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FILM IST. a girl & a gun (2009)

FILM IST. a girl & a gun




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Silent movie archives were excavated worldwide to weave together a vision of the natural and mythological order of the universe, love between the sexes, and weapons of mass destruction.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Gustav Deutch
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Part of the pleasure of the first sections is their relative straightforwardness, particularly "1-6," which, through artfully edited visual splendors - a talking skeleton, a walking cat, a spinning record - creates a graceful meditation on cinema as motio

December 4, 2009
New York Times
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Film Ist. a Girl & a Gun is not subtle, but its literalism -- which refines the avant-primitivism of older Viennese artists -- is its strength.

Full Review… | December 2, 2009
Village Voice
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Between borrowed scenes of vintage melodramas, Kinsey Institute research and rarer-than-rare archival treasures, a loose story of original sin insinuates itself into your subsconscious.

Full Review… | December 2, 2009
Time Out
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Gustav Deutsch's kaleidoscopic interpretation of Jean-Luc Godard's oft-quoted appraisal of cinema - "All you need is a girl and a gun" - makes for intriguing, confounding and confronting cinema.

Full Review… | August 9, 2010

A provocative, elliptical and oddly fascinating work of experimental art.

Full Review… | December 3, 2009
NYC Movie Guru

A bloated hybrid of graduate-level cinema studies and rudimentary psychology.

Full Review… | November 30, 2009
Slant Magazine

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