The Royal Wedding: Grand Pomp and Circumstance

The Royal Wedding: Grand Pomp and Circumstance

The Royal Wedding is a short film documenting the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, as interpreted by the royal popsicle-stick finger puppets. What you will see in this short film is exactly what millions of people from all around the world will be watching tomorrow when Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the royal knot. All the pomp and circumstance! All the drama and all the British accents! Just watch!!

Thanks to Jezebel.

The Royal Wedding: Grand Pomp and Circumstance

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Little George’s Ode to Spring

Little George’s Ode to Spring

Spring is a delightful two-minute animated short film directed and animated by Matthias Hoegg, with narration provided by young George. The little ode to spring is based on George’s imaginative ramblings about his favorite things of the season: Hatching Chicks in the Classroom. George just loves watching the chicks as they hatch at school. They can get into trouble, but are generally quite well behaved…the chicks, that is, not George.

Little George’s Ode to Spring

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Glee: Born This Way

Glee: Born This Way

This episode of Glee featured Kurt, played by Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer, returning to his old high school and receiving an apology from the closeted gay football player who had bullied him. Celebrating acceptance, the show’s cast sings Lady Gaga’s gay pride anthem Born This Way, and all seems well at McKinley High once again.

Glee: Kurt Returns

Glee: Lady GaGa’s “Born This Way”

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Mr. Stache: The Awesome Adventures of a Man and His Mustache

Mr. Stache: The Awesome Adventures of a Man and His Mustache

Mr. Stache is an award-winning short film written and directed by Jac Schaeffer, which just made its World Premier at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. The film presents a quirky, humorous and yet very serious drama about a man who grows a mustache, which everyone else hates, and then he finally meets the girl of his dreams….

Mr. Stache: The Awesome Adventures of a Man and His Mustache

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Happy Easter: Andy Warhol’s Fancy-Feathered Easter Bonnet

Happy Easter: Andy Warhol’s Fancy-Feathered Easter Bonnet

Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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Lapsus: A Little Nun’s Daring Journey into the Dark Side

Lapsus: A Little Nun’s Daring Journey into the Dark Side

Lapsus is a wickedly funny three-minute animated short film by Juan Pablo Zaramella, an Argentinean director and animator. In the film, a curious little nun ventures into the darker side of her world. The poor nun ends up making a number of frightening Freudian slips, unwittingly getting herself involved in some very twisted misdeeds. If you enjoy short films and funny things, this one is really for you. No wait, this is one for everyone!

Lapsus: A Little Nun’s Daring Journey into the Dark Side

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Award-Winning Photographer and Film Director Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya

Award-Winning Photographer and Film Director Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya

Oscar-nominated documentary-maker Tim Hetherington, co-creator of the Sundance-winning documentary Restrepo, was killed in the besieged city of Misurata covering fighting between Muammar Gaddafi’s forces and the opposition. A British citizen who lived in New York, Hetherington had covered conflicts with sensitivity in Liberia, Afghanistan, Darfur and, in recent weeks, Libya. Hetherington was in Libya to continue his multimedia project highlighting humanitarian issues during times of war and conflict.

Photo-journalist Chris Hondros, a US Pulitzer finalist who worked for Getty Images, was also killed. Hetherington and Hondros were among eight to 10 journalists reporting from Tripoli Street in Misrata. When shooting broke out, they took shelter against a wall, which was hit by fire. Hetherington died soon after arriving at hospital. Hetherington wrote in his last post on Twitter on Tuesday: “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Gaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.”

Restrepo won the 2010 Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance, and was a 2011 Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary, Features. The movie is a stunning chronicle of one U.S. platoon, which was posted in one of the most dangerous valleys in Afghanistan. The film was made as part of Hetherington’s ongoing mission to bring the hardships of war into the public eye.

Diary is one of Hetherington’s most recent works, a documentary short film that presents a dreamlike composition of insightful juxtapositions about his war experiences, composed of carefully conceived montages and almost inchoate sounds. It is similar in spirit to his impressionistic documentary short Sleeping Soldiers of 2009.

Viewers can read more about Tim Hetherington in The New York Times here.

Restropo: 2011 Nominated Oscar Best Documentary, Features (Trailer)

Tim Hetherington’s Disquieting ‘Diary

Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers

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