Posts by Jon

9.30.2009 By Jon
For everyone who came out last Thursday and voted for the Manhattan Short Film Festival, the festival winner has been announced, press release follows (if you're curious, the SPACE audience winner was the UK submission "Hammerhead" by a wide margin). FRENCH FILM SKHIZEIN WINS MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2009. Reported from Manhattan Short at Collective Hardware in New York City September 29,... MORE
9.30.2009 By Jon
Jamaica has produced some of the most distinctive music of the past 50 years. A new documentary, RiseUp, looks at the current wave of musicians and performers working to make their mark on that country's musical landscape as well as some of Jamaica's musical legends. The film is screening at the Camden International Film Festival this weekend (and consider this a hearty recommendation to check... MORE
9.21.2009 By Jon
Early this morning, nearly a million New Yorkers were stunned by the appearance of a "special edition" New York Post blaring headlines that their city could face deadly heat waves, extreme flooding, and other lethal effects of global warming within the next few decades. The most alarming thing about it: the news came from an official City report. Distributed by over 2000 volunteers (including a... MORE