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.

FilmFestivViews@BeFilm Underground FF Stereoscopic Stories Episode 061

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.

FilmFestivViews film The English Surgeon Episode 060

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.