These films, and many more, were created in the Levi’s® Film Workshop, a temporary venue for collaboration and creative production that was housed inside the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) during the Art In The Streets Exhibition in the spring and summer of 2011. To learn more about the Lev’s Film Workshop, visit http://workshops.levi.com
Outside In: The Story of Art in the Streets
A celebratory and historical look at street art through the lens of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s groundbreaking exhibition, Art in the Streets. This film takes you beyond the walls of the exhibit and delves deeper into the political battle of graffiti & street art as “legitimate” art.
Director: Alex Stapleton
Swoon x Cat Solen : A montage of time lapse and stop motion documents street artist Swoon’s intricate paper installation for Art in the Streets, with music by My Morning Jacket.
Kenny Scharf : More, Newer, Better, Nower, Funner! : A short film dialogue between directors Nathan Meier, Malia Scharf and artist Kenny Scharf exploring how Kenny's work is made and displayed in the real world, filmed in New York and Los Angeles.
Neckface x Isaiah Seret - Born Under a Bad Sign: An action-horror-ninja-super-villain short using the artist Neckface's installation for Art in the Streets as the battleground between the artist and his inner demons, in collaboration with director Isaiah Seret.
Salvation Boulevard is a comedy based on the book by Larry Beinhart about Pastor Dan Day, a charismatic preacher (Pierce Brosnan) who has captivated a small western American town with his charm and the promise of a real estate development.
Director: George Ratliff
Burke & Hare
Burke (Simon Pegg) and Hare (Andy Serkis) are striking out living in 1820s Edinburgh. After yet another failed business venture, they fall into the highly profitable business of providing cadavers for the medical fraternity.
Director: John Landis
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a breathtaking new documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog, follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient known visual art.
Director: Werner Herzog
While the rest of the world is sleeping, an imaginative cooking show takes place in a magical mousehole of a kitchen. Play along with Yummyclare and her fun pals and neighbors in three dreamy cooking adventures.
Spooky Fun: Yummyclare's kitchen is haunted! Time to break out some scary recipes.
Spring Has Sprung: Spring is in the air! Yummyclare introduces you to Green Charlotte and the wild Candy Bugs.
Monkeying Around the Kitchen: Time to join The Tastebuds for a fantastic monkey party!
Genre: Kids Stuff
A collection of great cartoons from around the planet, suitable for ages 3 and up. 6 reels to choose from including 3 bedtime reels.
Genre: Kids Stuff
We've partnered our friends at Levi's to feature their new series of Americana cinema, "We Are All Workers." From the comfort of your Ace guest bed, you can watch these moving, complicated and inspiring films about the American work ethic, experience and expression.
This collection of stories celebrates the workers of this country and their efforts to shape it one brick, stitch and strum at a time. To collect these stories, Levi’s headed out on a coast to coast road trip. They visited workers in steel mill towns and on Indian reservations. They hung out in the studio and hiked along the fire lines. And they set up shop in San Francisco and New York, collaborating with printmakers, photographers and other local pioneers.
Portraits of Braddock (60 Min, Directed by Aaron Rose)
To support the redevelopment of destitute Braddock, PA, Levi Strauss & Co. created a campaign featuring the people of Braddock and invested in local resources. This film profiles life-long residents and new pioneers who speak to the balance of change and urban renewal.
“Americana” on VBS.TV: Levi’s presents Stories of the New American Worker
Oregon Fire Lines
Burning, digging and working in the woods of Medford, Oregon with the firefighters of Grayback Forestry. Featuring Levi’s Workwear by Filson.
The Muscle Shoals Sound
Writing, recording and working in the studio with the musicians of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Featuring Levi’s Workwear by Billy Reid.
Bares, Broncs and Bulls
Ranching and riding in the desert of the Southwest with the hardest working Navajo kids around. Featuring Levi’s Workwear by Pendleton.
