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GRAMMY MUSEUM® ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM AND FREE ENTRY IN HONOR OF AMY WINEHOUSE EXHIBIT OPENING AND LAUNCH OF GRAMMY® WEEK EVENTS WILL CELEBRATE THE EXHIBIT OPENING OF BEYOND BLACK – THE STYLE OF AMY WINEHOUSE AND KICK-OFF GRAMMY WEEK ON JAN. 20

Article By: Marcelle - Jan• 17•20

GRAMMY MUSEUM® ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PROGRAM AND FREE ENTRY IN HONOR OF AMY WINEHOUSE EXHIBIT OPENING AND LAUNCH OF GRAMMY® WEEK

EVENTS WILL CELEBRATE THE EXHIBIT OPENING OF BEYOND BLACK – THE STYLE OF AMY WINEHOUSE AND KICK-OFF GRAMMY WEEK ON JAN. 20
WHO:
Beyond Black — The Style Of Amy Winehouse will offer a retrospective of Winehouse’s career, her biggest influences, her most iconic fashion moments, and how she — while only living to be 27 and releasing two studio albums — left an indelible mark on music, fashion and pop culture. The exhibit will also touch on how Winehouse’s untimely passing led her family to create the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which works to inspire children and young people to build their self-esteem and resilience so that they can flourish.

To celebrate the exhibit opening, Winehouse’s stylist, Naomi Parry, and Winehouse’s close friend, Catriona Gourlay, will discuss stories and the history behind these costumes at the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater as part of an exclusive members-only program on Jan. 20. The discussion will be moderated by, music journalist, Eve Barlow. Afterwards, the Museum will offer a free first-come, first-served, public launch party as a special kickoff to GRAMMY Week. The exhibit opens to the public on Jan. 17 and will run through April 13, 2020.
WHAT:
GRAMMY Museum® exclusive program for Museum members with Amy Winehouse’s stylist, Naomi Parry, and Winehouse’s close friend, Catriona Gourlay, hosted by, music journalist, Eve Barlow, followed by a free public launch party as a special kickoff to GRAMMY®Week.
WHEN:
Monday, Jan. 20
5 –6 p.m. PT: Exclusive Program for Museum Members
6 – 9 p.m. PT: Free Public Museum Entry (first come, first served)
RSVP for launch party here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-black-the-style-of-amy-winehouse-exhibit-launch-party-tickets-88753822071
WHERE:
GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90015
ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form — from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity.

For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org, “like” the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT EVE BARLOW
Eve Barlow is an LA-based freelance journalist for The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, GQ, New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Playboy and Billboard, among many others. Barlow is also a Contributing Editor at Q Magazine and was formerly NME’s Deputy Editor.

ABOUT CATRIONA GOURLAY
Catriona and Amy were close friends for many years and lived together in Camden during the period that formed the basis of the songs that became the record Back to Black.

At the time, Catriona worked locally in vintage shops on Camden high street and in the Stables market. This heavily influenced Amy from a stylistic point of view; her look began to reflect the girls she was spending time with, eventually becoming the signature-recognized silhouette associated with her.

Professionally, Catriona is a recruiter for the Music industry. In addition to her full time role, Catriona works closely with the Amy Winehouse Foundation on the ‘Amy’s Yard’ program whose aim is to support the personal development of disadvantaged young people through music.

ABOUT NAOMI PARRY
Naomi is a London-based creative director and costume designer.

She has over a decade of experience spanning music, TV, film and advertising with many high-profile clients – most notably Amy Winehouse who she worked with on all major appearances and performances from 2006 culminating in the creation of her bespoke final tour wardrobe in 2011.

