This week the Human Rights Watch Film Film Festival starts here in New York, Running at Lincoln Center and the IFC Center as well as on line, the festival is the annual look at films that are highlight social issues across the globe.
Normally I would do a full on proper curtain raiser and give recommendations of which titles to see, but having seen all of the films except THE JANES, I can honestly say they are all good and all worth your time. I will have reviews of everything closer to the screenings
If you want more information or to get tickets go here.
With Tribeca less than month away I am happy to report that Unseen films has been credentialed and will be in the trenches. Coverage has started being put together with Ariela banging out several reviews already.
I have no idea how much we will be able to cover but it should be a lot since We at Unseen will be sharing coverage with Liz Whittemore and the Reel News Daily crew to cover what we can before collapsing into a heap.
We are still working out details so keep reading to see what we pull together.
And yea I’m remiss in getting a couple of long promised pieces up. Forget the filmmakers list which is growing by leaps and bounds and is pushing me farther and farther behind, that’s a project that is going to be finished by other hands after I pass on. I still need to do a piece on this years New York International Children’s Film Festival, and another on the Living Dead Museum in Monroeville. My excuse for both is that that pictures are still locked in my camera.
I also have a couple long unfinished piece, one on Tarzan and another on Benjamin Button that may see the light of day soon, or not.
On the other hand my latest talk with Patrick Meaney is close to being done and will post when THE BRINK OF... its festival. in June
The cost of everything is out of control, but you know that.
As this posts I’m trying to sort out what I’m doing with Tribeca beyond the press credentials, because I was looking to buy tickets for some events and found out that I just can’t afford them. Yes I would love to hear JR speak but I can’t afford to pay almost $50 to do so. As for several other events the cost is just a bit too much.
I went to Broadway last weekend with Peter Gutierrez to see Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in the Scottish play. While we had a great time, the only way we could afford it was by running some manipulation of things and bringing in gift cards. While the show is an event show so more expensive then others is kind of expected, but the real truth is the fact is that even discounted shows are basically out of reach now. I mean the discounts on shows are the ticket prices I used to balk at because they were the too expensive full price.
It feels as though many events, Broadway and concerts are now trying to make up for all the lost revenue from the covid shut down. Add in the rising cost of gas and transportation and hotels and it's rapidly become impossible to do anything but stay home and watch TV- though even the streaming services and cable costs are shooting out of control.
Sadly its has come to the point where I can’t afford do the things I loved to do.