The award-winning experimental filmmaker Evan Mather (“Icarus of Pittsburgh”, “Scenic Highway”, “Sic Erat Scriptum”) recounts the context surrounding his attempt to complete a shot-for-shot remake of Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” using his original Kenner Star Wars action figures.
My education of United States geography came from a Fisher Price jigsaw puzzle – and by reading TV Guide. In August 1979, our family vacation took us on the road from our home in Baton Rouge to visit cousins in Indiana and friends in Cleveland. At the time, the country was covered by about 90… Continue Reading
39-A: Een Reisverhaal Van Eindeloos (A Travel Tale Of Interminable) is an experimental film that challenges and subverts the typical elements of documentaries, thus making us all reflect upon important questions in documentary filmmaking such as What material can be trusted, can the voice-over narrator be trusted, where does documentary end and fiction start? Besides… Continue Reading
Sprawling over hundreds of square miles, Los Angeles is not organized around a central downtown core. It is a city of individual neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive character. This can best be experienced by a visit to Eagle Rock – small town Americana in the midst of a megalopolis.
[Evan Mather’s] riveting new documentary A Necessary Ruin … manages not only to make engineering sexy and preservation politics compelling, but succinctly tells the tale of one of the most tragic architectural plunderings in recent memory. – The Architect’s Newspaper Upon its completion in October 1958, the Union Tank Car Dome, located north of Baton… Continue Reading
Due to the recent unpleasantness, Baton Rouge has eclipsed New Orleans as the largest city in Louisiana. Is the city destined for greatness? Scenic Highway is the name of US Highway 61 as it passes through northern Baton Rouge. It is also this trip to the city – and such landmarks as Huey Long’s art… Continue Reading