Tuesday, January 29, 2008

We Played Marbles

World Premiere
Our documentary, We Played Marbles: Remembering a Stolen Childhood, a Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Film, Directed and Produced by me and Jennie Reinish, debuted at The Santa Barbara Film Festival on Saturday, January 26th.
It was a very emotional day, checkered with challenge and lit by loved ones.
Stella, Stan, Erika, Helga, Margaret, Fred, Maria, Jennie

The screening of the movie was followed by a Q & A where the Holocaust Survivors highlighted in the film answered questions from the audience. These people are so gracefully eloquent. I was in awe and I am honored to know them.
Amy, Joey, Ruthie, Sidney, Trish, Lee Jay
Jennie and her Dad, Dick Reinish

It was a Rainbow Day which means, everything is going to be OK. Meredith, Ian, Myra and Rainbow.
Jennie and Me on the stage

Craig Smith and Ron at the press breakfast

On a very nervous day, photographic proof that I was bold enough to take a picture of Billy Baldwin at the press breakfast

Me and Ron on a break by the break water

For stress relief, I made this movie. It makes you feel like you can fly, because with the right equipment, you can.

Be well and safe!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Film in Festival

We Played Marbles
Our film, "We Played Marbles: Remembering a Stolen Childhood" will enjoy its World Premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Saturday, January 26th, 7pm at the Marjorie Luke Theatre.

It is a Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Film, Produced and Directed by me and Jennie Reinish and this experience has been rich and full.

Stateside Standup
Our new weekly, Santa Barbara standup comedy show is called Stateside Standup and it's at the very posh and plush, Stateside Restaurant and Lounge, 1114 State Street at 9pm every Tuesday. The crowds have been huge and if you think I'm exaggerating, allow my camera phone evidence to convince you otherwise.
Adam Hunter on stage at Stateside
Ben Gleib on stage at Stateside
Life Adventures
SLO is not just a misspelled speed, it's what locals call San Luis Obispo and we went there to visit new and old friends. Please enjoy photos I took with an actual camera.

Ron and Me
Anita. Too young for a Cell phone?
Diana and Sheila

Lea and Ron
There's one pretty much every night. This was one of them.

Be Safe and Well