Archive for June 13th, 2007

what?! GUERRILLA FILMMAKING with Jon Moritsugu is not full?!

June 13, 2007

Unbelievable — this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the lo-fi master. Indie legend Jon Moritsugu is the wildly creative, wacky, witty, and resourceful director of FAMEWHORE, MOD F*CK EXPLOSION, and SCUMROCK (which features members of TV On The Radio). If you have an idea for an original, memorable film that will stand the inventiveness test of time — and you actually want to see it get MADE — Jon Moritsugu is the man to know.

This class should be full! Get the details and sign up here.


In anticipation of Mark Rabil’s NWFF visit

June 13, 2007

Last Sunday night there was a great interview with Darryl Hunt and his lawyer Mark Rabil on NPR’s Tavis Smiley show. You can listen to the whole thing here, but I’m most excited now for Mr. Rabil’s appearance at our opening weekend of THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT (July 27-28). Both men are unbelievable examples of understanding, wisdom, and enduring zen-like patience. Mr. Rabil’s perspective on the legal process, racism in America, and how to simply “keep the faith” is sure to stimulate a fascinating Q&A and discussion.

In addition to the Tavis show, there was a similar story about the trials of Larry Peterson examined at length on last night’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I’d recommend a listen for a fuller picture of how DNA evidence is changing the justice system and the frustrating and complex way this technology affects the victim’s family and their search for closure.