The Beauty Which Is “Celluloid Dreams”

By Monteque Pope Le Beau   Words and actions can cut like a knife.. A simple look.. The rolling of the eyes or the tilting of the head can say so much, but what is louder than any hurtful words is emotional absence. Film is a time capsule for the precious moments of our lives, and…

A Conversation With Director Derek Kimball and Actress Jane Ackermann Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Neptune”

  By: Saga Elmotaseb and Danielle McCormick Edited By: Colleen Page Images by: Danielle McCormick “Neptune” is the heartwarming story of Hannah, a 14 year old orphan, who struggles to continue on her obedient Christian path to please her foster father, the local priest, while dealing with the loss of her classmate. This movie offers 110…

2016 Slamdance Film Review: PARTNERS

By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill The subtlety with which the film “Partners” brings to light the delicate nuances of relationships, and confronts those small intense moments of angst and verbal assaults we use to right ourselves before getting back to business as usual, is brilliant! Yes, it’s short but very relatable no matter who you are. I laughed…

A Conversation With Filmmaker Marjorie Conrad Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Chemical Cut”

By: Saga Elmotaseb Edited By: Colleen Page The Art Of Monteque spoke to director and Screenwriter, Marjorie Conrad during the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. The Film “Chemical Cut” is about 23-year-old Irene an artistic misfit turned LA model busy searching for identity, inspiration and a kindred spirit while surrounded by competition, absurdity, and so many nude…

2016 Slamdance Film Review: “DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP”

By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill WOW! If you ever wonder how the other, darker side lives, watch this documentary. Director Jai Love exposes the very bloody, hard core community of deathrock, as he examines the self destructive life of Edwin Borsheim from the band Kettle Cadavers. Edwin Borsheim makes Charles Manson look like an amateur as he…

2016 Slamdance Film Review ” MY ENEMIES”

By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill I would not have been surprised to find the characters dressed in 1900’s period clothing because it feels like a period piece. A good choice made by Director Stephane Gehami to perhaps bring us closer to the frame of mind of the lead character Isabelle, played by Louise Marleau, who finds her…

A Conversation With Alex Simmons, David Giuntoli and Flula Borg of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Honey Buddies”

By: Saga Elmotaseb Edited By: Colleen Page Images By: Danielle McCormick The Art Of Monteque set down with the filmmakers and creators of “Honey Buddies”, director and screenwriter Alex Simmons. Along with screenwriters David Giuntoli and Flula Borg . Honey Buddies had its United States World Premiere at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. “Honey Buddies” is about…