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Broad Appeal Reveals the Invisibility of Older Women

Ellen Snortland | Posted 09.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Ellen Snortland

Does it really benefit anyone to hide our older people, especially our women, away some place where we don't see or hear them? We need their stories; we need their experience as roadmaps for our own lives, as we will all -- if we are lucky -- travel the same path of aging.

'You Really Do Lose A Bit Of Your Own Identity'

Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts

"I'm sort of confused why I'm here," Kim Gordon said, standing in front of an eager crowd at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema last night. "But I do love thi...

Xan Cassavetes Makes an Un-vampire Movie

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Xan Cassavetes didn't set out to make a vampire film. In fact, though her newest film is called Kiss of the Damned, opening today (5/3/13), she's still not convinced she has.

Interview: Checking in With Veteran Seymour Cassel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Actor Seymour Cassel is on the phone and, when asked what he's been doing, says, "Well, I'm looking for work."

25 Years After Anna, Sally Kirkland Reflects on the Oscar Race for Best Actress

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In Kirkland, a star was born -- in her forties. Kirkland's Anna, a faded Czech star stumbling into Manhattan striving for a new beginning, is just as stunning 25 years later.

The Making and the Music of Olive

Hooman Khalili | Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment
Hooman Khalili

The story of the making of Olive, the first full length feature film shot entirely on a cell phone, came to me back in December of 2009.

Kirk Douglas Turns 95!

John Farr | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Should we call him "Spartacus"? Or "Champion"? Both names certainly fit the man. Kirk Douglas turns 95 tomorrow, and he is still very much with us.

A Friend Reflects: Seymour Cassel on the Father of Independent Film, John Cassavetes

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

In the artistically vibrant NYC of the 50s, Cassel was an acting student with the famed Stella Adler when he encountered Cassavetes, just six years his senior, a man who'd go on to redefine what independent film could achieve and be.