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Three Cats…

September 12, 2016

…are surely better than no cats at all? Went to Nicolas Party’s opening at the Modern on Friday. 

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The Brontës, how are they doing?

September 3, 2016

With a Keeprese salad (thank you Darbyshire) and a bottle of red wine in the boot, it was off to…

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Kathryn Elkin – Television

September 3, 2016

It’s the last week of Kathryn Elkin’s show Television at the CCA. Get along to see it. And here’s Kathryn…

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Pizza – Neil Bickerton

September 3, 2016

I lay my cards on the table: there’s nothing Neil Bickerton does that I don’t like, artwise, certainly. And here…

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That Which Remain – Mount Stuart

September 3, 2016

Another triumph from Lorna Macintyre in the ludicrous, palatial, often edible environs of Mount Stuart. Also featuring excellent works, old and new…

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John (2016)

August 23, 2016

Here are a few screenshots of my new video, John, made using Episode 1 of Exile, a short series made…

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The Gouster

July 23, 2016

Coming soon. It’s too sad to get too happy about, but there it is.

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Fa fa fa fa fashion

July 23, 2016

This week I have been wearing fur pants and bin man’s jacket to enjoy… Prêt-à-Porter Bill Cunningham New York Unzipped

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IKFF – NoBudget Jury Statement

June 28, 2016

NO BUDGET COMPETITION Statement

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[Vimeo Support] Re: RE: Attention required on your Vimeo account

June 25, 2016

[Vimeo Support] Re: RE: Attention required on your Vimeo account Legal @ Vimeo Tue 19:03 You ##- Please type your…

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NoBudget winner Anja Dornieden with the jury

IKFF – Thank you

June 25, 2016
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IKFF – other Favourites – the NoBudget selection team!

June 20, 2016

Sarah Adam, Anja Ellenberger, Felix Piatkowski, Sandra Lösel, Cristina Tudose. Thank you for a superb programme.

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IKFF – Other Favourites – Servicing Guide… by Carmine Grimaldi

June 20, 2016

Full title of this film is Servicing Guide: Fannie Mae Single Family, Subpart A4-2.1-02, Property Inspection Vendor Management and Oversight…

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IKFF – other Favourites – We Need New Names – Onyeka Igwe

June 20, 2016

Watch a trailer for this fantastic video essay on the filmmaker’s Nigerian female identity here.

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IKFF – other favourites – Brainbows by Karin Fisslthaler

June 20, 2016

Karin’s details at Galerie Raum mit Licht here.

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IKFF – other favourites – Exit Hagen-West by Florian Pawliczek

June 20, 2016
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IKFF – other favourites – (Auto)exposiciones by Florencia Aliberti

June 20, 2016

Watch a clip of this film here. Be concerned for the children who, I have heard, are the future.

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Mad Ladders 2015 Screen shot

IKFF – other favourites – Mad Ladders by Michael Robinson

June 20, 2016

Read about this film here.

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Mirror

June 20, 2016

Went to the GFT to see Mirror on the big(ish) screen and had an informative chat about it before hand…

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Watches and clocks are the least of it.

About an hour of Christian Marclay’s The Clock

June 19, 2016

Because all montage brings you here. Isn’t interesting how we try to watch this, the most precise of works? Out…

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Ben Rivers – Terror! (2006)

June 19, 2016

If you are in a brightly lit room and not overly delicate this am, I recommend watching Terror! ‘You’re all…

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Screen shot from Slow Action by Ben Rivers

Ben Rivers at Hamburg Kunstverein

June 19, 2016

Nowhere near finished my Hamburg Report. At the Kunstverein was a Ben Rivers show. The first film, with a struggling…

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Wonder woman gif

Attention Required on Your Vimeo Account

June 19, 2016

To ensure delivery, add no-reply@vimeo.com to your address book.   Hello Jane Topping, A Vimeo moderator marked your account for…

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Hito Steyerl. HOW NOT TO BE SEEN: A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File. 2013. Still image, single screen 1080p .mov file, 14min. © Hito Steyerl. Courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam

Hito Steyerl – How Not to be Seen A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File 2013

June 19, 2016

Just reading Steyerl’s short essay A Thing Like You and Me, so this retort-titled video is the perfect accompaniment. Watch it…

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Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

June 19, 2016

Climb into your expedition jumpsuit, kick off your deck shoes and enjoy Incident at Loch Ness. Herzog, you are a…

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Cover of The Nabokov Paper, 2013, Information as Material.

