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Mark Johnston and Mark Ryan Wine in the Middle East

2022-09-22T18:03:26+00:00By |Center Stage|

Mark Johnston and Mark Ryan discuss WINE AND WAR, a documentary about the history of winemaking in Lebanon and the resilience of the Lebanese entrepreneurial spirit seen through the lens of war and instability. The film will have its virtual theatrical release at Laemmle Theaters on October 9th and available at www.wineandwar.com. All proceeds from […]

Sherrida Woodley QUICK FALL OF LIGHT

2022-09-22T18:10:22+00:00By |Center Stage|

Sherrida Woodley talks about her award-winning novel Quick Fall of LightSet during a bird flu epidemic, a woman vows to protect a passenger pigeon whose secret existence will determine humankind’s future.

The book’s inspiration came from her experience working in a pathology lab in the mid-1990s. She saw how environmental destruction and […]

Eric Merola THE ANDORRA HUSTLE

2022-09-22T18:12:46+00:00By |Center Stage|

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Eric Merola talks about his latest film, THE ANDORRA HUSTLE, a documentary about a private bank closure in Andorra, meant to destroy the Catalonian Independence Movement. THE ANDORRA HUSTLE left dozens facing prison time for money laundering crimes that never existed and scores of innocent families losing […]

Dan Partland #UNFIT: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DONALD TRUMP

2022-09-22T18:14:43+00:00By |Center Stage|

Dan Partland talks about his latest film #UNFIT: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DONALD TRUMP. The film features a group of mental health professionals who have studied Trump’s behavior over the last several years and present a compelling case that Donald Trump is a malignant narcissist and unfit to be President of the United States of […]

Chris Foggin FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS

2022-09-22T18:39:37+00:00By |Center Stage|

Chris Foggin talks about making the heartwarming film FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS. Based on a true story, the film follows a group of singing fishermen who get discovered by a music producer who takes the fishermen from a small Cornish village to international fame.

Chris Foggin grew up in Durham, a small town in the North-East of England.  He […]

Tom Shepard UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA

2022-09-22T18:49:24+00:00By |Center Stage|

Tom Shepard talks about his latest documentary UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in America. The film looks at the plight of LGBTQ refugees and asylum-seekers who are forced to flee their homeland because of violence and persecution, often at the hands of homophobic family members. 

Tom Shepard: In 2014, I started researching […]

Vampires, Gangsters, and Chet Baker—Welcome to Bruce McDonald’s DREAMLAND

2022-09-22T18:52:21+00:00By |Center Stage, Directors, Film|

Bruce McDonald is one of Canada’s most original filmmakers. His latest movie features a narcissist, a hitman, a vampire, and Chet Baker. Sound Bizarre? Well, get ready to enter the world of Dreamland.

Mark Gordon: how would you best describe Dreamland?

Bruce McDonald: well, you know, it’s a strange one. I would […]

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