JUSTIN DUERR INTERVIEW- THE MYSTERIES OF ART

Justin Duerr was brought to my attention a few years ago when I came across the documentary he was a part of, ‘Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles’ which turned five this January.

Justin, an american artist, musician and writer began the search back in 2005, seeking to explore and find the source of these strange tiles that were popping up all over streets in the US. I became borderline obsessed with the documentary and Justin himself, and even years after I had seen it I still found myself thinking of it from time to time. 
I had Justin’s website bookmarked for a while before I got up the nerve to actually contact him about the enigmatic tiles, his artwork and other endeavors. I’d like to thank Justin for not only agreeing to answer my questions but for sharing his incredibly awe inspiring autobiographical comic book with me and his amazingly unique artwork which has connected with me and ignited something within me on a creative and spiritual level.  

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KILLER LEGENDS- SCARIEST URBAN LEGEND & DOCUMENTARY

 

It starts with a babysitter, always a young girl. The kids (she presumes) are upstairs, peacefully sleeping as she relaxes downstairs. Suddenly, there is a phone call. She answers the phone cautiously, and hears a strange man’s voice from the other end,
“Why don’t you go and check on the children…”
The creepy voice says. The babysitter slams the phone down and tries to take her mind off it, before the phone rings again.
This time laughing can be heard from the phone. Deep, ominous laughter. The now terrified babysitter calls the police to report the calls.
The police tell her not to worry, just a prank caller, some kid having fun…but that they will trace the call, just in case. And a few minutes later the phone rings again. The police.
“The phone calls are coming from inside the house.” The worried police man says, “Get out of the house as fast as you can,” 
But it’s too late. The man is already coming down the stairs. The babysitter screams, preparing for her tragic end…

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IT’S A GIRL- THE WAR ON WOMEN

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IT’S A GIRL
, a 2012 documentary movie on the gendercide and the widespread devaluation, abuse and neglect of women and girl’s in India, China and the rest of the world. Directed by Evan Grae Davis, this documentary is a compelling and shocking look at the war we have allowed to go on against women for so long.

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THANK YOU ROOM 237

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(I actually really like this carpet…I wonder if I can get it for my house?)

Room 237 directed by  Rodney Ascher is a documentary film about The Shining. I dislike The Shining. So why did I watch this film?

Well, I love a good documentary for starters. And I’ll be honest, I’m a sucker for a good rating on Rotten Tomatoes (which this film has, 93% to be exact.) But mostly, I’ve always wanted to like The Shining. You know those certain things in life where on paper, it looks like you’re favorite film/book/shirt/place but in reality, it just falls flat? That’s what The Shining was for me. As a big Stephen King fan, (over half of my book shelf is filled with his books…), and psychological thrillers being my favorite genre, I just couldn’t see how it would fail…but it did. (Plus who doesn’t love a movie with Jack Nicholson?!)

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