Driver X4 The Lost And Found Films Of Sara Driver
Sara Driver is an independent director who was part of the creative wave in downtown Manhattan from the late 70s to the 90s. With a bachelor’s degree in Theater and Classical Languages and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of New york, where she taught directing, Driver rose in the cinema world when she produced two of Jim Jarmusch’s films, Permanent Vacation (1980) and Stranger Than Paradise (1984), in which she starred as well. In 1981, she directed her first film, You Are Not I , based on a short story by Paul Bowles, which earned plenty of praise and was considered one of the best films of the 80s by the Cahiers du Cinema. She directed two other feature films, Sleepwalk and When Pigs Fly, with presence and awards in several film festivals.

Driver's films exist in the boundaries of myth, between realism and fantasy, between a solid narrative and the freedom of a poem. They appear to move to the rhythm of a musical piece, between the conscious and the subliminal. More than a filmed version of ‘reality’, they seem like a tangible representation of a spiritual state, a fissure with a view to a world on the borderline of fantasy and real life. Precisely like the city of New York, which constitutes the canvas for her films and is a ‘fabricated’ world, built on the lives of vivid people, strange stories, and urban myths, her films are defined by a crooked line of emotions and sensations.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC | 220 minutes | 5.73 Gb + 5.85 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Disc 1:

-- When Pigs Fly (1993). Tell of Marty (Alfred Molina), a jazz musician down on his luck who gets help from two friends ghosts (Marianne Faithfull and Rachel Bella), with peculiar consequences.

-- Strummer (1993). A 30 minute film shot by Jim Jarmusch at Rockfield Studio, Wales with never before seen footage of Joe Strummer recording the soundtrack for When Pigs Fly.

-- Interview with Jonathan Rosenbaum and Sara Driver, discussing When Pigs Fly (and other films).

Disc 2:

-- Sleepwalk (1986) is the story of a computer typesetter who is given a manuscript of mysterious Chinese fairy tales to translate and transcribe. Slowly these tales begin to echo themselves in her life and the lives of the people around her and where the magic ends, coincidence takes over.

-- You Are Not I (1981) is a short story by Paul Bowles from his Collected Stories 1939-1976. It is the story of a young woman, Ethel, who escapes from a mental hospital during the chaos of a nearby multiple-car accident.

-- Bowery - Spring (1994). A short ten-minute movie about the Bowery, a street in lower Manhattan. A street known for its derelict past.

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