Saturday, September 12, 2009

Capitalism at Lincoln Center and Sony's Grand Equinox

(Venice, Italy) As I get my thoughts together for the next blog, here's some good news from Variety:

Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" will screen at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on Sept. 21. Distrib Overture will roll out the pic nationwide Oct. 2.
Following the screening, Moore will hold an aud Q&A moderated by Daily Beast editor-in-chief
Tina Brown.

Michael Moore goes from the Venice Film Festival to Lincoln Center! How cool is that!

Also, since I am very fond of celebrating solstices and equinoxes, I am very pleased to learn there are contemporary companies who support such ancient, ongoing rituals. Yay, Sony! Here's some info sent over by the UK PR agency, immediate future, about what Sony is doing for the autumn equinox on September 22nd:

I thought your readers might be interested to hear about Sony’s latest campaign, which will be taking place on the date of the equinox: September 22nd

The campaign is called ‘Twilight Football’ and will see seven games of football played, and captured on camera, in seven stunning locations across the globe as the hour of twilight settles over each country. Each location has been chosen for its unique character and includes remote places such as Argentina’s Iguazu Falls and the Australian Pinnacle Desert, and the timeless locations of Venice and Antequera in Spain. We’re expecting some truly stunning photography from the events.

Photography enthusiasts from across the globe have won places to photograph the locations and footballing action. In addition, world renowned photographer, Delly Carr, who has written a guide to twilight photography, will also be photographing the football.

The campaign is designed to demonstrate the low light shooting capability of Sony’s new EXMOR CMOS Sensor, found in its new range of Alpha, CyberShot and HandyCam cameras.

Here is a link to some recent coverage of the campaign which also includes an example of the stunning photography we expect to see from each game. I have also included some pre-existing twilight photography.

So, all you soccer/Sony/equinox/photography fans, check that out.

Finally, I just caught the last sentence of Peter Greenaway's press conference, which was:

"Most people are visually illiterate. We need to put that right."

Ciao from the 66th International Venice Film Festival,


Venetian Cat - The Venice Blog

1 comment:

  1. Visual illiteracy should be prevented..yeah..
    let must develop seeing things an artwork to unveil the beauty that a photo hides .