IT COMES AT NIGHT is the new film by Trey Edward Shults. Produced by Andy Roa and Animal Kingdom alongside A24. Coming to a theater near you on June 9th.
SHRINK is a new series by SPIELBERGS produced by Alicia Van Couvering. It is a series of short interviews with phenomenal people about their experiences in therapy. Turns out, to quote Elaine Stritch, "everybody's got a bad of rocks."
Here is the first one, about bravery and summer camp, with Sarah Silverman. (Produced with ABOVE AVERAGE for Tru TV.)
We are all ears for the impending release of a new project created right at the new frontier of new media: HOMECOMING, a scripted podcast for the Gimlet network, by Eli Horowitz, produced by Alicia Van Couvering, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris and more. It is a special event. Subscribe here.
We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for IT COMES AT NIGHT, a new film by KRISHA director Trey Edward Shults, starring Joel Edgerton, produced by Andrea Roa alongside Animal Kingdom and A24.
You watch "Transparent," you read the news -- you probably think you know an awful lot about trans issues. So did we, we admit it. And then we met Jessica Dimmock and Chris LaMarca and got involved in their beautiful documentary, THE PEARL. And we got schooled.
Festivals include: Hot Docs, True / False, Dallas (where it won the Grand Jury Prize!), Montclair, and many many more. You must see it to be made more of a person.
100,000 Cheers for the 10 FILMS we made with Supermarche, Moxie Pictures and Butterfly Beauty to celebrate the launch of Derek Lam's new fragrances. Fragrant Dark Artists like Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, Andrew Zuchero, Ben Dickinson, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Alia Shawkat, Jennifer Westfeldt, Dev Hynes, Aya Cash, Charlie Dibe, Orlee Rose-Strauss and the lots more make it all worth it...
What a weird business we're in, right? With an entire season devoted to congratulating itself?
Oh well, we'll take it. Thank you, movie business! Three cheers to you also.
COP CAR : National Board of Review Top 10!
UNEXPECTED: Gail Bean Best Of 2015: The 20 Best Breakthrough Performances Of The Year” on IndieWire’s The Playlist.
Three Dark Arts originals took flight seven thousand feet above sea level last week. Our feet are so tired but our hearts are so full.
DIGGING FOR FIRE by Joe Swanberg
"Excellent" "symbolically meaningful" "emotionally mature" "refreshing" says Indiewire
COP CAR by Jon Watts
"An Amblin movie by way of the Coen Brothers" says Slashfilm
UNEXPECTED by Kris Swanberg
"Not a false note" says Variety
What?! We made another Joe Swanberg film? And it just might be the most fun and awesome one yet? You're right, life IS wonderful sometimes. Stay tuned for updates on this sun-soaked, California-set baby: DIGGING FOR FIRE.
Stop, look and listen at this amazing music video we made with the incomparable Lena Dunham for the unbelievable rock star Jack Antonoff of BLEACHERS, starring Mary Kay Place, Retta, Arrow DeWilde, Mike Doyle and a host of other luminaries, co-produced by Anonymous Content! We think this might be what gets us that G for our EGOT, and hope you agree.
PAINFULLY HILARIOUS - Rolling Stone
GREAT - Slate
LENA DUNHAM IS ON A MISSION TO CAST EVERY MEMBER OF THE SHOW "MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN" (True!!) - Wired
If David Cronenberg and Todd Solondz had a love child, that child would one day turn eighteen, at which point they would be allowed to watch Harrison Atkins' CHOCOLATE HEART.
We could not be more proud of our beloved Dark Artist Harrison Atkins and his stunning / mind-bending / patently ridiculous new film, which will shock the world this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin.
"Owen never learned about sex or relationships from his parents, since they turned into cats. But today, with the help of a human girl, Owen is going to learn a lot."
BONUS: Learn to do The Cover Girl from the incomparable Ms. Celia Rowlson-Hall herself here:
M Blash's "seductive," "stunning," "beautiful," "mysterious," "lyric" new opus -- complete with mind-bending score by Owen Pallett and mind-boggling cinematography by Kaspar Tuxen -- OPENS in NY & LA this weekend.
***** SATURDAY * FEB 1st * LA DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT *****
*** Q&A w/M Blash, Jena Malone, Chloe Sevigny live and in person! ***
" M BLASH'S THE WAIT IS GORGEOUS AND HAUNTING"
- THE VILLAGE VOICE
" (A) SURREAL - AND STUNNINGLY SHOT - BACKDROP OF ISOLATION AND IMMERSION, BEAUTY AND LOSS. "
- THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
" SEDUCTIVE QUALITIES... THE FILM IS BEAUTIFUL. LEADS CHLOE SEVIGNY AND JENA MALONE SHOULD DRAW ATTENTION... BUT BLASH'S QUIET COMMAND OF MOOD AND MYSTIQUE IS AN EQUAL ASSET. "
-THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"AN UNUSUAL FILM, WITH A COMPLEX AND LAYERED AESTHETIC... GROUNDED BY A BEAUTIFUL SCRIPT"
"A HAUNTING FILM WITH POWERFUL PERFORMANCES ALL AROUND... BEAUTIFULLY SHOT WITH VIBRANT COLORS AND VISUALLY STRIKING TONES... A REMARKABLE FILM THAT EXPLORES THE REALMS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE IN PURELY CINEMATIC FASHION. THE SCRIPT IS STRONG AND POWERFULLY UNDERSTATED. THE WAIT IS A POWERFUL FILM THAT DESERVES TO BE SEEN BY AS MANY PEOPLE AS CAN POSSIBLY SEE IT"
- AUSTIN DAZE
Dark Arts' Alicia Van Couvering participated in a packed-to-the-rafters Sundance industry panel for The Wrap over the weekend. Here she is, making all the boys lean in: