Start Making Sense– Today

by Gary Meyer The Castro Theatre in San Francisco was packed for the World Premiere of Jonathan Demme’s first concert film at the Closing Night of the 1984 San Francisco International Film Festival. Festival Director Peter Scarlet introduced Demme who then brought David Byrne, back-up singer Lynn Mabry, keyboardist/guitarist Jerry Harrison and producer Gary Goetzman […]

Two Heroes Rise Above Genre Films

by Gary Meyer “I’m like my zombies. I won’t stay dead!” But as of July 16, 2017 the zombies start to outlive horror film master director George A. Romero who passed away while listening to the score for John Ford’s classic The Quiet Man, one of his all time favorite movies.

THE ENCOUNTER: A Movie in Your Head

by Gary Meyer Have you ever lost contact with the outside world, deep in the Amazonian rainforest with an Indian tribe, drenched by storms, attacked by deadly insects and experiencing hallucinogenic encounters with a jaguar? And the sounds—oh those sounds of the jungle forever in your brain. If so— you are a rare adventurer but […]

“I bleed kimchi”….no more

by Gary Meyer One of our favorite places to eat is FuseBOX in West Oakland. At both lunch and dinner our taste buds have always enjoyed surprises from Sunhil Chang’s Korean fusion kitchen. Co-owner Ellen Sebastian Chang is well known for her work as a theater director and producer. She has written for EatDrinkFilms. And […]