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Fashion Reimagined

  Follow one of the UK's top emerging designers, and Creative Director of the fashion line 'Mother of Pearl," Amy Powney, on her 18 month journey to create a sustainable, traceable, fashion collection 'No Frills,' where she successfully balances keeping the enjoyment of fashion, while considering it's footprint and impact on the planet. If the fashion industry were a country, it would rank third for carbon emissions after China and the US, as we buy three ti...

The True Cost from 2015

    "The True Cost" was an investigative documentary from 2015 which demonstrated the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry showing just who really pays the price for your clothes.                       ...

Stand with wild horses: "Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West"

• Best Documentary at Boston Film Festival 2022 • Best Documentary at St. Louis Int’l Film Festival 2022 • Best Documentary at Sunscreen Film Festival 2023 • Best Director and Best Cinematography at DOC LA 2022 • Best Cinematography at Red Rock Film Festival 2023 Journey along with filmmakers Ashley Avis and Edward Winters over five years, across 20,000 miles and 13 states as they document the tragic plight of North America&...

"Normal People" on Hulu!

    Oh my!!!  "Normal People" is probably THE BEST teenage coming of age romance series ever captured on film, yet it is relatable by any parent, teacher, or adult. How good are Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones?  There are 12 episodes in season one, and it is now available on Hulu. Based on the New York Times best-selling novel written by Sally Rooney, the series was filmed in Dublin and Sligo Ireland, and Italy. So far, I have watched the first 3 episodes.&nbs...

"Hydration" Review from Tribeca

Documentary Feature  | USA | 79 MINUTES Absolutely LOVED this film!  "Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof."  Pharrell Williams, singer of hits, "Happy," and "Frontin'" is from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Virginia Beach has a negative past as riots broke out at the Greekfest event held back on Labor Day weekend in 1989.  Pharrell was determined to change that negative history by giving back to his community and ...

"Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles" Review from Tribeca

A movie so delicious, you'll want to taste it!  "Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles" follows famous chef, Yotam Ottolenghi, around New York's, "Metropolitan Museum of Art," the "Palace of Versailles," London, and NY's famous restaurant, "Daniel," on a journey which takes artistic and panoramic influences from Versailles, for example, its famous gardens and fountains, and transforms them into edible cake formations, jello molds and drin...

"Unnur" Short film from Iceland!

        Elli Thor Magnusson is raising his daughter, Unnur Erlendsdottir, in the naturesque backcountryside in Iceland.  Having had a near death experience when he lost consciousness while kayaking over a waterfall, his life was put into perspective.  He shares his love the freedom that the outdoors and nature allows, his passion for nature and surfing, his life in his cabin, and concerns about parenting. Beautiful cinematography and landscape!    ...

"Sloan Hearts Neckface" Short film at Tribeca 2020 by Justin Fair. Very Cute!

Sloan is a young woman living in NYC.  She is obsessed with a faceless black hooded sweatshirt wearing graffiti artist, named Neckface.  She follows him around the city leaving letters at his latest tagged locations where he spraypaints, "Neckface".  He soon reciprocates leaving her disgruntled yet affectionate letters and an unconventional relationship develops between the two.  When Lester, Neckfaces' 50 year old African American male roommate at the 126th S...

"Before Stonewall"

Newly Restored in Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  Opens June 21 at The Quad in NYC, June 28 at Laemmle's Music Hall in LA, and June 19 and 28-30 at the CCA, Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM.  Director: Greta Schiller.  Co-Director: Robert Rosenberg. In 1969, the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in NYC's Greenwich Village was raided by the police leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community.   ...

"The Quiet One" Sundance Selects Video on Demand

The World Premiere of "The Quiet One" was held on 5/2/2019 at the world-renowned Tribeca Film Festival, and NOW, the film will open on June 21, 2019 on Sundance Selects, Video On Demand. You have heard of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts, and most likely even Brian Jones, however, this film, directed by Oliver Murray, is about "a man of few words who came from a working class background," former founding member of "The Rolling Stones,"...

Tribeca review: "House of Hummingbird"

Eun-hee is a 14 -year-old girl in the 8th grade living in Seoul, Korea.  Her teacher tells the class not to waste time going out on dates, or singing at karaoke bars, and to study hard to prepare for acceptace into Seoul National University. Eun-hee wants to act her age and do what the teacher says she shouldn't do; sing in karaoke after school, and go out on dates. Eun-hee's family life is dysfunctional, and her father is also very strict putting pressure on her to study harder a...

Tribeca reviews: "Wild Rose"

Cute movie about a girl from Glasgow, Scotland who has to make amends for her past and present before things can go right in her future.  Rose-Lynn is obsessed with country music, and is dreaming of getting to Nashville, TN to "make it" as a country singer.  Little does she realize, that she is sitting on one of the greatest unwritten country songs to date, her own life story.  Fresh out of prison, she references the late, great, Johnny Cash, and how, he too, spent tim...

