BOB MARLEY: MAKING OF A LEGEND was a disappointing stretch. Had the videographer, Esther Anderson, Bob Marley’s girlfriend left the raw footage, home video segments alone, fans would have been more than satisfied. They would have only seen, understood, and marveled at the commonality of this reggae great, a new genre innovator. Instead, the film … [Read…]
Gypsy. The term paints images of bare-bellied women jingling as the beads and ornaments on their wrists and ankles rattle while they dance to the music made by old lazy men smoking pipes and laughing, causing the wrinkles in their dark-olive skin to grow, pushing back caps of colored yarn dyed in mason jars; or … [Read…]
“Greetings dear neighbors this is your mayor speaking,” the Mayor’s voice breaks through the cold Slovakian village early in the morning, as it does every morning. “Let me tell you I haven’t felt this angry in a long time… you slave all day long swamped with work… my struggle…is above all a struggle against … [Read…]
Hi every body. I watched Skateistan at Dole Tuesday evening. I had heard a lot about it, therefore my expectations were high. Lucky for me it lived up to them all and much more. You take skateboards, cool skaters and mix it up with dirty Afghan street kids with big brown eyes and wrap it … [Read…]
I designed a movie ticket for the Keep Surfing screening, it’s a little late I know, but maybe you can check out the movie on DVD, it’s totally worth it!
I designed a flyer for Bjoern’s film Keep Surfing.I had some problems with uploading it, that’s why it is a little late, but anyways, you should really watch this movie, it gives you a great impression of what river surfing is about.
Going Vertical is NOT an ordinary surf movie. Going Vertical successfuly tells you the story about how and where shortboarding was invented. The movie contains a lot of old footage you would never see in a surf magazine or in one of the newer surf movies, it is definitely the right movie for you if you … [Read…]
On Sunday October 24th, I had the opportunity to watch First Love. The title alone conjures up images of hand drawn hearts, long walks in the park, and first kisses. This documentary does not disappoint. In this film, however the object of desire is not another person but a desire to make it to the … [Read…]
Last Thursday I was once again reminded on how broad the impact of HIFF is and how relevant many of its showings are. ‘Chasing Rainbows’ is a movie that seeks the ‘real truth’ in the debate around same-sex marriages and is exceedingly applicable to last week’s news; it premiered on the HIFF Festival only ONE … [Read…]
On Saturday, October 23rd, I watched the documentary 04/11/08. Surprisingly, it was only me and seven other people who saw the movie, but that didn’t change my impressions of the movie. The film producer had asked friends all over the world to use their video cameras and tape stories concerning the election. We saw people … [Read…]
Documentary film REGENERATION’S crew answers questions at the HIFF (video clip) The documentary takes on issues about today’s youth that is being apathetic about social and political causes and what the the influence is to that approach. I really liked the documentary because it talked about issues that I have had in my mind and … [Read…]
Before I went to see 11/4/08 I had mixed expectations; I anticipated a highly political movie that perhaps sought to praise democratic values as well as the election of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. From my perspective most political documentaries clearly follow a scheme (whether they do it on purpose or … [Read…]