Pat Padua bridges high-brow and low-brow to form a distinctive American pan-browism. He hears the voices cry out from the Western Canon to Justin Timberlake, and, with an arsenal of optical tools ranging from disposable message cameras to the sharpest Hassy glass, he coaxes out the voices with a visual acuity akin to shamanism. "A talented, if quirky, photographer," in the words of the Washington Post, Padua has exhibited his photographs in San Francisco and Baltimore, as well as in his home town of Washington DC. His astute criticism of music and cinema has appeared in the All Music Guide and Cinescene.com.
Tommy Wiseau is his peerless self in a new short film. But he's the only good thing about it.
Living Room Cinema is an crucial artifact of amateur filmmaking. Don’t throw away your originals!
Director Terry Zwigoff’s examines the fine artistic line between the commercial and the personal with this documentary.
Is this a lowbrow, if adorable and fuzzy, anomaly in Microcinema's catalog of art films? Is this kitten-porn elevated to the level of performance art? You're both right.
Bill Withers had a few major hits in the '70s, and then practically dropped out of sight. Still Bill will make you want to dig out those old records and maybe buy a few new ones.
Noémie Lafrance's latest site-specific dance work finds her most impressive venue to date, but like Icarus, the art doesn't quite catch up with the sun.
An awkward, wonderful documentary about growing up different.
A fascinating documentary about a controversial artist. Fellow artist Robert Longo puts it best: "I don't know what I'm watching and at the same time I'm compelled to watch it."
Ventriloquists aren't necessarily the funniest people. But people who make a living telling jokes through an inanimate extension have interesting stories to tell.
Dillinger is Dead is not an easy movie to like but if you're in the mood for its odd rhythms, there's a droll comedy to be had here amid the pop music and misogyny.