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POX : Quit Your Screamin’ and Start Streamin’!

Listen up! ‘Cause in case you haven’t heard . . . The movie POX

Written and directed by the wildly talented, wicked creative, and impressively prolific Lisa Stockton-Wilson — perhaps better known to the masses as singer / song-writer / musician / thespian / all-around Uh-Huh, Don’t-You-Wish-You-Were-Her phenomenonicon Miss Lisa Hammer

can be obtained for the “I Mean ; I Can’t Even” section of your DVD collection.

However, for those of you more on the instant gratification tip? The film is also available for streaming, by way of the almighty TLA Video.

This already-cult classic [ as in, like: Seriously, Mary . . . Where Have You Been? ] stars the inimitable Alizarinkryz as none other than POX himself.

In addition to our fearless cult leader, a slew of other luminaries appear in this cinematic delight — including :

Who? The dude from Gregg Araki‘s ever-incandescent, Thrill Kill Kult samplin’, endless-source-of-one-liners The Doom Generation? As in : That movie with Rose McGowan so white hot in her role as Amy Blue that you either wanted to be her or be with her or what-the-fuck-ever / I-can’t-even-relate-to-you, and Parker Posey‘s best cameo appearance probably, oh, ever, and of course Margaret Cho also shows because we’ve known she’s way fucking cool since long before your newbie ass was schooled how obnoxious it is for one to refer to himself by the majestic plural “we”? And uh-huh, dark-sider with so much erudite goth damage I bet even your toilet paper and tissue is pitch-hued : even and especially I’m looking at you when I reference how cEvin Key from Skinny Puppy fractured his knee during filming?

gif, animated gif, POX, Lisa Hammer, Alizarinkryz, Kim Helms

Yes. Yes, that James Duval.

And nope, the omission of Frank the Rabbit and Donnie Darko from my truncated ramble was neither oversight nor indication aforementioned title is not also chamber-tombed to my heart [for it is! It is : and how] but rather a reminder that fucking OATH, my beloved Bloggination! There’s a topic of much greater import to which I’m attempting to tend!

So, um. That being said? The film also features . . .

Kimberly Dzwonkowski, a.k.a. Kim Helms, whose performance is so effing g-damn genius; it’s full-on intracranial hemorrhage territory.

Levi Wilson, as the suicide punch meister of your masturbatory fantasies,

Sue Fletcher, as the neurotic loyal devoteé who deems herself “Mrs. POX.” [ And rightly so! ]

Do not, however, mistake her — or rather : her character, totes and obvs — for a groupie. If the subtitled still frame hovering above this cluster of text doesn’t clarify the distinction, then honey : I don’t know what to tell you . . . [ A simple suggestion, perhaps? Two words : Life Alert. Pleazh is all mine, Bee Tee Doubs ]

Incidentally, well aware I’m giving Generous in the screen cap department, though rest assured that it’s been anything but mad cazh or madly random. Au contraire, the act is one of scrupulous selection — of painstaking deliberation — by which I attempt to illustrate the gravitas of the sitch, bitch. Said another way? This film tackles some serious territory. That’s “serious” with implied italics. You feelin’ me?

And the atmosphere? Oh, how it delivers. Yes!

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Hilary Goldberg’s recLAmation: Watch It; Win One of Three Signed DVDs

So, let’s talk about Hilary Goldberg‘s recLAmation, a feature-length genre-hopping experimental documentary-slash-fictive narrative shot on Super 8, in which capitalism in contemporary Los Angeles is overthrown, and queer superheroes — one of which there’s a more-than-decent chance I inhabit via Gaylord Wilshire, spandex tights and flame-retardant cape notwithstanding — navigate a possible future.

Hilary Goldberg, recLAmation, movie

Yes. Yes, let’s talk about it. I spoke of its unique tripartite structure in a previous post, though in brief : In the first two sections, Consumption and Colonization, personal narratives interact with moving images of contemporary Los Angeles, stop motion animation, and sound design. Writer/director Goldberg’s memoir unfolds, offering reflections on time spent with her mother’s violent fiancé and in a mental hospital.

The filmmaker’s recollection of forced institutionalization is as poetic as it is poignant.

[ An excerpt ] :

“There were no ‘Please Do Not Disturb’ signs on the doorknobs because it was too late. Ghosts haunted the halls, moaning and groaning with each unbearable second. People cried and screamed and urinated on the floor. A man continuously kicked himself in the head with his bare foot. Others paced quietly, then dropped to the ground in fits of madness with intervals like a John Cage composition.”

