The inimitable Tav Falco has lead the unapproachable Panther Burns since the 1970s. The ditch-diggers of American music, idiosyncratic and effervescent, purveyors of arcane wisdom, Panther Burns have howled their way from Memphis out around the globe through those six decades bewitching, beguiling and sometimes bemusing fans of the blues, old soul and good old rock’n’roll. We’ve checked in with Tav often along the way. We even had a previous Christmas sojourn back in 2016. So of course we were going to ask Tav to join in with our December wide “Bunch of Five” project. Mr Falco went above and beyond and provided us with a mighty missive detailing his recent move out East and laying out his five great things… We’ve split it into 12 parts and we’re sharing it one day at a time to see everybody through into the New Year. It’s the twelve days of Tav-mas! This is part eleven… If you’re just joining us you can go right back to the start here ⇒
After my courtes métrages were taken into the permanent collection of La Cinémathèque Française, I was given free admission to CF screenings. In those flickering Parisian cinemas, I soon fell under the spell of Expressionist film. This fascination I brought with me to Vienna where I spent countless hours at the Albertina Film Museum until I had seen virtually all titles in the canon both known and those obscure.
On the set of The Urania Trilogy, Baden Casino 2020
Out of this incubation, came Part I of my feature, The Urania Trilogy of intrigue films. Now we have completed filming Parts II & III.
The INCARNATION Of SUBVERSION
The INSOLENCE Of DECEPTION
The EXULTATION Of REVENGE
Trailer for Part I: Urania Descending.