Good Times Online #2
Following the launch of our new segment 'Good Times Online' earlier in the month, the second curated edition of external content for your weekend perusal is here. With an 8mm Vimeo classic and a new tune from the Skegss boys; NSFW (not safe for work) trailers left, right, and centre, and the return of a 90s film queen - there is no better time to be on-the-line than now. See you next fortnight for another fiver.
1. 'TOBACCO' - Victor Pakpour
Tobacco is a short film shot by the incredibly talented Victor Pakpour. The film is shot entirely on super 8mm through Europe. The film focusses on youth culture and discusses everything from body image to politics and spirituality. Not only is the content and visuals amazing but the film is also set to a killer soundtrack, definitely check it out:
2. WINONA FOREVER
Whether you fell in love with her when you were forced to watch The Crucible in high school, or because Girl, Interrupted is your go-to movie anytime you’re feeling emotionally unstable, you'd be with me in saying Winona Ryder is an absolute babe. At the end of 2002, post shoplifting debacle, the actress vanished from the ’scene’ save a few minor rolls in small films and the odd feature in well-known pictures like Black Swan. This year, she's made a more prominent return on our screens as a lead in a new Netflix series called Stranger Things, and both her fans and team agree she’s back - let’s hope it’s forever.
3. 'WHITE GIRL' (TRAILER)
At Sundance Film Festival in January of this year, Elizabeth Wood (writer, actress, director etc.) premiered White Girl, a bold coming-of-age film that also doubles as her feature-length directorial debut. Raw, controversial, “current and irreverent”, the trailer surfaced in recent weeks and word spread of an impending release date. The film is scheduled to hit cinemas in the States late summer, early fall (i.e. August). It’s been rumoured that Neflix has scored the rights to the film as well, but it may be awhile before White Girl winds up in our stream-heaven inventories here in Australia. Until then, sit tight and watch this, "the most explosive portrait of NYC youth since Kids" (Vice).
4. EVERYONE IS GOOD AT SOMETHING!
SKEGSS! They’re a bunch of total mates from Byron. They’ve got a new and explosive, garage-rock EP out titled 'Everyone is good at something'. They kick off a national tour in just over two weeks. All of the above is music to our ears, and it’s some damn good music, too. For all the locals reading this - the boys hit the Valley on Friday the 2nd of September at The Brightside, and back it up on the 3rd at Foundry Records (all ages). Check out the dates of some of their other gigs, including their final show at Yours and Owls Festival in October, plus the boys’ latest release 'My Face' below.
5. DR KARL AT SPLENDOUR
Those who chime into Triple J on the reg' would be familiar with the voice of Dr Karl, a charismatic man who knows more than most and sounds a little bit like everyone's favourite grandpa. Festival goers at Splendour on the weekend were treated to a special visit from Karl as he moved around the campsite giving scientific facts to campers who just don't give a shit. It was painfully funny, see for yourself.
Curated and written by Nick Sheehan and Elli Webb
With content from Greer Clarke and Tim Salisbury
Illustrations by James Martoo