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…is both horrifying and depressing all at the same time.

Enjoy!

Seriously never picking my phone up again while driving,

-Shady

Not my family.

…about Los Angeles-based dealer/collector Mark Kologi here.

I bet there’s a photo of someone I know in that garage,

-Shady

"Beauty Is Embarrassing"

…and it’s easily one of the most inspiring documentaries I’ve ever seen.

No matter if you’re an artist or an accountant, do yourself a favor and check it out.

You can thank me later,

-Shady

"I Am Big Bird"

Obviously, I have a special spot in my heart for Big Bird.

Learn more about this upcoming documentary here.

Thanks to Spooner for sending this along,

-Shady

…is (hopefully) taking part in a documentary called “View From a Sidecar.” Conceptualized and directed by filmmaker Norman Lehnert, the documentary will follow Matt and Norman as they travel from New York City to Los Angeles along what’s left of the old Route 66.

Oh, and they’ll be doing it on a vintage, 1946 BMW R71 motorcycle. Matt will be driving. Norman will be his passenger in the sidecar. And cinematographer Travis MacRitchie will be following along and filming it all.

The fellas are trying to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund the project and they’re already moving toward their goal at a good clip. Learn more about the film, check out the trailer, and become a supporter yourself here.

Two good documentary opportunities in one week,

-Shady

…is trying to raise $25,000 to fund a new documentary film about American photographer/artist Joel-Peter Witkin. The name of the project (for now, at least) is “Joel-Peter Witkin: An Objective Eye.”

If you don’t know what Witkin does, he creates a lot of imagery like this:

Sure, it’s not exactly for everyone. But if you’re an art and photo nerd like myself, you love it.

Anyway, Marino started up a Kickstarter page to raise money for the film. The page contains an outline of what he’s trying to accomplish, as well as a fancy trailer! Check it all out here.

Oh, and did I mention that my good friend Erik Rose is also involved in the project? Yep, he is! That’s his illustration work on the Kickstarter page.

So support indie film (and artists like Thomas and Erik) and donate today.

Going to bed,

-Shady

Jump on this train of thought: KB and I watch an amazing show on BBC called “Luther.” (You should, too.)

The opening credits of “Luther” uses Massive Attack’s song “Paradise Circus,” which features guest vocalist Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star fame. Check out the intro here:

While looking around at other videos for “Paradise Circus” I came across the official video for the song. Simply put, it’s amazing. However,  you should know this going into it: This video is not on YouTube and hard to find for a reason.

The reason: It’s extremely graphic, and by “graphic” I mean “shows footage of hardcore sex.”

Yes, there is full-frontal. Yes, there is penetration. Yes, there is even a bit of oral sex thrown in for good measure. But while the video is pornographic in nature, it is not exactly pornography. You’ll get what I mean after you watch it.

But you’ve been warned, folks, so don’t send me any emails crying about how you got busted for watching it at work, or how your kid walked into the room while you had it full-screen! Still, it’s a pretty great piece of documentary film.

Dig it here (hit pause and let it load fully before playing; it takes awhile):

Vodpod videos no longer available.

I’ll never look at porno the same way again… okay, that was a lie,

-Shady

…and how everything you assume you know about it is wrong.

Thanks to Marla for sending it along,

-Shady

…is out. It’s called “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” and was directed by Basquiat’s old friend Tamra Davis.

Check out the first few minutes of the documentary here:

Samo©,

-Shady

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Wanna win some free stuff? Check out this new contest from “The Blarg.”

THE PRIZE:

Win a limited edition “Exit Through the Gift Shop” poster from Banksy!*

THE PROPAGANDA:

Exit Through the Gift Shop: Coming to movie theaters in select cities across the United States starting April 16th.

Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film by renowned graffiti artist Banksy, became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film.

Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner – with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, “It’s basically the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed.”

Visit the official site for the latest list of cities and theaters here.

THE FACTS:

One winner will be selected randomly from all entries. The winner will receive one prize. To enter, email me here with your name, age and address. The winner will be notified. Losers won’t.

I might even enter,

-Shady

*Prizes courtesy of Wooster Collective.

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