Posts tagged “films”
May 3, 2011
Of all the things you expect to read this isn’t one of them. Deadline has reported that Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven has been attempting to get an adaptation of his co-written [sic] book Jesus of Nazareth off the ground. The report says that he and his reps have been trying to raise financing for about a year and a half, this is a project clearly that’s very close to his heart.
Shockingly for Verhoeven, the book was cited as a very controversial work and attempted to look at the character of Jesus differently, he has said:
If you look at the man, it’s clear you have a person who was completely innovative in the field of ethics. My own passion for Jesus came when I started to realize that. It’s not about miracles, it’s about a new set of ethics, an openness towards the world, which was anathema in a Roman-dominated world.
October 13, 2009Now available for free online, enjoy Clayton Patterson's 2008 documentary, Captured, featuring footage from the Lower East Side from 1979 to 1997, and the perfect companion to Patterson's Captured, the definitive LES anthology from Seven Stories Press.
September 9, 2009From the September/October issue of The History Channel Magazine: Author, historian, teacher, activist, and now television producer Dr. Howard Zinn is a man on a mission. He wants Americans to recognize the power of protest in shaping their country’s history. Along with executive producers Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Josh Brolin, and Anthony Arnove, he is moving his message from high schools and college campuses to film and, later this year, to HISTORY.
June 3, 2009
Barry Gifford will be reading from his newest work, Imagination of the Heart, at the Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn. The reading will be followed by a screening of David Lynch’s adaptation of Gifford’s novel Wild at Heart. June 3rd, 7:30p, Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr Street between Irving and Wyckoff, Brooklyn, NYC. $5 admission.
April 30, 2009
April 30, 11:45a to 4p.
11:45a to 2p: Film Screening: The Old Garden (Dir. Im Sang Soo, 2007.) Ana-Maria and Stephen-Kellen Auditorium, 2 West 13th Street.
2p to 4p: Discussion with Hwang Sok Yong. Room 1204, 2 West 13th Street.
This event is co-sponsored by Foreign Language Program (The New School), Asian Studies Program (CUNY), and Seven Stories Press.
For a printable flyer for this event, click here.
April 16, 2009The People Speak, the documentary based on Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove's Voices of a People's History, will premiere on History in 2009.
March 4, 2009An op-ed by Alexandra Marshall in Monday's Boston Globe asks: why, when critics favored the filmed version of François Bégaudeau's The Class to win the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, did the Academy pass it by? And more importantly: why, when politicians and civic leaders promise that education will be one of their top priorities, do they routinely pass budgets that fail to deliver on that promise?
March 3, 2009Voices of a People's History of the United States have released a trailer for the upcoming documentary "The People Speak", directed by Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove and Chris Moore.