Monday, May 8, 2017

Why we love Lincoln Center Film Society Film Lives Everywhere | Trailer w/ Acnes Varda, Avs D=uvanay

A People's' victory that most people thought was impossible is a template for how to take back our country and restore the US Constitution

Freedom to Marry  In some radical circles, the Right to Marry is dished. In some political circles ownership of this history-changing victory for same-sex couples is claimed as one organization's victory. (HRC) . I watched the whole battle from beginning to end. I  remember at the very first meeting of the Gay Liberation Front on the third night of the Stonewall Rebellion when we polled the 150 people who showed up by asking each of them what they wanted.  A talisman was passed around  from person to person, like in Native American tradition and in the emerging feminist movement,  This was done to give a person the courage to break the silence of oppression. People finally in finding their voices said over and over again "I want to be able to hold the hand of the person love in public."want to be able to marry the person I love." I remember we hoped they would say:  We want a revolution in our lifetime.  But we heard what they wanted was to have their love acknowledged. We had to figure out how this desire in fact was a revolutionary act.  I remember Evan Wolfson choosing to make his life word making this desire acceptable.  Many, many people straight and gay and lesbian worked together to change the public perception of same-sex love. No one in my view deserves more credit than Evan Wolfson.You will understand why after you see this documentary. It will be available digitally in June




When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the right of same sex couples of marry, it changed everything for Lesbian and Gay people eveywherer


Freedom to Marry  In some radical circles, the Right to Marry is dished. In some political circles ownership of this history-changing victory for same-sex couples is claimed as one organization's victory. (HRC) . I watched the whole battle from beginning to end. I  remember at the very first meeting of the Gay Liberation Front on the third night of the Stonewall Rebellion when we polled the 150 people who showed up by asking each of them what they wanted.  A talisman was passed arou9nd  from person to person, like in Native American tradition and in the emerging feminist movement,  to give courage and to break the silence of oppression. People finally finding their voices said over and over again "I want to be abe to hold the hand of the person love in public."I want to be able to marry the person I love." I remember we hoped they would say:  we want a revolution in our lifetime.  But we heard what they wanted was to have their love acknowledged. We had to figure out how this desire in fact twas a revolutionary act.  I remember Even Wolfson choosing to make his life word making this desire acceptable.  Many, many people straight and gay and lesbian worked together to change the public perception of same-sex love. No one in my view deserves more credit than Evan Wolfson.You will understand why after you see this documentary. It will be available digitally in June


History repeats itself : we need a new exorcism,THE FUGS - "Exorcism of the White House" (2017, Official Video)

History repeats itself. Back we go ...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Where fo you stand on Freedom of Speech ? The "Stunning Fragility" & Vindictive Political Correctness of Today's ...

ALERT Political Correctness on Campus  Personally: I have never picketed a show or event or book etc that I have not seen or read first. I believe in the right to protest but I draw the line and stopping a person from speaking,  As someone who has personally been removed from speaking because a small group protested despite never engaging me personally nor confirming the facts they read on the internet or the gossip spread person to person. I know very well how this feels and strongly object to it.  Here two smart people discuss the rise on college campuses of politically correct speech and the shutting down of the so-called market place of ideas.   This conversation is a good jumping off place to talk about this subject. pleasae watc and share 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

TRIBECA ALERT:  Facebooklive will make available on Tribeca's Facebook page these live events .. so those of you not in NYC can be "there" too... Nothing replaces being present live during the actual inter-active sessions where you can ask question etc... but this is sure better than missing it completely. I suggest you have a tissue in your hand because you may start drooling when you read the list of sessions that will be live-streamed  ,, PLEASE READ and SHARE

The talks are available exclusively via Facebook Live on the Tribeca Film Festival Facebook page at Facebook.com/Tribeca. The Tribeca Film Festival/Facebook Live schedule follows. Please check tribecafilm.com for real-time additions throughout the Festival.

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time

Thursday, April 20
7:00 PMGenius (National Geographic) – New Television Series World Premiere, Talk with Creators and Cast
Join the conversation from one of the most highly anticipated upcoming television series, Genius, about the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century - Albert Einstein.  Director and executive producer Ron Howard, executive producers Brian Grazer and Gigi Pritzker, show-runner Ken Biller, and cast members Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Emily Watson, and Samantha Colley all join a talk moderated by People’s editor-in-chief, Jess Cagle.  

Thursday, April 20
9:00 PM: Bowling for Columbine – Retrospective Talk with Director Michael Moore on the timeliness of the film today
Michael Moore takes the stage with award-winning documentarian D.A. Pennebaker on the 18th anniversary of the devastating mass shooting at Columbine High School, and 15th anniversary of Bowling for Columbine’s release, which won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary. In the current moment of frequent mass shootings and ongoing legislative battles, Moore’s confrontational documentary remains relevant as ever. 


Friday, April 21
7:00 PMThe Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) – New Television Series World Premiere Talk with Creators and Cast
What is it like to be part of one of the most talked about new series? Join executive producers Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Reed Morano  and cast members Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle and Max Minghella in a can’t miss conversation. Moderated by editor-in-chief for Elle magazine, Robbie Myers.

