Starting with issue #4 we carry the British film magazine SOFILM
Viggo Mortensen, lost in the Pampas. He’s known as a mercurial, world famous actor who also moonlights as a photographer, poet and musician. Now Viggo Mortensen has invited us to meet him in the Argentine wilderness, where he’s spending three weeks filming surrounded by the wind, the cold, and serious amounts of hard liquor. Take a trip with a man who loves to "leap into the great unknown".
Arun Chaudhary, Obama's filmmaker. For 4 years, Arun Chaudhary filmed the same person for a few hours each day. And it wasn't just anyone: it was President Barack Obama. Being the first official cameraman at the White House, the filmmaker was faced with a challenge, to film for the sake of History. Sofilm meets Chaudhary in a narrow office on the 10th floor of a Washington Skyscraper to relive the experience of being the President’s personal cameraman…
Julie Delpy. Working with the likes of Jean-Luc Godard and Leos Carax in her native France before coming to America, Julie Delpy was one of the first French actresses to successfully move to Hollywood. Arriving in LA in the 90s, she acted for Richard Linklater, and directed some bizarre comedies – the diptych 2 Days in Paris and 2 Days in New York – and has continued to be an important voice in independent cinema.
Paul Verhoeven. Arriving in Hollywood in the late 80s, and embarking on a string of iconic films including Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, and Starship Troopers, Dutch director Paul Verhoeven can lay claim to some of the most subversive ‘mainstream’ films of the past 25 years. What has happened to one of Hollywood’s darkest European imports? Werner Herzog. Having recently brought 3D to a pre-historic grotto in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and moved into the dark cavern that is the US justice system for the gripping death row movie Into the Abyss, Werner Herzog is enjoying some time to reflect, as well as helping to create the next generation of madman directors with his Rogue Film School. Here is an interview with the greatest living German filmmaker.
Nikita Mikhalkov. Winner of an Oscar, the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Cannes Grand Prix, he possesses an aura that goes far beyond the word of cinema. The most powerful player in Russian cinema, he’s also an enormously influential man in his home country, the kind of strong man the Russians love, with the requisite involvement in sleazy business deals.
Chuck Zito. Stunt-actor in Hollywood, Hells Angel in New York, convict, celebrity bodyguard... and actor in the juggernaut US TV shows Oz and Sons of Anarchy... Here comes Chuck Zito, all biker boots and black leather, to bring America's history and legends to life.
The second magazine new to the store is:
As the name already suggests this magazine comes from a different and less commercial angle. And apparently feels akin with the Northern moviescene. Many thanks to the Swedes who gave us this great looking publication. In the magazine you will find a interesting mix between still photography and art photography. Short interviews/portraits of actors and dreamlike explorations about the essence of film.
The features promise to be original conversations with industry and non-industry alike, plus portraits and scenarios one might not see otherwise. The magazine will be published irregularly which point at the intention to produce quality rather then quantity.
The debut edition features stories on: Anders Danielsen Lie, Harmony Korine, Hunter Carson, Julia Faure, M. Blash, Nathalia Acevedo, Nèstor Almendros, Ryo Kase, Lutz Huelle, Linus Bill, Adrien Horni, So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray, Marques ‘ Almeida ans Sarah Hagan. The impressive list of interesting contributors consists of: Martien Mulder, Bettina Sorg, Jonas Mekas, Nicholas Haggard, Anders Edström, Ola Rindal, Henry Roy, Adam Saletti, Hanayo Nakajima, Jason Lee Rhyno, Takashi Homma, Junsuke Yamasaki, Linus Bill, Adrien Horni, Osamu Yokonami, Todd Jordan, Sanna Helena Berger, Torbjørn Rødland and Simon Mercer.