A blog about the films of Brooklyn, NYC based indie filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake. The Secret Society For Slow Romance (2021), Werewolf Ninja Philosopher (2018), + 8 earlier films. Also posts on real indie/DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movies. And US and other indie films, and film festivals.
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Since new gear & program updates come on the market every few months, and also new methods of doing business/production/distribution get adopted by the scene periodically, indie filmmakers are perpetual students; there's always something to learn. So, studentfilmmakers.com might be one good source to see what kind of learning tools are available when you are trying to master Final Cut Express HD, etc.
Click on the images below for the full episode 478 featuring all the guests. Or see the YouTube video segment of Amir Motlagh segment only at bottom of page. * * Info on the screening at Chicago Filmmakers here . - S
Apparently Eric Rohmer - a celebrated filmmaker in the art house film world - and his racist beliefs have been an open secret for decades. I only heard about it last night. See images and links below. Rohmer thought that only Europeans should make movies. And he did not like multi-ethnic casting in movies. Avoided casting non-white actors in his movies for decades - thus making his movies racist. There are plenty of other, non-racist, French and other filmmakers we can watch. Avoid Eric Rohmer movies - racism is a dangerous belief system - has lead to the death of millions of people in the past. From - paragraphs 5 and 6 - https://artsfuse.org/152414/book-review-a-superb-biography-of-french-filmmaker-eric-rohmer/ From a new article by Richard Brody, paragraph 11 - https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/looking-behind-eric-rohmers-cinematic-style - Sujewa
On The Road, one of my favorite books (I read it once every year), one that I found for the first time in the early 90's & which kept me from getting too sad during a Chicago winter, is turning 50 years old this year. In celebration here is a YouTube clip of author Jack Kerouac reading from his book: - Sujewa