I still hope for a day when Israeli filmmakers will be allowed to show their films in festivals throughout the Arab world and Palestinian filmmakers will once again show their oeuvres in Jerusalem, Haifa and other festivals around the country.
Here's the plain, simple truth: most of us fail like unbroken clockwork most of the time. In fact you could say that the only thing that we succeed at with any regularity is failure.
Conformity isn't for everyone. Some kids are quickly tagged with the label "Does not play well with other children." Others grow up to become introverts, recluses, or people who see no need to keep up with the Joneses.
Americans love a scapegoat. From Communists to slaves, from LGBT people to those suspected of witchcraft, the venom with which some Americans have shamed and persecuted innocent people is quite beyond the pale.
"If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of-all-trades, Rob Reiner th...
Having worked as a film/television producer for 17 years, I'm fascinated, almost feverishly obsessed with the radical changes in the entertainment industry. Confabs like these are to me what Vidcon is to YouTubers.
The more Couric dug into the topic -- for herself, her family, and her audience -- the more she realized that the most essential and scientific truths about the drivers of obesity and disease simply were not reaching the American population.
The harsh reality is that every year countless films disintegrate because the chemical base of the film corrodes over time. Once the camera negative, internegative and last print of a film are gone, the film is gone forever.
These two productions new to San Francisco are set in niche educational situations that each have a peculiar sense of urgency. Why do films about the educational process immediately capture my attention?
How can we as parents accept, nurture and facilitate understanding within our children while witnessing the more painful subjects in life portrayed through popular culture?
I read in Variety that 12 Years a Slave will now be taught in U.S. high schools. What an achievement. I learned a great deal from the film and am thrilled others will have the opportunity to engage in both the written form as well as the cinematic portrayal of Solomon Northup's story.
Not gimmicky or derivative, it's actually about something we've lost touch with in American culture; perseverance in the face of despair.
The premise for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is that neither species is perfect but maybe, though not probably, there is common ground. Endowing apes with human qualities, frailties and emotions is still an amazing spectacle 46 years after the original film.
Through my healing process I have experienced the biggest shifts and the greatest miracles by redefining what a happy and successful life is to me. Success means now health, boundaries, honest expression, connection, sharing, creativity.
Watching the film of his life, I was proud of the man on the screen and that second life he found. He was not quite the man I knew, but... I really did know, somehow, back then, that the man he would become was in there, getting ready for his "close up."
Watch as he discusses his role on the hit HBO show and his soon to be released directorial debut, Road to Paloma. This video is a part of the AOL BUILD Series.