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Here we are once again, boot strapping a film into the river of distribution on a raft that keeps taking on water. We launch "All The Rage" at Cinema Village next week, and as usual, we are doing everything ourselves. Not only do we have to make the films, but we have to make all the distribution materials,...

[caption id="attachment_21050" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] While in San Francisco I went for a couple of long runs. One one I captured this image from the top of a hill.[/caption] This past weekend we had three profoundly moving screenings in San Francisco. With each event the sense that this film can bring about real change grows. We surprised everyone by filling the Roxie theater...

Yesterday I was on my way to San Francisco to present two films as the SF Docfest. I happened to be sitting next to an older gentleman, Herbert Reichlin. He was reading the MENSA magazine and we discussed the letters section in which 4 different people had profoundly different responses to an article in the previous issue in which the...

I recently re-subscribed to the New Yorker. I hadn't renewed a few years ago because I had gotten overwhelmed by issues piling up on the back of the toilet. However, I came to miss the writing and the connection to what's "happening," culturally-speaking. When the 25 dollar subscription offer came for the 10th time, I decided I couldn't refuse....

Over the last couple of years, I have focused a lot of energy on learning to respond to situations rather than react to them. Our reactions are seemingly "automatic," but they are based on programming; on our learned experience and our genetic pre-disposition. For example, if there's a loud sound, one person might react with fright while another might respond...