Sunday, August 30, 2015

Another Strand of Miami Beach Jewish Life

When Aaron Davidson was in Grade 11, he won first place in the Jewish Museum of Florida's "South of Fifth, Now & Then" competition for his short about Goldstein's Kosher Butcher Shop. This afternoon, he will be back at the Florida International University-affiliated institution in Miami Beach to sneak preview his latest film, What's My Line.

Galactic Film Festival Pulls Into Los Feliz

Hollywood Blvd. ends - or begins - depending on which way the career flow is ebbing, at Hillhurst Ave. in Los Angeles' Los Feliz district. At this five-way intersection is also Virgil Ave., Sunset Blvd. and Sunset Dr., on the corner of which sits the historic Vista Theater.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tracking Cambodia's Evolving Cyber-Democracy

After editing a documentary about 1950s-era American life and working as the cinematographer on a pair of projects covering sex workers and a real-life slice of Orange Is The Black, Ellen Grant has directed her first feature project.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

This Michael Moore Kills People

On the fictional side of things, Michael Moore was a character in 2004's Team America: World Police. In the near future, there will be more namesake business involving the Flint crusader, but of a much less comedic variety.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Pieces of a Famous British Nightclub

Fifteen years ago, Chris Hughes was among those who paid for a keepsake of The Ha├žienda, a nightclub that was THE place to hear live music in Manchester in the 1980s and early 1990s. Although some opted for a souvenir urinal (!), Hughes chose instead to pay five pounds for a plank from the dance floor.