For more then 20 years Charles Manson has refused to communicate to the outside world. Until now. These are actual never before heard phone conversations between Canadian best selling author Marlin Marynick and Charles Manson.
Currently available on The Criterion Collection’s Channel paired with the film EASY Rider. Go watch! Intro by Director Leah Shore (Not Manson. Sorry).
1969 saw the release of Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider and the media circus ignited by the Manson murders, two seismic cultural events that cast a shadow on the freewheeling good vibes of the hippie era. This program brings together two films that capture the spirit of that chaotic year. In the 2012 experimental documentary Old Man, Brooklyn-based artist Leah Shore combines eye-popping animation with never-before-heard phone calls that Charles Manson made from jail to the infamous cult leader and Canadian author Marlin Marlin M. Marynick. In his directorial debut, Hopper created one of the great American road movies, a counterculture sensation that mixed New Wave-inspired aesthetics, a bold rock soundtrack, and star-making performances by Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.
Filmmaker Leah Shore (@Leah_Shore)—whose short film OLD MAN is paired with EASY RIDER as today's Short + Feature on @criterionchannl—shares her eclectic wealth of influences, from THE LURE director Agnieszka Smoczynska to Prince: pic.twitter.com/3LC1qFBKO2
— Criterion Collection (@Criterion) June 5, 2018
The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/409597/a-phone-call-with-charles-manson/
Short Of The Week: https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/09/29/old-man/
Filmmaker Magazine: http://filmmakermagazine.com/95824-watch-leah-shores-mindbending-charles-manson-animation-old-man/#.VgoQNc5BzoM
Cartoon Brew: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-brew-pick/old-man-by-leah-shore-120146.html
We Are Indie Horror:
Directed/Produced/Animated/Edited by Leah Shore
Executive Produced by Carl D’Andre
Associate Produced by Michaela Olsen
Assistant Animator/Storyboard by Jonathan Seligson
Assistant Animation/Compositing/Fabrication by Michaela Olsen, Liesje Kraai, Isam Prado, Melissa Loyola
Audio Mixing by Alec Henninger
Marlin Marynick and Charles Manson
Chris Barret, Richard O’Conner, Fritz Myers, Spencer Morin, Diana Chao, Susan Frost Shore, Adam Montgomery, Mike Ciarlo, Taijasa Jordan, Jake Armstrong, David Sheahan, Vanessa Appleby, Dorian Tocker and the Olsen Family
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