If you love your basic democratic freedoms : please support authentic journalism, journalists, a free press + ASK QUESTIONS – like – who’s lobbying in your legislature, and who benefits from legislation?
We Consume Culture + a sometimes it’s OSMOSIS.
As an indie artist – I ask movie + music lovers to SupportTheARTSustainTheARTisT ™
#CureAteFoYoSelf™ so many “curators” are working with big money sources of content to make their “picks” that it’s pointless to consider it “curating” especially when we are living in a far more diverse 21st Century – where – so-called “curating” amounts to gate-keeping – when we CAN + SHOULD discover on our own – it’s SO MUCH MORE FUN!
Reading ‘the indie label’ is not unlike reading a nutrition label.
” A Sacred Space :
Neighborhoods built from scratch by dedicated, caring, working people, are – like great relationships and also like great works of art / craft made by artisans in communion with culture – a ‘sacred space’ – which must not be violated by the pale glow of so-called ‘progress’ fueled by the zero-sum games of bottom-line parasitical leeches : cultural imposters – bottom-feeders + 1%er top-slurpers .
The 21st century #dedicated #workingclass indie artist – like 21st century – middle-class/working class humanity –
It’s not solved with #PublicityStunts + #gimmicks – the kinds of ‘ #charity / #charities employed mainly to bestow grace on the Charity-Giver and to absolve them of their quiet #EconomicSins –
When ” citizens united” was passed by the ” scotus corporate subsidiary” they opened the door for future elimination of individual human innovation – to be gentrified by corporate-owned “Artificial Intelligence” –
If successful – this would amount to a full scale attack on free-thinking, free-living individual human “genius” (for lack of a better term) – in favor of a “wholly owned subsidiary / subsidized ” form of “genius” – only allowed to see “daylight” once fully patented by the corporation who ultimately “owned” it outright through astronomical – financially – subsidized legal means. Corporate welfare – seeking to eliminate human welfare (unless it serves the corporation).
are the silent marauders sowing seeds, like harmful weeds + even more harmful pesticides, like both – virus and it’s over prescribed antibiotic – culminating in the overgrowth and dissemination of an antibiotic-resistant ‘strain’ of an ongoing economic discrimination virus –
– a virus fueled by it’s De-Nihil-ISM™ siblings – racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism , climate denial – where money doesn’t just ‘talk’ – it screams obscenities – and destroys culture + more importantly – it destroys the living artist.
What’s worse is that some of these Intruders – dare to Don themselves, Cloak themselves in the mantle of ‘artist’ – twice insulting the artist + the culture she serves, the culture she weaves, the culture with which she is interdependent.
Sometimes well-meaning, often self-serving “entertainment reporters” / “curators” ( pronounced cure-haters at our studio) who sometimes come in the form of what is often referred to as ‘ arts + culture journalists’ whether they work for high-brow or low-brow publications / media – are often entitled dilettantes / trust-fund babies themselves – who contribute to the so called “curator class” and either detest us because they can’t make art themselves – or simply do NOT understand or care about the real – flesh and blood and guts – and life of an artist –
These “culture-vultures are virulent enablers of this GentrificationOfCulture ™ – and are literally destroying the Culture – and more importantly – the living breathing artist who needs the Culture as much as we need oxygen. Guys – you don’t get it – and I’ll continue to try – to explain.
De-Nihil-ISM™ + GentrificationOfCulture™ – is cure-ated in a healing medicinal born of #RESPECT + #selfdetermination –
It’s about sharing not only the wealth but also the opportunity –
It’s something Audiences – cinephiles and audiophiles alike – can be aware of when ever we purchase movies + music —
The term “indie” is much appropriated and it’s not a matter of race or gender- it’s about – asking the same questions we ask of our nutrition – who made it?
Did some Corporate entity swoop in and find a malleable “candidate” ( as is done in politics) to mold and shape into the “image” of “what they tell us – we the people – want”?
and together we would pushback AGAINST the Corporate dominance over us ALL – because we are in the same boat.
We need to support the professional artist in media, movies , music, books – in their daily dedication —
getting a fair shot but ALSO what’s getting discarded in many industries and economies : the waning respect and growing indifference to the so called “middle class” which IS the so called “working class.”It’s about respect due – for merit as well as professionalism and dedication of one’s life to either a craft — or just as worthy – any profession – any job done well.
The Professional Artist who is an Authentic Independent Artist – is quite discernible by anyone paying attention to the “nutrition label” – it’s often someone who’s – not ‘signed’ – not ‘owned’ – not ‘in the club’ – or simply – unwilling to follow club-rules but also unwilling to sacrifice the wellness of her Culture for personal gain or ego. She’s – a crafts-person – and viewers + listeners should consider supporting the Authentic Indie Artist —
while corporate middle-persons should support + respecting those who’ve dedicated years to that craft –
not stand ‘in the middle’ of an artist’s relationship with her listeners + viewers – with your hand out, nor your tongue – slurping off the top –
INTERVIEW: PART ONE – Cali Lili Indies™ talks about the amazing and mysterious teaser for her new film eVe N’ god™ this FEMALE is Not Yet RATED™
Actress/Filmmaker Cali Lili Indies™ talks with TV Store Online about the teaser trailer for the release of her upcoming film, eVe N’ god™ this FEMALE is Not Yet RATED™ In late 2013, actress/filmmaker Cali Lili Indies™put the a teaser trailer for her upcoming film eVe N’ god™ this FEMALE is Not Yet RATED™. The trailer offers it’s viewer a very powerful and visceral female image. TV Store Online decided to ask Indies all about it.
