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These are fun people to follow on twitter …
THE DAILY NOTEBOOK @thedailyMUBI
> Film news and tips throughout the day, every day.
ERROL MORRIS @errolmorris
> documentary filmmaker
ROTTEN TOMATOES @rottentomatoes
> Unite the critics, inform the world.
4. Judd Apatow
Twitter has become an immediate, collaborative tool for many filmmakers on and off the set. To help write jokes for his speech at the Producers Guild Awards, Judd Apatow hit up his community of followers. Apatow (“Bridesmaids,” 2011, “Knocked Up,” 2007) included this joke from @omitofo: “Inception is really about Hollywood. Everyone’s constantly trying to ruin your dreams so they can make a buck.” Follow Apatow on Twitter (@JuddApatow) and tell him a joke. If you’re lucky, he may just use your creation to amuse and entertain others.
Freedom Riders | PBS
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
* This documentary recently played to a sold out crowd in DC * Now, Everyone can watch and enjoy. PBS has a great interactive website and WATCH entire film online FREE ! *
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Doc & a Drink is going to the “Our City Film Festival”. Our first stop is the opening night party tomorrow (Saturday). It’s open to the public — Join us!
It’s at RFD’s (810 7th St, NW) and everyone knows RFD’s has an excellent beer selection. Katy and I will be interviewing some of the local documentary filmmakers. It’s going to be a blast. It’s only 12.00 and all the money from the festival goes back into the organization. Buy your tickets online – they will sell out! See you there (8-11pm).
**** Celebrate the opening of the film festival with filmmakers and VIPs.
Enjoy beer specials, great raffle give-aways, and performances by
Grammy nominee, Arts and Humanities Council of Washington grantee
and subject of past OCFF film, Blue Line…
Then – this Sunday – is the main event. The films are all about D.C. The festival is only on Sunday, at The Goethe Institute (812 7th St, NW). For ticket information and a full schedule check the website: http://www.yachad-dc.org/Home.shtml
AND – just added — is the closing event with the D.C Cupcake Girls…
Georgetown Cupcakes’ Sophie and Katherine will be special guests,
screening TLC’s Second Season of DC Cupcakes,Our City
hosting a Q&A, and cupcake decorating contest at the finale.
5 out of 5 Cheers.
The premise for the new Joaquin Phoenix doc entitled I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix, has leaked to the press. The verdict: It’s a hoax! Last spring – he ran around town like a crazy person. His actions only be explained as “bizarre”. To top off the weirdness was the cameras following him around – headed by his brother-in-law Casey Afflack.
Plot Points : The film shows Phoenix snorting cocaine, having sex with prostitutes and simply falling apart in his quest to land a record deal. It shows him meeting with Sean Combs in a desperate plea to get him to produce his record album.
Best Review in One Sentence:
“According to the Los Angeles Times, those present at the screening were baffled by the on-screen weirdness (including a bizarre scene involving human feces and lots of male frontal nudity).”
2nd Best Review in One Sentence:
“This thing is starting to sound less like a Joaquin Pheonix mockumentary and more like a Nick Cannon biopic.”
COCAINE – RAP STARS – PROSTITUTES – AND FECES – WHO DOESN’T WANT TO SEE THAT?
4 out of 5 Cheers – Live it Up!
- becky beamer
I ran across this article on Life Hacker about Pairing Beer with your food.
Here is the cheat sheet:
- Pale Ales – Salads, light appetizers, fish and seafood
- India Pale Ales (IPAs) – IPAs can stand up to a little more richness and flavor. They can go well with things like pulled pork, pizza, and fried chicken, as well as lighter salads and seafood dishes. And if you like heat, try an IPA with spicy food – the hoppiness really pumps up the spice quotient!
- Hefeweizens and Wheat Beers – Fruit dishes, dinner salads, grain salads, and desserts made with warm spices (cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg).
- Amber Ales – Ambers are a good middle-of-the-road beer and go well with just about anything: burgers, grilled cheese, roast chicken, soups and stews
- Stouts and Porters – Barbecue, stews, braised dishes – any kind of meat dish, really. Also rich desserts with chocolate and espresso flavors.
For the full article – go to : LIFEHACKER ARTICLE
—- becky beamer