As with the stark black and white film stock utilized in Goldberg’s neo-noir project In The Spotlight, the employment of Super 8 — an anamorphic film format known for producing a unique dream-like quality, as if everything is coated in an amniotic haze; it’s also believed to invoke feelings of nostalgia for the viewer, mimicking a sense of connection to the material presented — renders these passages particularly powerful.

Then? Then comes the third section : a fictional narrative envisions a dream of Los Angeles after it has been liberated from capitalism.

At any rate, after a successful international tour and critically-acclaimed jaunt around the festival circuit, it’s available to view via streaming, here and now. . .

The film stars Joy Anderson, Clint Catalyst, Irina Contreras, Amy Goodman, Jessica Gudiel, Jessica Hoffmann — with narration by Goldberg.

Preview, film stills, and contest info “beneath the cut” . . .

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In The Spotlight : Give-Aways, “Streaming,” Check It!

Yes, it’s been a while . . .

but some of you might recall my repeated mentions of Hilary Goldberg‘s short film “In The Spotlight,” starring the wicked way Richter literary genius Michelle Tea, screen-writer/producer/actress extraordinaire Guinevere Turner and me, in the role of a creepy literary charlatan known as Bell Wartock. [ The smarmy, nefarious style fiend — due in no small part to the brilliance and boundless abilities of costume designer Adele Mildred — may very well have inspired a tribute and a smidgen of merch in the nascent days of his creation. I mean : Bell Wartock is, after all, “the voice of a new generation.” ]

Director Hilary Goldberg between takes, with Michelle Tea [ as Olive Clutch ] and Clint Catalyst

Well, after great critical acclaim and a tour of film festivals around the world — including Inside Out Toronto, Frameline, Outfest, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride, Women Make Waves Taiwan, Seattle Queer, American Cinematheque Third Annual Focus on Female Directors, Reel Women International, Frederick Film Festival, Reel Pride Michigan, and The Dark Arts Festival in Salt Lake City — this meta-fictive neo-noir is finally available to watch in the comfort of your own home…for a scant 99 cents.

Still on the proverbial fence? I know; I know — it’s almost an entire dollar, maing! As you mull the idea over, feel free to peek “beneath the cut” and view the film’s official trailer, stills, and…oh yeah! Details about that give-away I mentioned!


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“When Is An Ice Cream Truck NOT An Ice Cream Truck?”

 

“…When it’s run by this dude”:


“A Drug-Dealing ‘Mr. Freeze'”

[ on ]

 

Segment: “Ice Fiend Man” from Episode 320
[ Watch Full Episode : Better Them Than Us ]

N E X T    A I R    D A T E :

Tuesday, April 12
at
12:30 A.M.

Synopsis:
“A billionaire bottoms out; it’s hard out there for a Russian pimp; gang bangers play doctor;
a pyromaniac gets burned; an ice cream man gets iced; a bad actor needs a hand;
a Greek gets his brass handed to him.”

About The Series:
“1000 Ways To Die showcases some of the most outrageously true stories about those who
succumbed to the Grim Reaper in the most unorthodox stories.”

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Ramzi Abed’s NOIRLAND: “Behind-The-Scenes” or “Making a Scene”?

Whichever/Whatever the case, one thing is most certain (indeed…indeed!)

My attempt to maneuver around four-letter words is more a rough-hewn Scotch tape-&-staple job of
“edits” than it is some mad profesh, seamless-as-a-pair-of-Cervin Paris Rive Gauche
silk-stockinged affair.   All the same, long overdue this post—yes, though
it is

h e r e ✷ finally ✷ h e r e


Embedded in the rectangle above?

A nine minute, 25 second-long exploration of Hollywood’s illustrious Gemini Manor, a locale as eclectic
as the “subjects” presented in this clip: namely, a coterie of fashion vigilantes filmmaker Ramzi Abed
recruited to populate his latest feature, the “darkly romantic horror ensemble mystery” known as Noirland.

Noirland stars James Duval (Donnie Darko, The Doom Generation) † Rena Riffel (Showgirls, Mulholland
Drive
) † Lorielle New (The Pit & the Pendulum, Grindhouse) † Lenora Claire (The Devil’s Muse,
Toxic Avenger IV
) † Zoetica Ebb (ChinaShop mag; co-founder Coilhouse) La Carmina (CNNGo journalist &
travel TV host) † Yukiro Dravarious (Queen Bitch Supreme, Tokyo underground) † Aldo Vento
(“Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman”) † Maxim Eskertin (Bunraku, Violent Blue) † & me,
Clint Catalyst (In The Spotlight,” “Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman,” recLAmation)

The film’s killer cast (Velveeta-laden double-entendre too delish to resist, sorry/kthnx) also boasts luminaries
Twink Caplan
(forever chambertombed to mine heart as “Miss Geist” from Amy Heckerling’s Clueless) †
Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Horrorween) & a slew of other IMDB repeat-offenders, but I
whittled the preceding list down to the folks featured in this footage
that awaits your ogling

now

Yes, that includes Mr. Duval—even if his appearance is the veritable “Where’s Waldo?” of the bunch.
Moreover, while actor/producer Edwin Santos‘ countenance is absent from such an implicitly
poised-for-viral-domination* collection of digital frames, if it were not for his kind role as our
impromptu DP, this footage would not exist.

