Heliotropes

A beautiful and poetic short film about the parallel goals of man and nature, to simply stay in the light.

Aerosol Amoeba

Pahln‘s Aerosol Amoeba is the outcome of shooting spray paint between two sheets of compressed acetate.

Aerosol Amoeba ©Pahnl

Aerosol Amoeba ©Pahnl

via Henrik Sarimo Music by Kidstreet

If life is a catwalk, run like a dog

Nowhere Near Here from Pahnl is a stop motion animation that uses projected light, graphic stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a fluorescent dog running around the city at night.

Modern Man, The American Dream and “The Crowd”

 

The Crowd

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The Crowd,” (USA, 1928, 98 minutes) directed by King Vidor is a timeless silent film that explores the pursuit of the American Dream in the early twentieth century. “The Crowd” begins on July 4th, 1900, which is noted as the 124th birthday of America as well as the birthday of the main character, “John Sims.”  The landscape of America is changing in this era – white-collar work is on the rise, diverse ethnic groups are beginning to co-mingle and more people are moving into urban environments and starting families. “The Crowd” has two central and matrimonially bonded characters. The male lead, “John” is played by actor, James Murray and the other main character, “Mary” is played by the King Vidor’s wife. These characters are a believable representation of a young married couple living in New York City. “John” represents a white-collar family man whose plight in the film still resonates with the patriarchal modern men of today.

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