Monday, 25 February 2013

Premiers of Clip And Vanishing Waves from Artsploitation Films.

Hello Folks,
Jonny T here,
Do you live in NY, Chicago or L.A? If so i have news of a couple of premiers that you really should attend!
I was recently contacted by my good friends over at Artsploitation Films and informed of a couple of screenings coming up this March, They are Clip and Vanishing Waves, I have put all the details you need below and if you do attend please feel free to share you thoughts an also feel free to drop me review,
Many thanks and Enjoy,
Jonny T.

Both films premiere theatrically in NYC for one week only: March 15-21, 2013
At Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street
NY NY 10003

Tickets are on sale now

Opens NYC, March 15!Vanishing Waves makes its US theatrical debut in New York at the Cinema Village playing alongside CLIP from March 15-21, 2013. Showtimes 3:45 and 9:05 Daily. Tickets on sale now!

OPENS CHICAGO, MARCH 29!Vanishing Waves makes it’s Chicago Premiere at The Patio Theater.

Presented by The Chicago Cinema Society.

Showtimes are March 29th at 10:00PM and April 1st at 7:30PM only.

Tickets are on sale now

Tickets are $7.00 at the door.

OPENS LOS ANGELES, APRIL 12!Vanishing Waves makes it’s LA Premiere at The Laemmle NoHo 7.

Showtime and ticket info coming soon.

Original TitleAurora
A bold, visionary work of science fiction cinema that recalls the genre in its cerebral 1960s and ’70s golden age, just as it simultaneously forges new territory with its unique fusion of emotional melodrama and hallucinatory widescreen spectacle, Vanishing Waves is one of the most accomplished and distinctive European films in recent memory. The second solo feature from Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte, following her acclaimed 2008 debut The Collectress, the 2012 production Vanishing Waves confirms Buozyte as a major young talent whose frequently breathtaking visual and technical gifts are thankfully also matched by her interest in complex characterisations, adventurous narratives, and challenging themes.

Her new film is a science fiction romance that is equally occupied by the erotic as well as the fantastic. Lukas (Marius Jampolskis) is assisting a scientific research team by functioning as a patient in a series of heavily monitored (and medicated) sensory deprivation experiments wherein he is attempting to make some form of contact with the subject, Aurora (Jurga Jutaite), a young woman who has been locked in a comatose state for some time. Doctors initially hope for just a vague reaffirmation of consciousness, but the experiment takes an unexpected twist when Lukas and Aurora actually develop a strong psychic link in their mutually altered forms of consciousness…and their link quickly evolves into a romantic, sexually charged relationship. As Lukas hides this data from his researchers, he and Aurora meet secretly and passionately in a series of surreal dreamscapes created by their collective minds, but their union is tragically doomed to collapse around them. Exploring the tantalising possibilities of forming a true, all-encompassing bond with one’s lover, Vanishing Waves is hypnotic, erotic, wholly engrossing, and wildly thought-provoking cinema that transcends any perceived limitations of the science fiction genre, becoming one of the year’s most provocative films in the process.

CreditsDirector: Kristina Buožytė
Running time: 124 minutes
Country: Lithuania, France, Belgium
Language: Lithuanian with English subtitles
Screenwriters: Kristina Buožytė & Bruno Samper
Cast: Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaitė, Rudolfas Jansonas, Vytautas Kaniušonis, Brice Fournier, Philip Lenkowski, Martina Jablonskytė, Macej Marczewsky, Frédéric Anscombre, Frédéric Andrau, Darius Meškauskas
Creative Director: Bruno Samper
Producer: Ieva Norviliene
Cinematography: Feliksas Abrukauskas
Editor: Suzanne Fenn
Music: Peter von Poehl

Opens NYC, March 15!CLIP makes its US theatrical debut in New York at the Cinema Village playing alongside VANISHING WAVES from March 15-21, 2013. Showtimes 1:30 and 6:40 Daily. Tickets on sale now!

Original TitleKlip
Clip is a dynamic, disturbing portrait of contemporary youth. Jasna, played fearlessly by Isidora Simijonovic, is a pretty girl in her mid-teens. With a terminally ill father and dispirited mother at home, she is disillusioned by her unglamorous life in a remote Serbian town. Opposing everyone, including herself, she goes experimenting with sex, drugs and partying.

CreditsDirector: Maja Miloš
Running time: 101 minutes
Country: Serbia
Language: Serbian with English subtitles
Screenwriter: Maja Miloš
Cast: Isidora Simijonovic, Vukašin Jasni, Sanja Mikitišin, Jovo Maksic, Monja Savic, Katarina Pešic, Sonja Janicic, Jovana Stojiljkovic, Vladimir Gvojic, Nikola Dragutinovic
Producer: Jelena Mitrovic
Cinematography: Vladimir Simic
Editors: Stevan Filipović

Press Quotes

“An explosively energetic tale of dysfunctional love and explicit sex among the post-Facebook generation…imagine Larry Clark’s Kids directed by Emir Kusturica. – The Hollywood Reporter

