Last Saturday at the Nitrate Picture Show

When a film festival celebrates a technology, as does The Nitrate Picture Show, and it's located at the George Eastman Museum, you should expect more than just movies. Last weekend's event included two lectures by preservationists, workshops on making nitrate film, and tours of more than the nitrate vaults. I attended a Technology Collection tour, … Continue reading Last Saturday at the Nitrate Picture Show

The Nitrate Picture Show Program Announced

Like Telleride, The Nitrate Picture Show - the film festival that brought me to Rochester, NY - keeps its schedule secret until the opening morning. I now have that schedule. Here are the films we'll all be seeing: Friday: 4:30: Nitrate Shorts 7:30: Summer Interlude, a little-remembered Ingmar Bergman film from 1951. 10:00: Holiday, a classic comedy with Cary … Continue reading The Nitrate Picture Show Program Announced

RBG: The life and importance of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A- Documentary Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen Make no mistake, there's nothing objective about Betsy West and Julie Cohen's biographic documentary about the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They clearly believe that the Supreme Court's progressive hero is a rock star, a superhero, and a major bulwark protecting American democracy. I happen to … Continue reading RBG: The life and importance of Ruth Bader Ginsburg