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Madeleine Molyneaux, through Picture Palace Pictures, in collaboration with Trilobite-Arts-DAC, has produced five feature films  and multiple short form work, as well as commissions and exhibitions,  for the artist/filmmaker and 2012 Alpert Award recipient
Kevin Jerome Everson.

She produced, in association with the artist, Picture Palace Pictures and Video Data Bank, the 3 DVD boxed set
Broad Daylight and Other Times: Selected Works of Kevin Jerome Everson (VDB, 2011). The set includes Cinnamon and 23 shorts and a catalog with essays by Emmanuel Burdeau (France), Katrin Mundt (Germany), Monica McTighe (U.S.) and an interview between Everson and Michael Gillespie (U.S.).

Fandor is currently showcasing seven of Everson's films.


8903 Empire (co-directed with Kahlil I. Pedizisai) (2016, HD, 480:00) not yet premiered

Park Lanes  (2015, HD & 16mm, 480:00, color, sound): Official Selection, IFFR 2015; Doc Fortnight, MoMA 2015; BAFICI; BFI/London Film Festival 2015 (Experimenta program curated by  Benjamin Cook, Helen De Witt, and William Fowler)

The Island of St. Matthews (2013, 16mm, 70:00, color, sound ): Official Selection, IFFR 2013; Punto de Vista, Official Competition, 2013

Quality Control (2011, 16mm, 71:00, b&w, sound): 2012 Whitney Biennial; Views from the Avant Garde/NYFF 2012; IFFR 2011

Erie (2010, 16mm, 81:00, b&w, sound): Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Images Festival 2010; Best Feature, Migrating Forms 2010; BAFICI FID Marseille; Festival Entrevues, Belfort, Competition, 2010, a.o.

The Golden Age of Fish (2008, 60:00, color and b&wsound ):  IFFR 2008; Migrating Forms 2008; BAFICI 2008

Cinnamon (2006, 70:00, color and b&w, sound): Sundance Film Festival 2006; IFFR 2006; EFM Berlin 2006; Pesaro, FID Marseille, Munich, Belfort, 2006

©KJE 2006                                                                                               above: Cinnamon (2006), pictured: Erin (Erin Stewart) and the blue car in John Bowles' garage. 
ALL PHOTOS courtesy of the artist; Trilobite-Arts-DAC and Picture Palace Pictures

©KJE 2012     Ten Five in the Grass (2012) pictured: Lee & Brianna McNeil, Natchez, MS

Shorts: (selected)

Three Quarters
(2015, 4:37, 16mm, b/w, silent)
Awarded Jury Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival 2015
World Premiere, Berlinale, Forum Expanded 2015;
Media City, Windsor, Ontario; Art Toronto (Verge Video)

Grand Finale (2015, 4:41, HD sound)

World Premiere, Ann Arbor FF; Media City; AFI Fest, Los Angeles

Regal Unlimited (2015, 3:11, color)
World Premiere, Ann Arbor FF

e26 (2014, 7:21, 16mm, color, sound)
Awarded Jury Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival 2014
World Premiere, Sundance Film Festival 2014; IFFR, Ann Arbor, EMAF, Osnabruck, Hamburg Short Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, doc competition, Traverse City Film Festival, upcoming: NYFF, BFI/London "Experimental"; Viennale

Sound That (2014, 11:40, 16mm, color, sound)
Awarded Jury Prize, Ann Arbor Film Festival 2014; Special Mention, Media City FF, Windsor, Ontario 2014

World Premiere, Ann Arbor; EMAF, Osnabruck; upcoming: NYFF, BFI/London "Experimental"; Viennale

©KJE 2014         above: still from Sound That (2014) shot in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Cuyahoga County

(2013, 6:50, HD, color, sound)
Awarded Best Short Film, 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF/Film Independent)
Stone is getting his hustle on, often and early.

above: still from Stone (2013)  courtesy of the artist; Trilobite-Arts-DAC and Picture Palace Pictures

Rhinoceros (2012, 7 minutes, VHS, color and b&w, Italian with English subtitles)
Official Selection, 2012 Rome Film Festival, Cinema xxii Competition
Rhinoceros features Alessandro de'Medici addressing the good folks of Florence. Alessandro, portrayed by artist/performer Justin Randolph Thompson, is congratulated at the end of his directive by two loyal supporters (Daniel Chukwu, Stephen Chris)
Shot in analog VHS, to resemble a lost television broadcast, perhaps from the last days of Mohammar Ghaddafi, in summer of  2012 in the Villa la Pietra.  It will be included in the experimental bio-pic feature film Rhino, currently in pre-production, to be shot 2013/2014 in Florence, Italy and Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Tombigbee Chronicles No. 2 (2012), featuring Rita Larson's Boy, Early Riser (Cotton Comes to Harlem), Chicken:
Official Selection, Views from the Avant Garde/NYFF 2012; Media City, Windsor, 2012; BFI/London Film Festival 2012 (Rita Larson's Boy)
Three films featuring work by and about three native sons of Columbus, Mississippi, the hometown of Everson's parents--Tennessee Williams, Chester Himes and actor Nathaniel Taylor.
the backstory on  LFF/Mark Webber's blog: http://markwebber.org.uk/experimenta/2012/10/02/kevin-everson

