Monday, October 17, 2016

What’s Rape’s Brand? | Michele Mitchell | TEDxNavesink


Yes actually one good thing has come out of the accusations of sexual assault against Donald Trump. The 9 women (so  far) who have with courage spoken up of their non-consensual sexual experiences with Trump have role modeled for millions of women ad yes some men (myself included) who have stuffed experiences they have kept secret for many years or just yesterday. Many of us have been positively triggered to now speak out about what happened to us . This expanding collective act of self affirmation can have a very healthy impact on how misogyny and power is exposed operates in the sexual arena. And hopefully impact young people of what "rape culture really is .... i want to thank the women who have spoken up ..and now all can see what happens on an individual basis with women who have spoken up in the workplace etc. DTs response exposes one of the core reasons women and some men remain silent . Now it is out in the open ..let a million stories be spoken aloud. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

▶︎ One More Name In Nightlife | Dane Terry leaves town and drops a ditty



Before he jumped  on a  bus to Cleveland to find a little peace and affordable solitude to be creative, DANE TERRY dropped a little ditty to remind us that while he will be away for awhile, he will be back for the BIG NEW SHOW at PS 122 ...  send him some love and BUY the single ... Hey Dane ..Philly is just a hop skip and jump away .. it may be the last stop on the L train

▶︎ One More Name In Nightlife | Dane Terry


Here is a choice sample of the lyric

I've a roommate in my body and he's pacing all night 
hunting for the pieces of my formative might 
my eyes glow like numbers on the front of a train 
my mouth a stinking sheath of a busy blade 
I've a roommate in my body and he's pacing all night 
hunting for the pieces of my formative might 

We love Dane and want him back when he is ready!

This is what is happening to many young artists I know who just can not afford to live here and  be creative at the same time .. RENTS and COST OF LIVING is driving the very people who historically came to NYC to conspire and collaborate away ...  maybe the last stop on the L train is actually Cleavland .. thank god it is a round trip train.

Gun nation: a journey to the heart of America's gun culture – video | World news | The Guardian

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GUN NATION: A Guardian Documentary

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Uncle Howard | Trailer | NYFF54

NYFF ALERT : Monday Doctober 10th Uncle Howard |

trust me .. this is simply wonderful. Yes sad but also brave and beautiful ..just like Howard was .. i think there may be rush tickets
UNCLE HOWARD
Documentary Feature, Spotlight on Documentary
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UNCLE HOWARD is an intertwining tale of past and present. New York filmmaker Howard Brookner died of AIDS in 1989, while making his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work, which captured the late 70s and early 80s cultural revolution, was buried in William S. Burroughs' bunker for 30 years. Now in a personal journey, his nephew Aaron unearths Howard's filmmaking legacy and the memory of everything he was.

Directed by: Aaron Brookner
Featuring: Howard Brookner, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, James Grauerholz, Jim Jarmusch, Sara Driver, Brad Gooch, Robert Wilson, Matt Dillon, Madonna
Producer: Paula Vaccaro
Co-Producers: Sara Driver, Alex Garcia
Executive Producer: Jim Jarmusch
Runtime: 96 Minutes

NYFF SCREENINGS
Sunday, October 9 at 5:30PM, Bruno Walter Auditorium
Monday, October 10 at 9:00PM, Francesca Beale Theat


