A retrospective of works by Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) and some rarities by Spike Jonze will be among the offerings of Resfest 2003.
Gondry, who began his career directing videos and blurbs, curated his retrospective and will be on hand at the New York stop to discuss his body of work.
His selections for Resfest include videos for Daft Punk, the White Stripes and Gondry’s own band, Oui Oui, as well as ads for Levi’s, Polaroid and Nike.
Also on the slate: the U.S. premiere of short “Drumb and Drumber,” featuring Gondry drumming around L.A.
Touring festival, which showcases shorts, musicvideos and animation, has expanded its slate to include live musical performances, which will vary in each city.
In addition, design and production houses in different cities will open their doors to attendees. Imaginary Forces and Shepard Fairey in L.A. will be participating, as will New York’s Psyop.
Jonze component will be a selection of never-before-seen works including world premiere of “Torrance Rises.” Video was produced for Oasis but rejected by the band and never saw the light of day.
Sked also includes the U.S. bow of musical “Interstella 5555” by Daft Punk and animator Leiji Matsumoto. Pic previously unspooled at Directors Fortnight in Cannes.
Festival organizers received over 1,500 short submissions. Chosen titles were broken down into five thematic categories, including “By Design” and “Off the Map.”
Musicvid element will highlight the best in electronic music, including Roman Coppola’s “Funky Squaredance” for Phoenix and Yoko Ono’s “Walking on Thin Ice,” helmed by Mike Mills of REM.
First stop on international tour will be San Francisco, Sept. 18-21; L.A.’s Egyptian Theater is next (Sept. 24-28). Gotham stop will be Oct. 10-12. For more info, visit http://www.resfest.com.