Actress/Filmmaker Cali Lili Indies™
TV STORE ONLINE: Hey Cali…Thanks for taking the time out of your schedule to talk with me. I took a look at the teaser trailer for your new film and I’m totally intrigued…
Cali Lili™: I love that you said you were intrigued by it. I’ve received feedback with that EXACT word from quite a few people online…and I love it.
TV STORE ONLINE: When I watch the trailer….The first thing I notice about you and also about your official website is that you seem to be trying to literally make art out of everything…It’s a wonderful notion and certainly not something that everyone is trying to accomplish either…. Cali Lili™: That’s very perceptive of you! But I don’t “try”… it just happens…Art does me. I don’t yet have an official website … I am “floating” on social networks currently … and it’s fun for now … but our official site is under construction ….
TV STORE ONLINE: One of the most interesting facets of this, is that you seem to be creating a totally different way of using basic language and in writing it too on your website…Are there any rules when it comes to making art?
Cali Lili™: Rules in art? Hmmm…”Do no harm to innocent living beings” is pretty much the only “No” rule I can think of in life or art. I don’t really believe there are any credible rule(S) about art. In Bali they have no word for “art”. Everything is intended to be beautiful, and to be art.
TV STORE ONLINE: Your teaser has such a strong and powerful female image in play…Where do you think that strength comes from in that image in your teaser trailer?
Cali Lili™: Thanks. The action in the teaser is me “ripping” off the Iconic NoHate/NoH8 tape. It’s a physical act… A moment. I hope that comes across in … That feeling you get, when you see that girl’s eyes onscreen (my eyes). “She” is feeling it for women all over the world, for LGBTQ communities, and for anybody who is disenfranchised or abused, also for the animals … for dolphins, any abused or unwanted creatures, creations. In creating that image…I was expressing the feeling that my own voice was becoming painful to squelch, and, I began to literally feel that many voices of women in the world were also feeling squelched.
TV STORE ONLINE: There’s something else that releases from the image in your teaser….There’s the power of the image itself, but it also seems to have a very dreamlike aesthetic to it as well. When I was reading through your website, I notice a phrase at work “Dream about a dream about a dream..” Is cinema a dream to you and why? And, who is the dreamer in your upcoming film?
Cali Lili™: Yeah, there’s even a line in the film about that. It’s very much part of the style of the film. However, I do dislike “dreamy for dreamy sake” aesthetics. If I don’t “buy it” or “believe it” in a film, or on a set, I’m out. I think we’re all dreaming though. I do feel we are all “Connoissieurs of Media”. We’re all dreaming together in a collective unconscious manner. Everyone is online via social media, mainlining conversations, and when we watch movies together or listen to music together, we all dream together. We have the power to create a reality beyond the mortgage or the nightly news. I feel we all have the responsibility to dream beyond the everyday chores of life.
From the teaser trailer ‘eVe N’ god™ this FEMALE is Not Yet RATED™’
TV STORE ONLINE: What are some of the films that have influenced you and why?
Cali Lili™: I love so many films. In no particular order…HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) … Howard Hawks, because of how the actors, the dialogue …. how the muscularity of it all operates. It’s a perfect dance. It’s brilliantly written, and also offers a potent social commentary. That’s what I aspire to … There’s also a great tension between the male and female roles, and that’s something I write about a lot .. It’s a theme, a conscience and consciousness, in all of my work … Another film I admire is WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (2009), which was directed by Spike Jonze. Seeing that really changed my life. We can be out there all alone, afraid, and with monsters around us. If we can survive, we can thrive. THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (1975): I love the mystery. It tells us to question everything. Then it has this amazing style. I love the look of that era in film. All of the actors look really great, and the directors of the ’70s wanted them to look great and iconic. Directors weren’t trying to upstage actors either. There’s some weird voodoo shit going on in all of that. Sydney Pollack is a fucking genius…. so is Spike Jonze … so was Howard Hawks.
I’d add THE CONTENDER (2000) here = Rod Lurie …. Strong female character – Gutsy role – perfectly played by Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges and Gary Oldman in that film? I’ll never remember anybody EATING in a scene more than Gary Oldman eating that steak …. And … I’d add .. MERYL STREEP In ANY FUCKING THING …Watching her think without any sound would be Oscar Worthy. Same with Dustin Hoffman, there are so many genius actors that I wish I could work with as an actress and direct in something someday People say it’s a directors’ medium… but … I say : “we the actor” are the inevitable paint, canvas, subject …all to illustrate the human spirit ….that’s what is most culturally significant about the film medium … celebrating the human spirit and the magic that cannot be defined but must be experienced.
TV STORE ONLINE: I know you’ve just released a teaser on line for your new film, but could you tell us at least who’s going to be in the film?
Cali Lili™: I am so proud to say I got Wings Hauser to be in this film – and I can assure you he did NOT do this as a favor ! Ha! Yes he is my partner, but NO he doesn’t do film favors … It was a really life-changing experience to hear him say that of all the directors and actors/actresses he’s worked with in his career, I was in his top five – and I can’t wait to show off his KICKASS PERFORMANCE in this new film, for which, I take full credit …laughing
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The Teaser Trailer for eVe N’ god™ this FEMALE is Not Yet RATED™