Everything Everywhere All The Time (2011)
Running Time: 60 minutes
The record label and music collective Bedroom Community is based in Iceland, but draws creative genes from all corners of the world. The collective’s multi-talented musicians mix Icelandic, American, and Australian blood. And it’s not just blood, but also sources of musical inspiration: a cacophony of classical, folk, punk, electronic, and experimental music. We meet four of them in Everything Everywhere All The Time. Along with a line-up of fantastic musicians, the film follows Valgeir Sigurðson, Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly and Ben Frost around the recording studio in Iceland and all over Europe, and spotlights the challenging and sometimes difficult aspects of collaboration between these diverse individual talents.
The Icelandic Paper (2012)
Running Time: 30 minutes
The Lögberg-Heimskringla, a bi-weekly newspaper serving the Icelandic diaspora all around the world, is the oldest ethnic newspaper in North America, and its extraordinary longevity is hard won indeed. The journal’s history of turmoil and near-disaster mirrors that of the community it serves, and only through the efforts of a remarkable group of people does it somehow manage to continue publishing. Filmed in Winnipeg, Gimli and Iceland, The Icelandic Paper relates the explosive history of this strange, beloved organ, looks at its troubled present and examines the likelihood of its survival into the future.