“Combining fast, explicit imagery with an atmosphere of dreamy melancholy, Maja’s upcoming film is sure to raise some eyebrows in Balkan and European cinema alike.” - BTurn

“Sex, Drugs and Videotapes. A different kind of Serbian Film.” - Chorus & Echo

“Brimming with energy, anger and a sense of youthful frustration, Serbian film Clip (Klip) will court controversy due to its young teenage cast and sequences of highly explicit sex acts. It is a film that will divide opinion, but it is also one that demands attention. - Screen International

NewsClip Banned in Russia!By Sydney Levine of – August 26, 2012

Clip, a Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia by the Culture Ministry, prompting allegations of censorship. Banned over indecent language and scenes of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as “pornographic” depictions of sex between minors, the decision spells a new era for the Culture Ministry, headed since May by Vladimir Medinsky, a conservative-minded PR specialist with a controversial reputation. The ban was signed by Deputy Culture Minister Ivan Demidov, known for his radical Orthodox Christian views, Sam Klebanov, the prospective Russian distributor of Maywin, said.

“This is the first case of such censoring, and an attempt to introduce moral censorship in the country,” he said, adding that explicit arthouse fare never had any screening problems in Russia.
Neither Demidov nor Medinsky commented on the censorship allegations as of Saturday.
Clip, directed by Maja Milos, tells the story of a provincial teenager experimenting with drugs and sex in order to forget her near-dysfunctional family.

In January, the film split the main prize of the International Film Festival Rotterdam with two other movies. The jury touted it for an uncompromising and honest insight into the life of the “mobile generation”.

The film was set to premiere in Russia on August 30. Klebanov said the release is postponed, but not canceled because his company intends to sue.

The risk of not obtaining screening permits in Russia was previously limited almost exclusively to pornographic films with obscene titles. On important exception was Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat (2006), a scathing satire of Kazakhstan and the United States, denied the screening permit in what critics said was Moscow’s gesture of solidarity with official Astana, which was outraged by the mockumentary.

Wide and Eye on Film will show the film inToronto along with others (see below).

Russian Ministry of Culture accused the Rotterdam winning film of being child pornography.

The team behind award winning Serbian feature Clip have reacted with dismay to the news last week that the film has been banned inRussia.

A representative of the Russian Ministry of Culture publicly accused Clip of being child pornography, violating both Russian and international law.

Maja Milos’s movie, a Tiger award winner in Rotterdam earlier this year and now due to screen in Toronto and San Sebastian, had already provoked controversy because of its graphic depiction of teenage sex. However, director Milos has made it clear that she used body doubles and prostheses. Critics and festival programmers have applauded the film, which has sold briskly since its Rotterdam debut.

The film’s sales agent, Paris-based WIDE Management, issued a release containing the letter from the Ministry of Culture to the film’s Russian distributor, Maywin.

“The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation has considered an application by LLC “Cinema Without Frontiers” for a distribution certificate for the motion picture Clip by the Serbian director Maja Milos and notifies you as follows: The film contains the scenes of swearing, drug use and alcohol consumption as well as scenes of a pornographic nature. According to the storyline these scenes feature underage teenagers and thus violate the norms established by the Federal Law ofDecember 29,2010№ 436-FZ on “The Protection of children from information which is harmful to their health and development.”

Clip’s producers, Belgrade-based Baš Čelik Production House, refute angrily the charge that the movie is in any way pornographic.

“The intention of the authors, scriptwriters, their cooperatives including producers as well as of the actors and their families’ intention was to make a film conveying a strong message about the severe problems of modern youth generations, even beyond borders of ‘transitional countries’ including Serbia,” the producers declared in a statement. “The one and only purpose of certain scenes in the film is NOT to “propagate” any kind of pornography but ON THE CONTRARY – to STRONGLY OUTLINEAND CRITICIZE violent and deviant influence of modern ‘commercialculture’ of a society affected by crisis.”

The producers also pointed out that the film has not encountered censorship problems elsewhere and has already won multiple awards on the Festival circuit.

Clip has already been sold to the US (Artsploitation), France (KMBO), Japan (Fine Film), South Korea (Thanks and Love), Sweden (Njuta), Poland (Tongariro), Republic Czech, Slovakia (Artcam) and Bulgaria (M.A Media).

Director Milos has now issued her own statement. “The problems that young people in Eastern Europe are growing up with are severe,” she declared last week. “They are surrounded by great social turbulence and violence, and Clip is a film that is very honestly speaking about that. I’m sure that not showing the reality won’t protect any young person because the grave problems are still all around them. Clip is a film that raises questions and can provoke discussions on what can we do to understand and help today’s youth.”


Maja Miloš was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1983 and graduated in Film Directing at the University of Arts in Belgrade in 2008. She directed 11 short films during her studies, including Interval (2003) and Si Tu Timazin (2004). In 2005, she took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus and in 2006 she attended the Documentary Film School in Paris. Clip is her first feature-length film.

Regarding Clip: I’m interested in making films in which the social aspect is very important. I want to tell stories about people who live in a society that haves a lot of problems and on which way those problems determinate their lives. - Maja Miloš

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