Flux - A global creative community celebrating film, art, music and design http://flux.net a global creative community Fri, 12 Jul 2019 07:48:20 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.2 en Celebrating 10 Years of Flux http://flux.net/celebrating-10-years-of-flux http://flux.net/celebrating-10-years-of-flux#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:07:00 +0000 Jonathan Wells http://flux.net/celebrating-10-years-of-flux

Magnetic Poetry: A Collective Storytelling Exercise from Flux on Vimeo.

This year marked the 10 year anniversary of Flux. Over the years, Flux has championed artists and creators though our media channels, experiential film events, exhibitions and installations, festivals and happenings.

A “few” filmmakers from around the world shared what makes Flux special in this special celebratory video assembled by filmmaker Carlos Lopez Estrada.

About Last Night… Personal Shopper http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-personal-shopper http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-personal-shopper#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Wells http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-personal-shopper Writer-Director Olivier Assayas and Kristen Stewart at Personal Shopper, LA PremierePhotos by Chet HayWriter/Director Olivier Assayas and actress Kristin Stewart introduce their film Personal Shopper

  • Name: LA Premiere of Personal Shopper
  • Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • Location: Carondelet House
  • Who was there: Writer/Director Olivier Assayas, star Kristin Stewart; guests included actor Elijah Wood, musician/visual artist Kim Gordon, filmmaker Edgar Wright, actor and comedian Brett Gelman, writer/filmmaker/artist Liz Goldwyn, actress Rowan Blanchard, filmmaker/visual artist Floria Sigismondi and musician Lillian Berlin, filmmaker/artist/curator Aaron Rose, actress Vivian Bang, musicians Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, screenwriter Larry Karaszewski, actress Teresa Decher, filmmaker Sean Baker, photographer Todd Cole, animator/illustrator Julia Pott, and many more.
  • What was served: Fortunes and “ghost texts”

Flux and IFC Films hosted the premiere of writer/director Olivier Assayas’ acclaimed film Personal Shopper, a mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium.

personal_shopper_03071706crop.jpgKirsten Stewart hit the red carpet with a dramatic new platinum buzzcut which made international style news.

Personal Shopper, LA PremiereRoxanne Anvaripour and actress/writer/filmmaker Teresa Decher attend the premiere.

Personal Shopper, LA PremiereThe screening and after-party were held in a 1928 Italian-style villa known as the Carondelet House.

Personal Shopper, LA PremiereThe sitting room was transformed into a makeshift surround sound cinemascope theater complete with a chandelier that looked just like one featured in the film.

Josh Zuckerman and Julia Pott at Personal Shopper, LA PremiereActor Josh Zuckerman and animator/illustrator Julia Pott ready for the show to begin

Colby Psychic Rebel at Personal Shopper, LA PremiereMedium, Colby Psychic Rebel, reveals the presence of spirits amongst guests at the Personal Shopper after-party

Personal Shopper, LA PremiereActor/comedian Brett Gelman with guests at the after-party

Seance at Personal Shopper, LA PremiereA seance was held in the dining room


Personal Shopper, will be released by IFC Films on Friday, March 10 in LA and NYC, and then will open in additional cities

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The Odyssey comes home to LA http://flux.net/the-odyssey-comes-home-to-la http://flux.net/the-odyssey-comes-home-to-la#comments Sun, 29 May 2016 01:57:28 +0000 Jonathan Wells http://flux.net/the-odyssey-comes-home-to-la

We made it to the shore…. @vincenthaycock Thank-you LA ..that was SO BIG. And @sirheffington @dennathomsen That was SO BEAUTIFUL..You broke me all over again. 💔 love to all…xx

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Last night was truly amazing - The Theatre at Ace was at full capacity (1600!) to experience the epic The Odyssey adventure on the big screen. Preceded by a stunning live dance performance choreographed by Ryan Heffington (not unlike they would have done back in the day at all movie palaces). We were happy to help bring this experience to LA.

About Last Night… Green Room http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-green-room http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-green-room#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:36:13 +0000 Jonathan Wells http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-green-room Photos by Sarah GolonkaGreen Room star Imogen Poots with actress Jane Levy at the after-party for the LA premiere of the film in Hollywood

  • Name: LA Premiere of Green Room
  • Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
  • Location: ArcLight Hollywood and “The Brick Box”
  • Who was there: Writer/Director Jeremy Saulnier, cast members Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots, Anton Yelchin, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein, Kai Lennox, David Thompson; guests included Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), actress Zoë Kravitz, actress Teresa Palmer, actors Nat Wolff, Jason Mantzoukas, Trevor Groth of Sundance, actor John Savage, actress Vivian Bang, Lee Ving of the punk rock band Fear, director Bryan Singer, Darren Criss of Glee, filmmaker Duke Johnson (Anomalisa), author Jonathan Ames, filmmaker Pippa Bianco, filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts (upcoming Kong: Skull Island), artist Tim Biskup, filmmaker Daniel Kwan (Swiss Army Man) and many more.
  • What was served: Umami burgers, Stella and mixed Svedka drinks inspired by the film

Flux and A24 Films hosted the premiere of writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun punk-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band played by Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Callum Turner and Mark Webber.

