That’s right, Facets is in the crowdfunding game. But we’re raising money for something much more socially conscious than potato salad… Our Facets Kids movie streaming app brings the best and smartest independent children’s films to your family’s tablet. Let’s see what the internet is saying about our campaign.
Part of our ongoing From the Vidéothèque Vault series, Chris Houkal explores Alexander Sokurov’s Confessions (1998). Shot aboard a Russian Navy ship in the late 90’s, this five-part epic is a strikingly beautiful, achingly sad meditation on desperation and loneliness on the high seas.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Chris Houkal brings us Frank and Caroline Mouris’s Frank Film, an experimental short film comprised of continuously morphing image collages and dual narrations.
Mixing classic Hollywood horror and German expressionism, Tim Burton starts his career off on the right foot with his first short film, Vincent.
“Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects? -Sergei Eisenstein
That’s the way I work: I try to imagine what I would like to see. – Sofia Coppola
Description: “ ‘Koodal’ is a Tamil word which means a meeting point, the union, an assembly of images.” Typed on a gray title card, these words set the stage for Tyeb Mehta’s 1970 short film Koodal. The 16minute 16 second piece is Mehta’s only short film. He is most known for his bold modernist paintings […]
Renowned filmmaker Harun Farocki passed away last week at the age of 70 years old, leaving behind a filmmography spanning over 30 years with over 100 titles. A favorite in the Facets catalog and a friend to our director, Milos Stehlik, Farocki will be deeply missed. Today we celebrate his legacy and his contributions to […]
I discovered that if one looks a little closer at this beautiful world, there are always red ants underneath. – David Lynch
Last night on July 24, Fullerton Hall at The Art Institute of Chicago was filled with moviegoers and art enthusiasts looking to learn about the influence of surrealism on film. Milos Stehlik, founding director of Facets, gave a lecture in conjunction with The Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary. Throughout […]