Monday, October 10, 2016

The Age of Loneliness ... beautiful film .. about all of us who live alone ..regardless of age .. a fallout of the triumph of Capital

thoughtmaybeNEWSLETTER — OCTOBER 9, 2016
Anyone identify?
it can happen at any age 
TheAgeOfLoneliness
The Age of Loneliness    2016
The premise of The Age of Loneliness is of how our communities and indeed lives have been completely subsumed by capitalism, leaving us alone in tiny units, solitary. Screen culture and technology is often blamed, but this is more an extension of a larger problem. The Age of Loneliness is exacerbated by this culture making us feel like we have no purpose. How many of us know our neighbours? How many of us even know the land where we live? How has this been destroyed, usurped? What of the nuclear family? With single parents in numbers like never before and families spanning across the globe, all of this poses much larger questions about paternity and the dominant model of relationships. Consumerism and commodification also plays a central role---make note of the screens, computers, TVs and dating websites in the life of the lonely. What's the common thread here? The Age of Loneliness is a film that spans generations, and can function as a call for all of us to reconnect with each other and the places we live for real. To turn away from the spectacle and instead build a better world, with purpose, meaning, friends and real community.
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Community Media Day at BRIC

GOT A GOOD film of TV IDEA? Live in Brooklyn   Or live in your imagination in Brooklyn ?    Than check this out


Community Media Day

Lady Gaga and Jamie Lee Curtis: Actors on Actors Full Interview


MEANWHILE .. here is a conversation in which I actually learned something about the two artist ..... The question I would have liked to ask is WHO IS THE BIGGEST CONSTRUCTION:  GaGa or Jamie Lee Curtis?   or if you prefer who is the real DTs or HRC?



Thursday, October 6, 2016

NYFF54 Uncle Howard Howard Brookner was a friend .. lost to AIDS .. beautiful doc

UNCLE HOWARD is an intertwining tale of past and present. New York filmmaker Howard Brookner died of AIDS in 1989, while making his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work, which captured the late 70s and early 80s cultural revolution, was buried in William S. Burroughs' bunker for 30 years. Now in a personal journey, his nephew Aaron unearths Howard's filmmaking legacy and the memory of everything he was.

NYFF SCREENINGS
Sunday, October 9 at 5:30pm, Bruno Walter Auditorium
Monday, October 10 at 9:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater
FeaturingHoward Brookner, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, James Grauerholz, Jim Jarmusch, Sara Driver, Brad Gooch, Robert Wilson, Matt Dillon, Madonna



NYFF54 ALert: the DEATH OF LOUIS THE XIV director Albert Serra

The face of the French New Wave powerfully returns to turn in an extraordinary performance as Louis the XIV dieing before our eyes.. the DEATH OF LOUIS THE XIV director Albert Serra @ NYFF54 ...GO! Here LELAUD shares his performance experience The Death of Louis XIV is director triumph and a stunning visual treat.

RUSH TICKETS October 6. 6:00 PM October 7. 6:00 PM



Thursday, September 29, 2016




Not since Marlon RIggs "Tongues Untied" has a powerful same sex love story emerged that is so beautifully realized on all levels that it shouts authenticity ..direction, craft , writing , acting and gorgeous cinematography . A universal love story told in triptych format, What resonates so strongly and universally is the gaze is a genuine black male gaze. The story reflects how people actually live , Black Lives Matterat NYFF 54 and opens in late October in NYC  


Watch the Trailer



POST SCREENING Q&A   Toronto Film Festival 




Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pylon Perhaps Americas most original Indie band circa 1980 ... ART ROCK FOREVER