The Nabokov Paper Returns

June 13, 2016

There will be a small installation of The Nabokov Paper at Forms of Criticism, organized by Kaja Marczewska of the…

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IKFF – An impeccable jury team

June 11, 2016

I was hugely fortunate to team up with Siegfried Alexander Frauhauf and Christoph Girardet as the NoBudget Jury. Smart conversation…

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IKFF – Other Favourites – D.^^.$.® by Samuel Fouracre

June 11, 2016

D.^^.$.® by Samuel Fouracre is the best film about relationships now I’ve seen since Francis Stark’s My Best Thing. After…

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IKFF continued II

June 11, 2016

And here, watching and announcing at the presentations for the winning films. 

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IKFF continued

June 11, 2016

Spot the Topping – here I am on the opening night and at the first NoBudget Screening at the NoBudget…

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32nd Hamburg Short Film Festival (IKFF)

June 11, 2016

There’s too much to squeeze into one post about my time on the NoBudget Competition jury, so here’s the first…

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Peter screened with Transit

June 1, 2016

‘For its third episode, the roving screen presented a selection of moving image work by Dorine Aguerre, Miles Joseph, Lucie…

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32nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival

May 30, 2016

Remember they screened Peter in this festival last year? Well they know a good thing when they, ahem, meet her, so…

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David – No reason

May 14, 2016

“It’s not a tool, it’s an alien life form.” A year after this interview, the brew bought me an imac.…

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You Must Remember This

May 14, 2016

This is interesting. Perfect for Sunday morning listening… “You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast about the secret and/or forgotten…

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and everything crooked will become straight – £4 only…

May 11, 2016

…while stocks last – Get your very own copy of Transit’s excellent zine, which accompanied Transit #3. Thank you to…

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The Hollow Crown – Series 1

May 6, 2016

Sighs all round. Ben Wishaw goes from weedy to stately, but too late in Rich 2. Jezza Irons rages in…

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3016 – Aniara Omann

May 6, 2016

I love the current Project Room show – go see Aniara’s radioactive alien thangs immediately. Lush and dangerous. Website here.…

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Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)

May 6, 2016

Piled out of The Old Hairdresser’s and onto the sleeper to this symposium at the Whitechapel a couple of weeks…

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Moyra Davey – Notes on Blue

April 22, 2016

It’s back. Watch Davey’s auto/biographical video essay here. Not sure how long the Walker will have it up, so watch…

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Fantom Cinema

April 16, 2016

For the whole Fantom Cinema program at the Old Hairdresser’s, look here.

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Vernon & Burns

April 16, 2016

At the Old Hairdresser’s on Thursday for Vernon & Burns’ latest – and it was magic. As was Torsten’s digital wallpaper…

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British Art Show 8

April 16, 2016

Apart from the superb contribution by long time/term fav. & friend of the podcast Ciara Phillips, I was pretty underwhelmed…

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Cardiff and Miller

April 10, 2016

Road Trip (2004) is actually hilarious – nothing to do with memory, family or cancer really. It’s relationship critique genius.…

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Heathers at Sprueth Magers, 2008

Heathers (1994) – Karen Kilimnik

April 10, 2016

I know, I know. I knew about this, but now I’m finally watching it… Scrunchies on repeat here. Too long for…

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Liz Magic Laser

April 10, 2016

Maybe because I’ve been watching Inside Obama’s Whitehouse for the last month, I also liked this this morning. Interview with Liz…

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She Had Her Gun All Ready 1978

April 9, 2016

“She Had Her Gun All Ready” by Vivienne Dick with Lydia Lunch and Pat Place (1978)

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An alternative view…

April 8, 2016

…of our favourite woodland, from Professor Mark Wilson.