Thanks again, Edwin!
—ditto, Ramzi; ditto, Alex—

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Three Cheers for Celluloid Premieres & Flaming Queers! (HURRAH!)

 

So, yeah. June?

June’s a busy month ’round the Clintsville.

In addition to peddlin’ word at The Poetry Brothel and collaborating with Paris Sadonis and Zoetica Ebb for a special performance at Salt Lake City’s Dark Arts Festival 2010, this month I’m also honored to be part of two feature-length film premieres.

Up first : we’ve got “just another” genre-hopping, stop-motion animation experiment in contemporary celluloid communications, interspersed with autobiographical super 8 docu-dramitization of writer/director Hilary Goldberg‘s disparate experiences spanning a wasteland of family, palm trees, a violent car salesman and a stint in a mental institution . . .

before fact is eclipsed by the story-line of a fictive post-apocalyptic, “unincorporated community formerly known as Los Angeles” — where riot police, Amy Goodman, and Queer Superheroes run rampant, that is.

Uh-huh. You read that correctly.  And I may or may not very well play the role of a character known as Gaylord Wilshire.  [ Conversely, I may or may not play the role very well! ]

Guess you’ll have to wait till its world premiere at the National Queer Arts Festival 2010 to find out . . .

“Hilary Goldberg’s recLAmation is a feature-length experimental documentary/narrative film shot on Super 8 in which capitalism in contemporary Los Angeles is overthrown, and queer superheroes navigate a possible future. recLAmation illuminates historic connections between private and public systems of oppression, and explores how worldview shifts caused by personal trauma rendered the capitalist paradigm nonsense.

In the first two sections  1) Consumption and Colonization, 2) Collapsepersonal narratives interact with moving images of contemporary Los Angeles, stop motion animation, and sound design. Writer/director Goldberg’s memoir unfolds, offering reflections on time spent with her mother’s violent fiancé and in a mental hospital. Then, a fictional narrative envisions a dream of Los Angeles after it has been liberated from capitalism. Queer superheroes explore a possible future for the city that includes housing for all, truly free markets, the end of prisons, and more. The World Premiere Film Event is accompanied with live narration.”

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

8 p.m. at The Garage,

975 Howard, San Francisco, 94103

Tickets range from $12-20, and are available on-line through

The Queer Cultural Center

★ ☆ ★

Then, four days later . . . Same city, different festival — and an incomparable project to contrast:

Renown documentarian Christopher Hines is “following fast on the heels of his success last year with The Butch Factor,” by examining not only mannerisms and varying degrees of masculinity among gay men, but also the broad spectrum of ways in which the pursuit for perfection — or perhaps merely a desire to “belong” —  manifests [itself] physically.

For those of you whom I haven’t seen in a while — or ever — look for me in the first 60 seconds of this clip. I’m the tan guy, no shirt, pecs so pumped-up; you might as well call ‘em “mam”s.

See me there? No, not that one.  Definitely not that one, either.  Wait . . . what? You’re kidding, right? I’m that one, there, by the dude wearing a baseball cap!

“Do looks matter? When it comes to the male physique in the gay community, the answer is of course a resounding YES. In this fascinating, thought-provoking documentary, filmmaker Christopher Hines (The Butch Factor, Frameline33) turns his camera on guys of all shapes and sizes to explore how body image affects status among gay men.

Through intimate interviews with men across the United States, including several from the Bay Area, Hines uncovers the very common, often unsettling reality of how many gay men struggle to achieve and maintain a particular image in order to be accepted. As he talks with experts and everyday folks, we hear how body discrimination can lead to feelings of inadequacy, as well as issues around drug abuse and severe eating disorders that transcend sexual orientation.

One especially muscular guy admits that even though he knows it’s superficial, he “feels more respected and accepted” when people compliment his look. Hines explores how these issues trickle into other areas of our modern world by looking at everything from the gay porn industry to a naked yoga class in San Francisco that helps students feel more comfortable with their bodies.