Century (2012), Official Selection, Images Festival, Toronto, 2012; Viennale 2012; AFI Fest, 2012; Sundance Film Festival 2013, New Frontier Shorts Competition; True/False Film Festival 2013; Ann Arbor Film Festival 2013; Bradford Intl. Film Festival (UK) 2013

Chevelle (2012); Views from the Avant Garde/NYFF 2012; Wavelengths/TIFF 2011; Media City 2012

Ten Five in the Grass (2012): Winner, Euro Prize, Oberhausen Film Festival 2012; Visions du Reel 2012

Company Line (2009): IFFR 2009; Light Industry, NY; Filmforum, LA

Emergency Needs (2008); IFFR 2008; Whitney Biennial 2008

According to... (2007): CPH:Dox 2008

©KJE 2012       above: still from Early Riser(Cotton Comes to Harlem) part of The Tombigbee Chronicles No. 2 (2012)

©KJE 2013       below: still from Workers Leaving the Job Site (2013), shot in Columbus, MS


©KJE 2009      above: still from Watchworks (2009)

Charlie Rankin (Stephen Dorff) and Florence Jane (Michelle Monaghan), Tomorrow You're Gone (2013)
  production stills©2011 Deed Films. all rights reserved. reproduction in any form strictly prohibite


Madeleine Molyneaux's longtime creative collaboration with writer/director David Jacobson (CriminalDahmer, Down in the Valley)  includes  her role as Producer on the feature film, Tomorrow You're Gone (2013, 90 minutes). A surreal, fever-dream neo-noir,  starring Stephen Dorff, Michelle Monaghan, Willem Dafoe and Tara Buck, the film was shot in and around Cleveland, Ohio and was released in the U.S. by Image Entertainment.

In addition to serving as  Producer, Madeleine Molyneaux, as Music Supervisor, worked closely with Jacobson to curate a wildly eclectic sonic landscape. Tracks from Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Big Jay McNeely, Link Wray, Andre Williams, the original wild man (and inspiration for the film's title) Hazil Adkins, Circle X,  Algis Kizys, Paul Loeb, et al combine with composer/multi-instrumentalist  Peter Salett's atmospherically nuanced score.

Madeleine Molyneaux also served as Creative Consultant on Jacobson's critically-acclaimed  Down in the Valley, a contemporary Western set in the San Fernando Valley starring Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, Rory Culkin, David Morse and Bruce Dern. The film, part of the 2003 Sundance Lab,  debuted at Cannes in 2005 in Un Certain Regard and was the opening night film of the 2005 LA Film Festival.

director's original poster sketch for tomorrow you're gone © DJ2012
all rights reserved: reproduction in any form strictly prohibited

all TMG production stills©2011 Deed Films. all rights reserved. reproduction in any form strictly prohibited

2016 celebrates the centennial of Nathan's Famous !


produced by Lloyd Handwerker, Leslie Siegel, Madeleine Molyneaux
Music by Ergo Phizmiz
(U.S., 2014, 86 MINUTES)
(and netflix, itunes, amazon choice...)
Released in North America by Film Movement

poster courtesy Loquat Films; design by Graphic Havoc; photo by Mike Zwerling, 1955. All rights reserved.

Famous Nathan chronicles the personal and public history of Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island, the iconic Brooklyn eatery and Coney Island institution, created in 1916 by filmmaker Lloyd Handwerker’s grandfather Nathan Handwerker.  In 1984, Lloyd started filming interviews with former workers and family members, a journey that took him around the world, as he listened to stories, first-hand accounts, secrets and perhaps a few tall tales.    Spanning two centuries, this Coney Island inspired roller-coaster ride of a film employs a kaleidoscopic blend of home movies, animation, experimental cinema, historic archival, family photos, never-before heard audio recordings of Nathan, and a series of emotional and sometimes hilarious interview ‘encounters’ with the Handwerker family, their tight-knit circle of friends and a group of former Nathan’s employees recounting the dedicated days of ‘hustle, bustle, fast food cooked at nano-second speed.’    A film about labor, family, immigration, and yes, food,  Famous Nathan is a vivid  testament to a true American success story and the fighting spirit of a consummate New York family-run business.

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