Articles Archive for September 2010
New York Times reports on the vast amounts of campaign dollars Comcast is spending while their deal to acquire NBC is being considered. Story here: NY Times Comcast has poured out its piggy bank in Washington to see it through, spending tens of millions of dollars on lobbyists, donations, ads and investments. That spending has […]
Blue Green, On DVD »
Surf industry experts discuss how the human need to be near the ocean is palpable as illustrated in BLUEGREEN: OUR CONNECTION TO THE OCEAN from Cinema Libre Studio’s earthNOW! label, to be released nationwide on DVD on September 28, 2010.
More Than Human? Mitch McCabe
By BRIENNE WALSH 09/24/2010 01:30 PM
The most compelling subject in Youth Knows No Pain (2009), a documentary about the American anti-aging industry, is Mitch McCabe, the filmmaker and narrator. The daughter of a plastic surgeon, McCabe uses her lifelong issues with aging and mortality as a jumping off point from which to explore our nation’s fraught relationship with plastic surgery, anti-aging creams, and beauty treatments. “I’m a great target for the American anti-aging industry,” McCabe narrates at the beginning of the film. “Single, no children, with maybe a little …
On DVD, for my wife... »
14 years ago this week, Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law. DOMA, as it is known, allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, and laid the foundation for marriage bans across the country. Charlene Strong has been fighting DOMA since the death of her wife, Kate Fleming, in a flood in their Washington State home.
Strong faced discrimination at the hospital and the funeral home while dealing with the loss of her partner, and a documentary was made of her struggle. For My …
2501 Migrants, On DVD »
Written by Sara Michelle Fetters
Normally this would be too small a title for me to include, but I have to say this little documentary really blew me away something fierce so I’m listing it in this week’s column all the same. The film follows Alejandro Santiago, a middle-aged artist from Oaxaca, Mexico who returns home after a brief exile in France to find a virtual ghost town. Everyone has left to become a day laborer in the United States leaving storefronts vacant and homes empty. Inspired by this, he creates 2,501 …
On DVD »
The human need to be near the ocean is palpable as illustrated in BLUEGREEN: OUR CONNECTION TO THE OCEAN from Cinema Libre Studio’s earthNOW! label, to be released nationwide on DVD on September 28, 2010.
For Immediate Release
From Executive Producers Norman Lear and George Lopez presenting
“EL SÚPERSTAR: THE UNLIKLEY RISE OF JUAN FRANCÉS”
A musical comedy on race, ambition and family…Angeleno style
EXCLUSIVE LOS ANGELES ENGAGEMENT STARTS SEPTEMBER 17th
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles’ multi-cultural landscape is hilariously skewered in Amy French’s musical comedy from Executive Producers Norman Lear and George Lopez. A native angelena and first time director, French mines her Hollywood upbringing in this tongue-in-cheek narrative about music, aspiration and race. “El Súperstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Francés” starts an exclusive engagement at Laemmle’s …