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Exclusive: Zellner Brothers Reimagine Criterion Collection’s ‘Black Moon’ Using a Samsung Galaxy S6

Exclusive: Zellner Brothers Reimagine Criterion Collection's 'Black Moon' Using a Samsung Galaxy S6

David and Nathan Zeller

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Filmmaking brothers Nathan and David Zellner were asked to pick any film from the Criterion Collection and reimagine it as a still-image narrative for the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of Bright Ideas, the independent film culture magazine. The duo chose Louis Malle’s 1975 “Black Moon,” a dark retelling of “Alice in Wonderland.” For two weeks in June, the brothers explored the woods near their Austin, Texas homes and photographed what they found with only a Samsung Galaxy S6, and the results are nothing short of spectacular. 

“What we like most about ‘Black Moon’ is the balance of grounded naturalistic qualities – pastoral setting on location, real animals – with a haunting, other-worldly fable,” Nathan Zellner said.
The collection of photographs, entitled “Black Something,” will appear in the latest issue of Bright Ideas, debuting during Sundance’s Next Fest in Los Angeles in August. The magazine will also be available at the Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Fest and others.

Check out the Zellner brothers’ photographs below.

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