Tired of the constant stream of negative press surrounding Amy, with so much focus on her demise and little on her many achievements, she set up the multi-platform project ‘Beyond Black’ in 2019 which celebrates Amy as a cultural icon. With a series of exhibitions running between 2020 and 2021 to mark the 10 years since her passing, she also spearheads other projects utilizing her and the estate’s private collections to continue Amy’s legacy and raise awareness for The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
CONTACTS

Jasmine Lywen-Dill
Communications Manager, GRAMMY Museum
T. 213.725.5703
jlywen-dill@grammymuseum.org

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Mandarette Chinese Café Kicks-Off It’s 35th Anniversary Celebration by Announcing 4 New Signature Fall Menu Items

Article By: Marcelle - Jan• 14•20

Mandarette Chinese Café
Kicks-Off It’s 35th Anniversary Celebration by
Announcing 4 New Signature Fall Menu Items

Hollywood, CA. —————- Mandarette Chinese Café has been serving up clean, fresh, delicious traditional Chinese Cuisine with a modern twist in West Hollywood for 35 years. To help ring in their 35th anniversary they are announcing new fall menu items. Best known for its strawberry shrimp, but Mandarette Chinese Café offers a mix of traditional and modern Chinese memorable dishes.

Owner Ken Yang has been a mainstay in this Beverly Grove neighborhood for 35 years; he has nurtured his customer base and understands this area well. He says, “My customers know exactly what they will be getting and they have been coming back for more for the last 35 years. They are locals, people driving by, walking by, and tourists all hearing the praises about the great Chinese delicacies that Mandarette Chinese Café claims its own.”

About Owner Ken Yang, and The Traditions of Mandarette Chinese Café:

My family’s culinary journey started from a little town, just north of Taipei, where my father started his traditional training in the kitchen at a young age of 13. After completing the traditional culinary training from his master, he worked at various establishments in Taipei. By the age of 25, my father was discovered by a Japanese Chinese restaurant owner and invited him to go to Japan and worked as the head chef of his kitchen.

When Phillip Chiang first opened Mandarette Chinese Cafe in September 1984, my father was the head chef and partner with him at the Mandarin in Beverly Hills. He helped created all the wonderful dishes at the Mandarette Chinese Cafe. The restaurant was later sold to their family in early 1990. Over the last 35 years, Mandarette Chinese Café remains a local favorite for gathering of all occasions. Their mission is always to provide the best fresh ingredients to their customers without overpowering with sauces. You can always taste the goodness in each bite.

4 New Fall Menu Items for Mandarette Chinese Café 35th Anniversary Celebration for Customers to Enjoy:

Three Cup Chicken, Beef, Or Squid; is a classic Taiwanese dish made three ingredients; sesame oil, soy sauce and rice wine. The chicken, beef or squid is cooked in the sauce until tender before the sauce is reduced to a glaze that coats the meat.

Braised Beef Noodle Soup is the symbolic Chinese comfort food. Found all throughout China and Taiwan, Beef is slow-cooked to perfection and the broth is rich with Chinese herbs and spices. Topped with fresh spinach and scallions, it is the ultimate meal for either lunch or dinner.

Sichuan Poached Fish Fillet is a dish originated from the Sichuan cuisine. Their approach is to make the fish fillet from fresh sole and cook it with Sichuan numbing pepper, chilly pod, vegetable oil, minced garlic and other spices. It offers a good combination of tender white meat fish, crispness of the bean sprouts, hot spicy flavor of chili pepper, and a touch of numbing sensation of Sichuan pepper. It excites all the senses in your taste buds.

Aromatic Fiery Shrimps is a traditional Sichuan style spicy shrimp with Sichuan Pepper and spices. Crispy shrimp stir fried with chili pod, Sichuan pepper, minced garlic, sliced ginger and scallion over sesame oil. For the shrimp love, it is so appetizing, scrumptious, and flavorful that you will be craving its taste after you have tried it.

