World of Wonder is excited to be celebrating Strand Releasing‘s 30th birthday by participating in 30/30 VISION: Three Decades of Strand Releasing, a new collaborative project with legendary filmmakers.
Strand has partnered with Apple and tastemaking filmmakers to shoot short films on iPhones, showcasing the complex talents of some of today’s most major filmmakers. All 30 pieces from each filmmaker will be on view at multiple museums and art centers throughout November and December as a full program.
Below: Sneak peeks at three of the short films included in the program, including one of our own, dirrected by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, and one a piece from queer cinema legends and friends of WOW, Gregg Araki and Bruce LaBruce.
Araki, of course, is known for his Strand-distributed releases THREE BEWILDERED PEOPLE IN THE NIGHT, TOTALLY F***ED UP and MYSTERIOUS SKIN among others. LaBruce, known for blending techniques found in independent cinema and gay pornography, has the distinction of having all of his films released by Strand, including NO SKIN OFF MY ASS, SUPER 8 1/2, and GERONTOPHILIA.
Our own piece is a Liberty-themed short film, tying in with the themes of our newest documentary, Liberty: Mother of Exiles and highlighting the many different faces that make up America, featuring a reading of Emma Lazarus‘ poem, The New Colossus.
You can catch the full feature program at the places below.
1/21 – Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN
11/22 – Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH
11/25 – The Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY
12/5 – The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, CA
12/13 – Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA