I have always found ad mats of films that did no business or got lost in the machinery fascinating.
Behind the creation of every piece of movie marketing is "H" for Hope.
Another "H", Hindsight, is what gives these a strange, sad resonance.
From Michael Cimino, the Academy Award-winning director of The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, The Sicilian, and Year of the Dragon.
This Woody Harrelson drama of '96 disappeared quickly.
Cimino is currently in production on Man's Fate after more than a decade of absence from feature production.
Great documentary on the 10th Mountain Division, an arm of the American military that trained for mountain battles; the film focuses mostly on the preparation of the unit in Colorado.
Jorg Buttgereit's '87 arthouse horror flick did not receive many theatrical bookings due to its graphic subject matter, but it did play at New York's Cinema Village.
The film can rightly boast of an amazing score by Hermann Kopp, Daktari Lorenz (who also stars), and John Boy Walton (?)
An excellent Coming of Age film, and one of Scarlett Johansson's first leading roles.
Clean, Shaven ('93) is one of my favorite films of all time from an unsung visionary, Lodge Kerrigan.
Peter Green, who went on to play Zed in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction ('94) as a result of his performance here, is hypnotic as a schizophrenic man searching for his daughter.
Kerrigan's Claire Dolan ('98) and Keane ('04) are also must-see propositions.
Solid little crime drama from '95 that is not available on DVD.
Director James Bruce has mostly toiled in TV since, even doing a producer stint on The Apprentice.
I saw this when visiting New York and enjoyed my solitary afternoon viewing experience; I'm sure the Quad Cinema didn't enjoy it so much, nor did the producers.