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One of the first questions I get at screenings of "All The Rage" is, "How's your back?", or "Are you healed?" My response is generally something along the lines of, "I'm much better but I have this disease called being human and I haven't fully recovered from that yet." Healing is a journey that does not end. There is always...

Both times that I have attended the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival I have made hundreds of images both on the way there- and on the way back. - Both times I have had overnight layovers at Heathrow on the way back that required me to get a cheap hotel. The first time I stayed in an area under threat of...

PROLOGUE This is a post about ritual, health, belief, and systems in general. Often, those outside a system have the kind of perspective that allows them to spot the flaws or anomalies within a system, while those who exist within it are often "willfully blind" to these problems. The case of Enron is a good example. To anyone who looked under...

A few weeks ago I was in Chicago showing All The Rage at the Gene Siskel Center. Having seen our film too many times, I ducked next door into a screening of "Jane", the documentary about Jane Goodall. There were several themes in the film that dovetailed with a lot of what I have been thinking about science, culture, and...

We moved from Brooklyn to North Carolina over 4 years ago. It seems like yesterday and forever. We came back this week to discuss our film "Battle for Brooklyn" with a freshman class of business school students. The next day we had screenings of our films "Half-Cocked" and "Radiation". The screenings were amazing. I don't do much street photography in North...

Cake Sleepyhead from rumur on Vimeo. I have a lot going on right now. I'm trying to juggle promoting old films, and newer films, restoring older films and records, and presenting semi-old films, while at the same time trying to start new ones. I'm also trying to deal with some photo stuff, some travel, and being a parent. Due to this...

[caption id="attachment_21631" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Dr Sarno on one of his last days at work.[/caption] Every time we make a film we have to believe that it will reach people and have an impact. Each of our last 3 films has taken a decade or more to make. Some of that time was simply hitting a stall, having to work on something...

I just went to Chicago for a few days to show All The Rage and had a blast making pictures. I walked about 15 miles in 3 days and spent some time meditating and reading in my brother's completely empty apartment. He lives in NY and the apartment is for sale. It currently has two beds, a chair and unbelievable...

My mind often wanders in ways that surprise me. Often times when I’m in a half dream state, I’ll write whole articles in my mind, aware that if I shift my attention enough to commit these thoughts to paper, they’ll disappear. In the end, only shreds and shards move through my fingers, to the keys, to the glowing screen. It’s...

I have a twin brother. We are fraternal twins, which means that we are no more genetically similar than any other siblings. However, we did have a shared experience of the womb, we grew up in the same social and cultural milieu, and our shared childhood experiences created a unique familial bond. At the same time, we have made distinctly...

Last night, just before I shut off my computer, a music writer who I have corresponded with for over 25 years sent me a picture of this press letter I had sent him in 1994. It's not the most "professional" of letters, and while I'm 25 years older, I'm not sure I've become much more professional. During the night, I...