“Futuro Beach” is a transitory and visual story told in three parts about how love can change the course of life By Steve V. Rodriguez

Told in three parts, “Futuro Beach” is a transitory film that begins in the volatile beaches of Brazil and transports the viewer to the ever-evolving city of Berlin. Director, Karim Ainouz ignites his film with a visual and aggressive start featuring two German motorcyclists in full throttle heading to the beach. The extreme sport launch has the […] Click to read more »

A Checked Out Millenial has a Series of Witty, Random and Startling Experiences in “A Coffee In Berlin” Which Threaten Him to Engage By Steve V. Rodriguez

In the new film by Jan Ole Gerster, “A Coffee In Berlin”, originally titled, “Oh Boy”, which won six 2013 German Film Academy Awards, the audience is immediately engaged by it’s checked out protagonist, Niko, in a series of comical and cringe worthy scenes that threaten to change his status to engaged,  or risk further spirally […] Click to read more »

Despite China’s Attempts to Silence, Ai Weiwei through Jail and Revoking his Passport, the Revolutionary Artist Outsmarts His Native Land in Berlin with “Evidence” By Steve V. Rodriguez

This week marked the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre that occurred in 1989 when students stood in the square to peacefully protest for democracy. It is unknown to this day just how many people were killed in the square by gargantuan military machinery, but estimates range from hundreds to 2600. It’s no secret that […] Click to read more »

The New “David Bowie Is” Exhibit at the MCA in Chicago, is a Kaleidoscopic Multi-Media Retrospective of the Living Legend’s Career that has Spanned Five Decades By Steve V. Rodriguez

As a child of the 70’s and a teenager in the 80’s, my earliest memories of David Bowie were of his 80’s hit, “Let’s Dance”, which although a classic, followed an enormously eclectic and influential body of work of the previous decades. Sure I new the infamous, “Changes” and had seen a few images of the […] Click to read more »

Art In The City: 3 Progressive Picks From Uptown to Downtown By: Steve V. Rodriguez

Last week,  on a beautiful Spring day in New York City, I visited three  new  progressive art exhibits covering some extensive territory including both east and west  sides. From Uptown’s Guggenheim Museum to Downtown’s Deitch Projects Gallery which unfortunately will close at the end of May, I ended my day in Chelsea at Gallery 1500’s […] Click to read more »