"A woman in trouble."
1997
Sunday April 13th, 8:00 pm

"A woman in trouble."

1997

Sunday April 13th, 8:00 pm

@2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#benny's video #satoshi kon #perfect blue #yves klein 
BENNY’S VIDEO PRESENTS A PARANOIA DOUBLE-TROUBLE FEATURE:ORSON WELLE’S THE TRIALENEMY OF THE STATE, STARRING WILL SMITHF R E E E E EFranz Kafka possessed an uncanny ability to identify the bureaucratic and authoritarian power structures that would come to dominate the latter half of the twentieth century on into the current day. In Orson Welle’s adaptation of Kafka’s novel The Trial, Josef K., portrayed by Anthony Perkins, is a man arrested and prosecuted by an distant, obfuscated authority for crimes neither he nor the viewer is ever made aware of. Similarly, in Tony Scott’s 1998 film Enemy of The State, Will Smith is pursued relentlessly by NSA agents for reasons he is (for the majority of the film) unaware of. In Enemy of the State, as in contemporary American culture, the prophetic aspects of The Trial are made real, as we all now knowingly exist under the gaze of an omniscient, though remote and inaccessible authority.PRESENTED AS USUAL IN BEAUTIFUL VHSPRESENT YOUR TICKET STUB FROM BENNY’S VIDEO AT GUNKY’S BASEMENT’S PRESENTATION OF BATMAN ON FEBRUARY 26 FOR 1/2 OFF ADMISSIONS (JUST KIDDING NO TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED)


BENNY’S VIDEO PRESENTS A PARANOIA DOUBLE-TROUBLE FEATURE:
ORSON WELLE’S THE TRIAL
ENEMY OF THE STATE, STARRING WILL SMITH

F R E E E E E

Franz Kafka possessed an uncanny ability to identify the bureaucratic and authoritarian power structures that would come to dominate the latter half of the twentieth century on into the current day. In Orson Welle’s adaptation of Kafka’s novel The Trial, Josef K., portrayed by Anthony Perkins, is a man arrested and prosecuted by an distant, obfuscated authority for crimes neither he nor the viewer is ever made aware of. Similarly, in Tony Scott’s 1998 film Enemy of The State, Will Smith is pursued relentlessly by NSA agents for reasons he is (for the majority of the film) unaware of. In Enemy of the State, as in contemporary American culture, the prophetic aspects of The Trial are made real, as we all now knowingly exist under the gaze of an omniscient, though remote and inaccessible authority.

PRESENTED AS USUAL IN BEAUTIFUL VHS

PRESENT YOUR TICKET STUB FROM BENNY’S VIDEO AT GUNKY’S BASEMENT’S PRESENTATION OF BATMAN ON FEBRUARY 26 FOR 1/2 OFF ADMISSIONS (JUST KIDDING NO TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED)

@2 months ago with 1 note
#Benny's Video #The Trial #Enemy of The State #The Crown 
@2 months ago

The Hyatt hotel in my hometown of Greenville, SC is one of my all time favorite buildings I’ve been inside of. The whole hotel was raw, poured concrete, the main space of the hotel being this huge atrium that went all the way up to the top fifteenth floor of the building. The section depicted in these photos was especially cool.

Planters with lush foliage, platforms, staircases, indoor waterfalls and streams, with several secluded sitting areas underneath or overlooking the waterworks, this situation was a great place to run around as a kid, and as a teenager was an elegant alternative to backseats, stairwells, or the woods as a make-out location. Lots of fond memories of this place.

Unfortunately, at some point after I moved away, management changed over at this hotel; the concrete was painted over in the boorish banal beige of typical hotel lobbies, the busy, abstract early ’80s carpeting replaced with generic burgundy, and a lot of the interior waterways removed or covered up; in the process thoroughly fucking up all the things that made the space fun and engaging.

R.I.P.

@2 months ago with 2 notes
#Greenville Hyatt #poured concrete #brutalism #hotel 

Been trying to find a home for this series I’ve been developing lately. If anyone is interested hmu.

