Last time we checked in with Dima Dubson, we were screening his mind-of-a-musician documentary about Adam Green, How to Act Bad. These days he’s editing Green’s version of Aladdin — starring Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Francesco Clemente and many others — while developing his own film, loosely based on The Little Prince.
While we eagerly await both of those, we’re delighted to be able to premiere this untitled short starring some other luminaries of the indie world, including Luke Rathborne and soundtrack contributors James Levy (Lolawolf, Reputante) and Aerial East.
You’ll also notice queen of the night Sophia Lamar — a regular at Morrissey night at Sway, where Dubson is a DJ — as well as a couple of Bedford + Bowery contributors, Allyson Shiffman and Kristy Muniz.
Dubson tells us this “decadent cine-musical poem of sorts” was inspired by “Spin the Bottle, music, night, desire, colored lights, and my friends who are in it. And also by the house I live in, where the filming took place last winter. It’s in Williamsburg and enveloped in fake wood paneling, which makes you feel like you’re in a cozy Seventies lodge until you look at these Calvin Klein commercials from the Nineties.”
Speaking of decadence and desire, we should mention that parts of this are mildly NSFW. Enjoy!