Showing posts from January, 2016

coming soon - Breakthrough Weekend, new film by Sujewa Ekanayake - on internet VOD, Feb 2016


Black Sundance: 10 Films Not to Miss - Ebony article

Check out the article at Ebony . - S

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.

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 i

making malcolm x

good short video about the spike lee movie (follow link below to watch on vimeo): BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY: MAKING MALCOLM X from Gary Leva 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.

Interview with the stars of The Secret Society For SLOW ROMANCE - 9.7.20

Filmmaker Brandon David Wilson interview - On Covid19, Sepulveda movie, the future, growing up in LA

The Amazing Dan Mirvish! - Making indie movies, from Hollywood - an inspiring discussion