This week, we bookend with strong documentaries, one that tackles the controversial issue of prescription drugs in America, with Take Your Pills, and we take a trip into outer space with The Farthest. In between, we present a terrific narrative, another confronting social issues. This time, power and prejudice with Beatriz at Dinner.
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Most of us can appreciate the power of music. It can make us happy. Talk to us when we’re sad. Help us escape, and connect through lyrics. Regardless of our personal taste, we all have songs we related to. Some really bring us back, take us on a trip down memory lane. Sometimes I can almost cue the visceral connection point at the precise cue in a song, where I know I will get chills, flashbacks, or feel my eyes fill up.
Then I remembered a great movie I had the pleasure of showing in LA a few years ago, Alive Inside, where music literally helps Alzheimer’s patients recover lost memories, by triggering happier times. CLICK HERE to read full blog.
Take the Eco Film Challenge!
SPRING SHOWCASE - Environment
Filmmaking for Change kicks off podcast!
Outlier Filmmaking: With Chris Brown
BOOK SIGNINGS ANNOUNCED IN LOS ANGELES!
Recognizing that film is the most powerful form of social and political activism, you will learn the keys to unlock the powers of Filmmaking for Change, from story ideas to production, film festivals through distribution.
Filmmakers can broaden their audiences and create powerful learning experiences for hundreds of thousands of students who might not otherwise see a particular film. This book helps to provide resources to filmmakers looking to impact both teaching and learning in the classroom.
Joanne Ashe, founding director www.Journeysinfilm.org
We believe in the power of film to inspire social change. With this book, emerging filmmakers now have a resource to help them develop engaging stories and tools to help activate audiences around the world.
David Linde, CEO, Participant Media
RECENT BOOK SIGNINGS
January 16 - Pages (Manhattan Beach) 7:00 pm
January 27 - Redondo Bch Public Library 11:00 am
February 15 - Book Soup (W. Hollywood) 7:00 pm
February 24 - Hennessey & Ingalls (Downtown LA) 4-6 pm