by Judith Ehrlich PAPETTE, Tahiti—It was the third night of FIFO and the uniformed High Commissioner of the Republic in French Polynesia was hosting us at his palatial home.
by Gary Meyer Earlier this year we were lucky enough to see a truly inspiring movie about female empowerment against the odds with gorgeous plates of studded pilafs, mouth-watering freekeh dishes and stuffed grape leaves in Thomas Morgan’s SOUFRA. In the midst of a successful film festival tour where it keeps winning awards, a beautiful cookbook has […]
by Carlos Valladares Jean Cocteau said of Jiří Trnka, the Czech animator and puppeteer, that the very name conjures up childhood and poetry. Note the “and”—childhood and poetry, la poésie de l’enfance, which Trnka treats with the depth and respect those oft-belittled years merit. We are only too quick to gloss over our fanciful kid […]
by Kristy O’Brien ELEPHANT PATH/NJAIA NJOKU will have its World Premiere at the San Francisco Docfest on Sunday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 12. There is something about being in nature that instantly calms you. Being surrounded by majestic towering trees or open skies instead of austere concrete seems to turn off the chatty mind and […]
WIN FREE TICKETS TO FESTIVAL FILMS. The highest profile film festivals around the world are huge with tens of thousands of people fighting to get in to see the movies. I’ve been to all of them and you can stand in line for hours in hopes of grabbing a seat. And then halfway through the […]
by Gary Meyer “The cliché is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down. To me, life is going up until you are burned by flames.” * Jeanne Moreau