Legendary Children Introduce Filmmaker Ray Tintori

by CHRISTOPHER CONFESSORE · January 20, 2009

[Nick Pandolfi and guests. Photo by Clarissa Roudabush]

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Last Friday, we were lucky enough to be invited to the new monthly arts series, Legendary Children at the National Arts Club. Our hosts were recent NYU grads Nick Pandolfi and Zach Wigon, who started the event (which takes its name from a scene from the movie Paris is Burning) to provide a new venue to introduce new artists. The plan is to hold receptions once a month, featuring the work of a different young artist each time. This month's featured artist was Ray Tintori - guests were treated to selections from his completed films, and also some unreleased work.

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Ray's Wesleyan University intermediate-level film, Jettison Your Loved Ones, was accepted into the Slamdance Film Festival, and his undergraduate thesis film, Death to the Tinman, won an Honorable Mention at Sundance. Ray is an accomplished music video director in addition to filmmaker, and has directed many videos for the internationally renowned rock band MGMT, (his video for "Time to Pretend" was voted the 6th best video of the year by SPIN's Abby Everdell). . He also recently directed a video for The Killers. He is a member of the Court 13 collective, which includes fellow filmmaker Benh Zeitlin.