It’s Just A Movie

June 14, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

Jaws and the Seduction of Fear by Steve Desroches Swimming in the ocean became an entirely different affair after 1975.  For some, even going in a lake or a swimming pool at night became traumatic.  As soon as you’re out over your head your toes curl, you head darts from [...]

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A Gluten-Free Funeral for a Cat

June 7, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches There is perhaps no greater agent of change than death. And not just the death of a living being, but of an idea, of a spirit, of a culture, even a sense of self. Life, and living, is a continual cycle of death and rebirth that can [...]

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Identity Crisis

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Joan Anderson’s A Year by the Sea hits local screens by Rebecca M. Alvin On an early morning in May of 2015, a small crew made their way out to the beach at Indian Neck in Wellfleet. Leading the way was director Alexander Janko with producer Laura Goodenow at his [...]

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Springtime for Sisi

May 3, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches From Aristophanes to Voltaire to Stephen Colbert satire has long been a cultural tool to take those in power down a peg or two with a laugh. The comic check and balance on authority in any form reaches the masses when their guards comes down as they [...]

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The Maple Syrup in the Clam Chowder

April 12, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

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 [...]

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REVIEW: Operator

October 12, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin For eternity, we’ve all learned the major conflicts in literature (and theater and film) are man vs. man, man vs. nature, and man vs. self. But more and more, the conflict that has come to the fore is man vs. technology. In Logan Kibens’ new feature [...]

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A Courageous Crusader

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Maria Giese Crashes Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling by Rebecca M. Alvin Maria Giese came into this world surrounded by people who knew the challenges of a creative life, who understood the benefits of community, and had the courage to make change in their respective fields. Her mother is Rachel Brown, a [...]

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Waiting For Franco

August 24, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches It seems like every writer’s dream: write a critically acclaimed memoir receiving the respect of your peers and the literary world, and then Hollywood comes knocking with a check to buy the rights for a film adaptation. And it is a good thing. It’s something writer Stephen [...]

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A Meeting of Minds

August 3, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

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 [...]

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Eben Portnoy: Through the Local Lens

July 20, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

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 [...]

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