Some More YouTube Gems

Our friend, poet Simon Pettet, has been scouring the web this last few weeks and tracked down some things we had no idea existed, others we’d forgotten.

First off is “The Ballad of the Skeletons,” directed by Gus Van Sant, from 1996. This aired on MTVs buzz chart through the month of October during the last days Clinton/Dole presidential race. Tom Freston was wanting more politically engaged content for the days leading up to the election and had suggested Allen do a video for his Ballad of the Skeletons track he’d recorded with Paul McCartney, Lenny Kaye and Philip … Read More

Sundance Announces Schedule of Competition Films

[James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in film scene from “Howl.”]

After almost 8 years in the making, it’s official: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl film has been accepted to Sundance. Check here for complete listing of competition films >>

Yony Leyser’s film Burroughs: A Man Within got accepted to Sundance’s sister festival, Slamdance and will be premiering that first week as well. Here’s a little teaser trailer to whet your appetites…

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