PYLON sticks in my mind as the best  indie rock band in America circa 1980 .. art rockers from Georgia ,, first heard of them from Vic Varney, an Athens' musician ( method actors  live at hurrah)  who was acting as a roadie the first time the B-52's played Hurrah.  He told me about this other band from Athens I might like called PYLON. It is interesting how whenever I booked  a band from Athens someone in the band would mention another band from Athens I might light ,, I remember Robert Palmer, the New York Times music critic calling me and telling me he was going to name  a band called  REM  as having the single of the year and suggested I might want to think about booking them into Hurrah .. So I got on a plane with my then b/f Tom Hill and spent four days in Athens (Ga) . I had had some phone conversations with Dana Downs who with Vic took me and Tom  around to hear and meet bands, I had expressed that I wanted to see REM. But they were not popular with the art rockers of Athens.. Why? Because they played 'Frat Parties" on the campus of the University of Georgia and played covers "  (as well I should say as their own originals ) and were mostly self supporting as a band .(Small town University band art snobbery is how I heard this disdain) ,   One night REM was playing  the 688 in Atlanta and I wanted to see them. I asked if anyone was going .. Yes they were going ,,but to see the support band OH_OK with Linda Hopper and   Michael Stipe's sister Lynda Stipe. (Linda Hopper went on to form MAGNAPOP)  So we all piled into two cars and went to Atlanta. When Oh-OK finished its set and REM was about to go on , all my new Athens friends started to leave. I said I wanted to stay and see REM. They did not,,. So it was decided they would go over to see Paul Charles and his act STARBOOTY  (Charles' tribute to black 70's superstar PAM GREER starrbooty live . NOTE: Paul Charles is better known today as RuPaul) .and I could meet them at a club around  it was around the corner,  Tom and I stayed and were wowed by REM.  Their cover of one of my favorite songs in the American Songbook, (1984 REM Pale Blue Eyes'had me in tears,   Michael and I made a date to meet up the next day at an Athens coffee hang out that I think he worked at part time .Michael told me he wanted to intro me to some of the visual artists he liked in Athens including a Professor he studies with  (TBC!!!!) that made Tom  say he wanted to join us. Tom was a painter working as a busboy/waiter at VAN DAMS, a hipster/artist restaurant on Varick St, ,,, I also saw the mutual interest Michael and Tom had in each other.  (grr),  Next day we met up with Michael. Later Tom and I them went over to meet up with Dana, Vic and gang,   Starbooty blew me away l. and I remember the next day calling Bobby Bradley who was responsible for the Pyramid and saying he should book them .. Bobby knew of then and did. ... all of this is to put into context how small town-ish the Athens music scene was and how at the same time they always support each other until you got signed by a major .. (B-52's , Guadalcanal Diary (Watusi RodeoI I remember that Stipe mentioned Love Tractor (love tractor sewing your partner 1983, Dumptruck (Dumptruck back where I belong dir by Kelly Reichart  , the Basics and I met a young band five eight  . so  now you can put into context what PYLON members talk about in the documentary Athens Georgia INSIDE /OUT watch Athens Georgia INSIDE /OUT And why I got my butt over to the Monty Hall's music room (WFMU) in Jersey City to see hear PYLON Re Encountered .. a live project of Pylon singer Vanessa Bristol-Hay  ..with original members blessing blessing: bassist Michael Lachowski and drummer Curtis Crowe.  Vanessa spoke very sweetly of Randy who unexpectedly had a heart attack and died which meant the original a band would never play together again,
 It brought back many memories for me and the sold out crowd at WFMU's Monty Hall live music room Imagine a band tuning down an opening spot on a U2 tour ! They did !  GOOD NEWS A release of a lost tape found of the first swan song performance of the band that has been restored and remastered 





A performance when they were to me at the peak of their creative energy. 
What a band .. I loved them !


Friday, September 23, 2016

Interview with Ira Sachs about "Little Men":

Rather than my telling you about why Little Men is one of the most important films of 2016 and Ira Sach's is fast become the most insightful storyteller of contemporary NYC.  With all its contradictions bubbling subtly in a broth flavored with intellectual ideas and pinch of serious questions about social values. Visual beauty is  worn like a mink stole brought out on a fall day that has suddenly gotten colder than being just cool.  I have worried about boys and pre-adolescent in this contemporary world where kids learn far too  much digitally while real life confronts them the two boys in the film are like feisty  fauns learning  to stand on their own four legs,,, This interview took place at the Berlin Film Festival where the Teddy awards bring artists and programmers of world's lesbian and gay +'s   film festivals together  and awards then ., Sach's Keep The Lights On  won the Teddy Grand Jury Prize 2012


