The Rising: Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s “Trouble the Water”

by Michael Joshua Rowin (August 21, 2008) “I’m showing the world that we had a world before the storm,” says Kimberly Rivers Roberts, a.k.a. Black Kold Madina, on August 28, 2005, the day preceding Hurricane Katrina’s devastating touch down in...

Tomb of the Mommy: Azazel Jacobs’s “Momma’s Man”

by Michael Koresky (August 18, 2008) Considering that Azazel Jacobs, the director of “Momma’s Man,” is the offspring of American avant-garde filmmaker extraordinaire Ken Jacobs, one would be forgiven for expecting his film to be more experimental and...

“Patti Smith: Dream of Life” Director Steven Sebring

by indieWIRE (August 5, 2008) EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published during “Patti Smith: Dream of Life”‘s premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Celebrity photographer Steven Sebring’s feature directorial debut “Patti...

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“Acting is not the memorizing of a text while wearing a disguise, nor the facility to simulate anything at a moments notice, but the reconstruction of motives that are the cause of action and words.  This is not easy, easy though it may be for the actor to...