Revenge of the Image, will receive its world premiere Oct. 19 at the Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen China. The multidisciplinary work incorporates live performance and film to explore urban violence. CalArtian and mega-talent Maya Brattkus is among the cast of this piece focusing on the emergence of urban terror as an enduring facet of modernity. Inspired by the legendary figure of Souvestre and Allain's pulp fiction series as well as the films of Louis Feuillade. Center for New Performance artistic director Travis Preston will direct the project, which was developed in collaboration with Tom Gunning. [Wuzhen show poster]
We are so thrilled to announce that Wild Prairie Rose was named the BEST FEATURE FILM at the Black Hills Film Festival in South Dakota! As an independent film that was shot almost entirely in Beresford, SD this recognition means so much to us! Thank you to the festival organizers and the jury for this honor! If you are in the Black Hills area, WPR will screen on SUNDAY, APRIL 30th at the festival, and our director, DEBORAH LAVINE will lead a panel discussion on film making as well! We hope to see you there!
An update from the EFF on Digital Privacy at the U.S Border: A New How-To Guide from EFF – download the PDF.
Russian Embassy buys its vodka like a suburban dad — at Costco
Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is Washington’s most dangerous diplomat
….. At Russia’s fortress-like Embassy on Wisconsin Avenue, north of Washington’s Georgetown neighborhood, Kislyak also hosts parties for fellow diplomats, Russia specialists and other Washingtonians with personal or business ties to Russia. (Though elegant, those functions may also reveal hints of Russia’s economic malaise: At one recent event, bartenders served Kirkland vodka—the brand sold by the bulk-discount retailer Costco.)
Fun article in New Repiblic from Dr. Steven Beutler is an infectious disease specialist and a really smart and nice guy.