“Ice Cream” (1992)
Starring his stand-up buddies Laura Kightlinger and Craig Anton, “Ice Cream” is a riff on Golden Era Hollywood films, and it’s the first short to net Louis C.K. a lot of attention. “Ice Cream” played at the Sundance Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art in 1994. On getting into Sundance, Louis C.K. said, “I got really lucky. It was like the biggest deal of my life when I got that.” The movie was shown on TV in Europe and on US cable networks like IFC and Bravo and won C.K. the Grand Prize at Aspen Shortfest. Most importantly, however, is that C.K. included the movie as part of his submission to be a writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which became his first big TV job. C.K. says the fact that he made his own films impressed O’Brien and then-headwriter Robert Smigel and, along with his reputation as a stand-up, was largely responsible for him getting the job.
(Taken from Splitsider)
Simply Irresistible by Kelly Puissegur
Catture Part II by Eugenia Loli
Catalogo de Animales by Catriel Martinez
Time Takes a Cigarette by Sammy Slabbinck
Wish You Were Here by David Delruelle
Once you can accept
matter expanding into nothing–that is something,
wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
Photo by Talins
“Fighting Nuns” by Kelly Puissegur
Today concludes our second series, Basic Instinct!
Stay tuned for some pretty cool stuff, including several of
Louis C.K.’s Early Short films!
They’re All Going to Laugh at You 7/15-7/25
Named for the famous line in Brian DePalma’s rendition of Carrie, this theme will take a look at anxiety, vouyerism, and fear of judgement as well as unconventional pieces (poetry, short dramedies, prose) by our favorite stand-up comedians.
I want to mention that we have a lot of cool stuff for this collection including several of
Louis C.K.’s early short films!
We can’t wait to share!
Way of the Future: Obsession
Pieces that look at ambition, fixation, neuroses, and superstition
Artwork by Steven Quinn:
& Sammy Slabbinck