Tuesday, December 29, 2009


A Festival of Rare and Hard to See Films
Organized by Aaron Rose
January 16 – February 20, 2010
Opening Reception Saturday, January 16th, 6 to 9pm
Roberts & Tilton is pleased to present Projections, a festival of rare and hard to see films
organized by Aaron Rose. Opening on Saturday, January 16th and running through February 20,
2010, Projections will feature short and feature length films by 31 of the most influential
filmmakers of our time.

Statement from Projections Organizer Aaron Rose:
There are few things that move people as much as seeing a great film. As the organizer of
this festival I use the term "film" loosely here as I do the word "festival", because in this
context, I do not necessarily refer only to feature films. In fact some of the most inspiring
films I've ever seen have been under five minutes long. Projections is a celebration of these
types of works. While the focus of this collection is mostly on young filmmakers, I have also
chosen to include some masters from the past who, for many reasons, have created things
that have moved me in some way. Additionally, it is my hope that by removing all these films
from their usual theatrical setting, and instead presenting them in an art gallery context, that
people will perhaps look at them a little differently. Not just as entertainment, but as the
works of true artists, who contribute greatly to the visual culture of our times.

My films are showing on February 13th...the day before Valentine's Day. 
much love and Happy Holidays!

To download a complete film guide and schedule, visit www.robertsandtilton.com 

Films are screened on a continuous basis daily, from 11am to 6pm, except where noted.
TICKETS  Admission is free. No tickets will be issued. Seating is limited.
LOCATION  Roberts & Tilton is located at 5801 Washington Boulevard, between La Cienega
  Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, in Culver City, California.   

PARKING   On street parking available. Additional parking in lot in front of the building and
  At Dunn Edwards located 1/2 block east of the gallery.

Friday, December 11, 2009

New music video for The Entrance Band's "Lookout!"

I have been sitting on this one for way  tooo long.... Finally it's LIVE!


Cinematography by Nicolas Amato
SFX by Mike Aho


Feature of the Week

I am the featured filmmaker of the week on this cool new website based in Portland created by Wieden + Kennedy.
My friend Aaron Rose is curating all original content for the site and it looks like it's going to be really amazing... keep an eye out for a new show called "Califunya!" created by the lovely and magical Becky Stark.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Girls On Film

This Friday November, 20th  at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, CA
Daisies (1966)
A satirical, wild, irreverent story of teenage rebellion, Vera Chytilova's 'Daisies' is one of the Czech New Wave's standount moments. The women's anarchic antics are mirrored by the film's wildly free-associative montages, psychedelic color and effects and an overriding impression of gleeful anarchy. Few so-called art movies are this much fun.
With short films and videos by- Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker ( The Belles of the Black Diamond Field), Jess Holzworth, Nicole McDonald, Melissa auf der Maur and Ashley Conner.
*Please note the discounted rate and code! Call the hotel rather than book through expedia, etc.
for more info 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

COVERS Magazine

I just shot this Bowie inspired spread for Covers magazine...featuring my amazing friend/muse Annakim Violette

check it out!
((((((((Alladin Sane))))))))

Styled by Miss KK
Make Up by Sarai Fiszel
Lighting Design by Tyler William Parker

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Ritual is Reality

From todays Magic Lecture I  learned the following...
The weather inside is  like the weather outside...



There is weather inside of our brains and bodies and the way to make it rain is to undestand how the universe operates and therefore become sympathetic to it. Becoming one with our Earth and our Universe is the way to gain shamanic power. Meaning that accepting that you and a storm are one and being able to be entagled and sympathetic with that storm allows you control over it because there is no separartion between you and it.  Clearly this is the goal of mankind. Why do we see ourselves as being separate from everything when everything is so connected?
But Stevie already knew all this... she's always been a storm...

Thank you Maja !

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Sandy Toes"

If you missed this awesome visual music event...here is my film contribution.
One roll of 16 mm film, a dress, a beach and a girl I met only moments before....

Monday, October 12, 2009


Last night I saw an IFC sneak preview of Lars Von Trier's newest film "Antichrist".
The film feels like an excorcism of collective demons and suppressed rage, sexuality, and grief. There are some firsts in this film which in 2009 is a rare thing, but I have never before seen a woman cut off her own clitoris with a rusty pair of scissors.
There are so many layers to this film but at it's foundation is a couple whose child falls out of a window to his death at the very moment of their orgasm. So in essence for Charlotte Gainsbourgh's character her sexual climax is from that moment forward tied into the grief of her son dying. So SEX and DEATH are connected at said clitoris which she then of course has to cut off because she is unable to deal with the pain.
"Nature is Satan's church" she says in the film. But in the film "nature" is also human nature.
Willem Dafoe in a role playing game with her asks Gainsbourgh "Are you affraid that nature is going to kill you?"...What nature is Von Trier refering to?
 Throughout the film Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourgh take turns taking on the role of Antichrist, however the film's title has a female symbol as the final T in Antichrist. So clearly this is somehow a meditation on women as both Villain and Victim.
Charlotte Gainsbourgh's performance is pretty mind blowing and she definitely goes places that few women have dared to go on the silver screen. She spends at least a fourth of the film with her genitals exposed. She is a brave and fearless actress. A badass.
I left the theatre feeling a strange mixture of being creeped out to the bone and also super inspired and impressed with Von Trier's as a filmmaker. He dedicated the film at the end to Andrei Tarkovsky, one of my heroes.  Even though the two directors on the surface could not be any differrent, at their essence, there is fundamentally an uncompromising devotion there and both men have a  love for the language of cimena. And as much as Von Trier loves to be the provacatour there are moments in this film that belong with the greats. Moment of cinematic poetry that make the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up and make your skin crawl at the same time.
There is something to celebrate in a film that makes people vomit and have seisures etc. (which has reportedly happenned at screenings of this film). There is something about a film that actually illicits a physical reaction from it's viewers that we must appreciate. It makes film kind of a dangerous thing. And this film is very much about facing our deepest fears. So the act of seeing this film is part of it's point.
I am still not sure what I think of what Lars has to say about women and I am sure his mother was not very nice to him but I will always go see his films. I just might not be able to see them more then once.  But that is kind of amazing. It makes his films more like a performance or a living breathing thing. In this case one that is ejaculating blood!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"To Higher Places"

Working on a film for Los Angeles clothing designers Cavern. We started working on this two years ago and are finally finishing...will be sharing with the world soon! Original score by Adam Tullie. Shot on Super 8mm.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Psychic Temperature Rises

Today I learned about communicating through light, magic lanterns, illussion, conjuring, mentalism, rainbows, prestodigitation, hypnotism, mesmerism, and mass hypnosis.
And I got my car towed by "the man". I am working on a magic trick for how to get it to reappear...does anyone have any ideas??

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009