Month: May 2020

Wkend Updates: TIFF Stay-At-Home Cinema & Coachella 2020

5.30.2020 Two final weekend updates for you to soak up. Another TIFF Stay-At-Home Cinema and Coachella… Credit source: TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival)       The Weekly What’s on — starting May 29 tiff.net June 2   7pm EDT Parasite with Sharon Choi & Tom Quinn An Oscar-winning, history-making film so great it deserves two guests You might know Sharon Choi as: the person beside director Bong Joon-ho when he accepted all four of Parasite’s Oscars (including Best Director and Best Picture) the interpreter and filmmaker the world fell in love with after her appearance on The Tonight Show the subject of a Guardian piece and a Twitter marriage proposal Join Choi, along with the co-founder of NEON — Parasite’s North American distributor — Tom Quinn, before streaming this upstairs-downstairs masterpiece on Crave. 7pm EDT – Virtual Q&A with interpreter Sharon Choi, distributor Tom Quinn, and TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head Cameron Bailey on tiff.net, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. 7:30pm EDT – Log in to Crave to revisit the first non-English-language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Not a subscriber? Crave is providing one month of free access for any new, direct-to-consumer subscribers in Canada! This film …

Wkend Updates: Online Art Competition

5.30.2020 Afternoon everyone! I have a few things to share with you today. First, I received an email from Ms. Carolina Corilo, Competition Coordinator for New York Art Competition (NYAC) and she sent me this email, along with this press release listed below.      Inspiration from Isolation  Online Fine Art CompetitionYour FREE opportunity to inspire the world! Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the FREE art competition ‘Inspiration from Isolation’. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure and promote their career. Inspired by the spirit of our founder, Miki Stiles, Agora Gallery is responding to the challenge faced by artists during these unprecedented times. We are creating an opportunity for everyone to engage on a digital platform. According to Gallery Director Sabrina Gilbertson, “We were all stunned by the Coronavirus and thrown into a confusing new state of existence. Artists are home, disconnected from their regular daily lives and we’ve had to close our doors. These are strange times indeed but out …

MidWk Update: See Me & Art Saves Humanity

5.27.2020 Good Afternoon all, just one mid-week update for today, but don’t worry more will come this weekend. For those who are interested, See Mee and Art Save Humanity have a live-streamed event coming this evening. Take a look… If your interested go to this link: http://www.artsaveshumanity.com/live-events. More to come in June. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be safe, be healthy, be blessed.    Featured and other images: See/Me & Art Saves Humanity    

Creative Close-Up: The Return of the Drive-In Theater

5.26.2020 A drive-in theater or drive-in cinema is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand, and a large parking area for automobiles. Within this enclosed area, customers can view movies from the privacy and comfort of their cars. Wikipedia The drive-in is making a comeback…all thanks to COVID-19. We love to watch Netflix and chill, but let’s face it, we want to get out and watch a movie and the drive-in movie theater is the best way to do it. Since the virus outbreak a couple of months ago, all activity stopped completely, even movie theaters. There hasn’t been a box office report in the past few months. We do have newly released films coming to our homes.  Honestly, after being stuck in our homes, people want to just get out and do something. According to a report from CNN‘s Chauncey Alcorn, in recent weeks, outdoor cinemas are popping up all over the country. From the same report below… Local small business owners who have been forced to shut down operations to comply with Covid-19-related social …

MidWk Update: Art Saves Humanity & Artsy Shark Deadline

5.21.2020 Good Morning again…just two more things to drop on you. This was brought to my attention, first, we have SeeMe‘s Art Saves Humanity event and then the feature artist deadline from Artsy Shark. Credit source: SeeMe ART SAVES HUMANITY LIVE EXHIBITION & EVENTS to BENEFIT ARTISTS SAVE THE DATE: MAY 21st 5 – 7 pm US est Stay up-to-date on Exhibition Events & Special Programming YOU’RE INVITED TO   ART SAVES HUMANITY   MAY 21 2020 WE ASKED ARTISTS TO SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVE ON THE HUMAN CONDITION & ART THAT INSPIRES COURAGE, HOPE, PROVOCATION & ACTION   Proceeds from Art Saves Humanity will provide seed money for the Arts Saves Humanity Relief Fund to support emergent artists via grants, working spaces, group exhibitions, and resources BE IN THE KNOW: – Talks, Trends, Performance, & more – Curated by our panel of renowned art world advocates & entrepreneurs: – Jerry Saltz, critic at New York Magazine – Marine Tanguy, CEO/founder at MT Art Agency – Ariel Adkins, curator at Twitter – Poppy Simpson, curatorial leader at Meural …

More MidWk Update: The Snyder Cut is Coming!

5.21.2020 Good Morning! I just couldn’t keep this to myself…we are finally getting the Snyder Cut of Justice League. Yes, you read it right, we are getting the Justice League that should’ve been released in 2017. You’re probably thinking…What took so long? As you can remember, Zack Snyder, who directed the film, had to leave the project due to family tragedy, so Joss Wheadon took over. Great idea, but it wasn’t enough. The film debuted in November 2017 to a sluggish box office. Then Henry Cavill‘s hideous upper lip fiasco, and other stuff we don’t want to remember. The good news is that the film will be coming to HBO MAX in 2021. I’ve read this from The Hollywood Reporter. Here is a small paragraph from the article.  “HBO Max will debut the project in 2021 — possibly in a four-hour director’s cut or in six TV-style “chapters” — as the helmer gets the gang back together with the original postproduction crew to score, cut and finish visual effects.” To read the rest of the …

MidWk Update: TV & Theater updates…

5.20.2020 Hello again…Hope everyone is doing alright. We are diving into tv and I’m just catching up. Ruby Rose has exit the CW’s Batwoman…I haven’t watched the show nor do I care about it, but this is a surprise. I was wondering how Mr. H Reviews thinks and his response is priceless… That, in my opinion, was the only thing going on with television, now let’s get on with theater. National Live Theater has another great play coming tomorrow on their YouTube channel, this time with Vic Young’s A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson. Take a look at this clip… This might be up my alley! You can watch it tomorrow at 2:00pm on their YouTube channel. Put that on your To-D0 List. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be safe, be healthy, be blessed. Image source: Wallpaper Access