Also expect to find classics including Won Ton Soup, Kung Pao Shrimp and Lemon Chicken. But then be surprised – and delighted – with this popular eatery’s special modern dishes, only found here at their Beverly Grove location. There’s the delicious Crispy Strawberry Shrimp Mandarette Chinese Café Special, quick-fried shrimp served with strawberries in a sweet and spicy sauce; or check out the Lobster Noodle Mandarette Chinese Cafe Special and you’ll find lobster tail drenched in garlic sauce and served on a bed of egg noodles, lots of bang for your buck! Indulge in Mandarette’s Chinese Cafe house-made ginger ale which will guarantee to quench your thirst and take away all of the spicy goodness.

Besides Mandarettte Chinese Café’s consistently serving excellent food, any food-restricted diets can be accommodated here. With delicious vegetarian, vegan, omnivore or gluten free choices, Mandarette Chinese Café has some thing for every foodie. There are numerous Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles, but Mandarette Chinese Café is way ahead of the pack, and distinguishes itself as modern eclectic Chinese food, that is always delectable and healthy.

Whether you’re a regular customer at Mandarette Chinese Café or you are new to this super dining experience, it’s time to come in and check out their new menu items, you will be so glad you did.

Mandarette Chinese Cafe
8386 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-6115
mandarettecafe.com
Hours:
Mon.-Thur. 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Fri. 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Sat 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Sun 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM’S REUNITES THE LADIES OF KNOTS LANDING JOAN VAN ARK * MICHELE LEE * DONNA MILLS FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY Saturday, January 18th, 2020 TIME: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Article By: Marcelle - Jan• 13•20

 

THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM’S REUNITES
THE LADIES OF KNOTS LANDING
JOAN VAN ARK * MICHELE LEE * DONNA MILLS
FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY

WHAT: The Hollywood Museum’s first Lobby tribute of 2020, will reunite three remarkable leading ladies, Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee and Donna Mills, for the 40th anniversary of “Knots Landing,” unveiling costumes worn by the three series’ stars.

WHERE: The Hollywood Museum (located in the Historic Max Factor Building) 1660 N Highland Ave, Hwd CA (corner of Highland Ave and Hollywood Blvd)

WHO: Among those also attending include: Donnna Pescow (Saturday Night Fever/Angie), Anson Williams (Happy Days), Leeza Gibbons (Rose Parade Host), Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Great Wedding), George Chakiris (West Side Story), Carolyn Hennesy (GH/Jesse/True Blood), Johnny Whitaker (Family Affair), Meredith Thomas (Disconnected), Lee Purcell (Valley Girl/Carol of the Bells), Don Most (Happy Days), Billy Van Zandt (The Hughleys/Yes, Dear), Teresa Ganzel (The Toy), Diana Lansleen (Y&R/Days of Our Lives), Kate Linder (Y&R), Connor Dean (9.1.1.), Jax Malcolm (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Todd Sherry (Life In Pieces/Parks & Recreation), Elaine Ballace (The Rich & the Ruthless), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), and more

MEDIA: “Knots Landing” was one of the quintessential prime time television soap operas, airing on CBS from December 27, 1979, to May 13, 1993. A spin-off of “Dallas,” (although created prior) it was set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles and initially centered on the lives of four married couples living on the cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle. By the time of its conclusion, storylines had included rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue, and criminal investigations; and it had became onne of the longest-running primetime dramas on U.S. television as was “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza.”

“Knots Landing” was created by David Jacobs in conjunction with producer Michael Filerman. While it’s a spin-off of “Dallas,” the concept predates that series, and was rebuffed by CBS. Jacobs then created “Dallas,” which the network accepted and premiered in 1978. After “Dallas” became a hit, Jacobs was then able to adapt “Knots Landing” as a spin-off series by way of incorporating characters introduced in the parent series.

Though not as popular in the ratings, at first, as “Dallas,” “Knots Landing” eventually outlasted it and garnered much critical acclaim. This can be attributed, in part, to more dramatic storylines and the gradual inclusion of newer characters to interact with the original cast. By the 1988-89 season, “Knots Landing” was ahead of “Dallas” in the ratings.

