN, had died. The Farm was one of the longest-lived alternative-living experiments to be born out of the hippie movement in the 1960′s, and it was always a badge of pride to point [...]

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Adios, Hugo

Kim Monaghan and I recorded an epic episode of Coincidence Control Network today. It’ll likely go live by Thursday. During the recording Monaghan was moved to declare his love for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. The legally elected Chavez has been vilified as a mad dictator despite the fact that his political roots reach back to [...]

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Adieu to a Poet of Film

When we were recording the latest episode of the Coincidence Control Network podcast, we got off on so many tangents that we only got through about half of the topics we’d planned to touch on. It was a lively episode so no foul, but there was one bit of news that I felt we should [...]

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