El cine dominicano ha estado en crecimiento en los últimos años y las producciones cinematográficas de calidad han estado llenando las salas de cines de la República Dominicana, es por ello que para hacerle honor a la industria del cine del país y a todos los involucrados, llega la 2.ª edición del Festival de Cine Dominicano RD (FestCineRD), en el cual se estarán proyectando alrededor de 70 películas que serán presentadas durante una semana en los cines de Caribbean Cinemas del centro comercial Galerías 360 en Santo Domingo, Santiago y San Juan de la Maguana. .
El fundador y director del festival, Armando Guareño anunció que la apertura del mismo estará a cargo con la premier mundial de la película “La otra Penélope”, del director Bladimir Abud, y protagonizada por Frank Perozo, Mariela Encarnación y Masiel Taveras, de igual forma como estrenos mundiales y en competencia oficial, se encuentra la producción “Resguardo” dirigida y protagonizada por Juan Ramón Martínez, Dayana Gazette, Karelin Nicol Garcia, Juan Carlos Pichardo y Saul Martinez. Como novedad se estrenaran diez cortometrajes locales y competirán en las sección “Hecho aquí”, los cuales tendrán a su cargo el cierre del FestCineRD.
100 Greatest Directors: #58: Max Ophuls (1902-1957, Germany-France-USA)
Picture #1: Ophuls
#2: Divine (1935)
#3: Yoshiwara (1937)
#4: Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
#5: La Ronde (1950)
#6: Le Plaisir (1952)
#7-8: The Earrings of Madame De...(1953)
#9-10: Lola Montès (1955)
“The overworked word “sublime” might have been invented to describe the films of Ophüls, who, during his initial tenure as a theatre critic, called one of his magazine essays “The Pleasure of Seeing” — a title that summons the visual delight his cinema was designed to supply.
The sheer opulence of Ophüls’ cinema, his fondness of ornate narratives, baroque camera movement, and elaborate mise en scène, initially diminished his reputation, as puritanism dictates that profundity and artifice are mutually exclusive. Condescended to as a confectionist, his swirling Viennese style treated as Sacher mit schlag (even when the torte was tartened by mordant irony), Ophüls was generally seen as a master of the insubstantial. Such was not the case, however, for the young critics of Cahiers du Cinéma, who championed Ophüls’ work and asserted his moral gravity and formal mastery. He was, for François Truffaut, the paragon of the auteur: an artist who maintained an exemplary moral and aesthetic independence, and imposed his personal ‘signature’ on films made in often inimical conditions in various countries and systems of production...such a range of works from such disparate periods in Ophüls’career can be convincingly touted as his greatest attests to the unity and the continuity of his vision. Ophüls’ late films have been described as achieving ‘a perfect balance between the classic and the Baroque to deliver his vision of the human condition as both deeply tragic and terribly superficial’”—James Quandt, The Sublime Cinema of Max Ophüls (Retrospective TIFF Cinematheque)
There’s a temptation to make life on social media look, well, Instagrammable (ya know, pretty and perfect). and to become "instafamous". But most often following your dreams is about the unglamorous hustle.
It’s doing the sweaty, make-it-work, smile in the midst of chaos WERK.
While I post curated photos on social media about branding, producing, speaking, don't get the "sizzle" part, but miss the steak.
The meat of building your brand and business is doing the things other people won’t.
They won’t wake up early, but you will.
They won’t take full responsibility, but you will.
They won’t grind silently behind the scenes, but you will.
Sometimes following your dreams looks like doing your makeup last minute, having consulting calls on the freeway while eating breakfast, and—sometimes—it looks like giving sweaty hugs and apologizing for it.
But when you do what you love, the hustle is worth every minute. Hey , Hustler, tell me I’m not alone...
INFECTION thumbnails - conceptualized 8 years ago upon moving to the East Coast from the West. I was inspired by the remote house and wooded area me and my family moved to. I instantly started purchasing 8mm cameras off eBay and buying 8mm film only to find out that many sellers were selling non-working cameras at the time and I couldn’t find anyone to service them. I also bought the chemicals to self-process, but nothing was working out and the information wasn’t really out there like it is now, so I gave up feeling defeated. I guess the point of this is to let you know to hold onto your ideas, write them down, sketch them, or record some notes because you never know if can or will use them. Also, thanks for coming with me on this journey, it means a lot and I hope I can get a solid story and film out there for you all to enjoy! ✌🏽
Robbin Williams was definitely a rare soul who could see and speak into many peoples dreams. He united the suffering world & spoke to the simple heart. A familiar feeling. I feel you in spirit, and in the aether. One of his best sayings resonating with me.