In 1997, much of the cast reunited for a two-part mini-series entitled “Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac.” In 2005, they reunited again for the non-fiction special “Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again,” in which the cast reminisced about their time on the show.

SPECIAL GUESTS:

DONNA MILLS: After spending a year studying drama at the University of Illinois, she made her way to New York, where she landed an understudy role in Woody Allen’s play, “Don’t Drink the Water”. Her first television role was on the daytime soap opera The Secret Storm (1954) in 1966. The next year, she made her film debut in the hard-hitting drama The Incident (1967). In 1971, she co-starred in the popular thriller Play Misty for Me (1971). Donna made guest appearances on top-rated series throughout the seventies and carved a niche for herself in made-for-TV movies. In 1980, she joined the cast of the primetime soap Knots Landing (1979) as wicked Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner. After a successful nine-year tenure, Donna left the show to pursue other projects. She continued to headline a range of television films, several of which she produced, often highlighting important social issues. These including Outback Bound (1988), The World’s Oldest Living Bridesmaid (1990), Runaway Father (1991), In My Daughter’s Name (1992) and My Name Is Kate (1994). More recently, she’s had a recurring role on General Hospital, winning an Emmy for her role.

MICHELE LEE: Shortly after she appeared on Broadway, she began making a number of guest appearances on television, most notably The Danny Kaye Show and her career was off to a firing start. She made her movie debut with the film How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, followed by The Comic, co-starring Dick Van Dyke and starring as Secretary Carole Bennett in the best movie of 1970, The Love Bug. The producers of “Knots Landing” introduced Lee to the series and became #1 for the next 13 seasons. By 1982, she was nominated for one Emmy Award and had won the Soap Opera Digest Award, three times. She starred opposite Valerie Harper in the Broadway play “Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” in New York and returned to the big screen to play Ben Stiller’s mother in Along Came Polly.

JOAN VAN ARK: Van Ark began her professional career at the Minneapolis Guthrie Theater in Moliere’s “The Miser”, opposite Hume Cronyn and Zoe Caldwell. That was followed by “Death of a Salesman” at the Guthrie with both Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. After a season at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., Joan was cast in the national touring company of “Barefoot in the Park”, directed by Mike Nichols, recreating the role in London and later on Broadway. She earned a Tony nomination for her performance in “The School for Wives” and won the Theater World Award for “The Rules of the Game”. She is perhaps best known for her role as “Valene Ewing” beginning on Dallas (1978) and then on the spin-off series, Knots Landing (1979). During the 13 seasons as “Val”, she earned six nominations and two Soap Opera Digest Awards for Best Actress and continues to work regularly and is married to her high school sweetheart, John Marshall, a former award-winning TV newsman, who now heads an on-line news service.

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM: The Hollywood Museum is the Official Museum of Hollywood, located in the historic Max Factor Building, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation showcasing more than 10,000 Authentic Show Business Treasures, spotlighting 100 years of Hollywood history – from the Silents to Talkies, to Hollywood’s Golden Era, Film Noir, Television and its Pioneer Years, through the rebellious 60s, special effects 70s, evolving 80s, involved 90s, technological 2000s, and beyond to current day heartthrobs! The Hollywood Museum’s exhibits showcase the best in film, network and cable television, and new digital platforms featuring iconic and fan favorites! The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building is the Official Museum of Hollywood and offers visitors the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world – featuring the glamour of Hollywood legends and stars – past, present and in the making. The Hollywood Museum offers one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, stars’ car collections, personal artifacts, posters, and memorabilia from favorite stars, films and TV shows. Located in the heart of Hollywood, at the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave, just steps from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Museum has been named the #1 top tourist attraction in Hollywood by LA Weekly, and one of the “Top 10” Museums in LA by the LA Tourism and Convention Board and Trip Advisor.