Jeremy Saulnier, the film’s writer/director, introduces his cast: Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin to kick off the night.

For the after-party, we reopened – for one night – the infamous “Brick Box” club (everyone from the Doors to No Doubt performed there). The party spilled onto the Ivar Theater’s stage.

Set designer & foodie David Chow, costume designer Mollie Gates Middleditch, actor Thomas Middleditch and Flux’s Jonathan Wells at the Green Room after-party

Filmmaker James Lees and Sevasti Buford of Pop-Arts Management

Green Room actor Mark Webber with his wife actress Teresa Palmer

031915_Flux_128David Thompson, Charlene deGuzman and Ingrid Haas


Green Room, will be released by A24 Films on Friday, April 15 in NY and LA, opens wide April 29

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About Last Night… Sleeping with Other People http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-sleeping-with-other-people http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-sleeping-with-other-people#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:07:19 +0000 Jonathan Wells http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-sleeping-with-other-people Photos by Sarah GolonkaWriter/director Leslye Headland presented her film, Sleeping with Other People, a special screening in West Hollywood

  • Name: Special screening of Sleeping with Other People
  • Date: Monday, August 24, 2015
  • Location: London West Hollywood screening room, West Hollywood
  • Who was there: Writer/Director Leslye Headland, stars Alison Brie, Andrea Savage and Jason Mantzoukas, special guest hosts Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan, Rose McGowan, Ashleigh Parsons, Saul Germaine, Kat Egan, Benjamin Palmer, Karin Fong, Trevor Groth, Saelee Oh, KCRW DJ Raul Campos, Adele Jacques, Gab Valenciano
  • What was served: Smirnoff cocktails and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cooled off guests at the reception

Flux and IFC Films hosted a special screening of the highly anticipated new film from writer/director Leslye Headland. Sleeping with Other People, which stars Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis as serial cheaters who reunite twelve years after a college one-night stand, revives the romantic comedy genre.

The film’s start Alison Brie received a toast to her engagement, announced by the new ring debuted that nightt

Special guest hosts Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan, who starred in Leslye Headland’s previous film Bachelorette, were on hand to introduce the film

Benjamin Palmer and Rose McGowan

The post-screening Q&A with (left to right) featured cast members Andrea Savage, Jason Mantzoukas, Alison Brie and writer/director Leslye Headland

031915_Flux_128Karin Fong, Saul Germaine, Ashleigh Parsons and Kat Egan


Sleeping with Other People, will be released by IFC Films on Friday, September 11

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Music Video Festival 2015 http://flux.net/music-video-festival-2015 http://flux.net/music-video-festival-2015#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:16:54 +0000 Jonathan Wells http://flux.net/music-video-festival-2015 MahmundiPhotos by I Hate Flash! Mahmundi gave an electrifying performance as part of the festival’s pocket shows in the museum’s courtyard

  • Name: Music Video Festival
  • Date: June 6-7, 2015
  • Location: Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo
  • Who was there: Emicida, Pitty, Thiago Pethit, Nomi Ruiz, Daniel Askill, Ricardo Spencer, Tim Goossens, Kátia Lund, Stephan Doitschinoff, Rafaela Carvalho, Mahmundi, Rico Dalasam, Apollo, Vera Egito, Barbara Ohana, Tatá Aeroplano, Rodrigo Cerqueira, Adriano Cintra

The Music Video Festival 2015, a celebration of the art and craft of the video clip, closed its third edition on Sunday, June 7 at São Paulo’s Museum of Image and Sound. The festival, sponsored by Miller, was the biggest yet attended by 2,500 people, more than 30 guests and 7 pocket shows during the weekend.

Daniel AskillFilmmaker Daniel Askill recounts his long and fruitful collaboration with Sia, which began with the video “Breathe Me” pictured on screen

Festival highlights included 1000 Forms of Fear Triptych, an exhibition devoted to the acclaimed collaboration between Sia and filmmaker Daniel Askill; talks and performances by some of Brazil’s top music artists including Pitty, Emicida, Thiago Pethit; a talk with New York-based curator Tim Goossens and singer Nomi Ruiz (Hercules and Love Affair) followed by a performance by Nomi; a presentation of Andrew Thomas Huang’s Bjork Stonemilker VR and a juried music video competition recognizing the best of the year’s Brazilian and International music videos.

Thiago PethitThiago Pethit performed a special pocket show in the museum’s courtyard, under the stars

The festival hosted the premiere of Emcida’s incendiary new video Boa Esperança, directed by Katia Lund (City of God) and João Wainer.

EmicidaEmicida and filmmaker Leandro HBL accepting the Best National Video award for “Levanta e Anda”

In lieu of a personal appearance director Hiro Murai sent a video to accept his Audience Award for Best International video.

