At the “Taste of Arlington” (Virginia) street fair Sunday afternoon, in “Bark Park”, there was a nice little amateur dog race. But not all the pooches understood and wanted to play, when given the chance.
More substantial documentary filmmaking from me is coming. But for now (contradicting a lecture given by Ben Stiller’s professorial character in “While We’re Young”) this first one will be about me. So will my fiction.
The Maryland Film Festival showed the film “Frame by Frame” at the Walters Art Center Sunday afternoon May 10. Co-director Mo Scarpelli was present for QA. (Alexandria Bombach also directed).
The film is based on the history of Afghanistan for journalists. The Taliban banned photography in 1996, but it came back after the Taliban was expelled in 2001 after 9/11, but the government is growing unstable again, meaning that life for journalists is getting more dangerous again.
Clip 1, about the attitudes toward foreign women as journalists and filmmakers
Clip 2, about security
Clip 3, about whether the film jeopardizes security of people in Afghanistan and even of filmmakers or bloggers, given current world situation, question posed by me
Here are some excerpts from the QA for the movie “A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile“, shown at the MICA Studio Center in Baltimore, as part of the Maryland Film Festival, May 9. The speaker is the subject of the hoax, Sandra Bagaria.
I do have a couple of short clips from the Freddie Gray sympathetic demonstrations Wednesday April 29, 2015 in Washington DC, starting at Verizon Center and moving to the White House, then all the way up to U Street.
The person above was leaving as I arrived from McPherson Square station. She asked it I wanted to carry the picket.
Note: I now publish video clips from public events on the Media Blog (here) instead of the DADT Notes blog, unless the event deals very directly with some item in one of my books. This more consistent with my strategy for deploying my own video soon.
There is earlier footage in Washington DC from November 2014 regarding the Ferguson and Michael Brown protests here.
Clip 10some rather twisted logic about freedom from an anti-gay speaker
Clip 11 — note the unusual argument about gays being able to make movies, and the reference to “American Lynching” (Feb. 6, 2014) – note that African Americans were not allowed into movie theaters under segregation.
The following are some remarks at the Question and Answer session at Landmark E Street Theater in Washington, 9 PM, April 25, 2015, at FilmfestDC for the film “Limited Partnership“, “The Love Story that Defined a Movement”. Speaking are director Thomas G. Miller, and protagonist Tony Sullivan. His partner or husband, Richard Adams, passed away at age 65 at the end of 2012.