UNSUNG HEROES: GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVE
‘Tis better to give than to receive, as they say, so on the occasion of RESFEST’s 10th birthday, we’re giving you a present: a decade-long survey of some of the best music videos ever to play the festival. Since RESFEST has always championed the music video as an art form in its own right, this greatest hits compilation is, not surprisingly, a truly stellar program. Don’t come looking for chart-topping singles, though H5’s amazing “Remind Me” for Röyksopp is one exception. But the films gathered here are strong in their own right, serving to enhance and augment their songs in unexpected, brilliant ways. Several grin-inducing audience favorites appear, including Ruben Fleischer’s “We Know Something You Don’t Know” for DJ Format, with its hilarious breakdancing furries, and Alex Budovsky’s manic animation for (The Real) Tuesday Weld’s catchy-as-all-get-out “Bathtime in Clernkenwell,” alongside classics for Air, Cornelius, UNKLE, Phoenix and more.