Virtual Reality Highlights from the 2019 Venice Film Festival

Four selections that run the stylistic, technical and narrative gamut of VR films today

Only the prestigious Venice International Film Festival would dedicate an island to virtual reality programming. This year, Lazzaretto Vecchio (otherwise known as VR Island) once again hosts Venice Virtual Reality—which, upon launch in 2017, was the world’s first-ever international film festival VR competition. Last year’s 75th annual festival presented a milestone VR slate. For 76th event, the division’s co-curators Liz Rosenthal and Michel Reilhac selected …

Premiere: “All Eyes on You” by Active Child

We speak to the artist about his stirring video, with choreography by Jillian Meyers

Active Child‘s beguiling video for “All Eyes on You” is, apart from a single in 2017, his first new music to be released in five years. Working with director Isaac Ravishankara and choreographer Jillian Meyers, Active Child (aka Pat Grossi) perfectly aligns the stirring video to his exquisite, otherworldly music. Depicting two people (dancers Reshma Gajjar and Larkin Poynton) in a dimly lit parking lot, …

3×1’s Common Thread Docuseries Traces the History of Denim

Hosted by founder Scott Morrison, the first episode is set in Italy and available now

Made in collaboration with Convicts Media, NYC-based denim producer 3×1‘s docu-series “Common Thread” dives into the history of one of the most democratic textiles ever developed: denim. With 3×1 founder Scott Morrison as host, the first episode takes viewers to Italy to meet Renzo Rosso of Diesel, as well as producer Canidiani and finishing company Tonello. The country is not only renowned for its generational …