Carnivalesque Films announced yesterday that it’s releasing Tara Wray’s personal documentary Manhattan, Kansas, on November 18. I watched the film this past weekend with my friend Sarah. We both found it to be very emotional, gritty, perplexing, and inspiring. Sarah plans to write a full review on The Write Bunch soon. In the mean time, [...]
Entries from October 2008
October 29th, 2008 · No Comments · News
October 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized
Happy Diwali, the Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh “festival of lights.” In light of this holiday, here’s some news sent to me by the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) about their upcoming panel discussions taking place at their 8th annual film festival.
October 20, 2008 (New York, NY) – Film industry professionals from New York and [...]
October 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Miscellaneous
To the Hills filmmaker Fritz Donnelly presented his latest DVD tothehills 2 during a From Here to Awesome screening Thursday night in New York at the Times Square Arts Center. It was quite an ecclectic evening, as the party actually started a few hours earlier at the Lower East Side performance/art fun space HiChristina, where [...]
October 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Panel
2008 Woodstock Film FestivalActors Dialogue: Mary Stuart Masterson & Melissa LeoSunday, October 5, 2009
(Mary Stuart Masterson, center, and Melissa Leo, far right, observe Martha Frankel, far left, making last-minute notes before the Actor’s Dialogue as Meira Blaustein, off-camera, makes an introduction) Photo by Brian Geldin.
The always hilarious, often risqué and well-researched celebrity interviewer Martha Frankel [...]
October 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Panel
2008 Woodstock Film FestivalConversation with Honorary Trailblazer James SchamusSaturday, October 4, 2008
Ang Lee and James Schamus at Woodstock Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Photo by Brian Geldin.
Film critic Karen Durbin sat down with Focus Features CEO James Schamus Saturday during the Woodstock Film Festival for a conversation with distributor and often producer/screenwriter of Ang Lee’s films [...]
October 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Q&A
2008 Woodstock Film FestivalWere the World MineFriday, October 3, 2008
“Were the World Mine” Director Tom Gustafson. Photo by Brian Geldin.
Tom Gustafson’s Shakespeare-inspired musical Were the World Mine, a hit on the festival circuit this past year, made a stop at the Woodstock Film Festival on Friday. The film tells the story Timothy, a gay [...]
October 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Panel
fi2008 Woodstock Film FestivalMusic in Film – Conversation with DonovanFriday, October 3, 2009
Donovan and Doreen Ringer Ross. Photo by Brian Geldin.
Folk rock music legend Donovan known for such songs as Mellow Yellow and Hurdy Gurdy Man sat down with BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross on Friday during the Woodstock Film Festival, for a conversation about [...]
October 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Awards
I just returned home from the Woodstock Film Festival, where I had a really great time. I will be posting more of my notes from the panel discussions and Q&As I attended in the days to come. In the mean time, below is the announcement of the winners of the festival that were presented in [...]
October 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Q&A
Woodstock Film FestivalBlind Spot Friday, October 3, 2008
(L to R: Adolfo Doring, Max Fraad Wolff & Amanda Zackem) Photo by Brian Geldin.
After a nice 2 ½ hour drive from Astoria, Queens, to Woodstock, NY on Friday (I drove most of the way on I-87 this time around, avoiding going over the George Washington Bridge through [...]