Friday, October 18, 2019

Scan-Transfer Facility: DIJIFI

Brexit 10/31/19

lathe se·di·tion

  1. conduct or speech inciting people to rebel (and STRIKE today) against the authority of a state or monarch .. .

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Bangor Artist Retreat

“With a film like this, I probably edited the thing in about 3 weeks. You just instinctively know what works, and what doesn’t work. And, you keep moving right along.”

   D.A.Pennebaker on his epic ‘Don't Look Now

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Long Journey Back. 1972.

                        Historic NY tragedy that led to a moving Made-For-TV movie. True story ARTICLE LINK:

(Rare Movie uploaded to YouTube)

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
                          Robert Frost

Monday, October 14, 2019

RIP Sulli :(

The 'Fake News' Meme Talking Point Generation

Interesting that this has become newsworthy on the eve of tomorrow's scheduled 'democratic' debate on CNN. hmmmmmmmm, smells fishy to me. The video has actually been around for over a year.  Betcha this video will be a topic of discussion tomorrow, as the debaters are preparing to sharpen their tongue blades. Sign of the times ('times', not NY Times ), there is no such thing as this type of a coincidence. And honestly, admit it ... the video is pretty halarious(sic). 


 Last Days . by Gus Van Sant .

A mediation on sadness, desire, and lack of direction, LAST DAYS seems almost to stretch out its minutes. Its rhythms are deliberate, its images lyrical ( courtesy of superb cinematographer Harris Savides - RIP ), its mood alternately somber and droll. While the film moves slowly, its subject is strangely urgent, for you know from the start that this is Gus Van's Sant's interpretation of Kurt Cobain's suicide. And so you know that the vulnerable, mumbling protagonist will soon be dead. It's only a matter of time. And yet the film is less depressing than quietly romantic, more emotionally elusive than morally judgmental. For some viewers, this approach to the legendary Cobain will be frustrating, even boring.That is, its lack of plot and lovely long takes and gently mobile frames reflect the subject's internal state, as he is increasingly dislocated from what appears a generic "rock musician's" existence. bye.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019


How to manage celluloid work in the digital age -

First - preservation
Then- restoration 
Finally- Archive

rip Robert Foster


Friday, October 11, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Spoken Word- Brooklyn.

Spoken Word in Brooklyn, NY from Joey Huertas on Vimeo.


This Minneapolis Trump rally tonight is off the chains!!! Holy Coyote. This rally is phonetically marinating the raw meat that will be defining our next election 2020 - which is gonna make 2016 look like perfunctory child’s play. The gloves are off. If Hillary is preparing for a re-match - I'm ordering the popcorn by the truckload!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

On a remote island, a troubled artist (Max von Sydow) feels his mind slipping away from him. Troubled by disturbing visions and paranoid delusions, he and his wife (Liv Ullmann) begin to suspect that the haunting memories are the machinations of a bizarre cult that reside on the other side of the island. The leader of this group (Erland Josephson) may hold the key to the artist's delusions. 

directed by dead Faro Kingpin - Ingmar Bergman

rats, cats and automobiles.


CBS is on point.  

Jeff Daniels has been cast to play James Comey in an upcoming CBS studios mini-series. Wait a sec, isn’t he the guy who starred in all of the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ movies? You know, the ones he made with Jim Carrey who stared in the, ‘Liar, Liar’ movie. If anything, CBS has a good casting rep. Bye. 

P.S. so when is Hillary planning to make her 3rd run announcement? I predict shortly after this month’s scheduled debate. She’s just sitting back, sippin’ on a glass of Rielsing, and watching them chomp a few more bites out of one another until she makes her declaration. Watch. bye again. 

The importance of coffee.

The Coffee Gallery went through some colorful times, but it was always bohemian to its core. Before life as The Coffee Gallery, it was known as Miss Smith's Tea Room, capturing younger generations of Beat pursuits. By 1954, it was The Coffee Gallery and it was under this name, in 1963, when country-blues hopeful Janis Joplin sang a cappella to earn money and make a name for herself. She was joined by Jorma Kaukonen on occasion and met fellow performers and future band mates Peter Albin and Jim Gurley there as well. The Coffee Gallery trickled away in 1980, was renamed The Lost and Found Saloon and finally became Maggie McGarry's pub in 2006.

While not much remains of the original coffee house, the regular live music, beer and jubilant atmosphere keep those Joplin memories alive. The pub is open most days from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Head out for a pint, and while you're there, take a moment to recall her rendition of "Bourgeois Blues." bye.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

rip Ginger Baker 

Not sure how the hell you reached 80, but you will never be forgotten and ya played your drum kit till your last dying breath. Rock on, up there in the skies and raise holy hell & high water.  bye. 


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Derivative wake.

