December 21, 2012 - 11:45am
Forget the Mayans - support local film this weekend at the Dreamland Film Center
Film noir... The very phrase sounds dark, dusty, smoky, seductive... It is French for “black film,” and it evokes images of hard-boiled detectives in trench coats smoking a cigarette in a rain-soaked alley, or of a sexy femme fatale in a slinky dress you just know is red, even though...
December 19, 2012 - 10:11am
In which yours truly attempts to give film viewers an alternative way to interpret Frank Capra's classic.
I want to share something with you which is seemingly unrelated to the main point – but bear with me here. I want to talk about the film An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. It's a short film – just about twenty minutes – and you can see the whole thing online by clicking on the...
December 18, 2012 - 12:30pm
Imagine if you had been switched at birth.
We've all heard of switched-at-birth stories. Imagine the implications of such a thing. I have a daughter. She turned three yesterday. She is everything to me. When she was born and I saw her for the first time, I suddenly, violently, became the possessor of a type of love so intense I never...
December 18, 2012 - 11:50am
After 25 years of renowned music, it all starts to fall apart.
There is a great passion in music. To my ear, the string instruments in particular sing like angels. Films surrounding people who play such music have always been especially appealing. A few months ago, we were treated to Marjane Satrapi's Chicken With Plums, a French film about a musician who...
December 17, 2012 - 8:55am
The virtuosic Elina Garanca sings Sesto in Mozart’s drama set in ancient Rome. Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia, in this handsome revival of one of the composer’s final masterpieces. It will also be at Stonybrooke Theatres.