Troye Sivan + Jónsi: Revelation

From the upcoming film Boy Erased, comes “Revelation” by Troye Sivan and Jónsi. A minimal and gentle ballad, the song blends the two familiar talents seamlessly and the result is hypnotic and powerful. Between its lofty strings, minimal piano, and Sivan’s pared-back vocals, the song ebbs and flows ethereally. Sivan also appears in the film (out in November) about a young man sent by his pastor …

United Nations General Assembly’s “Waynak” Screening + makesense Discussions

For Global Goals Week, dialogue around migration and future climate refugees

Be it striving for sustainable urban development or empowering ocean conversationalists, Global Goals Week accompanies the United Nations General Assembly once a year—and aims to accelerate developmental goals across the planet. This year’s roster of events sees three spearheaded by France-based non-profit makesense—and their centerpiece experience is one to seek out. Vincent Hejduk, co-founder of the non-profit and film producer, will screen his short documentary “Waynak” before a conversation with …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Meditative cattle grazing sounds, a space elevator, the resurgence of silent film and more

Slow Yourself Down to the Sounds of Irish Cattle Grazing From the sounds of cows being herded up a mountain to leaves crunching underfoot on a countryside walk, BBC’s Radio 3 will soon include programming aimed for meditative relaxation. At present, their (generally older) audience tunes in for jazz, opera and classical music. With the upcoming “slow radio,” the BBC is tapping into, more or …

Silent Films Find an Audience Again

Silent Films at NYC’s Film Forum has been offering newcomers and silent film enthusiasts the opportunity to view classics backdropped with live music for the past 40 years—and Steve Sterner, the program’s piano accompanist, has spearheaded the task for the last 35. But a large portion of the audience is comprised of viewers who have lived less than half that span: for example, “Shane Fleming, …

The Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film

Unless you’re a cinephile or recovering film student, it’s unlikely that going into Oscar season you’re able to catch all of the nominated films. One category, however, may make the entire program more accessible: Popular Film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will introduce the category in advance of next year’s airing. And the rules and eligibility regulations are still forthcoming. It’s understandable that this …