Dedication pays off in On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone shows how dedicated director/producer Michael Rubenstone is when it comes to meeting the hard-to-find Sly Stone. Rubenstone paves the road in 2001 when he finds himself unhappy in New York and moves to Los Angeles to find acting work, listening to Sly and the Family Stone on the road trip.  Rubenstone lands a few small acting roles in LA but turns to seek out the reclusive…

"Dedication pays off in On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone"

Dim the Fluorescents: A Below-the-Radar Indie Film

The winner of Slamdance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature, Dim The Fluorescents is a below-the-radar film that shows us the working relationship between an artist and a playwright. Daniel Warth directs his first feature film from a screenplay he wrote with Miles Barstead.  The cast features Claire Armstrong, Naomi Skwarna, Andreana Callegarini-Gradzik, Brendan Hobin, Clare McConnell, and Todd Graham. The film follows actress Audrey (Armstrong) and playwright Lillian (Skwarna).  They aren’t…

"Dim the Fluorescents: A Below-the-Radar Indie Film"

Future ’38: A Love Letter to 1930s and 40s Screwball Comedies

A love letter to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, Future ’38 is a throwback screwball worth seeing. Written and directed by Carmen Sandiego veteran Jamie Greenberg, the film stars Betty Gilpin, Nick Westrate, Robert John Burke, Ethan Phillips, Sophie von Haselberg, and Ilana Becker. The film starts with Neil deGrasse Tyson introducing us to a lost film from 1938.  He talks about the science behind the movie and what they got right.…

"Future ’38: A Love Letter to 1930s and 40s Screwball Comedies"