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Jeff Scher’s dog days

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Jeff Scher is a Brooklyn-based experimental filmmaker and painter.

Dog Days

The dog days of summer are those hot and humid days that humble man and beast alike. I wanted to make a film that gave the feeling of surrendering to the heat of an August afternoon. Dogs, locked in fur coats all year ’round, look extra hot in the summer, so using them struck me as a good way to represent the way we feel. . . .

I love dogs and painting them is always interesting. One minute they seem so human, listening to you or interacting on an emotional level, and the next minute they’re drinking out of the toilet or rolling around on a dead squirrel. And they are always game — when it isn’t too hot out. Sid, the Boston terrier in this film, starred in a previous film of mine, called “Sid,” proves this point.

From The New York Times

 

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August 19, 2008 at 11:25 pm

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R. I. P. Yves St. Laurent

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The second documentary, Yves Saint Laurent: 5, Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, uses a more direct approach by observing the designer at work. In this rare and intimate look, we watch the three month creation of Laurent’s final season (Winter 2001) in a house bedecked with fabric, his drawings and his crew-sewing his designs on the living model who will waltz in for the master’s approval. Sitting back with his Boston terrier happily chewing on a toy, the chain smoking fashion icon occasionally stands to adjust, alter or praise a garment. You’ll have to be a hard core fashion maven to enjoy over an hour of these inner workings, but if you are, the document is both absorbing and oddly comforting. And again, it is like a dream-especially when Catherine Deneuve is filmed trying on various items in the dressing room, picking her favorite suits and dresses and chatting about, of all things, her hens. 

Review of Yves St. Laurent Documentary

Boston Terrier photograph by Antique Dog Photographs at Flickr

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June 3, 2008 at 12:15 pm