Tribeca reviews: "Inna De Yard" about Reggae Music

A musical journey with Roots, Rock, and Reggae.  Reggae music was recently added to the list of international cultural treasures by Unesco.  Spend some time on this musical reunion with Rastafarian reggae legends, Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I, Jah9, Juddy Mowatt, and Cedric Myton (Congos), in their backyard, located in the panoramic green hills high above Kingston, Jamaica.  Hang out with these veterans and novices, as they record an acoustic album, jam on brass instr...

Tribeca reviews: "Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation"

  "Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation" is less about the acutal concert performances from the classic rock era musicians, and more about what is was like to put the festival together, be a musician playing at the festival, and attend the festival as a peace and love searching concert-goer.  The film has a few more screenings at The Tribeca Film Festival 2019, will then play at the Quad Cinema in NYC starting on May 24, 2019, at Landmark's Nuart Cinema on J...

Tribeca reviews: "Burning Cane"

  Get your blues on down South with the youngest filmmaker at Tribeca Film Festival 2019!  Phillip Youmans is a filmmaker from New Orleans, Louisiana.  In his last two years in high school, Phillip began writing, directing, shooting, and editing, his first feature, "Burning Cane." "Burning Cane," stars Wendell Pierce from "The Wire" and was executively produced  by Benh Zeitlin from "Beasts of the Southern Wild."  Inspired by b...

Tribeca reviews: "The Apollo" - Tribeca opener

  The 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival opened up with a screening of "The Apollo," about the legendary theater that has been providing over 80 years of African American entertainment located on 125th Street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevards in NYC, NY. The film captures the 1,506 seat venue, which became 'The Apollo' in 1938, with honesty and pride.  Amateur Night at The Apollo, founded by Ralph Cooper, is held every Wednesday evenin...

Tribeca reviews: "Maiden"

Opens June 28, 2019 in NY/LA.  Sony Picture Classics One of my favorite films at Tribeca 2019. The Whitbread Around the World Sailing Race (WRTWR) began in 1973, and was originally sponsored by a brewery in Britain that grew into a hotel chain.  The race is held every three years, and is now known as the Volvo Ocean Race.  When Tracy Edwards was 10 years old, her father died from a cardiac arrest.  When she was 16, she found herself escaping an alcoholic stepfather, drop...

Tribeca reviews: "The Gasoline Thieves"

Lalo is a fourteen-year-old farmhand who lives with his mother in rural Mexico. He is trying to gain the attention of a young girl, Ana.  When Ana tells him that she would like a smartphone, Lalo thinks about buying her one, however, he finds out that his mother has spent all of his money on medical bills. Looking to earn a quick income, Lalo seeks out the illegal underground world of siphoning gasoline from government pipelines.  He soon finds himself way in over his head, and his l...

Tribeca reviews: "Mercy"

    Travel to Cameroon, where 14 year-old-Edith, seeks surgery to remove a tumor from her jaw.  Very inspirational.  Tribeca Cinema 360, Virtual Arcade at Spring Studios.  ...

"American Relapse"

Follow two recovering heroin addicts, Frankie and Allie, as they try to help other drug addicts by placing them in REPUTABLE treatment facilities in Florida. Shot over a 72 hour time frame, the film demonstrates the battles users face, the recovery process, and why they find it so hard to break the 360 degree cycle, often relapsing. Opens at Cinema Village in NYC and the Laemmle Monica Film Center in LA on March 29,, 2019. Available on iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo, and Amazon (VOD), beginning ...

"Tigerland"

   In 1900, there were 100,000 tigers living in the wild.  Today, there are less than 4,000.  Observe experts as they risk their lives in order to protect and save these endangered animals from poachers and extinction in the South and Far Eastern parts of the world. "Tigerland" takes you into Bikin National Park (The Russian Amazon), Kanha National Park (India), and the Siberian Taiga, to demonstrate how these holy symbols of power act in their natural habitat...

"Between Me and My Mind" Phish-heads, documentary about Phish guitarist, Trey Anastasio

The documentary "Between Me and My Mind," about Phish guitarist, Trey Anastasio, and their psychedelic New Year's Eve show at Madison Square Garden, will have it's world premiere on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm at the Beacon Theater.  The Trey Anastasio Band will perform after the screening.  GALA DATE: Friday, April 26 TIME: 8:00 PM LOCATION:  Beacon Theatre ...

"The Good, The Bad, The Hungry" TRIBECA/ESPN SPORTS FILM

On Friday, April 26th at 6:00pm at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the documentary, "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry" will have it's World Premiere at the 13th Annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Gala. Last July 4th, Joey Chestnut, aka "Jaws," who hails from California, won his 11th title at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, downing 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes.  Watch him take on his rivals in "The Good, The Bad, The Hungry."  DATE:...

"For Sama"

Winner of the Documentary Feature at SXSW Waad is a young mother and journalist married to a doctor named Hamza.  Hamza runs a hospital in war-torn Aleppo during the height of the siege in 2016.  Eight out of the nine hospitals in the area have been destroyed, while miraculously, his remains functioning.  The film documents the time leading up to the siege, the devastation, the day to day occurrences within the hospital, Waad and Hamza's wedding, the delivery of their...

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