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When Morgan Neville graduated from Penn (C '89) with a bachelor in History, he didn’t know that he would move on to be one of the country’s biggest documentarians, let alone win an Oscar. Now, Neville’s name is a recognizable one, not only in Hollywood, but also on the international film festival circuit. His new film, The Music of Strangers, recently premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. A new exclusive trailer for the film was released three weeks ago and has already generated a lot of buzz. And this is just one film on a list of impressive projects, ranging from award–winning 20 Feet from Stardom and Netflix–hit Keith Richards: Under the Influence. Known for his documentaries that tell musicians’ untold and personal stories, Neville has become famous as an artist exploring the world of music.
The controversial director’s fourth installment showcases threesomes, orgies and ayahuasca ceremonies by following two doped up kids around Paris. And yet, it touches on a lot more than just your two favorite things: love, and of course, sex.
two young men that currently have the world of house music at their feet are
playing in front of a huge dancing crowd at The Fillmore, and they aren’t what
you’d expect. Disclosure, also known as Howard (21) and Guy (24) Lawrence, are
brothers, Brits, and brimming with excitement. And here they are, set against
red and blue, red and orange or purple and black trippy backgrounds, as
partygoers get it on under the glitz of four gigantic chandeliers. But the
light and color shows, similar to the ones that they had last summer in LA at
the HARD Summer Music festival, is just one part of their set and identity.
Stephen Starr’s Parc, conveniently located across from Rittenhouse Square, stands out as a great appreciation of French food. That said, don’t expect the restaurant to be exactly French. The clientele will mostly be American, and you can forget about smoking at your table outside.
Kenn Kweder and Mark Teague are early at their regular Tuesday night gig. Sitting across from us at Smokes’, they are as much of a staple here as the bar. Laughs ensue and pitchers of beer are drank as they regale us with tales of being thrown out of shows, growing up with the rock ‘n’ roll “cool cats," and philosophical advice.
Photo: Oscilloscope Films
I remember my first time. I was in awe; sweat dripping down my face on a spring day and all. It was brief, hot, and then it was over. I was fourteen. My middle school professor briefly gestured at the building, Cannes’ Grand Théâtre Lumière muttering something about movies. It wasn’t the festival, but a red carpet was on display for tourists to trample. Already, there was something special about it. My second time at Cannes, I was older, wiser. To the security guards, my badge was practically meaningless. But the novelty of it all — the parties, the pictures, the people — stunned me. I was barely legal, running around with my partner in crime, when I got kicked out of that very theatre (and then later snuck back in for the Cronenberg premiere) and missed my flight home. By then, I knew it was a sunny place for shady people and that you can’t BYOB premieres (no exceptions). I came prepared for 2015. Here are the key things Street learned at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival to spare you some embarrassment and pain.
The anticipation was palpable as an auditorium filled with Penn students of all ages and majors waited for the arrival of Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, founding members of the Russian punk group, Pussy Riot. After all, these were the same two women who had been arrested, wrongfully imprisoned and eventually released after twenty–one months of brutal incarceration conditions. And yet, here they were, at the Penn Museum, smiling, chatting with one another in Russian and answering questions.
It was 1997: you were only a few years old, shoving colored cereal down your throat in front of Cartoon Network. Meanwhile, you were missing out on the “last greatest decade of all time,” aka the Nineties. So to honor your fave characters from Clueless to Cruel Intentions, we’re bringing back some hella fresh trends. If you don’t dig ‘em, you can talk to the hand. Peeeeeace out.
Camila Márdila stars in The Second Mother, which premiered this year at Sundance and showcases the story of a mother whose estranged daughter comes to live with her in her bosses’ mansion in São Paulo. Street spoke to Márdila about her experiences both with the film and at Sundance.
Before heading to Sundance, we heard all about a particular American–Australian film that had been in the works since 1977. Which is why when Sam Klemke of Sam Klemke's Time Machine walked into Street's favorite coffee shop in Park City, we immediately nabbed him for an interview.
• Get rich or die tryin' with the legend himself when 50 Cent comes to Electric Factory tomorrow (Friday). We expect you to go all out, and most importantly, give us a full report about his upcoming sixth album, Street King Immortal.
Welcome to Belfast in ’71. The historical, bloody years known as the Troubles have taken over the city, not to mention all of Northern Ireland. In a world where kids arm themselves with weapons and wit, and young boys become soldiers, no one is safe. Young British actor Jack O’Connell (most famous for his roles in Skins and Angelina Jolie's Christmas hit Unbroken) is immediately recognizable as the film's protagonist Gary Hook. O'Connell's performance as a lost British soldier from the other side who must fight to stay alive is as mesmerizing as it is compelling.
Xander Brown, Penn student, Philadelphia (PA):
Film & TV chatted with Charlie Carver of Teen Wolf andDesperate Housewives about his upcoming role as Tyler in Justin Kelly’s directorial debut, I Am Michael. The film is generating buzz on the festival circuit for a particularly steamy threesome scene between Carver, James Franco and Zachary Quinto.
What part of your Sundance experience epitomized the festival for you?
Junior talent agent: The hardest part
about Sundance isn’t getting into parties, it’s getting your fucking phone
We know, we know: you're tired, you're sick, it's cold outside. So whether you want to "live a little" and explore downtown or sit at home listening to new beats that just came out, welcome to your personalized week in music.
We know, we know, Coachella is already sold out and you’re feeling restless. We felt bad, so Music decided to bring you the best of the best to fill your “busy” calendars this semester. We bring you a sneak peek of the must-see concerts, coolest venues to check out, and everything else you need to get done before *ugh* finals.