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[final cf] Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter creates engaging, experimental documentaries

Icarus Films recently released a box set of six films by Austrian documentary filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Geyrhalter focuses his camera on meaningful “human” moments and spaces; he fixates on the beautiful and conflicted states in which we live. His shots linger ambiguously on every image, person and place he chooses to show. As a result,…

Andrew Bird lights up Bing with graceful melodies guaranteed to warm your soul

As the light dimmed, multitalented instrumentalist Andrew Bird played his violin to a series of relatively experimental videos, which were eventually revealed to be done in conjunction with his new albums titled “Echolocations.” Moving swiftly from violin to guitar, Bird played violin while singing in smooth, heavenly tones (for all you violinists out there, you’ll…