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Live video update re: film, #3 - The Iranian-American Art/Indie Film "Underground"

The latest live video update, Indie Film Update From Brooklyn, ep #3 - The Iranian-American art/indie film "underground", including info on the work of Amir Motlagh (btw i keep looking at the top of the hill in front of me, some dudes started playing music after i started the video. so the lesson next time is not to face a hill, as my eyes may go up to scan the horizon, sorry about that distraction. but hey, the joy of these videos is that they are live, and one take, whatever happens, happens :) ) - https://www.facebook.com/sujewa.ekanayake/videos/vb.539218365/10154705732928366/?type=3&theater

Live video update #1 re: film - split screens festival, amir motlagh's indiegogo, sujewa films update

Check it out here, a Facebook live video - https://www.facebook.com/sujewa.ekanayake/videos/vb.539218365/10154701910048366/?type=3&theater

About the video: "indie film news update from brooklyn - #1! (kind of an fb live video test :) ) subjects - split screens festival at ifc center, Amir Motlagh's indiegogo for his 2 new movies, breakthrough weekend update, werewolf ninja philosopher update, a bit about the rough cut of a short film by Devin Negrete, & reflecting on fact that's it's the middle of 2017, still time to get a lot done this year ":)

Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco are amazing in HBO's new 1970s NYC porn industry story The Deuce

  A scene from The Deuce, featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal
Well, I hear it's about the porn industry in NYC in the 1970s, but I only saw the amazing pilot episode of the show on Friday night at the brand new Split Screens Festival at the IFC Center, and the pilot deals with the story before the porn industry aspect kicks in.  In the pilot episode we get to see several characters in NYC in the early 1970s; a prostitute played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, a bartender played by James Franco (who also plays his gambling addicted twin brother), and several more prostitutes, pimps, and various other people in their orbit.  In the pilot episode we see how things are for these characters on a day to day basis, and generally it ain't pretty.

This was the first time that I saw an HBO show episode on a movie theater screen.  That plus the production design of the show had me going "wow, this looks amazing, this really looks like NYC in the 1970s (as far as I can tell from visual documentation …

Split Screens Festival kicks off tonight

Festival happens June 2-8 at IFC Center.

Lots of amazing screenings and events for TV fans ahead.

All info here.