The newly released Todd Haynes film 'Joker' is a derivative work memorializing (and blatantly ripping off) 70's graffiti NYC location films, and the once upon a time hyped anti-hero atmosphere that Hollywood once cashed in on (i.e. Death Wish, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Mean Streets, The King Of New York, Taxi Driver). Despite this film being an ode to gritty indie 70's 'movies', the emphasized character study of 'Fleck' aka 'Joker' oddly ends up being an unintended brilliant work of eulogy. Joaquin will get nominated for this performance. And, he may win and deserves all accolades. What is most fascinating about this forever interpreted villain icon in this particular rendition is that what Joaquin did was not kin or remotely close to Heath Ledger's timeless performance/interpretation- except for the smeared make-up and long hair. The film Todd Haynes has made with this Joker movie is the best thing that he's done since his early work fresh outta NYU film school- the documentary 'Hated' (about the late G.G.Allin). The film comes at a perfect time for the upcoming 2020 election and the desire for our next voting herd to take down fake news media and political promises that will be made and should be kept. We get what we deserve. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Clint Eastwood takes on Fake News in December!

Clint got inspired to make this film and tell this story on screen after reading this article in in Vanity Fair ...


The United States of Amnesia
- Gore Vidal

the deconstruction of a diy film installation

'Missing Green' DIY installation, based on my 11 min. award-winning short film.

exhibition locale: BWAC, Brooklyn Warehouse

materials used: miniature 60's style-model analog television monitor, VHS player, 8x10 slide photos, mono-headphones, feeble two-pronged speaker stand, textured concrete spray paint  

post-show afterword: all materials dismantled & disposed of inside of street dumpster to be delivered to the Fresh Kills estuary (Trash Mountains), Staten Island 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Kleber at #NYFF

This crazy film is simply a relief for debilitating cinema and a true surprising 'experience' of the communal surreal. blew me totally away. Brazilian cinema is having their moment, for certain. bye.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

kino unleashed: 'Bucurau'

Kleber Mendonça Filho's new film 'BUCURAU' (after Aquarious) is about a vibrant, backcountry Brazilian town that finds its sun-dappled day-to-day disturbed when its inhabitants become targets of a group of armed mercenaries. The perpetrators of this class warfare, however, may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau. This film is a shape-shifter of exhilaration of witnessing society's forgotten and marginalized standing up for themselves by any means necessary. With references to the genre works of John Carpenter, George Miller and Sergio Leone. Winner of Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Holler!  bye.

100 years

Monday, September 30, 2019

Camera used called: The 3-Eyed Monster

The director made it clear to visual effects supervisor that his actors would refuse to do their jobs “with helmets on or tennis balls on their faces.” With that in mind, ILM developed a technology that didn’t require rigging and instead relied on a massive three-lens camera—sometimes two of them when two actors were in a scene—to capture footage for digital altering.

Storyboarding in 2019 (no more marble notebooks)

Pre-Production film storyboarding discussion about analog & digital shot-list storyboarding, script draft interpretation and multiple revision oversight. So interesting, yet a creative headache when doing this within big corporate productions where all interactions between staff and crew are done via emails, Skype and teleconference meetings- i.e. no one ever meets anyone till the giant movie hits the theaters. Nuts. Totally nuts.    

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Choices 2020


Saturday, September 28, 2019

40th anniversary: AMERICAN SONS

Incredible Australian interview with Boyce ...


Friday, September 27, 2019

NYFF 2019

If you want a good laugh flip back and forth from CNN to FOX. Same topics, totally opposite spins. Try it, it's fun. bye.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 POV / point of view
  1. a particular attitude or way of considering a matter.
        "I'm trying to get FREE crap television to change its point of view "frame of reference
    • (in fictional writing) the narrator's position in relation to a story being told.
      "this story is told from a alternative reality's point of view"
    • the position from which something or someone is observed.
      "certain aspects of the streaming torrent are not visible from a pirate's single point of view"

Franco finally ordered to be exhumed and removed.

                                           The bombing of Guernica, ordered by Franco.


                                                                   Sept. 30th at 10pm streaming on POV (PBS)

Farm life on POV/PBS

Mallett grew up on a small family farm in Appalachia and notes her connection to the Nolans. “We grew and raised almost everything we ate when I was young,” explains Mallett. “As the years passed, I watched the farms close their doors and be forced to sell—either because the farmers grew old and no one wanted to take over, or because the pressures stemming from corporate agriculture were just too great for the small family farms to keep up with... It was devastating.” Yet Mallet stayed deeply connected to the land around her and began to create stories that deal with themes of nature, food, and home. “It was important to me for the land to be a real presence in the final piece,” Mallett continues. “The Nolans rely on the land for everything they do, just as generations of families have done on the same piece of land for many thousands of years. Even when things feel scattered or unknown, the land holds it all together.”

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Unanimous Parliament Vote on Queen being Misled.

   Boris and Brexit:  pending.
   The Union Jack: jacked.

Discussing Brexit, Boris, soft/hard borders, the future of UN trade and Winston Churchill with friend & MEP (Member of European Parliament) member Alexandra Lesley Phillips. 


Monday, September 23, 2019


 Major congrats to actor, Jason Bateman! The trophy's last night were so deserved, you hilarious cynic. bye

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

One of the most revealing, haunting and informative interviews I've seen in a very long time. bye.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me, All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity." 

 Sylvia Plath ARIEL excerpt