The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.
Two recent stage productions introduced Bay area audiences to protagonists whose spiritual core was taken away from them by circumstances they could never have anticipated (much less mitigated).
At the Shreveport Zoo, I met a crippled former circus elephant, Shirley, who had lived alone for over 20 years. Elephants are a matriarchal species with a tight family hierarchy and close bonds.
If you are heading to the movies this summer to meet a dinosaur or explore the feelings inside your head or maybe for a little magic, be sure to look ...
If Ted 2 is about anything, it is about--whether McFarlane knows it or not--the difference between the empty gesture, the half-hearted promise, and the reality of what dignity actually means.
When I moved back to Miami from NYC in 2000, I joined an amazing improv group called Laughing Gas. There I met Mr. Cesar Gracia. I will never forget ...
While it is a blatant distortion of how the world really operates, when trying to assess why these characters, who quite obviously resemble real life counterparts as well, say the things they do and live the lives they live when they have so much potential, the answer becomes complicated.
I felt as if I had landed in a science fiction film. There I was (just like Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey), propped up in a sitting position, surrounded by silence and staring at a soothing green wall with a sense of idiotic wonderment.
My suggestion to those that have the urge to see the movie is to rent Jurassic Park and see it twice, maybe three times. You'll get a lot more out of it than the current distortion of what was once and remains a great movie.
Sometimes artistry and insanity are so intertwined you can't distinguish them. That was the challenge for singer Nina Simone; dealing with worldwide fame and a madness she couldn't shake.
Khalil's film doesn't deal with the Netanyahu and Hamas of the conflict, instead choosing the human side of the struggle. When a very small group of Palestinian Carmelite nuns and a family of Jewish settlers "collide" together through a car crash outside the convent, they then need each others' cooperation to get away from one another as soon as possible.
Reading about the plight of refugees, it's easy for the suffering millions to meld together into a faceless mass. That's why I want to place one human face on the 60 million refugees. I want to share the story of my mother.
This past week, I taught a video performance workshop at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center entitled Minute Experiments. Each student created two one minute films exploring Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey.
My son, Isaiah, lives in Washington, DC, and I live in Los Angeles. From the time Isaiah was 1 month old, he was bicoastal. During the early months and up until the time he started school, I would travel to and from Washington. It was the most incredible bonding time.
Authored by Alison Bechdel "I was transfixed by the spectacle of someone apparently even more self-absorbed than I was." -- Alison Bechdel Alison...
17 years after 54 originally opened in theaters, the filmmaker, Mark Christopher, is finally able to share the movie he wanted to make in the first place. 54: The Director's Cut premiered this year in Berlin and continues to be a hit at the film festival circuit.