By Mike Szymanski Mike Szymanski is part of the California Institute of Contemporary Arts (www.cica.org) that helped fund the LA Food Ways documentary as well as the upcoming Atlanta project, and has funded Raphael’s GreenWish (https://www.greenwish.com) foundation. Actor, activist and filmmaker Raphael Sbarge is obsessed with food lately. In his latest documentary he melds the history of Los Angeles with the creation of food sources … Continue reading LA Food Ways’ Tells the Story of Spreading Food Around and Ending Waste
By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited by Colleen Page As everyone walked in to get ready for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival press conference there was a sense that there was a change in the air. The festival program for the Sundance Film Festival was not only cutting edge this year, but one that spoke to a vast array of issues concerning what has been happening … Continue reading A New Era For The 2019 Sundance Film Festival
By Mike Szymanski With more than 300 diverse film festivals throughout the world, only one of them leaves boxes of tissues at the seats because the programmers know that you’ll be reaching for one to dab your eyes at some point during the evening. Flicks4Change (https://www.flicks4change.org) is the only film festival that focuses on short films that create meaningful social change. Because of that, the … Continue reading Flicks4Change Celebrates Movies with Meaning
By Mike Szymanski I’ve been covering awards shows — many times with Brian Sebastian — since 1985 and one of the strange sideshows of these celebrity-filled events are the Gifting Suites. That is where stars can come in and get lauded with all sorts of things for free, and only for the price of a quick selfie or promotion. Sometimes the press is allowed in, … Continue reading Going through the Golden Globe Gifting Suite with Brian and Katerina
By Stephan Pisko Mainstream academia inhibits intellectual growth ,but promotes intellectual competition a forced level of intelligence rather than a natural occurring ‘self knowledge’ attracted to you via a non-physical awareness that the ‘you’ was unaware of ‘competition is an intellectual firewall’ stifling self knowledge as the ‘self’ competes with nothing it only challenges. Mind generates a capacity for explosion a dynamic power purpose this … Continue reading New School of Thought – Special Children – Part One
By Stephan Pisko The social mass only purchases items that ‘strangle hold’ and/or ‘commercially conned’ the perceiver into believing that they require this to function within this ‘controlled chamber of holographic horrors’ although I think that the internet on the whole has brought human beings’ together but for all the wrong reasons’ such as: distrust – conceit – envy – just to mention a few … Continue reading Conscious Of The Social Masses
By Jannie Vaught Let’s dive a little deeper on this subject. Habitat, his can be a wooded country site or an urban car park. This is determined by the food plant of the caterpillar and the nectar source of the butterfly. Some butterflies are happy with several food sources habitat and breeding areas while some are fussier and require very specific places and plants. … Continue reading Butterflies Need More Than Flowers And Nectar
By Stephan Pisko The cloud is another excuse for more space to place the meaningless basically our society is (or) is becoming ‘intangible’ missing passwords keys to sites that will never open “But I was in that cyber room of data information before !” impossible without the password sorry. The cloud is a legal intellectual nightmare a holding ground of lawsuits’ and is another ingenious … Continue reading The Cloud Concept – Nothing New
By Mike Szymanski Edited by Colleen Page Lock of the Legend’s Hair, Rare Photos and a Song Never Before Heard by the Public Author’s Note: I’ve known Jack Allen as a mutual Marilyn Monroe fan in the 1980s, and lost touch with him until I recently bumped into him at a book signing at the legendary Larry Edmund’s Bookstore in Hollywood, where the … Continue reading Marilyn Monroe Author to Sell Rare Items at Auction
By Jannie Vaught Yams, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, carrot, yucca, kohlrabi, onion. garlic, celery root (celeriac), horseradish, daikon, turmeric, jicama, Jerusalem artichoke, radish, ginger are all considered roots. Because root vegetables grow underground they absorb a great number of nutrients. Botany distinguishes true roots such as (tap root and tuberous roots) from non- food roots (such as corms, bulbs rhizomes, and tubers). The term” … Continue reading Roots, My Favorite Vegetable To Grow
