On September 20, 1956, director William Wyler‘s Friendly Persuasion was released in theaters in the United States. Based on the book by Jessamyn West, the story revolves around a Quaker family in 1862, whose faith and belief in non-violence is tested when Confederate troops come sweeping through their land and the family must decide whether to fight or to remain complacent. The film was written by screenwriter Michael Wilson (A Place in the Sun, Planet of the Apes), and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenwriting. It wasn’t until 2002, however, that Wilson would receive legitimate recognition for his work on the film. Continue reading →
Director Denny Tedesco‘s The Wrecking Crew was originally released at SXSW in March 2008, followed by the Nashville Film and Seattle International Film Festival. The film then saw various releases at festivals around the world following the rest of 2008 and into 2009, but never actually saw a mass release for reasons unknown, although the unofficial assumption is that, given the content of the project, the rights to most of the songs were tied-up until now. Centering on The Wrecking Crew, a group of musicians who played for such acts as The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, and Sonny and Cher, the film contains archival footage and recordings of the musicians, plus interviews with the members including Lou Adler and Herb Alpert. Check your local theater listings for showtimes near you.
Former goth stripper Krystle Cole shares her experiences living in an underground LSD manufacturing lab, ducking and dodging the DEA & being a “lab rat” for new psycho active chemicals. Interesting to say the least…..at least she avoided jail time, peep the video above and stay tuned for more from Vice.
Directed by Adam Bhala Lough, The Motivation documentary is an observation of 8 pro skaters and the lives they lead; on and off the board. Ryan Sheckler, Chris Cole, Sean Malto and Paul Rodriguez are half of the amazing team of pros that will be examined throughout the documentary, take a look at the trailer above; if you like what you see click the link below to purchase the full film.