Film Festiv Views@Sundance2012 film Monsieur Lazhar Episode 085

Quebec director, Philippe Falardeau was stunned at the announcement that Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for an Academy Award  (Best Foreign Film) during the screening at Sundance Film Festival.  At an interview during the Tribeca Film Festival, he talks about quiet control in character study and storytelling while garnering Six Genie Awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director.

FilmFestivViews@Tanglewood Music Steely Dan Episode 080

Seduced in n the Berkshires at Tanglewood, by a Steely Dan concert from their Shuffle Diplomacy Tour Twenty Eleven. The music sublime and musicians along with New Jersey’s Donald Fagen (born in Passaic, NJ) and Walter Becker were in full groove. The sky’s early deluge was long gone before the concert started. With new rain gear and warm clothes for the cool night sounds, Steely Dan’s music rocked.

Emma Thompson’s Views On Fatal Promises FilmFestivViews Episode 069

Speaking against human trafficking, renowned Academy Award winning actor, Emma Thompson narrates the documentary, Fatal Promises, directed by Kat Rohrer and produced by her mother, expose journalist, Anneliese Rohrer,  as told through stories of victims in Ukraine and other Eastern European nations.

FilmFestivViews@Woodstock Ray Kurzweil on Singularity Episode 070

Is the next step in technology Transhumanism? Geoethical use of nanotechnology for human life extension? Cryogenics, biotechnology and cyber consciousness? 2B: The Era of Flesh Is Over tests the waters along with a panel that included Ray Kurzweil’s take on the future in the field of artificial intelligence.