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Superhero Kit

April 2, 2016

Thank you Jacqui!

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Not Only Choice Parts

April 2, 2016

It’s a video which is made of Harrison Ford fanzines and a Gina Lollobrigida performance. It does exist, just not…

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Kevin Hutchison

April 2, 2016
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Consumed – David Cronenberg

March 31, 2016

Thinking about my work this week, I realise that Cronenberg’s Consumed (2014), his first novel, is actually kinda pivotal. Two lovers connecting…

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Eye Eye – A gif for you

March 31, 2016

Feel free to download this. I own about a 30th of the object, so it’s a 30th OK.

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Waves! Whitby! 2011!

March 30, 2016

An old film made again. But weren’t you meant to be matching research framework wheel codes onto blog posts this…

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Transit #3 Zine online

March 30, 2016

Read the brilliant zine right here. Thank you Marcus Jack.

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Society of the Spectacle 1973

March 30, 2016

And now I am cramming, erm watching, this film Guy Debord made of his 1967 book. The image/subtitle quality is pretty…

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Joyce Wieland

March 30, 2016

Here she is on UbuWeb. Gerbils at a Canadian Cherry Festival in Rat Life and Diet in North America (1968)!

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Paul Sharits

March 30, 2016

On a Structuralist Film bent this am. Here are a few links, never to the films I want to see in particular of…

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Touch Screen Sizzle

March 29, 2016

Made for balance. Must. Write. Now…

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Touch Screen Technicolour & Buzz

March 29, 2016

Once more adhering to my habit of making something when I should be writing something, here are a couple of super-short films I…

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Keren Cytter

March 29, 2016

Onto Keren’s Vimeo Channel this am to watch Video Art Manual (2011) and Corrections (2013), but of course I took…

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Camille Henrot

March 24, 2016

Much revisiting going on this week. Realised that I’ve not posted any Camille Henrot love. Grosse Fatigue images hint at…

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Katalin Varga (2009)

March 24, 2016

Thinking about Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy (2014) today, so I watched his 2009 ‘revenge flick’ Katalin Varga. Watch it,…

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Shivers (1975)

March 24, 2016

This is basically High-Rise, but with an infectious mechanism – and the set dressing isn’t retro, it’s straight out the…

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Felicity Hickson and Michael Eaton on High-Rise design

March 22, 2016

In this month’s Creative Review: Inside High-Rise

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Brick-Rise!

March 22, 2016

After Brickjest comes… Brick High-Rise!

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Peter (2014) as a paper object

March 22, 2016

This is kind of the shooting script and the start of making Peter exist as an object as well as…

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Because I should be writing…

March 22, 2016

…I am therefore watching, reading and posting about High-Rise. But I am thinking. How to connect Buffy’s Beljoxa’s Eye to…

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High-Rise – The Movie

March 22, 2016

Here’s another version of High-Rise, by Mike Bonsall.

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The Atrocity Exhibition BBC film (1970)

March 22, 2016

Made 3 years before Crash was published, 5 before High-Rise came out.

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The Atrocity Exhibtion (2000)

March 22, 2016

On a Ballardian kick, this morning I am watching Jonathan Weiss’ The Atrocity Exhibition, 2000. It feels like the book…

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High-Rise

March 20, 2016

High-Rise achieved. Spilt me Pimms down me raincoat. Go again! Will Self on Ballard transcriptions here. Wheatley interview here. On…

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Transit #3 Last night

March 20, 2016

From Marcus Jack: Thanks to everyone who made it down to TRANSIT #3 at the @GlasgowSFF – here’s a little…

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Near-rise

March 20, 2016

I am so excited about the Wheatley/Ballard combo, I’m posting about nearly seeing High-Rise. In a few hours I shall…

