In honor of this Friday’s release of “Wiener-Dog,” Todd Solondz’s first directorial effort since 2011’s “Dark Horse,” Le Cinema Club is presenting the exclusive online premiere of Solondz’s 1984 NYU short film, “Babysitter.”
The nine-minute short focuses on a boy’s recollection of the babysitter of his youth. Click here to watch the short film on Le Cinema Club’s website.
Solondz’s new film “Wiener-Dog,” follows a dachshund that goes from one strange owner to the next, serving as a central character in four stories that bring out the pointlessness of human existence. The offbeat comedy’s stellar cast includes Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Julie Delpy and “Girls’” Zosia Mamet. Amazon nabbed all domestic media rights to the film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, while IFC Films is handling the theatrical release. Financed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and produced by Christine Vachon’s Killer Films, the film marked Solondz’s first movie to play at Sundance since 1995’s “Welcome to the Dollhouse.”
Every week, Le Cinema Club presents a new film that can be watched for free at any time during the week with a single click. The site shows feature films, short films, documentaries, and online premieres. Directors whose work has been featured on the site include Kenneth Anger, Andrea Arnold, Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Spike Jonze, Yorgos Lanthimos, Josh & Benny Safdie, Sebastian Silva, Gus Van Sant, and Benh Zeitlin.