Category Archives: director QA

QA videos for docudrama “Point and Shoot”


Matthew Vandyke (the subject) and Marhall Curry,  of “Point and Shoot“, do a QA at Landmark E St in Washington DC (November 29, 2014).  I have twelve clips. all under one minute a piece.  Since there are so many, I embedded only the first one.

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Clip 6    (where Vandyke discusses getting his footage back

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Clip 9  where Vandyke says he believes in “revolution”

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Will do humanitarian work in Iraq

Former Navy Seal Kristin Beck talks about her experience as trangender; she has a book and a film on CNN

I wanted to provide three clips of the speaking engagement of former Navy Seal Kristin Beck at the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance potluck on Nov. 23, at the Arlington County (VA) central library.

Kristin (note the spelling) was the subject of the CNN film “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story” and her own book “Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy Seal’s Journey to Coming Out Transgender

Clip 1 (She talks about Seal training)

Clip 2 (she talks about Alan Turing)

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(Published Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM EST.)

Director of “Little Accidents” (look at a coal mining community) gives detailed remarks at Maryland Film Festival

IMG_9392 Sunday night (May 11, 2014) I went to a screening of “Little Accidents“, the new film about life in a coal mining community in West Virginia by Sara Colangelo, with tragedy and redemption. She had a lot of remarks about the writing of the script, with sponsorship from the Sundance Institute, based on her earlier short film of the same name in 2010. Part 1: Part 2: Jorge Ameer had expanded a short film with his 2006 suspense gay sci-fi film “The House of Adam”  (April 18 here). There was an after-party for the festival just north of the Charles Center area.

“Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek”, question and answer session at DC Environmental Film Festival

I made six video clips from the Question and Answer session for the film “Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek” at the Carnegie Institute for Science on 16th Street in Washington DC (happens to be right across the street from the First Baptist Church if the City of Washington DC, in which I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s).

The subject of the film is African American activist Derrick Evans, who had worked as a history teacher in Boston before starting to visit his homeland in Mississippi more often. The Turkey Creek bayou is a natural wetland and was settled by freed slaves during the Reconstruction, who were able to own land here in a segregated society.  The land is threatened by over-development, which makes it even more susceptible to natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and then Rita in 2005. The film is directed by Leah Mahan and has been carried on Mississippi PBS.

Evans gave up his career (even as a teacher) to become an activist.  During the QA I asked him if he was economically OK now, and the answer seemed to be, not really.  Was this an OK question?

Another speaker said that more people needed to be willing to live in the Gulf area.  Saying that people shouldn’t “choose” to live in higher risk areas just doesn’t cut it morally.

Here are the clips

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