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White Wash Death Watch – It happened

March 20, 2016

WWDW screened last night. Fact. And actually, it looked good, like a nostalgic painting of Deathwatch. Thanks GSFF and audience, particularly invited…

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Transit No.3 Publication

March 19, 2016

Seen here, alongside the contents of my pockets, is the TRANSIT No.3 Zine. My contribution ps 22-33. Cover definitely red, not pink.…

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Scottish Competition – I’m Deranged

March 19, 2016

White Wash Death Watch was one of the least deranged of this selection. To be fair, I’ve made more engaging…

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Transit #3

March 19, 2016

Of course the highlight was Peter, of course it was. But also great were Miles Joseph’s Remediation (2010), Do Not…

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Ohna Falby Masterclass at GSSF

March 19, 2016

Highlight of this GSSF session with producer Ohna Falby was Jane and Louise Wilson’s The Toxic Camera. Plus, I now know…

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A Party…

March 17, 2016
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TRANSIT#3 Invitiation

March 17, 2016

Transit Arts are delighted to invite you to TRANSIT #3: and everything crooked will become straight   Thursday 17th March,…

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CCA: GSSF Info

March 17, 2016

Visual art, performance, film, music, Gaelic culture, literature and more… Hello! Trees are blooming, frogs are spawning and the huntsman Orion is…

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ICA Film Open – Archive page

March 17, 2016

Artists’ Film Club: Film Open 11 Nov 2015 Film Open, a new screening programme of artist films, featuring twenty recent…

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TRANSIT#3: The twitterverse is a-quiver

March 17, 2016
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Screen Used Development Notebook

March 15, 2016

Screen Used Development Notes PDF

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ARI5 @ UoCIoA

March 14, 2016

Thank you all who came to ARI5, and helped me with my film Screen Used. Particular thanks to Nick, James,…

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Hitchcock/Truffaut

March 6, 2016

Into the GFT on Friday for this Hitch love-in. Kent Jones’ documentary is a neat reminder that Hitchcock was considered…

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An IJ reference…

March 4, 2016

… I was geekily proud to spot.

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2 further bits on dfw and IJ – and some maps

March 4, 2016

Just because I’m re-thinking links between reading & writing, making & articulating. Infinite Jest at 20: 20 things you need…

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TRANSIT #3 gets post-ed/tweeted, y’know

March 4, 2016

Paper posters in the world. Digital excitement follows.

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brickjest.com

February 27, 2016

Infinite Jest has been illustrated with Lego by Sebastian Griffith and his son. Visit brickjest.com

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Thank you MACFA

February 27, 2016

Screened Screen Used for the University of Cumbria MACFA students on Thursday. Thank you to you all for your thoughtful attention,…

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This Is Now – Film and Video after Punk

February 27, 2016

Popped into this Glasgow Film Festival compilation of film and video at the Tramway yesterday and caught these: THROUGH A…

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It’s Back

February 22, 2016

Daily inspiration once more on my commute. Feels like a long time coming.

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Merlin James – Long Game

February 22, 2016

Yesterday I loved and was occasionally baffled by Merlin‘s show at the CCA. It’s an absolute must. So clever, still…

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Peter – the pages

February 21, 2016

Page 1 of my contribution to the Transit #3 publication. …Searching… (Adapted by Archie Goodwin. Pencilled by Al Williamson & Carlos…

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No Home Movie, 2015

No Home Movie

February 21, 2016

I was working out how to best shorten a film, then I saw Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie and have…

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Endgame at The Citz

February 16, 2016

Once I decided that this wasn’t metaphorical and that the characters were actually living at the end of the world,…

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Mark Leckey

February 8, 2016

Practice Angst made me watch Mark Leckey’s YouTube channel before sunrise on Sunday. You should try it some time. Afterwards…

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The Woodmans (2010)

February 8, 2016

Watched this documentary this weekend. See it on YouTube here. This was the first work of Francesca’s I saw…

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