Flying Lotus feat. David Lynch: Fire is Coming

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the collaboration between experimental magicians Flying Lotus and David Lynch is gloriously dark, demented and enthralling. The spoken-word track revolves around an ominous story, told by Lynch, over a soundscape that includes far-away thunder, rumbling, garbled hums, haunting strings and tinkling piano. The video—directed by Steven Ellison and David Firth—depicts a distorted Lynch telling the tale to a mesmerized group of wolf-children. The track …

The Trevor Project’s “Draw With Me” Documentary

Director Constantine Venetopoulos explores the role art played in Brendon Scholl's coming out process

“So many people aren’t familiar with terms. They don’t even know what question to ask if they want to ask you a question,” Brendon Scholl‘s aunt Lynda Lopez says. It’s an important sentiment and merely the tip of an iceberg. Scholl and Lopez sit together, going through the teen’s art as well as the trials and tribulations of coming out as trans. It’s one of many …

Jeron Braxton’s “Octane” Animated Short at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Competition and consumerism amidst the sensation of psilocybin-saturated chaos

Animator Jeron Braxton‘s work acts as a necessary reminder of the value in short filmmaking. The 24-year-old artist returned to the Sundance Film Festival this year with Octane, a psychedelic aesthetic ride coursing on an undercurrent of societal brutality. The selection follows up his Sundance 2018 Best Animated Short win for Glucose. Braxton owns the short film category, but his visual voice is noted in the music world as well—by way …