Now onto the film itself. When I tell you that a film based on voice recordings and archival photography, interwoven with touching cinematic portraits of the soldiers today can indeed be a spellbinding masterpiece, believe me.
So here we have Early Shaker Spirituals. It's a strange, defiant, quixotic, fruitless and all-the-more-admirable-for-it evening of entertainment created by the Wooster Group, the latest in a series of works inspired by old, all but forgotten LPs.
How did Martin know that Gemma was going to fall for Hervé? How did Martin know that Gemma would grow bored with Charlie? Is he going to let events play out right under his nose, without doing a thing to stop them?
Ilan's family isn't rich, but his kidnappers think they are... are they just after money, or is there another motive?
Sometimes, all it takes is one vibration to evoke a deep, emotional response that will resonate within you forever. The moment at which Lulacruza's newest album Orcas awakens your senses is the moment you press play.
"The Gods of Rock wouldn't let it rain on The Who," shouted a voice in the crowd fleeing an afternoon storm at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. And They didn't -- the sun broke through by late afternoon, and The Who had the chance to sing "Talkin' Bout My Generation."
The movie follows "little boy's" path to faith and shows how it affects the entire town. This is done in a way that is not maudlin, but heart-warming. If it causes tears to flow, well that is the nature of the circumstances, and not a cheap way to wrest emotion from the audience.
I asked director Ufuk Bayraktar to comment on why he, a man, was drawn to make such a moving political film about patriarchal oppression, and why this story of bigamy was relevant in contemporary Turkey.
"The filmmakers respectfully ask the media to not discuss the film's ending" is a sentence included in the press notes for Luke LoCurcio's twelve-minute short "Aphasia."
Actor and producer Eduardo Verastegui is a man on a mission. Ten years ago the talented, beautiful and sexy Latino found success in telenovelas and the pop band Kairo in Mexico.
Host Jason Crane is an experienced podcaster (he's hosted over 450 episodes of The Jazz Session) but a brand new standup. Very new. And he's launched First Laughs as a way to chronicle his foray into the art form.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015 ended its first day with a bang. And a series of lightning flashes. Then torrential rain, but not before headliners from Wilco to Keith Urban to Jimmy Cliff worked in as much music as they could before the weather shut down their respective stages.
The next time you contemplate the content of network television, bear in mind that the companies advertising smart phones, beer, and cheeseburgers are the same companies influencing (and in some cases even dictating) the program's content.
The Ninth Cloud, the latest film from Zurich-based American director Jane Spencer, leaves an indelible imprint of lovely, surreal snippets on the audience, full of beautiful quirkiness.
It was winter and it was late and Dan Bern was on the phone, calling from somewhere south of El Paso, Texas in his van heading to another gig. This one would be about 400 miles away.
Is anyone else sort of embarrassed about how sad they are about Derek? Last night was tough and after having rewatched it again, I can tell you: don't do it. It's just as awful. So, let's have a Twitter memorial
That title comes from an early Pete Townshend interview. It was his answer to the question, How do you prepare yourself to go on stage with The Who?