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November 9, 2019

Excerpted from: THE GIFT AND THE PUNISHMENT, autobiography of Rob Nilsson:

“If pressed, many cinephiles would admit a magnetic attraction to truly magnum opuses: whether crafted by Tarr, Rohmer, Rivette or Syberberg, the mere existence of such titanic features or mult...

February 19, 2019

The Tenderloin yGroup was created in San Francisco in 1996.  For almost 10 years we met once a week for 3-4 hour sessions at the Faithful Fools Street Ministry near Turk and Eddy in The City.  Founders Carmen Barsody and the late Kay Jorgensen were hosts to our exper...

January 20, 2019

My painting to the left is called "Demagogue with Sunglasses".

Scientists used Einstein’s theories to send space ships into the universe.  They now move billions of miles away from us, sending back pictures, measurements, and other data.  The theory worked.  If it had...

February 20, 2018

Actors have a calling.  The deepest, richest, grasp of animal being is the first step.  A lion cannot rule without a roar.  A loon must wail.  Orangutans’ arms have a fluid power hard to comprehend as they swing through the forest.  A whale’s keening can be heard fro...

October 16, 2017

Direct Action Cinema is…

…a practice created to allow actors and technicians high freedom and deep responsibility to create memorable cinema. It is a dynamic jazz ensemble of actors, camera, sound, directors, and editors that creates and interprets together, seeking t...

October 16, 2017

I’ve always liked the slogan, “Opinion rules the world.” The 15,000 is a chronicle of opinions I’d like to have more heft in the neighborhood. I’ve lived long enough to realize that silence has great value. I think it’s the great growing space pregnant in the seed be...

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