@3 months ago with 2 notes
#nick vyssotsky #cm1 
BENNY’S VIDEO presents STALKER
(1979)
A movie by Andrei Tarkovsky
Next Monday at The Crown!

BENNY’S VIDEO presents STALKER

(1979)

A movie by Andrei Tarkovsky

Next Monday at The Crown!

@1 month ago with 4 notes
#stalker #tarkovsky #benny's video #the crown 

Important Things

@2 months ago
#all work #no play #saint sebartstian 

Panels from Doom Patrol #57

Art by Richard Case, Words by Grant Morrison

@2 months ago with 4 notes
#doom patrol #richard case #grant morrison #catastrophe curve 

Thsi thing

@2 months ago with 1 note
The next Benny’s Video is in a couple weeks!! Screening Steven Soderbergh’s Schizopolis
"Created at a point in time where director Soderbergh was experiencing extreme hostility toward his newfound celebrity in Hollywood following the breakout success of Sex Lies and Videotape, Soderbergh retreated to his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA to create this bizarre, minimally produced film depicting an alternate timeline of his own life.What if he hadn’t become a director? What if he surrendered his passions? What if he remained in the small town of his childhood?Soderbergh stars as corporate drone Fletcher Munson, caught up in a surreal, yet mundane whirlwind of corporate espionage, extramarital affairs, out of body experiences, subversive code languages, and new age cults. Soderbergh’s real wife, Betsey Brantley, costars as Munsons’ spouse, Mrs. Munson as well as her doppelgänger, Attractive Woman Number Two, who enraptures Fletcher’s own doppelgänger, Dr. Jeffrey Korchek. Their real child costars as their fictitious offspring, and many of Soderbergh’s friends and acquaintances fill out the rest of the bill as various characters populating the psychotic, banal suburban landscape of Schizopolis.As intensely brilliant as it is personal and masturbatory, Schizopolis exists as an interesting example of a director’s use of the film medium as a means of self therapy, an experiment in cleansing as one finds themselves placed in an uncomfortable professional situation.”————————————————————————-Wild new Benny’s Video dressing, not Italian, not French, but an entirely new and different taste treat that’s waking up the world. Wake up to Benny’s Video and be wild! Safe when taken as directed.
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The next Benny’s Video is in a couple weeks!! Screening Steven Soderbergh’s Schizopolis

"Created at a point in time where director Soderbergh was experiencing extreme hostility toward his newfound celebrity in Hollywood following the breakout success of Sex Lies and Videotape, Soderbergh retreated to his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA to create this bizarre, minimally produced film depicting an alternate timeline of his own life.

What if he hadn’t become a director? What if he surrendered his passions? What if he remained in the small town of his childhood?

Soderbergh stars as corporate drone Fletcher Munson, caught up in a surreal, yet mundane whirlwind of corporate espionage, extramarital affairs, out of body experiences, subversive code languages, and new age cults. Soderbergh’s real wife, Betsey Brantley, costars as Munsons’ spouse, Mrs. Munson as well as her doppelgänger, Attractive Woman Number Two, who enraptures Fletcher’s own doppelgänger, Dr. Jeffrey Korchek. Their real child costars as their fictitious offspring, and many of Soderbergh’s friends and acquaintances fill out the rest of the bill as various characters populating the psychotic, banal suburban landscape of Schizopolis.

As intensely brilliant as it is personal and masturbatory, Schizopolis exists as an interesting example of a director’s use of the film medium as a means of self therapy, an experiment in cleansing as one finds themselves placed in an uncomfortable professional situation.”

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Wild new Benny’s Video dressing, not Italian, not French, but an entirely new and different taste treat that’s waking up the world. Wake up to Benny’s Video and be wild! Safe when taken as directed.

l i n k   t o   t h e   f b   e v e n t

>:-)

@3 months ago with 2 notes
#benny's video #schizopolis #steven soderbergh #the crown