Punk Jews

A miniseries documents an alt-Jewish cultural scene emerging in NYC

Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jesse Zook Mann’s latest documentary project delves into the radical Judaism scene in New York. Originally announced on the crowd-sourced funding site Kickstarter, Punk Jews just reached their goal of raising $10,000 to make the film. Featuring musicians, artists, fashion designers and philosophers, Zook Mann describes Punk Jews as, “People owning their heritage, being creative with it, having fun with it—and doing so …

Flood Tide

Swoon's art flotilla takes the big screen in a new fact-bending documentary

Using a real event to tell a fictional story, “Flood Tide” chronicles the open water adventure of four musicians who build a raft and set sail on the Hudson. The 50-minute film—directed by artist Todd Chandler—uses footage of street artist Swoon’s seven-boat-strong performance project “The Swimming Cities of the Switchback Sea,” to realistically interpret their fantastic voyage. As the motley cast of characters—a troupe of …

The Creators Project NYC Launch

Art, music and technology collide when Vice and Intel launch their new partnership

Kicking off their new mega-initiative celebrating creativity called The Creators Project, Vice and Intel drew out the masses for a day-long series of performances, installations and events at Milk Studios in NYC this past Saturday. As to be expected from such an ambitious project, the line-up had its lows and highs, with the packed NYC debut of Die Antwoord topping the list. While the musical …