2015 Music Video Festival Awards:
Best International Video - Jury Prize:
DJ Snake & Lil John - “Turn Down for What”
Directors: Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (The Daniels)
Production Company: PrettyBird

Best National Video - Jury Prize (tie)
Emicida - “Levanta e Anda”
Director: Leandro HBL
Production Company: Bando Studio

Best National Video - Jury Prize (tie)
Thiago Pethit - “Romeo”
Director: Rafaela Carvalho
Production Company: Your Mama

Best International Video - Public Prize
Chet Faker - “Gold”
Director: Hiro Murai
Production Company: Doomsday

Best National Video - Public Prize
Criolo - “Duas de Cinco”
Director: Cisma
Production Company: Paranoid Brasil

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About Last Night… AMY http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-amy http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-amy#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:04:52 +0000 Jonathan Wells http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-amy 031915_Flux_067Photos by Sarah GolonkaAcclaimed filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Senna) presented his latest film AMY at an intimate VIP advance screening in Westwood

  • Name: Special screening of AMY
  • Date: Monday, June 8, 2015
  • Location: iPic, Westwood
  • Who was there: Director Asif Kapadia, Nick Shymansky (Amy’s former manager), Alex Turvey, Sia, Lana Kim, Vivian Bang, Brian Beletic, Helen Stickler, David Altobelli, Kyle Ng, Mazik Self, Darlene Mach of MJZ, KCRW DJ Valida Carroll, Jessica Sanders, Syd Garon, David Altobelli, DJ Smiles Davis, Rob Feng, Phillip Detchmendy of RSA Films.

Fresh from its debut at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Flux hosted the advance screening in LA for AMY, the acclaimed documentary about late English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director Asif Kapadia and Amy’s manager and friend Nick Shymansky joined us for a post screening Q&A led by professor Josh Kun.

The theater was filled with guests enjoying the theater’s premium movie experience.

Complimentary popcorn. Yum!

The post-screening Q&A with (left to right) USC professor Josh Kun, Kapadia and Shymansky

031915_Flux_128The screening was followed by an intimate fireside after party with food and drinks at Tanzy.


AMY opens in theaters on July 3 via A24 Films

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About Last Night… Ex Machina http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-ex-machina http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-ex-machina#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:31:44 +0000 Jonathan Wells http://flux.net/about-last-night%e2%80%a6-ex-machina 031915_Flux_067Photos by Sarah GolonkaThe London West Hollywood played host to an intimate VIP advance screening of Ex Machina from writer/director Alex Garland

  • Name: Special screening of Ex Machina
  • Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
  • Location: London West Hollywood screening room, West Hollywood
  • Who was there: Writer/director Alex Garland, actor Oscar Isaac, cinematographer Rob Hardy (all of Ex Machina), Mark Romanek, Scott Stewart, Nash Edgerton, Denis Villeneuve, Vivian Bang, Langley Kirkwood, Brian Beletic, Jessica Sanders, Tim Biskup, Karin Fong, Fredrik Bond, Valida Carroll, Alma Har’el, Joel Peissig, Helen Stickler, Nicole Disson, Jessica Collins, Rodney Ascher
  • What was served: samosas and turkey burgers

Last night, Flux and A24 presented the LA Premiere of Alex Garland’s directorial debut, Ex Machina.

Ex Machina Flux VIP ScreeningAfter writing such films as 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go Alex Garland took the directorial reins for his screenplay of Ex Machina.

031915_Flux_042filmmaker Nash Edgerton and his wife, artist Carla Ruffino


031915_Flux_077Post-screening Q&A with cinematographer Rob Hardy, lead actor Oscar Isaac, writer/director Alex Garland, moderated by Jonathan Wells of Flux.

031915_Flux_128The after-party took place in a room transformed to look like a scene from the film.

Ex Machina opens in theaters on April 10 via A24 Films

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Press Play: The return of YouTube music video maestro Kutiman http://flux.net/press-play-the-return-of-youtube-music-video-maestro-kutiman http://flux.net/press-play-the-return-of-youtube-music-video-maestro-kutiman#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:23:23 +0000 Jonathan Wells http://flux.net/press-play-the-return-of-youtube-music-video-maestro-kutiman

Kutiman, the acclaimed Israeli musician, composer and video sampling genius, is back with a brand new online music video album. “Give it Up” (above), is the first single from Thru You Too, the long awaited follow up to Thru You which was released five years ago.

Our first exposure to Kutiman’s work was his brilliant Mother of All Funk Chords. Uploaded in March 2009, the video now has 1.6 million views. This is an important work in the pantheon of video sampling and we included it in the Video Sampling section of our music exhibition Spectacle: The Music Video alongside works from EBN and Hexstatic.

In what must be a painstaking process Kutiman weaves together new musical compositions from unrelated, amateur YouTube clips. The sources ranging from a cappella videos and solo instrument performances are all credited below each Kutiman creation. His virtual band for his latest track is made up of 23 different performers. The results are stunning and even better than his earlier work.

Enjoy “Give It Up” now and look for the full Thru You Too experience here on October 1st.

Things you cannot do in Telluride… ruin cinema paradise http://flux.net/things-you-cannot-do-in-telluride-ruin-cinema-paradise http://flux.net/things-you-cannot-do-in-telluride-ruin-cinema-paradise#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:28:53 +0000 Jason Wishnow http://flux.net/things-you-cannot-do-in-telluride-ruin-cinema-paradise telluride.jpg

A Jason Wishnow snapshot.