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Watch the trailer for documentary The Search for Weng Weng

Wild Eye Releasing has unveiled a new trailer for The Search for Weng Weng, a documentary which charts the sometimes bizarre history of Filipino B-films, as told through filmmaker Andrew Leavold’s personal quest to find the truth behind its dwarf James Bond superstar Weng Weng (For Y’ur Height Only, The Impossible Kid). Take a look below…

Almost a decade ago, Australian trash cinema aficionado Andrew Leavold set off to the Philippines to uncover the true story behind his cinema obsession: the enigmatic Weng Weng, a 2’9″ Filipino James Bond. Over several visits to the Philippines, Leavold manages to piece together Weng Weng’s incredible story – packed with pathos, humor and tragedy.

The Search for Weng Weng lifts the lid on one of the most extraordinary and bizarre national cinemas on the planet, an unforgettable expose of all that is great and wrong about the movie business. With a cast fill of eccentric characters,
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Watch: Aesop Rock's Quirky Remake Of Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" doesn't sound like the most obvious choice for a shot-for-shot remake staged with figurines. But in execution? It kinda works! Read More: 23.7 Facts About Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'  Hip-hop artist Aesop Rock is set to release his seventh studio album The Impossible Kid on Friday, but before it drops, the album is being shared in its entirety, presented via a shot-for-shot remake of Kubrick's 1980 horror masterpiece starring, you guessed it, cute, creepy miniature dolls. Directed by Rob Shaw, the 48-minute movie is entirely watchable, especially with Aesop Rock's album serving as a soundtrack. It would seem that even 36 years after "The Shining" was first released, Kubrick's film continues to have a major impact on pop culture (also see the season finale of "Girls"). Turn up your speakers and watch below. [Pitchfork]
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