Friday, July 1, 2016

MEET Emel Mathlouthi - Emel Mathlouthi Tunisian Chanteuse and engaged artist extraordinaire

Emel Mathlouthi Tunisian Chanteuse and engaged artist should be on your playlist .. if you saw her at lincoln Center/Rubenstein Atrium  last night please share your thoughts I first heard last year (2015) at the Human Rights Watch film festival at Lincoln Center as she was one of the engaged artists, I have found many performaces on youtube , I went and bought her albums .. and you should too



Here is her surprise performance after the Human Rights Watch Festival 2015 Screening of NO LAND'S SONG, a documentary about allowing women's voices being allowed to be heard in solo performance in Iran after the Supreme Religious leader had banned them in government controlled music performance .



Learn about Ayat Najafi's  NO LAND'S SONG      HRW No Land;s Song

No Land's Song post-screening Q&A with director


The Atrium at Lincoln Center and its free shows on Thursdays are one on hte secret treasures for those of us still living in NYC.

All concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center are free 
chach here for schedule   NOTE : TAMMY FAYE STARLITE incisive NICO revelation is on July 22nd



Monday, May 30, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

GENIUS staring Colin Firth and Jude Law as the legendary book editor Maxwell Perkins and the author Thomas Wolf

GENIUS : ......whew!


We went to a press screening of GENIUS director Michael Grandage .. and it reminded me of the time when publications and publishers had full time editors that actually helped writers, THEY STILL EXISTS BUT ARE A VERY ENDANGERED SPECIES .. GENIUS  is a bio-drama about MAXWELL PERKINS a legendary book editor who worked with Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Thomas Wolf .. the film  centers around the relationship between Thomas Wolf (Jude Law)  and Max Perkins (Colin Firth) . While Laura Linney plays Mrs Perkins and Nicole Kidman Wolf's paramour (knockout performance) it is what happens creatively and emotionally between these two characters and the actors playing them that me that had me riveted to the screen.   . Sparks of all kinds fly . TBC  opens June 10th 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Essential viewing : The Corporation if you are yet to vote in the remaing primaries . Please educate yourselves before you make your choice

 Now that Citizen United has given CORPORATIONS the same rights as HUMAN BEINGS it is important to understand just what a corporation is and how it evolved .. This documentary accomplishes teaching while entertaining at just the moment you might think you are drowning in data.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  for all but of particular for those trying in the five remaining states with primary voters  to make a choice between Sanders and Clinton. Educate yourself and make an informed choice. I hope you will vote for Sanders. . But the choice is up to you.

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The Corporation

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1964 Pasolini Love Meetings (English Subtitled)


Pier Paolo Pasolini's Love Meetings 





Pier Paolo Pasolini interviews a variety of people including children about their views on the topics of sex, prostitution, homsexuality and marital and nonmarital relationship. Both the  frankness of people to respond  or the policing of thought and sublimation of desire into taboos by religion is fascinating 35 millimeter 


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ANYONE going tonight to see Xiu Xiu live at the Kitchen ? 2 shows both sold out me hoping to get for ht 10PM here a taste: - Stupid In The Dark [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

Any one going to see Xiu Xiu tonight at 10 at the Kitchen ? (2nd performance ) here is a taste - Bitter Melon [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

Borh shows sold out but hoping for a cancellation or someone whose date did not show up

There are doing music from

here is a taste (so to speak!) of just how wonderful they are .....


Any one going to see Xiu Xiu tonight at 10 at the Kitchen ? (2nd performance ) here is a taste - Bitter Melon [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

Borh shows sold out but hoping for a cancellation or someone whose date did not show up

There are doing music from

here is a taste (so to speak!) of just how wonderful they are .....


Any one going to see Xiu Xiu tonight at 10 at the Kitchen ? (2nd performance ) here is a taste - Bitter Melon [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

Borh shows sold out but hoping for a cancellation or someone whose date did not show up

There are doing music from

here is a taste (so to speak!) of just how wonderful they are .....


