26 Aries is Irene Kim Chin and Kurt Vincent, filmmakers based in Brooklyn.
Our films have screened at MoMA PS1, Wexner Center for the Arts, Rooftop Films, Metrograph Cinema, the Museum of Chinese in America, Northwest Film Center, as well as festivals around the world, including our favorites the International Film Festival Rotterdam and Open City Docs London. Kurt and Irene have both served as mentors for Reel Voices, Pacific Arts Movement’s Youth Filmmaking Program.
The Lost Arcade (2016), our debut feature documentary about the diverse community at the last arcade in NYC, was described by The New York Times as, "Part scrappy, part sweet and wholly enjoyable...a love letter to a vanished piece of New York." It opened theatrically in NYC at the Metrograph and in San Francisco at the Roxy.
How It’s Goin’ (2019) our most recent project and first narrative short film, was awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick, premiered on NoBudge.com, and screened at NoBudge Live 21 at Nitehawk Williamsburg. We made it with our good friends at Little Moving Pictures in San Francisco.
Friends Of Wonder (2018), is a Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett concert film, as well as a portrait of a historic community run movie palace in Jersey. Read about the making of it on WePresent by WeTransfer. We also made this with Little Moving Pictures. Jeremy is our lucky charm.
We recently wrapped production (almost) on Untitled Alice Schille Film, a documentary about the largely forgotten painter from the early 20th century.
One last thing, we are currently developing a feature documentary, The Park Film Project, with producer Laura Coxson, cinematographer Christine Ng, and C41 Media.