SOY NERO follows the story of Nero Maldonado, an undocumented teenager raised in South Central Los Angeles. After several failed attempts to cross the border without papers, he finally succeeds. Once back in Los Angeles, he realizes the difficulty of leading a regular life as an illegal immigrant. Nero enlists in the US Army as
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Coming Tuesday, September 26, 2017, KXLU Los Angeles proudly presents Center Stage with Mark Gordon featuring special guest award-winning filmmaker Rafi Pitts. He will be in studio talking about his latest film SOY NERO, which shines a light on the plight of the 'green card soldier' in America. SOY NERO opens theatrically on September 29,
Tonight on Center Stage, I will be playing tracks from a fantastic new CD JEAN-MICHEL BERNARD PLAYS LALO SCHIFRIN. I play the first track from the CD, the theme from the hit television show Mannix, and I'm hooked. My ears fill with music that transports me back to the days of smoke-filled nightclubs, martinis, and
Amanda Kernell came Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about her new film SAMI BLOOD. The film follows Elle Marja, a 14 year old Sámi girl. She lives a quiet life in the mountains herding reindeer with her family. All that changes when she is taken from her village and sent to a boarding
John C. Clark came Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about making the film A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE, a homoerotic Evangelical exorcism movie. The film has been awarded the Best LGBT Film award from the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. The interview was originally broadcast Tuesday, February 14, 2017 on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9
Scott Wilson came Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about his work on the film IN COLD BLOOD as well as his career working as an actor for some of Hollywood's most distinguished filmmaker including, Norman Jewison, John Frankenheimer, Philip Kaufman, Richard Brooks and William Peter Blatty. The interview originally aired Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Three-time Emmy® Award-winning news producer and filmmaker Matt Schrader came Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about his latest film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY. The film features some of the most celebrated names in film music including, Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman,
Brian Knappenberger came Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about his latest documentary Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press which examines how big money can silence media through legal means. The film opens with the trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media which pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press. Nobody
Mike Mendez veteran horror filmmaker, came Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about his latest horror film DON’T KILL IT. It tells the story of an ancient evil that is unleashed in a small Mississippi town leaving a trail of death and destruction as it passes from host to host. The only
Concert Pianist and Composer Starr Parodi came Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about her latest project "The Heart of Frida," the highly anticipated follow up to her debut solo piano album, "Common Places." The interview was originally broadcast Tuesday, September 27, 2016 on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM. Honored as Solo Piano Album of the