Watch a film about Thomas Pynchon, A Journey into the Mind of P

This 2002 documentary by Donatello Dubini and Fosco Dubini is kind of a mess, but it’s a fun mess. Interviews with old friends, like Jules Siegel, superfans and webdudes, and critics (George Plimpton shows up a few times), are interspliced with a lot of stock footage. The Residents’ fantastic pop appropriations from The Third Reich Rock n’ Roll help to stitch the movie together. The film occasionally indulges in a kind of obvious paranoid rambling, and the last section, detailing an attempt to photograph Thomas Pynchon (you remember that silly CNN report?) is not nearly as interesting as  Allen Rush or other Pynchonians riff. Sort of a for completists only deal.

Grass Labyrinth, a short film by Shuji Terayama

Watch The Lives of Brian, A Documentary About Flann O’Brien

1000 Years of Popular Music — Richard Thompson (Film)

Watch Hokusai, a short film on the artist’s life by Hiroshi Teshigahara

The Heart of the World, a short film by Guy Maddin

Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive (Full Film)