Cult Auteur Nicolas Winding Refn announces the imminent roll-out of a new free digital film based platform - - CULT NEWS

Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Establishing Shot says Cult Auteur Nicolas Winding Refn announces the imminent roll-out of a new free digital film based platform - CULT NEWSAlittle while back I was very fortunate to go along to an exceptional talk by leading practitioners in the film sector hosted by the FDA. One of the experts on the panel was Alan Jones of Frightfest, who gave us some insight into the inner workings of what has made FrightFest the success it is. When pressed he revealed that one of the projects he is working on is another collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn called “NWR”, they had previously worked on a The Act of Seeing -  a journey through Nicolas Refn's collection of rare American film posters and how the imagery evokes a certain response in the eye of the beholder.

#Update: Apologies I have checked my recordings from the panel discussion and Jones clearly states that amongst other projects that include a TV Show with Eli Roth his next collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn is in fact another book called Discomania.
Jones was clearly reluctant to go into any detail but said that this new project was similar, I had imagined it was another book focused on a different sub genre's posters. But with this week's exciting announcement it is possible that the project he was referring to could be part of something much bigger and more ambitious in in scope. [+]

Nicolas Winding Refn announces the launch of ‘’

         An unadulterated cultural expressway for the arts

     Lumière Film Festival, Lyon: Film Director Nicolas Winding Refn announced today the launch of his new digital project - An ever expanding content platform inspired by quarterly themes.

Launching online in February 2018, byNWR shares Nicolas Winding Refn’s passion for the rare, the forgotten and the unknown, breathing new life into the culturally intriguing and influential. Quarterly volumes of content divide into three monthly chapters, each featuring a fully-restored film. These revived cinematic gems inspire a wealth of original content, curated by special Guest Editors.

Nicolas Winding Refn by Kia Hartelius
Nicolas Winding Refn by Kia Hartelius [+]
From essays, music, video, and photography to cultural ephemera, the diverse content created by an array of contributors reflects the themes expressed in each volume’s chosen films. The fluidity of the site as it evolves and expands will encourage exploration of a wide range of avenues by curators, writers and the engaged creative public, building a community of contributors beyond the Guest Editors.

And, importantly, the content and films will be entirely free.

Volume 1, entitled ‘Regional Renegades: Exploitation Gems from the Southern USA’, is guest-edited by author and journalist Jimmy McDonough, and highlights the 1965 Bert Williams film THE NEST OF THE CUCKOO BIRDS, a previously lost low-budget gothic horror from the Florida Everglades, now restored and premiering to the public for the first time in more than 50 years. It also features a restored version of the notorious backwoods potboiler SHANTY TRAMP (1967) and a feature dedicated to the unhinged camp of Texas director Dale Berry (HOT THRILLS AND WARM CHILLS, also from 1967).

The Nest of The Cuckoo Bird Film Poster
The Nest of The Cuckoo Bird Film Poster [+]

Missing Links: ‘Restored and Rediscovered Classics of American Independent Cinema’ comprising Volume 2, is guest edited by film magazine Little White Lies, and includes Curtis Harrington’s 1963 debut avant-garde classic NIGHT TIDE in a new restoration from its original 35mm camera negative for the very first time. An early touchstone of independent American filmmaking, NIGHT TIDE showcases Dennis Hopper’s first starring role.

Night Tide Film Poster
Night Tide Film Poster [+]
This quarterly volume will also bring to light the impossibly rare SPRING NIGHT, SUMMER NIGHT (1967), a gorgeous piece of Appalachian neorealism never given wide release until now, and the long-hidden 1970s evangelical Christian “scare” films of Rev. Estus W. Pirkle (IF FOOTMEN TIRE YOU, WHAT WOULD HORSES DO? and THE BURNING HELL). Highlights of Volumes 3 and 4 are to be revealed later in fall 2017.

Presentations of these restored cinematic works will also screen in selected theatres and other venues around the world, and byNWR will work with key partners to curate and produce new original music projects, as well as merchandise to complement the volumes.

London-based agency Bureau has been closely working with Nicolas Winding Refn since conception as publishers and activators of the byNWR vision. Working with key partners including Harvard Film Archive (film restoration), MUBI (streaming film on demand), and label Milan Records (music production and promotion) helps round out this digital proposition. byNWR has joined forces with online platform MUBI to deliver world-class streaming technology and MUBI members will have exclusive early access to the restored films.

Nicolas Winding Refn will present byNWR, followed by a double bill screening of the new 4K restoration by Hiventy Lab in France of NIGHT TIDE, and the world premiere of the new 2K restoration by Illuminate in California of THE NEST OF CUCKOO BIRDS, on Monday 16 October at the Lumière Festival in Lyon.


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