Saturday, April 22
9:30 PMHouse of Z – World Premiere Documentary Talk with Director Sandy Chronopoulos, the film’s subject Zac Posenand AndrĂ© Leon Talley
A must see for fashionistas of all ages, Tribeca opens up the conversation with director Sandy Chronopoulosthe film’s subject Zac Posen, and fashion editor AndrĂ© Leon Talley about the world premiere documentary House of Z Zac Posen rocketed to fashion stardom at a young age with his unique design aesthetic and charismatic presence, becoming one the most recognizable faces in the business today. But like any journey to great success it hasn't come without cost.

Sunday, April 23
3:35 PM - Copwatch (World Premiere Documentary Competition Q&A with Director Camilla Hall)
Copwatch is the true story of We Copwatch, an organization that films police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality.  In her feature film debut, director Camilla Hall crafts an intriguing and timely profile of citizen-journalist-activists- including Ramsey Orta who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal arrest- who seek to disrupt the ever-present challenge of police violence.

Sunday, April 23
4:45 PM: Basketball Great Kobe Bryant and Animator Glen Keane with Michael Strahan 
(Tribeca Talks: Storytellers)
Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane on an animated short film Dear Basketball,  that explores what it is like to say goodbye to something you love. In an onstage conversation led by Hall of Famer, NFL analyst on Fox and co-host of Good Morning America, Michael Strahan, Bryant and Keane focus on what story means to them and what it is like to truly step out of your own lane.

Sunday, April 23
9:00 PM – The Clapper (World Premiere Spotlight Narrative Movie Q&A with Writer/Director Dito Montiel)
Writer and Director Dito Montiel (Boulevard, Tribeca ‘14) discusses The Clapper, a heartfelt comedy starring Ed Helms stars as Eddie Krumble, a professional audience member who gains unwanted notoriety when a late-night talk show turns his life into a national obsession, threatening his budding relationship with gas station attendant Judy (Amanda Seyfried). Also featuring Tracy Morgan, Adam Levine, Russell Peters, PJ Byrne, and appearances from Rob Gronkowski, Mark Cuban and the late Alan Thicke.

Tuesday, April 25
6:00 PM: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Talk with America Ferrera 
(Tribeca Talks: Storytellers)
Initially discovered for her original voice in breakout film Tiny FurnitureLena Dunham has since gone on to win a Golden Globe for her performance in Girls, which was created by Dunham and is helmed by Jenni Konner, whose other work includes the series Help Me Help You. The duo also co-founded the media brand Lenny, home of the feminist weekly newsletter Lenny Letter (LennyLetter.com). In a can’t miss conversation with America Ferrera, Dunham and Konner will discuss Girls, the industry, and the highs and lows of their careers. 

Tuesday, April 25
8:00 PM:Crypt TV’s Monster Madness, A N.O.W. (New Online Work) Special Screening
Every wonder what it is like to work as a “scaremaker” on some of the most stunningly terrifying horror shorts? Then don’t miss the conversation with filmmaker Eli Roth, Crypt TV Chief Content Officer, Kate Krantz, and Crypt TV’s Monster Madness filmmakers Gabriel Younes, Anthony Melton, and Ben Franklin, moderated by Crypt TV CEO & Co-Founder, Jack Davis.

Wednesday, April 26
6:45 PMAnother Period (Comedy Central) – Season 3 World Premiere Talk with Creators and Cast
What’s it like working on an outrageous comedy set in the early 1900s? Find out first-hand during a conversation with creators, writers, and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, and cast members Paget Brewster and Brett Gelman about the Comedy Central hit, which follows the insanely decadent and outrageous life of the Bellacourt sisters. Moderated by editor for New York Magazine and Vulture, Stacey Wilson Hunt. 
Saturday, April 29
8:10 PM: Closing Night The Godfather and The Godfather Part II Discussion
Join Tribeca live from famed Radio City Music Hall for a sold out discussion for the 45th anniversary of The Godfather with Academy Award®-winning director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Robert De Niro, moderated by director Taylor Hackford. The talk follows an epic back-to-back 45th anniversary screenings of The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II

Sunday, April 30
6:30 PMEpisodes (Showtime) – Final Season World Premiere Talk with Creators and Cast

Monday, March 27, 2017

ALERT: JT LeRoy well actual author herself IS COMING TO THE NEW S litteray gayCHOOL.. the best litary scam ot the 20th century she got stonned by the gay literary s

ALERT to all the JT LeRoy fans. A doc that I put into my top ten docs of 2016 is haveing a screening at the New School,,, and the actual author will be present as the way when this was shown at Sundance  

6P New School 66 W. 12th Rm 404 Jeff Feuerzeig's Author: The JT LeRoy Story
[Documentary] 110m followed by Q&A w/Laura Albert [JT Leroy]
Note: Website says Rm 510


and here is the quite amazing post-screening Q&A at Sundance .. please see and then let's talk,

Here is a snippet for Sundance, have more ..will try to find it 



and hee from San Francisco Film Festival .. Laura's hometown