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Attention Filmmakers: Who Needs a Distributor? Check Out These DIY Digital Distribution Platforms.

 

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BP Pays PR Trolls to Threaten Online Critics | Interview with Dahr Jamail

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This is an interesting indie film with some names that might stand out.  New technological pathways open up all sorts of avenues for bad behavior.  The film is done as an ensemble piece with about three major plotlines that intersect.

Director Henry Rubin, of Murderball fame, had some interesting things to say.  He’d never directed a narrative feature, as he was known for his documentary work.  When he planned out the cameras, he made sure to keep them as far back as possible so as not to intrude on the acting spaces.  The film uses long lenses primarily and has a voyeuristic feel to it, much like the pervasive Internet that connects these people.  Viewing it makes one a partner in crime, watching the intimate lives of people without their knowledge, or seeming consent.

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The film pits technological lives against real lives, and it climaxes in the realm of the real, removed and disconnected from that disconnecting force that is so pervasive.  Technology tends to pull people apart as much as it brings them together, with odd habits elevated to be new norms of behavior.

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The film flattened out just prior to the final act, and seemed to slow down to a near tedious level.  This didn’t last long, however, and it does tie up the various storylines.  It’s a stylish indie drama that asks us to reconsider our various fractured personalities and to reassess our online behaviors.

 

 

39.siJustin Carter could serve 8 years in federal prison for banned online speech

 

Hey — take fucking heed.  America has officially gone into paranoid schizophrenic meltdown.

“Someone had said something to the effect of ‘Oh you’re insane, you’re crazy, you’re messed up in the head,’” father Jack Carter told KKVUE News, “to which he replied ‘Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head, I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts.’”

According to the parent, the teenager from Texas followed up that remark with the phrases “LOL” and “JK”— Internet shorthand for “Laugh out Loud” and “Just Kidding.”

 

Teenager in jail since March for sarcastic Internet comment faces 8 years in prison

 

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You can distribute your films for cash quite easily through the new Vimeo service. Youtube said something similar, but I’m not sure of the specifics. This is a real distribution platform that can expand and help independent filmmakers.


 

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Free internet library of activist documentaries:

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Warning — first (and second) impression is that they’ll post anything and everything, whether scientifically sound or not. Check it out and see what you find.

They may also have some radical anarchist material, which I certainly don’t endorse or agree with.
 

Near future enhanced consciousness, and the abuses it will bring mankind…