Betty and Barney Hill

Reports of alien abductions are common enough these days that we’re familiar with all the usual tropes. But someone had to be the first to call one in, and in 1961 that was Betty and Barney Hill. The New Hampshire couple claimed to have been captured by a UFO on the night of September 19, and then returned with missing memories.

Now, over half a century later, the Hills’ unusual encounter is finally getting the feature film treatment. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials producers Gotham/Principal will tell the Hill story in Captured, to be scripted by Dark Skies creator Bryce Zabel. More about the first reported alien abduction movie after the jump. Read More »

Captured Movie Trailer

Street fight! Captured is a new NSFW documentary from directors, Ben Solomon and Dan Levin, that examines the historical work of Clayton Patterson, a man who captured New York’s Lower East Side fly-on-the-wall style for 30 years using photography and video. The NY Times once said of Patterson’s work:

He has amassed a huge day-by-day visual history of the area, told mainly through …its myriad and diverse faces: tenement kids and homeless people, poets and politicians, drug dealers and drag queens, rabbis and santeros, beat cops, graffiti taggers, hookers, junkies, punks, anarchists, mystics and crackpots.

And the trailer dutifully exemplifies this while segueing into vintage Oprah clips where Patterson hails the video camera as the perfect device to police the police. Judging from his interview herein, former NYC Mayor Ed Koch might not agree. Set to catchy instrumental music by the notorious band, A.R.E. Weapons, look for Captured on the festival circuit. For more info:

via TAC/HypeBeast

Discuss: Any fave NYC or art-scene docs? The Cruise and Style Wars randomly come to mind.