Offscreen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Panels, Music and Events

Onstage: Ai Weiwei, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ron Howard, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viggo Mortensen, Max Richter, Isabella Rossellini, Julie Taymor, Tessa Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Carrie Mae Weems, Among Many Others   Sundance Institute will curate dozens of offscreen events, including behind-the-scenes panels on the art of filmmaking, musical performances and – around the theme of Imagined Futures…

2020 Sundance Film Festival: Juries Announced

Sundance Institute will gather 25 celebrated and revered expert voices across film, art, culture and science to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with 31 prizes, announced at a ceremony February 1. Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 28. The Festival takes place…

Democratic Chicanery

By Stephan Pisko It’s all cloaked in a shroud positive and negative is cleverly calculated to appear ‘just’ but the puppeteers’ manipulate everything within this regard do not let your mind tell you otherwise or your on ‘automatic deception’ like the mass billions’ on this global gob. It’s setup very very organized which have come…

La Restauración A Tale Of Damnation And Redemption

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Director Alonso Llosa’s tragicomedy La Restauración will have its World Premiere at the 2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. La Restauración is a poignant cautionary tale about excess, greed, disillusionment and elitism. The story takes place in a period of rapid urban growth in Peru when money is flowing freely allowing…

It is Onion And Leek Time!

By Jannie Vaught Yes, if you find your gardening duties are slow now it just got busy. The onion starts are in the feed stores. Here in central Texas, it is Short Day onions that do best (11 to 12 hour day lengths). Here are some that grow well here. Yellow: Chula Vista, Cougar, Jaguar,…

The Journey And History Of The Blond Haired Boy

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau The Amber Light Makes Its US Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival Q&A With Director Adam Park To Follow Screenings   “‘As might be expected, the inspiration for this film came after a rather enlightening evening spent with Dave Broom at his home.” Director Adam Park Director Adam Park’s wonderful…

Artist Artistry

By Stephan Pisko Trickling water walking over stones spraying sentimentality upon artist’s artistry gesturally with painful protuberance a famous familiarity tune shrouded within unforgeability we reminisce intensely nervously rushing with exacting standards marvelous memories felt feverishly elegant eclectic establishments surge charged sensation soars repetition serves the grandeur artistry assigns feeling it ventures through physicality on…

An interview with “TRIBES” Director Nino Aldi, Producer/Actor DeStorm (day-storm) Power and Producer/Actor Jake Hunter

By: Vernon Nickerson Edited by: Christopher Roberts “Tribes” is a tremendously poignant and thought provoking film. With a rich textured story “Tribes” paints a picture of humanities complicated identity. It is the consequential poem of our times. Tribes” will be a featured short at the 2020 Santa Barbara Film Festival and The Art Of Monteque…

2020 Sundance Film Festival Review Of “LITTLE CHIEF”- A Poignant Winter’s Tale

By Vernon Nickerson Ouch! That’s what many black preachers jokingly tell their congregants to shout when the sermon is directly applicable to their lives. i.e., stepping on their toes. As a second-year special education teacher at an inner-city Title 1 school, “Ouch!” was my immediate reaction to Erica Tremblay’s visually powerful short, “Little Chief”, from…