Who is Jessie Bridges? By Elisabeth Joanna Smith

Jessie Bridges—daughter of Producer/Actor Jeff Bridges—is an emerging singer and songwriter. When Jessie’s father asked her to work with him on the film “True Grit,” their first stop was Santa Fe, NM. After a benefit concert, Jeff and…

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February 7, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)


A Recipe for Filmmaking Success: An Interview with Lance Hool, CEO Santa Fe Studios

Is there a recipe for attracting film productions? In the case of Santa Fe, a movie making mecca that has multiple film festivals, studios, skilled actors, expert crew, gorgeous locations, tax rebates and oh yeah, a natural beauty…

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May 2, 2014 | Category: News | Comments (0)


Great Expectations: A Review of “The Pledge”

The Pledge Narrative Feature | 124 mins. | USA Director: Sean Penn Starring Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, & Patricia Clarkson. Why do we go to the movies? Adventure? Sometimes. Entertainment? Many times. Some of us even like…

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April 29, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Whose side are you on? A Review of “Wrenched”

Wrenched Feature Documentary | 92 mins. | USA Director: ML Lincoln According to “Wrenched,” in the waning days of World War II young Edward Abbey was drafted and bound for Japan when news came of the Hiroshima bombing….

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April 20, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)


“My Forest”: Joy, Heartache and a Run Through the Forest

My Forest Shown with: Wrenched Feature Documentary | 92 mins. | USA Director: ML Lincoln My Forest How many words does it take to express joy? In the case of “My Forest,” from Belgian Director Sebastien Pins, not…

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April 20, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Food, Infidelity and Self-Deception: The Choices we make A review of “Growing Pains: Adolescent Short Films for Adults”

Click: “Growing Pains: Adolescent Short Films for Adults” “Growing Pains: Adolescent Short Films for Adults” is a bill of four separate short films with a common theme of taking responsibility for life choices. ACQUIRED TASTE Short | 33…

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April 13, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Beaches, Coffee and Day Dreams: A Review of “The Novelist”

Beaches, Coffee and Day Dreams A Review of “The Novelist” Many of us dream of abandoning our day jobs to any number of things: selling hotdogs on the beach, trolling for large ocean-going fish or perhaps running away…

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April 10, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Moving from Emptiness: the Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Documentary Feature |69 mins. | USA Director: Shaeri Richards, Jerry Hartleben Zen, Life and the Art of Non-Doing A Review of “Moving from Emptiness: the Life and Art of a Zen Dude” What is Zen? Short answer: silence…

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April 7, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (1)


Changing the World Through Films: A 2012 SFFF Panel Review

“What we noticed were films made with a real intent to say something, that was in some way a call to enable action,” Schneier Perrin said when explaining how the idea for the “Changing the World Through Films” panel discussion came about.

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December 12, 2012 | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)


A Price to Pay: A Preview of “Uprising”

In the making of the film, Stanton made several trips to Egypt to interview the revolution’s leaders. On his first trip, Egyptian authorities impounded his video equipment and he was forced to make direct contact with Egyptian filmmakers who covered the event as it was unfolding.

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December 8, 2012 | Category: News | Comments (0)


Disturbing Trust: A Preview of “Nothing Without You”

You want to talk creepy? The opening sequence in “Nothing Without You” goes something like this: A disheveled young woman, Jennifer Stidger (Emily Fradenburgh) watches the occupants of a house from a hole she dug in the attic…

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December 8, 2012 | Category: News | Comments (0)


Love, Loss and Spoken Languages: A Preview of “The Young Ancestors”

“Currently, an estimated 7,000 languages are in active use on earth. One language is lost every 14 days.” —“The Young Ancestors.” Director Aimėe Barry Broustra’s documentary film “The Young Ancestors” illuminates not only the tragic loss of spoken…

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December 8, 2012 | Category: News | Comments (0)


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