Filmmaker Steve McQueen returns to his fine art beginnings with an exhibition and his first new film since “12 Years A Slave”.
Made using reworked Super-8 footage of a young boy in Grenada shot by Dutch cinematographer Robby Miller. The previously unused footage was made during a trip McQueen made to Grenada in 2001. There, McQueen came across the young man we briefly come to know in the film “Ashes”, the name the of film’s protagonist.
Recognizing a quality in him that translated beautifully onto the screen, McQueen had wanted to cast Ashes in the project he was working on there but was unable to do so. Instead, he asked Miller to take footage of the young man.When McQueen returned to the island in 2009, he learned of Ashes’ murder. Shaken by this, McQueen’s latest short film and exhibition are an intimate ode to the effervescence of youth and the tragic death of a young man that embodied this vivacity so well.
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Out Of The Woods - Taylor Swift Cover by Laura Zocca
Slightly obsessed with this song. Definitely obsessed with Taylor. 8 years and counting. Taylor is queen. TAYLOR SWIFT YOUR EXISTENCE MAKES ME HAPPY KJFLDSK. Thanks for watching if you do guys,reblogs would also be awesome :’) Love you!
NOW I WANT AN OUT OF THE WOODS ACOUSTIC MIX
Oh my God, that was breathtaking. What a gorgeous, angelic version of this song. I seriously may need to go off by myself and sway back and forth in a field of lavender while listening to that on repeat. But first I gotta go email it to everyone I know. My chill is lost, never to be returned to me.
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