Last night at the brand new 92Y Tribeca, the effervescent Emily Doe hosted a screening of some of the best of Wholphin and also sallied forth into the world with yet another divine collection of films. As everyone who's had one of these hot little packages in their hands knows by now, the Wholphin crew puts together one of the best designed, best curated DVD magazines of "rare and unseen" films--shorts, animation, CG pieces, comedy, drama, fantasy, and some downright uncategorizable stuff. There's something for everyone no matter how weird your taste. This edition includes an excerpt from Zach Niles' and Banker White's Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars; Gus Van Sant's adaptation of a William S. Burroughs story; a five-minute nature study called Look at the Sun directed by Wholphin; and an hilarious mockumentary (at least I think it's "mock") called Nutkin's Last Stand by Nicholas Berger which I saw at last night's screening.
No. 7 is also accompanied by a bonus disc, an "interactive scientific experiment" with its own identification number--hmmm, sounds a bit insidious to me. Wholphin editor and co-founder, Brent Hoff, says Aaron Michel's Massively Multi-Operator Asynchronous Retrocausal Video Experiment (!!) is "without a doubt the first ever scientific experiment on DVD. You, the viewers, will be experimental subjects in a series of 'intention tests,' which could help give concrete data and advance a theory well established by physicists: that time, time itself, that clever trick to keep everything from happening at once, is not entirely unaffectible." I'm intrigued--I'll do it! Who knows? This may be the last time you hear from me in this particular dimension.
Visit the Wholphin site to subscribe to the quarterly (or buy a subscription for a friend!) and to take a gander at what other shenanigans might be going on over there. Look for info soon on another Wholphin New York City screening happening in early December.