White River Indie Films continues to bring top-notch films to the Upper Valley. Here is my latest about the upcoming documentary The Uncondemned, and a tribute to Howard Frank Mosher.
Posted in Film, small town, vermont, violence |
Tagged Howard Frank Mosher, Michael J. Fox, rape as war crime, Rip Torn, Rwanda, Tantoo Cardinal, The Uncondemned, war crimes, White River Indie Film, White River Junction VT |
Upper Valley people in particular. AT DHMC THIS WEEK. This is a great film about end of life decision-making by Boston physician Atul Gawande. Jeff Shields, former dean of Vermont Law School, and his wife Genie Shields are included in this film.
Posted in age, aging, aging in place, death, Film, Health |
Tagged Atul Gawande, Being Mortal, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, DHMC, end of life decision-making, Genie Shields, Geoffrey Shields |
This has got to be one of my favorite photos ever. This is my latest article, a profile of the life’s work of attorney and activist Steven Wise. He is the subject of an acclaimed documentary “Opening the Cage” at Sundance. He is coming to Bookstock in Woodstock this weekend. Trying to get the word out. Please read and share.
Posted in art, books, Film, nature, small town, vermont |
Tagged animal rights, Bookstock, chimpanzees, Harvard Law School, Hercules and Leo, Jane Goodall, Nonhuman Rights Project, Rattling the Cage, Steven Wise, Sundance Film Festival, Tommy and Kiko, Vermont Law School, Woodstock VT |
The fun of this job is not just the writing, but meeting the artists. My conversation with Julie Blackmon was as interesting as her photographs. Please read and share.
Posted in art, Film, photography, small town, Women |
Tagged Diane Arbus, Edward Hopper, Everyday Fantastic, Homegrown, Hood Downtown, Hood Museum of Art, Jan Steen, John Stomberg, Julie Blackmon, Sally Mann, Springfield MO |
I loved this film not for any easy answers but for the questions it raises. Here is my review of It’s Criminal by local filmmaker Signe Taylor, screening this Saturday at the White River Indie Film festival. Please read and share:
Posted in art, Blogging, Crime, Dartmouth, Film, gender roles, small town, vermont, Women |
Tagged Barrette Center for the Arts, criminal justice, Dartmouth College, incarceration, It's Criminal, Ivy Schweitzer, Signe Taylor, White River Indie Film, White River Junction |
Memorial Day weekend is so over. Not to worry. Read my preview of the WRIF fest and choose what you’re going to see. Please share.
Posted in art, Film, small town, Theater, vermont |
Tagged Barrette Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, indie film festivals, indie films, It's Criminal, Ivy Schweitzer, Mars, Nora Jacobson, Phish, Signe Taylor, The Hanji Box, White River Indie Film, White River Junction VT, WRIF |
And yes, Vermont is the only state with a Cartoonist Laureate. Read about her here. Link is below:
Posted in art, Film, small town, Women, writing |
Tagged Alison Bechdel, Bechdel test, Cartoonist Laureate, Cartoons, Center for Cartoon Studies, Dykes To Watch Out For, Ed Koren, Fun Home, vermont, White River Junction |