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Producer, Quincy Jones Helps Enlighten Us About a Living Jazz Legend You’ve Never Heard About in the New Documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On”

In the new documentary, “Keep On Keepin’ On, which just premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Producer Quincy Jones has aligned himself with documentarian and Jazz musician, Alan Hicks to tell a story about a living Jazz legend, Clark Terry. Terry not only mentored Miles Davis, but played trumpet in both the Count Basie […] Click to read more »

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The American Samoa Soccer Team Teaches Us Life Lessons of Perseverance and Commitment when Faced with Insurmountable Odds in “Next Goal Wins” By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Next Goal Wins” could not have premiered at a better location than the Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In outdoor theater in downtown New York, last weekend,  where audiences were treated to  beautiful sunsets of Spring, which paralleled the documentary’s story of hope and renewal of the human spirit. The true story of the American Samoa Soccer […] Click to read more »

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The Latter of ‘For Better or For Worse’ is Put to the Test in Ira Sachs Latest Film, “Love Is Strange” By Steve V. Rodriguez

  Co-Writer and Director, Ira Sachs is back a year later after his alluring, “Keep The Lights On”,  with an equally compelling film entitled, “Love is Strange, about  love in the face of life’s obstacles. Once again Sachs co-wrote the film with Mauricio Zacharias to tell a new story about the incredible strength of  love when it’s […] Click to read more »

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Jessica Yu’s New Documentary, “Misconception” Puts a Lens on Three Real Life Stories to tackle Global Population By Vivian Meade

  We sat down with Academy Award Winning Director Jessica Yu to talk about her new documentary Misconception, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival for 2014. Misconception tackles the multifaceted issue of global population by telling the story through three different people on 3 different continents. The film starts out with Hans Rosling, a health […] Click to read more »

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THE CANAL is an Intelligent Horror Film with Thriller Tendencies, Expert Use of Sound and Mind Blowing Outcomes By Steve V. Rodriguez

THE CANAL, which just premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival,  is an intelligent horror film that strategically peels back the layers to unveil frightening realizations that will have the audience gripping their arm rests and  awaiting the unpredictable outcome. From Ireland, Writer and Director, Ivan Kavanagh, shows that when insecurity and betrayal become all consuming, […] Click to read more »

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“About Alex” Feels Familiar and an Homage to the BIG CHILL, but Performances Keep it Fresh By Steve V. Rodriguez

In his directorial debut, Jesse Zwick, who has written for the popular television show, “Parenthood” delivers a fresh and social media era homage to “The Big Chill”, with his film “About Alex”,  which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. With winks and nods to the original, including one character played by Aubrey Plaza announcing […] Click to read more »

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Keanu and The Terminator Get Parodied in LIVE (and Wet!) Shows on Both Coasts by Kevin M. Thomas

The 1980s get revisited in hilarious spoofy ways thanks to the weird and creative brain of Thomas Blake. Blake directs and produces “Point Break Live” (created by Jaime Keeling) and then he doesn’t rest on his laurels and simultaneously has brought “Terminator Too: Judgement Play” to life as well. Both shows are running in Los […] Click to read more »

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Classic Film and Skateboard Graphics Merge To Create a Myriad of Emotions in Artist Jason Bryant’s New Exhibition, “Letters From Home”

Painter, Jason Bryant’s love of classic film and skateboarding continue to inspire the artist fusing the old with the new for truly thought provoking paintings that conjure up a myriad of emotions for the viewer. In his current exhibition at Porter Contemporary, entitled, “Letters From Home”, Bryant went back home to North Carolina and looked […] Click to read more »

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Terrence McNally’s Play About “Mothers and Sons” Keeps Writer A Master Class Above the Rest by Kevin M. Thomas

Terrence McNally has yet to make a false move in any show he’s brought to the stage. His four Tony Awards are evident of that. His shows often have a gay twist or theme, perhaps with the exception of the book from “Ragtime.” He usually is ahead of the curve in bringing gay social issues […] Click to read more »

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Award Winning Documentary About Love & Acceptance Has Special Screening This Sunday in SF by Kevin M. Thomas

The emotionally driven documentary “Bridegroom” screens for the first time outside of the Frameline Film Festival this Sunday, April 13 at 11am at San Francisco’s Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets are only $10 online and $12 at the door – and prizes to be given away. I’ve written about this film numerous times over the past […] Click to read more »