The Best of Playground Film Festival celebrated its second season in May with a series of films based on outstanding 10-minute dramas that were created as part of this important local playwriting incubator program.
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival recently offered audiences a chance to wonder just how well they knew two classic tales which, over the years, have acquired so many cultural imprints and branding opportunities that people assume they know these stories upside down and inside out.
Because Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first full-length animated feature to ever be put into production, there was this huge learning curve. There was a lot of stuff that Walt and his team had to learn the hard way on this project.
It was in the Major Cabaret Room at Don't Tell Mama that last week I stumbled into Disenchanted a.k.a. Bitches of the Kingdom, about peeved Disney princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, and Sleeping Beauty.
"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."