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134. THE ACTUAL CRUZ/RUBIO ARTICLE

Actual ArticleMy friends. This is getting intense. A few days after I posted that photo I took of the newspaper article regarding Cruz and Rubio’s sexual past, a regular NY Post reader sent me the actual article.

Here it is in it’s entirety. It is no wonder America is losing faith in government.

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133. CRUZ & RUBIO ARE BROS!

Wow, when I saw this headline on the subway yesterday I was even more stunned than I was a few days ago. My hands were shaking as I took the photo. As shocking as this new revelation about Cruz and Rubio is I have to say in some way it makes a lot of things clearer about them both.

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128. DOWN IN SHADOWLAND in NYC

DOWN IN SHADOWLAND
TO SCREEN TWICE
IN NYC

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My new film, Down In Shadowland, will screen twice in NYC this month. First will be at The Anthology Film Archives on Nov. 10 at 8pm as part of a retrospective of my films.

“Made over the course of seven years, DOWN IN SHADOWLAND is an impressionistic, haunting portrait of the NYC subway system. Filmed secretly, in the tradition of Walker Evans’s renowned Subway Portraits, SHADOWLAND is at once a vérité portrait of the world beneath New Yorkers’ feet, and an evocative, carefully structured, almost musical filmic composition. Taking the subway as a microcosm of the world at large, it combines the private and the public, the personal and the political.”
Jed Rapfogel

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The film will screen again on Nov. 14 at The Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem. I’m especially thrilled to have the film screen at the Center. It was founded by Albert Maysles, who with his brother David directed such powerful and evocative documentaries as Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter and Meet Marlon Brando. Ticket information and directions HERE.

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I’ve been working on the film continuously since it screened at the Woodstock Film Festival a year ago. It was just presented at the Vermont International Film Festival as a Special Filmmaker’s Screening.

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“If the whole of humanity were marched before our eyes, it might resemble DOWN IN SHADOWLAND, a descent into the subterranean universe of the iconic NYC subway. Told in eight parts, each probing ever more deeply into the human psyche, SHADOWLAND is a profound meditation on the human condition. Bold, masterful and entirely unpredictable with a soundtrack that propels us forward with the velocity of the train itself, SHADOWLAND is a remarkable film that leaves no doubt we are in the hands of a master.” –Barbara Pokras, ACE

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DOWN IN SHADOWLAND SCREENINGS
Anthology Film Archives                 Nov. 10   8pm
Maysles Documentary Center     Nov. 14   7:30 pm

I will be doing a Q&A at both screenings.

127. DiCillo Retrospective at Anthology Film Archives

The famed Anthology Film Archives in NYC is having a retrospective of some of my films. They’ll be showing 35mm prints of Living In Oblivion and Delirious. Steve Buscemi will be joining me at both screenings,  plus some other members of the casts.

I’m equally excited that Anthology will be premiering my new film Down In Shadowland.

DICILLO RETROSPECTIVE AT THE ANTHOLOGY

My great thanks to Jed Rapfogel at the Anthology for pulling this all together.

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3 BY TOM DICILLO

November 10 – November 11

FILMMAKER IN PERSON FOR ALL SHOWS! STEVE BUSCEMI IN PERSON ON WED, NOV 11!

Tom DiCillo is a key figure in the wave of bold and vividly inventive independent narrative filmmaking that reinvigorated film culture in the U.S. in the 1980s and 90s. After training as a director at NYU’s Graduate Film School, he made his mark with the 1991 feature film, JOHNNY SUEDE, and went on to direct five more feature films (as well as the Doors documentary WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE), all of which have established him as a keen and deadpan funny chronicler of American culture (whether that of music, filmmaking, celebrity, or of society at large), as well as a peerless director of actors. His films mix genres and tones in elegant and innovative ways and are studded with performances by a who’s-who of gifted performers such as Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Kevin Corrigan, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, and Denis Leary.

Despite all this, DiCillo hasn’t found it any easier to get his projects funded over the past decade. Taking matters into his own hands, he has returned to a more self-reliant, handmade mode of filmmaking for his latest work. Made over the course of seven years, DOWN IN SHADOWLAND is an impressionistic, haunting portrait of the NYC subway system. Filmed secretly, in the tradition of Walker Evans’s renowned Subway Portraits, SHADOWLAND is at once a vérité portrait of the world beneath New Yorkers’ feet, and an evocative, carefully structured, almost musical filmic composition. Taking the subway as a microcosm of the world at large, it combines the private and the public, the personal and the political.

Anthology is thrilled to host Tom DiCillo for screenings of DOWN IN SHADOWLAND as well as two of his finest fiction features, LIVING IN OBLIVION and DELIRIOUS.

Special thanks to Tom DiCillo; Richard Abramowitz (Abramorama); David Spencer & Matt Jones (University of North Carolina School of the Arts); and Alexandre Mallet-Guy & Rémi Dupéroux (Memento Films).

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126. OBLIVION EXTRA FEATURES ANNOUNCED

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The bonus features for Shout! Factory’s “Living in Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition” have just been announced! The Blu-ray edition includes:

-Audio Commentary with writer/director Tom DiCillo.

In Our Own Oblivion: The Miracle of Making a Film;  a 45 minute featurette with brand-new interviews with writer/director Tom DiCillo, producer Marcus Viscidi and cast members Steve Buscemi, James Le Gros, Danielle Von Zerneck, and Peter Dinklage.

–On stage Q&A with Tom DiCillo and Steve Buscemi as they discuss working together on the film.

–One Deleted scene. Almost every frame of what we shot ended up in the film. This is the one scene that I loved but couldn’t find a place for.

–The Blu-ray edition also comes with a DVD free of charge.

125. LIVING IN OBLIVION ON BLU-RAY

I’m really excited to announce the 20th Anniversary special release of LIVING IN OBLIVION on Blu-ray and DVD.

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The film has been completely remastered digitally under my supervision. It looks amazing. This new release by Shout Factory has added bonus features, including interviews with cast members Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklage, James Legros and others.

Pre-orders can be made HERE.