The Adonis Factor deftly balances diverse viewpoints and voices to paint a picture of a complex world where beauty is too often considered skin deep.” — BRENDAN PETERSON

★ ☆ ★

The Adonis Factor World Premiere

★ ☆ ★

Saturday, June 19, 2010

2 p.m. at The Victoria Theater,

2961  16th Street, San Francisco, 94103-3633

Tickets vary in cost for those who are organization members versus non-members — and if you’re able to actually find those exact figures at Frameline 34 – San Francisco International LGBT Festival ? You’re a more astute person than I!

*In that event, please comment or send me a message via the “Contact Clint” option. More than happy to update the listing, thanks!

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“Delphinium” Awarded Grand Prize; March Screenings Listed…

Congratulations are in order for auteur Matthew Mishory—in whose biopic  “Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait Of Derek Jarman” I’m honored to appear—for winning The Eastman Kodak Grand Prize for Best Short Film at this year’s US Super 8 and DV Film Festival!

:: forthcoming :: screenings ::

March 4, 2010 & March 6, 2010

at

The Durango International Film Festival in Colorado,

March 5, 2010

at

The Hole On The Hill Gallery & Art Space in Seattle,

as well as

March 10, 2010:

Australian premiere at the
Byron International Film Festival.

“The more personal and affectionate paeans to Derek’s life and work that are out there, like this gorgeous little film, the better.”

Scott Treleaven, visual artist and filmmaker

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ShowWX Presented by MicroVision at The Sundance Film Festival, 2010

So, I’m going to Sundance.

Remember that gorgeous independent film I’m in? You know, “Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman”?  The one I yammered about a while ago. Well, it’s screening at Sundance, and…yeah. As an Angeleno transplant, over the years I’ve acclimated to the freon-tinged climate shady people imbue this brightly-lit place.  To fair the “whether,” the most important reaction I could have is: act as if this news isn’t very important at all.

It’s a tricky thing, this More-Jaded-Than-The-Orient sense of feigned indifference—because if “reality” T.V. cameras are added to the equation?  Flip it. Be so real it’s Faux Real…and it will be: on film.

Semantics and human behavior are complicated.  But how I feel?  How I feel, for once, is pure and simple and precise. I’m so excited; I’m spinning around like tinsel on a majorette’s baton at half-time.

That being said, the vitals are:

Friday, 22nd January, and Saturday, 23rd January 2010, 2pm

ShowWX Presented by MicroVision at The Sundance Film Festival

Cinema Lounge at 333 Main Street, Park City, UT


Curated by Shade Rupe,

The program includes new work by

Floria Sigismondi, Sean Pecknold, Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Rodrigo Gudiño

and

Matthew Mishory

More Info “Beneath The Jump”

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Aldo and Clint “Do” Olympia! (Personal Appearance this Fri., Nov 13th)

Short notice? Who, me?

(O.K., so maybe I’m not the best at feigning innocence…)

At any rate, this Friday evening, the 13th of November 2009

at 9:30 p.m.


My chum/ “co-star” Aldo Vento and  I

will be making a personal appearance at the screening of

“Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman”

at

The Olympia Film Festival

(Among “Delphinium”‘s roster of November Screenings

This one is paired in conjunction with a live performance by  Steven Severin

of  Siouxsie and the Banshees and
The Glove,

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Archived: The King of What’s Next / Article from Frontiers Magazine

Volume 26, No. 5:

Frontiers magazine : Caroline Ryder

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Ja…Hallo, Meine Deutsche Freunde! (March 5, 2009):

Tonight on ProSieben (”Pro7″) for you guys:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUm0tEGwE58

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Tomorrow (Friday, March 6th, ‘09) available on-line for

the rest of us

to download/view…

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Secret Magazine, Issue 32 (Fall 2008) — Coverage of Short Film “In The Spotlight”

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Michelle Tea, Guinevere Turner, Clint Catalyst, Dirk Mai, Hilary Goldberg
[ Click H E R E to Enlarge Image ]

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With ‘Propers’ Served :
Massive Thanks to Jürgen of Secret Magazine

Secret, via International List of Distributors

Hairstylist Lilian Kha

Simone of  Exquisite Restraint Corsetry

Sculptor/Photographer David Meanix

Dirk Mai [ the photographer formerly known as ‘Fingers Crossed’ ]

&—even & especially—to writer/director Hilary Goldberg , without whom . . . ♥

In The Spotlight, via IMDB

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Bell Wartock is the Voice of a New Generation . “

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Full Color Photograph of Kate Lady Luck [ as she makes Bell Wartock ‘Eat His Own Words’ ]
↓ — Beneath The Cut — ↓

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Clint Catalyst on IMDB