1. Litefeet


    from Scott Carthy / Added

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    With special thanks to Hannah Vasdekys and Nowness. Scott Carthy’s debut film ‘Litefeet’ documents the recently criminalised art of subway dancing. The footage is of one of NYC’s most prolific dance groups, the W.A.F.F.L.E crew, leading up to their last dance on the improvised stage of a subway car. Carthy combines art with documentary for this sensitive, eye-wateringly clean-lined piece. NY Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton implemented the law prohibiting performing on trains as an extension of the ‘Broken Windows theory’. The theory suggests that our environment can be a precursor to crime and violence if its upkeep is not carefully maintained. The NYPD argue that allowing ‘quality of life crimes’ such as open drug deals, graffiti art and prostitutes, sends out the message that more serious crimes are permissible. Carthy’s dancers have been slotted into this category now, becoming part of a clean up of the city which really began in the 90’s. However, the law does not acknowledge the significance of this subculture within the cultural heritage of NYC. Litefeet is a branch of street (dance) performance originating from the neighbourhoods of New York, Harlem and the Bronx. These iconic places once teemed with violence but what followed was unrivalled creativity which has been passed down through generations. The birth of Hip Hop, Break dancing and a myriad of other disciplines of dance are the fruit of the struggles people faced. Litefeet inherited a little from many of these styles, principally the Harlem Shake, Chicken Noodle Soup, Aunt Jackie and Tone Wop. Lily Bonesso - iD Yung Gutted - Lots of Cheese Czarquan - Hockey Hearted JJ Doom - Guv'nor (Badbadnotgood remix) Tall Black Guy - Love to the World Darkside - Paper Trails Waffle http://tinyurl.com/nnrwmv8

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    • In the Studio with Viktor & Rolf by Marcus Gaab


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      A Burby Berkeley-esque hangout with fashion’s finest Dutch double act, Viktor & Rolf. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: bit.ly/1tpIyjF

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      • “Adrián Villar Rojas: Los Teatros De Saturno” by Jordan Bahat - NOWNESS


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        Filmmaker Jordan Bahat sits down with Adrián Villar Rojas at the Kurimanzutto Gallery in Mexico City to discuss the world-renowned artist’s new exhibition. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: bit.ly/1sSVhx6 A film by Jordan Bahat jordanbahat.com Music by Purple Glitter purpleglittersound.com

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        • "Wolvesmouth" by Jordan Bahat - NOWNESS


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          The filmmaker captures chef provocateur Craig Thornton's conceptual dining experience, exposing his raw and uncompromising approach to food. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: bit.ly/1j7oZIw A film by Jordan Bahat jordanbahat.com/ Music by Purple Glitter purpleglittersound.com/

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          • “Tatiana Bilbao” by Jordan Bahat - NOWNESS


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            Architect Tatiana Bilbao invites filmmaker Jordan Bahat into her Mexico home to discuss how society builds itself. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: bit.ly/1mzxs82 A film by Jordan Bahat jordanbahat.com/ Music by Purple Glitter purpleglittersound.com/

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            • Robert Jesse (Directors Cut)


              from Shane Duncan / Added

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              Robert Jesse is a young seamstress based in Kent since moving from London, he is an aspiring Fashion designer. Robert works out of his parents dining room creating garments for himself and for friends but one day dreams of turning his hobby into a business. @Robertjesse_ Shot by Shane Duncan Edited by Shane Duncan

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              • BORDER for Nowness


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                DIR: Joana Colomar DOP: Oriol Barcelona Art Direction: Maria Prats and Olatz Azcona.

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                • Desert Sound Colony "I Get Fixed"


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                  A glimpse into the the regimented world of veteran bodybuilder Colette Nelson. See more on NOWNESS: bit.ly/1qW0thX www.desertsoundcolony.com www.scissorandthread.com 12“ Halcyon: http://bit.ly/1rkZhU1 Juno Records: http://bit.ly/1uQgwT6 Featuring Colette Nelson Directed & Produced by Callie Barlow Cinematography by Todd Martin Camera & Production Assistance by Lucas Young Edited by Matt Burke Color by Carlos Flores Pre-production assistance by Lara Casselman

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                  • In the Studio with Victor + Rolf


                    from Klara Plainer / Added

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                    Director Marcus Gaab DoP Matthias Schellenberg Editing Klara Plainer Color Correction Stefan King Produced by The Gaabs Client Nowness

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                    • NOWNESS / Faena 10 / by Kayhan Ozmen


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                      Buenos Aires’ Faena hotel celebrates 10 years in the business with a red-hot drag queen-filled roller disco filled. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: bit.ly/1HuTxmj A film by Kayhan Ozmen kayhanozmen.tv

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