Photo Credit: Bill Dow

Joan Van Ark, Donelle Dadigan, Michele Lee and Donna Mills

REGULAR HOURS: Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm TICKETS: $15 Adults: $12 Seniors (62+): $12 for students with ID and $5 Children under 5.
ADDRESS: 1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90028
MUSEUM INFO: www.TheHollywoodMuseum.com or Tel: (323) 464-7776
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Cinematic Red…A Full Service Public RELATIONS  COMPANY IS PROUD TO PRESENT IN THE SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL 3 VERY SPECIAL FILMS.

Article By: Marcelle - Jan• 11•20

Cinematic Red…A Full Service Public RELATIONS  COMPANY IS PROUD TO PRESENT IN THE SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL 3 VERY SPECIAL FILMS.

We are excited to share our richly diverse Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) slate with you. We greatly appreciate your interview & review coverage consideration in your SBIFF preview, highlights and overall coverage for these three extraordinary cinematic visions — an intimate drama inspired by French New Wave cinema “Show Me What You Got” from acclaimed filmmaker & cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko and executive producer Phillip Noyce (“Dead Calm,” “Patriot Games,” “The Quiet American,” “The Bone Collector,” and the upcoming “Above Suspicion” with Emilia Clarke); and two powerful and diverse documentaries’ making their world premiere at SBIFF — “Bastards’ Road,” from filmmaker Brian Morrison which follows the brutal internal struggles of a combat veteran grappling with the transition back to civilian life who emerges on an epic journey across the country on foot to spark change; and the gripping “The Prison Within” from filmmaker Katherin Hervey, a timely documentary exploring the destructive impact untreated trauma through the powerful stories of survivors of violent crimes and prisoners incarcerated for murder in San Quentin prison.

The deeply moving “Bastards’ Road,” from first time filmmaker director Brian Morrison follows the internal struggles of Jon Hancock, a combat veteran who after years of struggling to transition back to civilian life decided to take an epic journey across the country on foot which premieres on Sunday, January 26th. Walking nearly 6,000 miles alone, Jon confronts the demons that had overtaken his life. Visiting his fellow 2/4 Marines – known as the The Magnificent Bastards – and families of their fallen along the way, Jon finds a mission greater than his own redemption.

“Show Me What You Got” is the feature-film directorial debut of OSCAR® Winning documentary cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko. It is a contemporary take on “Jules & Jim” done in a cinéma-vérité style adeptly captures this love affair with a deliciously modern Jules et Jim flair, combining tenderness, artistry, and three fresh and appealing leads. Executive produced by Phillip Noyce (“Dead Calm,” “Patriot Games,” “The Quiet American,” “The Bone Collector,” and the upcoming “Above Suspicion” with Emilia Clarke) and featuring the work of Music Composer Eric Avery (co-founding member and bassist of Jane’s Addiction, as well as having been a member of Nine Inch Nails and The Smashing Pumpkins, he recently composed “The 11th Hour” with Leonardo DiCaprio). Produced and edited by David Scott Smith (“Yours Sincerely,” “Lois Weber, “Behind the Mask,” a short doc on Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang Prison Project, and the recent “The Architect”starring Parker Posey and Eric McCormack). An award winning film that has swept through the film festival circuit beginning with Taormina International Film Festival (Cariddi D’Oro Award for Best Film), Terra Di Siena International Film Festival (Best International Film Award), Mill Valley International Film Festival, etc this fall.

“The Prison Within” is narrated by Hill Harper (“The Good Doctor,” “Homeland,” “CSI:NY,” “Covert Affairs”) and author of Letters to an Incarcerated Brother, which speaks to the current mass incarceration crisis. Award-winning composer Ruth Mendelson developed the original score for the documentary. “The Prison Within” is a relevant and timely documentary exploring the destructive impact untreated trauma has on individuals and communities through the powerful stories of survivors of violent crimes and prisoners incarcerated for murder in San Quentin prison. The prisoners and survivors come together and participate in the Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG)—an innovative restorative justice program enabling prisoners to discover how the trauma they’ve experienced contributed to their criminality and to understand the impact their crimes have on their victims. Together, the prisoners and survivors confront and expose the pain and shame caused by the extreme trauma they’ve experienced throughout their lives. Below please find further information on both films, as well as private screener links for your preview/highlights, interview & review Sundance/Slamdance coverage consideration. Your incredible continued support of independent film is invaluable and greatly appreciated! We will have our filmmakers and select documentary subjects onsite in Park City for in-person interviews.

