Friday, December 19, 2014

Director Takes His Cue from Japan's 'Suicide Forest'

Suicide is an eerie, confounding mystery. Both when it involves famous folk like Tony Scott and Robin Williams, as well as when the act anchors a brief news item about someone you've never heard of.

Florida Parole Commission Gives Documentary Filmmaker Happiest Ending

This has been an eventful week for the Florida prisoner at the center of the feature documentary The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

One Man's Skeeball Dream

Did you know there is such a thing as the World Championship Skeeball Tournament, honoring those who are expert at the old-school county fair and arcade game that makes use of nine wooden balls and a curved, bulls-eye ramp?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

All Hail Couch Fest!

Currently, nine people are RSVPed via Facebook for this evening's event in Long Beach, California, with another eight down as "maybe's." If that seems like a slim audience, bear in mind that maximum cinephile capacity for this particular Couch Fest locale is just 20 to 30.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Five Corners of Utah and Mars

Very few of short film directors can claim to have been judged at the script stage by an astronaut and granted a film premiere at the Kennedy Space Center.