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.
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.
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.
In ten years, Woodstock Film Festival established as a maverick, being fiercely independent, provides an outpouring of films from fiercely independent filmmakers.
Acclaimed jazz violinist Yuri Turchyn gets into the heart of the matter with the connections between artist and the aspects of music making.
It’s all about the music with Yuri Turchyn+GRUPO YURI recent performance at the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival. Hear clips of an American original coming from roots in the Jersey music scene in the 1970s into experimental permutations integrating Latin Jazz into a World Beat sound.
More insights and POVs, BeFilm The Undergound Film Festival (BeTuff) showcases the best national and international films in animation, documentary, experimental, spec narrative and stereoscopic films.
Tim and Mike Rauch are the animators behind German In The Woods, a Best in Show Winner at ASIFA East. Their illustration style matches the animation with a rhythm and pace of an orchestrated composition, getting into the nuances of physical gestures with the grain. Rauch Bros.
BeFilm The Undergound Film Festival (BeTuff) founded by Laurence Asseraf in her art gallery, A Taste of Art in Tribeca, NY (2004). Focusing on short films, “Shorter is Better,” the festival is the first film festival in the world exclusively dedicated to short films with a 3D stereoscopic category.
Winner Best International Feature at Hot Docs, Toronto, The English Surgeon, Dr. Henry Marsh has been going to Kyiv, Ukraine for 15 years with suitcases full of slightly-used equipment that would ordinarily be thrown out after one use. He passes his knowledge of surgical procedures and performs dangerous operations in a Ukrainian hospital full of makeshift equipment and desperate people. Along with an actual operation setting of a wide awake patient, The English Surgeon is an intimate portrait of a medical professional speaking philosophically on the dilemmas of a doctor/patient relationship.