On a high note: Cambria Film Festival wraps up at Hearst Castle
Just as the sun started to dip over the hills of San Simeon, we made our way up the winding Highway 1 on Feb. 11. Nary a zebra was in view tonight as we make the turn for Hearst Castle.
With Valentine’s Day just days away, one would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic spot on the Central Coast than the castle, and the founders of the first ever Cambria Film Festival agreed, which is why the closing champagne gala and awards ceremony is being held at the movie theater on-site at the state park. In politically divisive times such as these, festival organizers decided their event would center on something we could all agree on: love. Every film screened over the weekend touched on matters of the heart in one way or another. READ MORE
A must read critique of how managed care and the selective use of science to privilege quick-fix therapies have undermined in-depth psychotherapy—to the detriment of patients and practitioners.
Interviews with Enrico discussing his new book:
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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.)