SIGN THE SHOW: A Benefit, Not a Burden

By C.J. Hirschfield October 22, 2022 I can’t imagine being denied access to movies, plays, comedy shows, or concerts; you probably can’t either. And yet that’s how it is for 40+ million Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH) Americans, whose attempts to get venues and artists to understand their need for consistent, high-quality professional and […]


By C.J. Hirschfield October 21, 2022 In the Jewish religion, “LeChaim!” means “to life,” and is the traditional toast. In 2019, 92-year old Eli Timoner chose death instead, and his journey is recorded in the insightful and moving new documentary, Last Flight Home.

TOWN DESTROYER: When Art Offends

By C.J. Hirschfield October 8, 2022 For a documentary to even-handedly and adroitly cover a complex, painful and controversial subject in just 52 minutes requires not only talent, but a clarity of vision, and cinematic compassion. Award-winning Bay Area filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman have accomplished just that in their timely Town Destroyer, with […]

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 […]