by Steve Desroches As technology and tastes continue to change at a rapid pace, so too do our habits. Much has been made about the decline of the movie going public to an actual theater as many chose to watch films from the comfort of their own homes. But at [...]
Mae Whitman and Martin Starr as Emily and Joe in Operator. Courtesy of Welltrix, LLC by Rebecca M. Alvin For eternity,...
Maria Giese on the set of her feature film directing debut, When Saturday Comes (1996) Maria Giese Crashes Hollywood’s...
Photo: Chris Cobb by Steve Desroches It seems like every writer’s dream: write a critically acclaimed memoir receiving...
The Legacy of Jason & Shirley by Rebecca M. Alvin In 1966 when filmmaker Shirley Clarke sat down to talk with Jason Holliday in the Chelsea Hotel for a marathon 12-hour interview, the idea of documenting the thoughts of a black gay hustler/aspiring nightclub performer was not the stuff of [...]Read more ›
by Rebecca M. Alvin Eben Portnoy, whose work will be showcased in the Local Lens film series at Wellfleet Preservation Hall this Sunday, is currently in the final stages of post-production on a film version of a short story by James Franco, whom Portnoy met at UCLA where he took [...]Read more ›
by Rebecca M. Alvin Sports documentaries often aim to thrill us with fast-paced editing and a focus on the matches being played, emphasizing the win vs. lose mentality. While T-Rex, an independent documentary by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari, retains the edge-of-your-seat feeling of rooting for an athlete in a [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the boys from BearCity and a baby carriage. Director Douglas Langway’s BearCity trilogy is complete with the release of the final installment, which follows a bunch of bear friends to the LGBT resort the Woods Campground in rural Pennsylvania. [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches Writer Casey Sherman was walking down Main Street in Chatham in front of Yellow Umbrella Books when his brother came over to him. He’d just been to the Coast Guard station and heard the story of the dramatic and heroic story of the Pendleton rescue where the [...]Read more ›
by Steve Desroches Effie Brown is in her office in Los Angeles and a bit jet lagged. The film and television producer just returned from the Sundance Film Festival: London, a three-day satellite expansion of the famed Park City, Utah, cinematic institution. Nevertheless, there is a vigor and buoyancy in [...]Read more ›