“Bastards’ Road”

SBIFF World Premiere Documentary Competition Feature Film

Logline: Coming home from war is just the beginning.

Synopsis:Like many Combat Veterans, transitioning back to civilian life was very difficult for Jon Hancock. After years of struggling, Jon decided to take an epic journey across the country – on foot.

Walking nearly 6,000 miles alone, Jon confronts the demons that had overtaken his life. Visiting his fellow 2/4 Marines – known as the The Magnificent Bastards – and families of their fallen along the way, Jon finds a mission greater than his own redemption. Veterans everywhere are struggling with PTSD. They are taking their own lives at an alarming rate – 50% higher than non-veterans.

With remarkable honesty, insight and humor, Jon’s journey is uniquely positive. It’s about changing the ways one relates to traumatic memories. It’s about beginning the healing process.

“Bastards’ Road” SBIFF Screening Times:

SBIFF

Location: Film Festival Headquarters

1528 Chapala Street

Santa Barbara, CA

Premiere: Sunday, January 19th at 11am at the Metro 1 Cinema

Second Screening: Monday, January 20th at 5pm at the Metro 1 Cinema

Where to follow the film and it’s journey:

Website: https://www.bastardsroad.com

Facebook: @BastardsRoad

Instagram: @BastardsRoadMovie

“Show Me What You Got”

SBIFF Crossing Borders Section Feature Film

“Show Me What You Got” is the feature-film directorial debut of OSCAR® Winning documentary cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko. It is a contemporary take on “Jules & Jim” done in a cinéma-vérité style adeptly captures this love affair with a deliciously modern Jules et Jim flair, combining tenderness, artistry, and three fresh and appealing leads. Executive produced by Phillip Noyce (“Dead Calm,” “Patriot Games,” “The Quiet American,” “The Bone Collector,” and the upcoming “Above Suspicion” with Emilia Clarke) and featuring the work of Music Composer Eric Avery (co-founding member and bassist of Jane’s Addiction, as well as having been a member of Nine Inch Nails and The Smashing Pumpkins, he recently composed “The 11th Hour” with Leonardo DiCaprio). Produced and edited by David Scott Smith (“Yours Sincerely,” “Lois Weber, “Behind the Mask,” a short doc on Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang Prison Project, and the recent “The Architect”starring Parker Posey and Eric McCormack). An award winning film that has swept through the film festival circuit beginning with Taormina International Film Festival (Cariddi D’Oro Award for Best Film), Terra Di Siena International Film Festival (Best International Film Award), Mill Valley International Film Festival, etc this fall.

Starring Cristina Rambaldi (“Distant Vision,” “Inferno,” and granddaughter of Carlo Rambaldi, oscar-winning creature designer of “ET”), Mattia Minasi (“La Partita, “Being”), Neyssan Falahi (“Modern Family,” “Judith”), Anne Brochet (a two time Cesar award-winning French actress best known for “Cyrano de Bergerac,” “Tous les Matins du Monde”), Italian TV Star Pietro Genuardi (“Cemetery Man,” “Solo Per Amore”)

Synopsis:

Richly filmed in black and white on the cityscape of Los Angeles, three twentysomethings come together, sparking with the restless energy of the French New Wave. Each member of the threesome is in transition: fun-loving Marcello from under the thumb of his Italian soap star father, soulful French-Iranian actor Nassim toward a more fulfilling career, and artist Christine through the grief following the death of her grandfather. But the frolicsome trio finds joy and release together—exploring their sexuality, joining political protests, making art, and falling deeper into their unconventional amour—until Marcello must return to Italy and their experience there threatens the delicate balance of their relationship.

