Gratitude Revealed : Repurposed—With Purpose

By C.J. Hirschfield September 16, 2022 Gratitude and mindfulness are the subject of countless books right now, with credible medical studies showing that cultivating these practices can actually improve both physical and mental health. So it’s understandable that award-winning director, cinematographer and producer Louie Schwartzberg has chosen the title “Gratitude Revealed” for his visually stunning […]

Bernstein’s Wall: An Extraordinary Extrovert’s Life

By C.J. Hirschfield July 19, 2022 In the upcoming (2023) Netflix biographical film Maestro, based on the life of renowned conductor/composer/pianist Leonard Bernstein, directed by and starring Bradley Cooper with Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg producing, there is a scene already circulating on social media of Bernstein passionately kissing his male lover.You will not find […]

Fire of Love: Bring On The Heat and Light

By C.J. Hirschfield July 8, 2022 National Geographic and Neon hope that you’ll come for the volcanoes and stay for the love story. And you most definitely should.  “In this world lived a fire; and in this fire, two lovers found a home.” Jeesh. What are the odds of two scientists, obsessed with volcanoes, falling […]

Clarissa’s Battle – Neverless, She Persisted

By C.J. Hirschfield Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said that “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”  In Oakland, a remarkable woman warrior for social justice has worked hard–and successfully– to bend that arc over a ten-year period, and a new documentary reminds us just how powerful one passionate […]