Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Dec 7

SORRY, CANCELLED - Clinton Cult Classics presents THE ENIGMA OF KASPER HAUSER

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POSTER_1920For the next nine films in our series, we'll start the evening off with LAVA LOG, nine animated videos assembled from digital recreations of stock images, the depths of Google image search, and 00's nostalgia, set to ambient soundscapes created using obsolete iPhone apps, field recordings of malfunctioning tech, and other internet ephemera.

 

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SORRY, CANCELLED - Clinton Cult Classics presents THE ENIGMA OF KASPER HAUSER

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“A lyrical film about the least lyrical of men.” - Roger Ebert

Kaspar Hauser is one of the most fascinating of films. At his best, Herzog is like no other film-maker I know. -- Derek Malcolm, Guardian

A compassionate, traumatic masterpiece, every frame amazing. -- Catherine ShoardObserver (UK)

 

Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive.

THE ENIGMA OF KASPER HOURSER MOVIE POSTER
THE ENIGMA OF KASPER HAUSER
Director: 
Werner Herzog
Country: 
West Germany
Year: 
1974
Runtime: 
110 minutes

One of Herzog's most beloved films is based upon the true mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note. He later managed to explain that he’d been held captive in a dungeon of some sort for his entire life, and only after decades was he released, for reasons still unknown. His benefactor attempts to integrate him into society with extremely intriguing results.

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LAVA LOG

The Lava Log is a visual album.  These 9 animated videos are assembled from digital recreations of stock images, the depths of Google image search, and 00's nostalgia, set to ambient soundscapes created using obsolete iPhone apps, field recordings of malfunctioning tech, and other internet ephemera.  A collaboration between animator Kieran O'Hare (Joe Pera Talks You To Sleep), musician Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts), and sound designer/composer Ryan Dann (Joe Pera Talks with You), the Lava Log is ASMR for the hyperactive-- like staring at a Lava Lamp melting in the embers of a Yule Log. 

 

Creator Bios:

Kieran O'Hare is an animator and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY who has created animated TV and web content for platforms including Adult Swim, VICE, and MTV. His fine art looks askance at the informational function of infographics, taking a critical view in his maps, non-linear narrative “bricks,” and various hand-drawn simulacra.

Sean Yeaton is a musician and artist best known as a founding member of the New York-based band Parquet Courts.

Ryan Dann is a sound designer and score composer based in Brooklyn, NY. He's best known as the primary composer for Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim, but has also worked on podcasts such as Storybound, Unsolved Mysteries, and Their Own Devices. As a musician, he releases music under the name Holland Patent Public Library.

 

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