Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Unadulterated Expressway for the Arts’ online streaming channel goes live!
Today sees the launch of byNWR.com. Born from Nicolas Winding Refn’s passion for the rare, the strange, and the crazed, this FREE online streaming service is an ever-expanding world of original creative content. Carefully curated by a special guest editor, the quarterly volumes are divided into three monthly chapters, each featuring a meticulously restored film. The movie itself is just a touchstone, however, a talisman used to inspire a wealth of personally created new material, whether it be articles, biographies, essays, or original music, video and photography, all of it accompanied by a wealth of previously unseen cultural artifacts connected to the film itself.
For the opening volume, Refn invited biographer and journalist Jimmy McDonough as the first guest editor for Regional Renegades. He is author of critically acclaimed biographies on Neil Young, Tammy Wynette, Russ Meyer, and others. The Ghastly One, his biography of infamous director Andy Milligan, was dubbed “a masterpiece” by Time magazine and John Waters has repeatedly named it as one of his all-time favorite books.
Regional Renegades first highlights the indescribable 1965 Bert Williams epic THE NEST OF THE CUCKOO BIRDS, a previously lost low-budget gothic melodrama from the Florida Everglades. Next comes the unhinged camp of Texas director Dale Berry, HOT THRILLS AND WARM CHILLS (1967), and last is Jose Pietro’s notorious tale of interracial backwoods lust, SHANTY TRAMP (also 1967).
Missing Links, byNWR’s second volume, will arrive in September and is guest-edited by Refn favorite Little White Lies, while a French edition will be unveiled in 2019.
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Posted on July 30, 2018, in Cult Film News and tagged byNWR.com, HOT THRILLS AND WARM CHILLS, Nicolas Winding Refn, SHANTY TRAMP, THE NEST OF THE CUCKOO BIRDS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.