Newness and TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time Join 2017 Sundance Festival Lineup

       (L-R) Newness. Credit: Courtesy of Production; TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time. Credit:Laura Hudock/Courtesy of SHOWTIME. Park City, UT — Sundance Institute augments the 2017 Sundance Film Festival program with two new independent films, announced today: Newness, from director Drake Doremus, and TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of…

TROUBLING THE STILL WATERS OF DENIAL: Writer/Director Derek Hallquist’s Beautifully Crafted Telling of His Father’s Journey

By: Vernon Nickerson Still waters run deep is a proverb of Latin origin now commonly taken to mean that a placid exterior hides a passionate or subtle nature.” (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)   “Denial” Writer and Director Derek Hallquist’s exquisitely composed story of his parent Christine Hallquist’s (nee David Hallquist) life, is the ultimate 21st…

A Review of 2016 LA Film Festival Film “Little Hero”

  By:  Erica Summers Because He Is Awesome   “Little  Hero” will have it’s  Los Angeles premiere at 2016 LA Film Festival on June 6th. “Little  Hero” is a  short documentary film  which is touching and deeply emotionally engaging.  This film takes it deeply personal and reflective look at how six year old twins Avery…

A Review of the 2016 Slamdance Film “Fursonas”

  By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   and Danielle McCormick   “Fursonas” is a documentary about people who dress up in animal costumes. Oddly, sex comes up a lot and it appears to be just another fantasy game put on by young gay men. With 80% of Furries are made up of men. Of that 80%, 80%…

A Review Of the 2016 Sundance Film “For Everyone Net”

  By : Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   For Everyone.Net connects the future of the web with the little-known story of its birth. In 1989, 33-year-old computer programmer  Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web and his visionary decision to make it a free and accessible resource sparked a global revolution in communication. Tim has declared…

A Review Of 2016 Slamdance Film “Peanut Gallery”

By : Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   “Peanut Gallery” is a documentary about revisiting and reexamining the death of a child in a family. Even though the director Molly Gandour was there when her sister died, her parents dealt with the death of their eldest daughter Aimee, Molly’s sister, in a very congenial and dignified way. Icing…