(1) Laurie Anderson Marina Abramovic Talk - New York City



Laurie Anderson Marina Abramovic Talk - New York City

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Oh Boy .. thee wil nbe rocking in the aiulse and I suspect dancing inthe streets when the Havana Film Fesitval NY presean muic nts a series of Cuban music documentaries at the Thalia on the Upper West Side in NYC  take a look !

CUBAN MUSIC DOCS IN NYC >>>

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Leadership & Longevity - Dr. Andrew Wakefield: CDC Whistleblower, Autism...


The last three days there has been a tsunami of controversy inside the Tribeca Film Festival . When the program for this year's Festival went online  a documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe was listed  as having one showing; it was described in the following way.






    Rik Little Big pharma threatens Travis.
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    George M. Carter I haven't followed Wakefield except his '98 paper claiming evidence for a link with MMR and autism was retracted and found to be fraudulent. I think there are some reasons to be concerned about specific MMR vaccines, maybe about the timing of when to v...See More
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    Solundy Icantstandit The data is clear: before vaccines, people died. On a monumental scale.
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    George M. Carter Agreed. Merck's version of the MMR did have serious issues. Autism wasn't one of them but THAT to me points to a more serious issue the film festival could address.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/.../merck-whistleblowers_b...

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    Joan Lipkin I think De Niro made the right decision especially given what I understand about the scientific community. Its utterly irresponsible to give air time to a documentary that is full of fallacious information made by a filmmaker/Doctor Who has been discre...See More
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    Celia Ingrid Farber Nobody seems to have bothered to even watch the trailer. This film is about the CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson who has been granted Federal Whistleblower status by President Obama, and who has stated, repeatedly, that the CDC committed abject s...See More
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    Celia Ingrid Farber De Niro spoke with Posey for well over an hour. He saw the film, he spoke at length with all the players. He was fully committed, as well as mortified that he had not done anything to help this far.

    Who got to him at the 11th hour, and how, is not known. ...See More

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    Celia Ingrid Farber As for Gardasil, which has outright killed upward of 300 young girls so far--it has also been shown in the scientific literature to cause permanent irreversible infertility (menopause) in 13, 14 year old girls.

    It is a catastrophe. EVEN pro-vaccine z...See More

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    Celia Ingrid Farber Jim, it is critical that dangerous information about Gardasil is stopped. I am not worried about you but please explain to your friends that this is real. It is a very dangerous situation for millions of young girls. Girls, as you know, have no status, so we need all the help we can get.

    https://vactruth.com/.../24/the-gardasil-vaccine-disaster/

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    Celia Ingrid Farber And lastly, here is the petition, which has links to critical CDC Whistleblower documentation and testimonials. This is about high level criminal fraud at the CDC, which left millions of children brain damaged.

    Tribeca Film Festival does not matter. This is a Tsunami, coming. They're terrified, and desperate-- and rightly so. ...See More

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    Celia Ingrid Farber And Jim....thank you for posing the question. I wish you ran the thing. (Tribeca.) You have the right spirit.
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    Celia Ingrid Farber Jim: Watch this, if you have 11 minutes. I think you will get a lot out of it.

    The real story has not even begun. It began with a very real and very blatant conspiracy within the Murdoch empire, in cahoots with GlaxoSmithKilne....See More

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    George M. Carter Sadly, Celia, with your absurd HIV denialist views, you have zero credibility in my eyes. I'll trust Snopes over you any day of the week of any fucking year. http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/cdcwhistleblower.asp

    Rumor: Data suppressed by the CDC proved that the MMR vaccine produces a 340% increased risk of autism in…
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    Solundy Icantstandit One of your questions was what is the role of a film festival. TriBeCa can certainly screen whatever irresponsible tripe it wants and call it a documentary, but nothing good for the public will come of fueling this curious anti vaxxer hysteria. It wo...See More
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