Cinefamily hosted the first installment of "Family Sundays", where their good friends at Family Bookstore (just down the road!) bring in their favorite people--artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, comedians, or generally inspiring folk--to curate and introduce a night of films once a month. The concept is first, they'll show lesser-seen short films that they've made, or that have been made about them--or that they just like. Afterwards, they'll show a feature that has personally influenced them, and finally they'll explain it all and take your questions too.

Last night @ Cinefamily, Family Books brought out artist/designer/filmmaker Mike Mills, who's directed music videos for Sonic Youth, Yoko Ono, Beastie Boys, Blonde Redhead and Ol' Dirty Bastard, as well as the film Thumbsucker, and the documentary Does Your Soul Have a Cold? And don’t forget about Deformer (about artist/skater Ed Templeton).

Medium is apparently less important to Mills' work than an encompassing vision that permeates all his diverse projects. Whether it's a television commercial, a watercolor painting, or a fabric design, everything Mills concocts is suffused by his current emotional and spiritual disposition. Last night Mike choose to show and share his thoughts about István Szabó's Lovefilm, a lesser-known 1970 masterpiece from the Czech New Wave.

Mike Mills explains World War II
Hadrian Belove of Cinefamily
Kramer of Family Bookstore

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