Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Full Film Courage Interview with filmmaker Zoe Cassavetes

In the Shadow of Women | Trailer

Film is playing now at IFC Center.

The Revenant Q&A | Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Film Society of Lincoln Center

Bernie Sanders - The Legacy of Dr. King video

Streamed live on Jan 17, 2016
Watch this live stream of Sen. Bernie Sanders, State Sen. Nina Turner, Dr. Cornel West, and Killer Mike as they discuss Martin Luther King Jr., his legacy, and the relevance of his work today. 

FULL Democratic party presidential debate, 1/17/16

All the Light in the Sky trailer

Finally saw All the Light in the Sky.  Pretty good movie.  Slow, but good.  Here's the trailer.  The movie's on Netflix now.

Monday, January 18, 2016

About the whole #oscarssowhite part 2, 2016 thing

1 - Hollywood or the mainstream American film industry has always been racist because, well, it's the film industry of a historically racist country.  And, unlike many other industries in the US, for some reason, Hollywood has not yet been legally forced to integrate.  As such, non-white talent being
shut out of Oscars is to be expected.

2 - Instead of there being 1 Hollywood in a massive, rich, diverse country like the US, there should be multiple Hollywoods.  Sure, the old Hollywood is racist, but nothing is stopping people from organizing a new Hollywood or Hollywoods where diverse talent is used in front of & behind the camera.  All it takes is money, the desire to make & distribute movies, & the desire to create movies that reflect the country's diversity.  Make it happen interested people.

3 - Without diversity, & without true competition, the quality of work & the state of the art form suffers.  Why is most Hollywood entertainment bad?  Perhaps it has to do with many Hollywood projects not dealing with the diverse world that we live in and or constantly looking back to an all-white or mostly white or white dominated past.  Also, when all non-white actors and filmmaking talent are removed from a competition, is it really a competition?  The awards become even more meaningless than usual when entire groups of people are shut out of them.  An Oscar for being the best white actor is not as good as an Oscar for being the best American actor - from a true, inclusive, diverse pool of talent that reflects the diverse nature of the country.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

making malcolm x

good short video about the spike lee movie (follow link below to watch on vimeo):


a scene from upcoming Star Wars spin-off series Kylo Ren, The Brooklyn Years

See clip here.

- S

the later seasons of Girls are pretty good

season 4 is funny.  season 3 is pretty good.  when Girls first came out i did not like the season 1 eps that i saw.  but the later seasons are much more interesting, funnier, sharper, better written, acted, shot, & edited.  here's season 4 trailer.  show available on hbo go:

Master of None is pretty good

funny show.  on netflix.  check it out.  here's the trailer:

Happy New Year!

Much DIY/indie film activity ahead this year :).  For now, let's celebrate the start of 2016.



Indie Film Blogger Road Trip

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BREAKTHROUGH WEEKEND Teaser Trailer on Vimeo

Breakthrough Weekend teaser trailer on YouTube

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