Films that are made with personal style and drive, films that create or display an individuals cinematic reality. Iconoclasts, quirks, out theres and innovators - Homeless Cinema loves your passion. Independent visions, styles and filmakers regardless of who paid or .. who watched. These films shaped the future of cinema with ripples passing through people, films and years.
The Fast and the Furious
1955 1:12:36 The first film produced by Roger Corman's American Int.Pictures. As a subgenre Corman's low budget quickies produced a lot of awful films but he and his method also produced some great film makers; Monte Hellman, Jack Nicholson, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Peter Bogdanovich. He also made some memorable films; "Little Shop of Horrors", and his cycle of films adapted from the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Admired by members of the French New Wave and Cahiers Du Cinema, in 1964 Corman was the youngest filmmaker to have a retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française, as well as the British Film Institute and the Museum of Modern Art. This black-and-white B-movie was co-directed by the film's leading man, John Ireland and written by Roger Corman, with jazz music by the Chet Baker quartet.
Permanent Vacation (1980)
Jim Jarmusch's first feature film and I love it. (Spanish subtiles) A young slacker wanders a decaying New York City searching for some meaning in life and encounters many idiosyncratic characters. (Photos from New York in the 70/80s. ) Its very rough, economical and full of student bravado. It was the director's first release, and was shot on 16 mm film shortly after he dropped out of film school. This film is often credited as the birth of the director's original style and character schemes. The film won the Josef von Sternberg Award at the 1980 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival. Music by John Lurie and Jarmusch.
Ménilmontant (1926) 37:54
Dimitri Kirsanoff's best known work is a silent without intertitles. An economical, brisk and moving portrait of seduction, jealousy, and prostitution. An intelligent and complex narrative with beautifully framed and shot images of Paris in the 20's, (think Brassai but moving pictures). Using what later became convential devices for the passing of time or inner psychological turmoil; the film uses many techniques that were relatively new at the time, including double exposure, hand held, quick close-ups and superimpositions. A moving and beautiful early B & W classic.
Daguerréotypes - Dir: Agnes Varda. (french language only) 1:18:37
Daguerréotypes is a documentary by film maker Agnes Varda about the shop keepers in the street she was living in, with her daughter, in Paris in 1976. She captured an era of local shops and shop keepers which in 1976 was coming to a close (the bloody rise of supermarkets and chain stores...) she also captured the ordinary (mostly working class) people in the street. (working class people also subsequently having been largely pushed out to the banlieues).
Shock Corridor (1962) 1:40:25
Directed by Sam Fuller. Johnny Barrett, an ambitious journalist, is determined to win a Pulitzer Prize by solving a murder committed in a lunatic asylum and witnessed only by three inmates, from whom the police have been unable to extract the information. Fuller was known for using intense close-ups, off centered framings, and shock editing in many of his films, which often featured soldiers or violent, tragic marginalized characters. A sam Fuller Doco: The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera. . Production Credits
TNT Jackson (1975) 72.00
Directed by Cirio Santiago and starring Jeanie Bell; TNT Jackson became an instant cult classic. Starting in Manila, Santiago became one of the pioneers of the "Blaxploitation" genre by being one of the first to cast black actors and especially actresses as strong action heroes. He worked with Corman in the 80s and many filmmakers such as Jonathan Demme, Joe Dante or Carl Franklin got their first directing jobs with Santiago. A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong. A Tarantino forerunner. Production credits