Levi’s Workshops Films: Portraits of New American Pioneers
A series of documentary shorts featuring Alice Waters, The Post Family, Aaron Rose, Taschen Books, Tiny Vices, Nick Zinner and more.
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The true story of one of the funniest online videos of all time. A young filmmaker tracks down the infamous Internet star whose hilariously profane outbursts have delighted millions. Winnebago Man reveals the story of Jack Rebney, an unlikely folk hero whose outrageously funny outbursts were caught on tape during the making of a Winnebago sales video in 1988. The outtakes reel mysteriously circulated on dubbed VHS tapes for years before turning into a full-blown Internet phenomenon on YouTube in 2005. Today, the “Winnebago Man” has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide and is regarded as one of the first and funniest viral videos. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer sets out on the seemingly impossible task of tracking down Rebney, who has been living a hermit-like existence on a mountain top, and until recently, had no idea that the outtakes even existed. Rebney turns out to be more intelligent, sharp-tongued and charismatic than anyone could have imagined—in short, he’s a star. WINNEBAGO MAN is a smart, funny and unexpectedly poignant tale of one man's response to unintended celebrity.
Director: Ben Steinbauer
We partnered with Massify and Killer Films to invite emerging filmmakers to create scripts that used Ace Hotel New York as a backdrop. The results were astounding, and the three winners are on our VOD.
Lulu at the Ace (Maya Kazan)
Lulu is a modern-day Eloise: a little girl with a BIG imagination, set loose to wreak havoc in one of the swankiest hotels in New York City. But for Lulu, the Ace Hotel is only her playground because her Grandma works there... and one day, she realizes that she could lose it all.
Charley (Dee Robertson)
A comedy about messed up relationships and personality quirks that will resonate with anyone who’s dated a pet-owner.
Shave (Nancy Kissam)
A man checks into the Ace Hotel with one thing in mind. He needs his privacy so he can shave his entire body and start to become the woman he wishes to be before he goes home to tell his wife his secret.
In 1980, Jimmy Carter established the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Alaskan Interior, cutting off 19 million acres of prime boreal wilderness from the mitts of fur trappers, oil tycoons, and would-be lodge owners alike. Only six families of white settlers were grandfathered in and allowed to keep cabins in the refuge - of them, only one still stays there year-round living off the land. His name is Heimo Korth, and he is basically the Omega Man of America's Final Frontier.
Raised in suburban Wisconsin, Heimo set off in his teens to the Alaskan Bush to pursue the Davy Crockett lifestyle in more or less the only place it was still possible. Amid numerous setbacks and misadventures, Heimo gradually learned how to master his terrain, provide for his Eskimo wife, and rear children in one of the most inhospitable environments in North America..
In this premiere edition of Far Out, we take a bush plane to the middle of nowhere, Alaska, to catch up with Heimo and his wife, Edna - now reaching their golden years. Over the course of our ten-day stay, the Korths show us everything you need to know about fur-trapping, caribou-hunting, caribou-eating, river-crossing, boredom-staving, bear-avoidance, and bear-defense to live happily over 100 miles from the nearest neighbors. Vegans, you have been warned. Heimo's epic journey and adventures have been documented in the critically acclaimed book, THE FINAL FRONTIERSMAN, written by Heimo's cousin, James Campbell.
Heavy Metal in Baghdad is a feature film documentary that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day. Playing heavy metal in a Muslim country has always been a difficult (if not impossible) proposition but after Saddam's regime was toppled, there was a brief moment for the band in which real freedom seemed possible. That hope was quickly dashed as their country fell into a bloody insurgency.
From 2003-2006, Iraq disintegrated around them while Acrassicauda struggled to stay together and stay alive, always refusing to let their heavy metal dreams die. Their story echoes the unspoken hopes of an entire generation of young Iraqis.
VBS befriends a gang of young addicts caught up in South Wales largely ignored heroin epidemic. Our intimate look into their lives shows how economic depression, family breakdown, and addiction create unbreakable cycles for the people in their grip.