Monthly Archives: June 2013

37, 5 and 1,138

My dear friends Jeff Weinstein and John Perreault met in  San Diego in the fall of 1976. By December they knew they were a couple. Some thirty years later, as same-sex marriage was being legalized, tentatively, a state at a … Continue reading

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BAMcinemaFest, in its fifth edition, continues to stake out its territory as a peerless showcase for American independent film.  23 features (22 New York premieres and one world premiere), fiction and documentaries, comprise the main slate, with nearly half of … Continue reading

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Flag Day 2013

The Standard Color Reference of America is a book of fabric swatches of different colors, produced by The Color Association of America.  The exact red, white and blue (only officially required for flags produced for the federal government) are specified … Continue reading

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He’s Their Daddy Or, What Mort Wrought*

Near the conclusion of the entertaining, provocative new documentary, “Évocateur The Morton Downey Jr. Movie,” Bryant Gumbel, shown in an archival clip from the 80s, wonders if Downey’s wild TV show is a one-off or the tip of a wave. … Continue reading

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Ken and Flo (and Nisi and Aza)

The great, ground-breaking avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs headed up the film department when I was at Harpur College/SUNY Binghamton (now Binghamton University).  I was studying literature and creative writing but friends equipped with 16mm or Super 8 cameras were in … Continue reading

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