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FROM CONCEPTION TO DELIVERY, THIS INDEPENDENT FILM CLINGS TO IT’S ROOTS

FROM CONCEPTION TO DELIVERY, THIS INDEPENDENT FILM CLINGS TO IT’S ROOTS By Matthew T. Stanton – Independent Filmmaker, Fat Bessy Films, LLC Thirteen towering palm trees hold steadfast against a mighty coastal El Niño windstorm raging across a sandy mound at the end of Dudley Court and Ocean Front Walk. Commonly known as the “Grassy...

“Flaked” a review of the Netflix series, set in Venice

Review of “Flaked” – Netflix series shot in Venice about Venice. This 10 part Netflix series takes place mostly around Abbot Kinney Bl. SPOILER ALERT – I am going to critique the entire season, including late season reveals. Go watch it first, because after this you will see it with different eyes. Marxist Summary: a...

Venice Filmmaker Makes Good Her First Feature: “An Irish Vampire in Hollywood”

By Herbert B. Fishberg After years of planning and preparation, an award winning Venice, California independent filmmaker has accomplished making and distributing her first feature length film. Pegarty Long started planning, writing and rewriting her film, The Irish Vampire Goes West in her small Venice apartment on Park Ave.  After many promises and disappointments involving...

Another Night at the Other Venice Film Festival

By CJ Gronner The Other Venice Film Festival 2012 is in the books, and once again, a great time was had by all. Due to logistics, I could only partially attend this year, but according to all the attendees that I spoke to, it was another smashing success organized by long-time Venetian, Reuben “Ruby” De...

The Other Brother: “Salt of the Earth,” The Film They Tried To Kill, Lives On Thanks to Technology

By Jim Smith A lot of people in Venice know that Edward Biberman was the artist who painted the Post Office mural, The Story of Venice. But few probably know that his older brother, Herbert, directed Salt of the Earth, a classic film about a New Mexico miners strike that ended 60 years ago. That...

The Other Venice Film Festival

By CJ Gronner The 8th Annual Other Venice Film Festival was another success – and a blast – this year, featuring wonderful work from our own local filmmakers, as well as entries from around the world. The festival ran from October 13-16 this year, and it all started out with a big rager at Beyond...

Film Review: Venice West and the LA Scene

By Mary Getlein On April 17, Venice West and the LA Scene, by Mary Kerr, was shown at Beyond Baroque. It is part one of a two-part documentary covering the Venice and San Francisco Beat scene in the ‘50s and ‘60s. The film showed the lives of local Venice poets and artists: Stuart Perkoff, John...

Two Views of the Other Venice Film Festival: Opening Night

By Jim Smith The Other Venice Film Festival is not like any film festival you might have attended or heard about. It is informal and casual. Except for a few extremely high heels and two men wearing suits with ties, it was like any other Venice gathering. The kick off took place in an old...

Two Views of the Other Venice Film Festival: Soccermom: The Movie

By CJ Gronner The weekend was another one of those gloomy, mist all day scenarios, which actually made it perfect to tuck inside and catch some film. As The Other Venice Film Festival venue of Beyond Baroque is my spitting distance neighbor, it made it pretty easy to catch the 2010 OVFF WINNER for Best...

GASLAND – A Movie Review

By Suzy Williams “I am not a pessimist,” narrates the banjo-playing, under-30-something filmmaker Josh Fox. He’d been offered $100,000 to lease part of his property in Mylanville, in the deep woods of Pennsylvania. A stream runs near the red cabin that his hippie parents and their friends built in the late ‘60s. Josh spent idyllic...
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