“Show Me What You Got” trailer: https://youtu.be/qsolEcxGbsU

“Show Me What You Got” SBIFF Screening Times:

SBIFF

Location: Film Festival Headquarters

1528 Chapala Street

Santa Barbara, CA

Premiere: Friday, January 17th at 5:20pm at the Metro 2 Cinema

Second Screening: Sunday, January 19th at 3pm at the Metro 4 Cinema

Where to follow the film and it’s journey:

Website: www.showmewhatyougot.film

Facebook: @showmewhatyougotthemovie

Instagram: @showmewhatyougotthemovie

“The Prison Within”

SBIFF Social Justice Section World Premiere Documentary

“The Prison Within” is narrated by Hill Harper (“The Good Doctor,” “Homeland,” “CSI:NY,” “Covert Affairs”) and author of Letters to an Incarcerated Brother, which speaks to the current mass incarceration crisis. Award-winning composer Ruth Mendelson developed the original score for the documentary. “The Prison Within” is a relevant and timely documentary exploring the destructive impact untreated trauma has on individuals and communities through the powerful stories of survivors of violent crimes and prisoners incarcerated for murder in San Quentin prison. The prisoners and survivors come together and participate in the Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG)—an innovative restorative justice program enabling prisoners to discover how the trauma they’ve experienced contributed to their criminality and to understand the impact their crimes have on their victims. Together, the prisoners and survivors confront and expose the pain and shame caused by the extreme trauma they’ve experienced throughout their lives. Seattle-based Director Katherin Hervey, a former Los Angeles Public Defender and volunteer prison college instructor, is the first filmmaker to gain access to chronicle these intimate and revealing sessions inside San Quentin Prison.

This film serves as an example of how all people can change, how we can evolve as a community, and the power of connecting to the humanity in others, even those who have committed harm. The filmmakers aim to inspire a dialogue about the shared responsibility we all have to collectively heal our mass incarceration crisis; and to motivate definitive community justice reform that breaks the cycle of recidivism and the criminalization of marginalized communities.

The film features expert voices from nationally recognized leaders within the restorative justice community. Guest experts include Sonya Shah, sujatha baliga, and Troy Williams.

Sonya Shah, founder and director of The Ahimsa Collective, has over 20 years experience in social justice education and over 10 years experience in restorative justice. She is also an Associate Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and recipient of the prestigious Fulbright fellowship and Jacob Javitz fellowship.

sujatha baliga, is the director of The Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice, and a former victim advocate and public defender, who was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship in 2008 which she used to launch a pre-charge restorative juvenile diversion program. She was recently awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Grant.

Troy Williams, a formerly incarcerated prisoner at San Quentin, is the co-founder of the San Quentin Prison Report (SQPR) and a current Soros Justice Fellow. As SQPR’s producer, founding Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Troy spent the last seven years of his incarceration teaching his peers to produce audio works behind prison walls, working out of the same media lab now used by “Ear Hustle.” He also helped develop the curriculum for the Victim-Offender Education Group (VOEG) and has facilitated other restorative justice programs, both inside and outside of San Quentin.

“The Prison Within” teaser trailer: https://vimeo.com/190048873

“The Prison Within” SBIFF Screening Times:

SBIFF

Location: Film Festival Headquarters

1528 Chapala Street

Santa Barbara, CA

Premiere: Thursday, January 16th at 10:20am at the Fiesta Theatre

Second Screening: Saturday, January 18th at 5pm at the Metro Cinema

Where to follow the film and it’s journey:

Website: theprisonwithin.org

Facebook: @theprisonwithin

Twitter: @prisonwithindoc

Instagram: @prisonwithinfilm

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