"Grrl Power" buzz has grown louder since the 90's born Riot Grrrl music movement triggered a "Girl Power" everything emphasis around celebrating girls and women. Grrl Power's continued impact is most evident in media made by women.
After suffering through too many inauthentic portrayals of both Latinas and the Magic City on screen, I decided to do something about it. Because I'll be DAMNED if another feisty Cuban girl in the 305 is growing up resenting her heritage, too.
Wallace and his work (Infinite Jest in particular) have been formative and dear to me in a way that's difficult to express without sounding disturbed. Wallace's prose is absolutely singular, combining brilliant playful formalism, gleeful trivia and an unabashed devotion to raw sincerity.
The battle of the sexes may be as old as time. But men often approach the battlefield armed with belligerence, brawn and bravado while women manage to bewitch, bother, and bewilder them with a potent combination of brains and beauty.
Manning's current work on The Odyssey Project film grows out of the belief that relying on that "sophisticated machine" of mainstream media to tell the truth about incarcerated young men of color would be an exercise in futility.
I became brutally mindful of the BS that clogs up the social change industry, specifically about the lies that we, as content creators, producers, and filmmakers are communicating to the public about the "glorious impacts" that foundations and non-profits have on impoverished communities.
Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
The closing night attraction of the 2015 San Francisco Silent Film Festival was a screening of 1925's Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ starring Ramon Navarro as Judah Ben-Hur.
Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, and it's already topping the charts. With the #1 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart and #4 on the iTunes albums chart, no tears shall be shed anytime soon!
Despite the odds, there is a strong contingent of older women directors on the far side of 40 who I work with as a producer, and they are raising money and booking crews to make compelling shorts, docs and narratives.
Bill's seemingly fulfilled life is disrupted by Pavornocturnus, a night terror disorder that can only be relieved with a unique, dangerous, and mind-altering technology.
"The industry generates billions of dollars to the local economy and employs 130,000 New Yorkers behind the scenes." -- Commissioner Cynthia López...
It was difficult to explain to this passionate Cuban man that I didn't want to marry anybody. Still don't. Why not? I'm one of those men that Professor Henry Higgins described as "a confirmed old bachelor, and likely to remain so."
When President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, he changed the lives of all LGBTI people in Uganda, one of the most dangerous countries for gay and transgender people. For my friend Cleopatra Kambugu, it was one of the worst days of her life.
The 2015 San Francisco Silent Film Festival included works by two of the silent era's comic geniuses. One was a titan of silent film who personally took great care to make sure that his work was preserved for future generations. The other was a relatively unknown actor/animator whose prodigious imagination (and fascination with mechanical devices) combined physical comedy with dazzling feats of surrealism.