By Stephan Pisko If you take a moment to brief the history of this very contemporary city you soon are revealed that it is indeed a ‘legendary eclectic modern edgy classic’ point in space where a great many artistic movements’ from the 1950’s through to present day not to mention the memorable ‘movie star’ status golden years when movies’ were actually supremely creative … Continue reading Los Angeles Legendary Eclectic Contemporary City
By: James Groth / Miles Ahead Communications Winding and scenic roads just outside of Nashville, TN provided an ideal setting for the media introduction of the seventh-generation Lexus ES. For 2019 the lineup features the V6 ES 350, ES 300h hybrid and for the first time the ES F-SPORT. At time of writing there is an embargo on the driving impressions of the three … Continue reading Lexus ES 300h, What The Socially Responsible Moderately Rich Will Be Driving Next
By William Engel Tomorrow, PBS will be airing “The Chinese Exclusion Act”, a documentary about one of the most heinous yet oft-forgotten eras in American history. From the late 19th century up until World War II, it was legally impossible for Chinese-Americans to obtain citizenship, making them an arbitrary exception to the regulations mandated by the Fourteenth Amendment. Last week, I sat down with the … Continue reading Filmmakers Li-Shin Yu and Ric Burns Talk About [The Chinese Exclusion Act] A Forgotten Part Of Our History
By Adrienne Vaught The visceral imagery and brain teasing journey of this film will captivated and enthrall from the very first frame. Be ready for a wild ride. “Chimera” was written and directed by Maurice Haeems. This film takes current studies in science and technology into a world of desperation and obsession. Almost everyone can identify with the lead character Dr. Peter Quint’s (brilliant scientist … Continue reading “Chimera” Winner of the Boston Film Festival 2018 and the Phoenix Film Festival 2018
By: Monteque Pope-Le beau Edited By: Colleen page A mural in Venice Beach, California has captured the interest of many people along with Director Ed Moy, not just because of how beautiful and realistic it is, but because of the people the mural celebrates. In January of 2015, The Paradise Project commissioned its first public mural for the side of its headquarters in Venice, CA. … Continue reading A Conversation With Director Ed Moy About His Short Documentary “Luminaries” And how It Shows Paradise Is Here and Now
By: William Engel Kerith Lemon is a filmmaker who seeks to give women a voice. Lemon, director of the short films “Bare” and “A Social Life”, uses her art to tell the stories that all women have inside of them – from the extraordinary to the mundane. “Bare” tells the story of a breast cancer patient on the verge of losing her hair and … Continue reading Kerith Lemon An Extraordinary Filmmaker Giving A Voice To the Voiceless In A Minimalists Way.
By William Engel Edited By Colleen Page Photos By Third Wolf Designs and William Engel Alexa Varano is an artist with an unusual canvas: clothing. Varano is the founder and owner of Third Wolf Designs, a Denver-based independent business that sells handcrafted hoodies, t-shirts and tank tops internationally. A self-made businesswoman, Verano prides herself on the fact that she hand-paints every item of clothing … Continue reading Alexa Varano: A Visionary Artist With A Passion For Change
By Saga Elmotaseb What is going on with the world today? Why are we not taking better care of our planet? Do we not see and hear and read the catastrophes of climate change and the worsening effects it’s having on our planet? Acclaimed and Oscar® Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) takes us on a world wide journey where he personally injects himself into regions … Continue reading Film Review Of “HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE”
By Saga Elmotaseb If you love the 80’s and who doesn’t? This is your film. I totally loved “Creedmoria”! The story follows your typical dysfunctional East Coast family from one trial and error to the next. All seen thru the point of view of the main character, Candy, joyfully portrayed by Stef Dawson, who steals the show with her innocent mischievousness and spunky carrot top … Continue reading Interview with Writer,Producer, Director Alicia Slimmer and Star Stef Dawson of The Film “Creedmoria”!
By: Vernon Nickerson Edited by: Colleen Page Images by: Filmmaker Sue Rowe The Art Of Monteque first met Filmmaker Sue Rowe during The 2016 Sundance Film Festival. She was absolutely charming and showed a profound passion for filmmaking, but little did we know at the time just how passionate about social issues she was. Filmmaker Sue Rowe, is a dramatic actress with depth … Continue reading Filmmaker Sue Rowe: Showing Wings Of Courage To Showcase A Violent Issue
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