Indulge Your Senses in Narragansett
Warm winds blow beneath an indigo sky. Stars glitter and fade in their endless game as the first note of a lilting melody is heard above the ebb and flow of the tide…. And so begins an evening of music on Narragansett Beach as the Rhode Island Philharmonic plays their annual concert on July 13. […]
Narragansett in the Summer
What’s there to do in the oceanside town of Narragansett — that narrow strip of land running along the eastern bank of the Pettaquamscutt River to the shore of Narragansett Bay? There’s plenty – for young and old, singles, couples, family and date nights, rich or not so rich. For years, Narragansett attracted the monied, well-to-do in-crowd […]
Lunar Notes: New Moon – New Beginnings
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, with waxing Moon in Pisces and Venus rolling in the hay with Jupiter, we are not much concerned with the material world. We receive psychic impressions and sense intangible forces at work. In the night sky the Moon is a fingernail that will continue to expand until it reaches fullness on […]
David Gere – Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt
I heard about David James Gere shortly after I interviewed his partner in crime, Tommy DeNucci. These two frequently work together, and let’s just say they create waves in the movie world. And, um, he’s not too shabby in the art, wrestling and night life world. I met Gere on the set of Blue Line, […]
Scene and Heard: Mama Cast
This summer was the best. I had the pleasure of working on two big time productions – HBO’s “Newsroom” (in small quarters with the two major stars of that show), and then shortly after, found myself standing two feet from Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix in that oft-talked-about summertime film, the Woody Allen Project. I […]
Scene and Heard: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Filmmaking in Rhode Island Someone once mentioned the institution of marriage when comparing our little state and its high and low points. I love you. I have to be away from you. And so opines this commentator. Much like the quandary that faces most artists in their lifetime … to be seen or to hide […]
Scene and Heard: The Future Is Now!
For Nathaniel Sylva the future definitely is now – and apparently for the rest of us. Nat’s first feature film, called Future Justice, is premiering on May 18. It’s a an epic adventure that was commissioned by Richard Marr-Griffin (there he is again folks, I can’t seem to write an article without his name in […]
Scene and Heard: Local Legend Skip Shea
Skip Shea is a well-known name in New England, and he’s been making that name for himself in the horror film genre and others. He has a body of work that showcases his status, which is something of a local legend. One afternoon, not too long ago, I had the pleasure of having coffee with […]
The RI Film Office Is Here to Help!
The Rhode Island Film Office. Who exactly are they? What do they do? “They” are Steven Feinberg, executive director of the office, and Carol Conley, his loyal assistant. The first thing that strikes me after arriving at the office across from the state house, is the family atmosphere that is prevalent here. Carol Conley, who has […]
Scene and Heard: Jordan Pacheco’s Provoked
Don’t lose faith in the Paranormal! Hey folks! In my last column I wrote about Villanelle, one of the three films chosen to premier on Full Moon Streaming’s newest extension, called Wizard Studios. It sort of Provoked me to write my new column rather soon, because a new film has been picked up from RI, […]