VIDEO: FILM HISTORIAN PROF ANNETTE INSDORF’S INTERVIEW ON OAKLAND’S KTOP TV

Catch our interview with educator, author and film historian Dr. Annette Insdorf of Columbia University on Oakland’s KTOP TV on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7.30 pm. The program airs on Comcast 10 and folks in Oakland, East Bay and even some parts of San Francisco.

We spoke with Dr. Insdorf  about her love for films and how she prepares for her regular in-person with famous filmmakers called Reel Places at 92Y in New York. She currently teaches  film history at Columbia University in New York and prior to that taught at Yale University. She has taught many well-known actors and filmmakers like Angela Bassett, Ed Norton, Rami Bahrani and others.

Every week you can catch our weekly TV show on KTOP, Comcast 10 in Oakland and East Bay in the San Francisco area.

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VIDEO: 13- PART SERIES ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH IN Silicon Valley

Our 13-part TV series on Women in Science and Technology from Silicon Valley is currently airing on KCSM TV in San Francisco Bay Area. The series features scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, rocket scientist and an astronomer, who share their journey and how they discovered their love for science and math.

Thank you to Genentech for sponsoring 7 episodes from our series on Women in Science and Technology in Silicon Valley.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area – you can watch series for the next few weeks on Sundays and Saturdays on KCSM TV on Comcast 17 and 717 and Direct TV 42.

13-part TV series on Women in Science and Tech from The Kamla Show

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VIDEO: ROB BYRNE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SILENT FILMS & SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

Silent films are often labelled as perky-jerky pictures with no sound but just text to give the viewer a context. That is not the complete picture as Robert Byrne, film restorer and Board President, San Francisco Silent Film Festival shares. Silent films contributed many of the techniques and narratives used by modern day filmmakers points out Byrne. Filmmakers and actors like DW Griffith, Abel Gance and Mary Pickford played a key role in the Silent Film era. Mary Pickford, for instance, was one of the founders of United Artists studio and took pains to preserve her films.

Silent filmmakers were prolific in their output, but sadly many of their films don’t exist.They were either lost in accident, destroyed or poorly archived. Byrne, who is a film restorer explains how he along with other organizations uncover and painstakingly restore silent films. Many of these restored silent films are then shown at the annual 5-day San Francisco Silent Film Festival in San Francisco.

The 2018 San Francisco Silent Film Festival runs from May 30 through June 5 at the Castro Theatre. The films are accompanied by live musicians and orchestra that adds a wonderful touch to the movie watching experience.

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VIDEO: FILMMAKERS BETSY WEST & JULIE COHEN ON THE MAKING OF RBG DOUCMENTARY

I caught up with filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen during the SFFILM to find out how they got to make their documentary RBG on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I was alsocurious to find out how they got permission to shoot the gym segment of Justice Ginsburg. Despite her  packed schedule Justice Ginsburg (85) makes time to work out in the gym 3 times a day.

RBG traces Justice Ginsburg life growing up as a first generation American in Brooklyn to studying law at Cornell & Columbia and then making her career as a lawyer and a teacher. She became the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. Equal rights for women was an area that Justice Ginsburg focussed right from her early days as a lawyer. The film also highlights how Justice Ginsburg’s husband Martin Ginsburg played an important role in helping her career and bringing up their family.

RBG has got strong reviews from film critics. Kenneth Turan of the LA Times writes “RBG shows the formidable soft power of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” AO Scott of The New York Times writes “The movie’s touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness or its passion.”

RBG released on Friday, May 4, 2018 in San Francisco Bay area.

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VIDEO: INTERVIEW GODARD MON AMOUR FILMMAKER MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS

We caught up with Academy award-winning director Michel Hazanavicius  when he was in San Francisco for the SFFILM festival. We spoke to him about his new film Godard Mon Amour. The film is based on the memoirs of Anne Wiazemsky, who was married to Godard and looks at a specific time period in the couple’s life – the late 1960s. Wiazemsky passed away in 2017 saw Godard Mon Amour and liked it says Hazanavicius.

“This is my Godard,” says the filmmaker. Hazanavicius says he has never met Godard and is not aware if the famous French filmmaker has seen the film.It is not often that a living film legend is the subject of a feature film. Godard is one of the founding members of the French New Wave. Age has not slowed down Godard, who is attending the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. In fact the 2018 poster for the Cannes Film Festival is based on a 1965 Godard film.

Godard Mon Amour is based on the memoirs of Anne Wiazemsky, who was married to Godard The film.stars Louis Garell, Stacy Martin,Bernice Bejo and Gregory Gadebois.

The film has mixed reviews. The New York Times says  you will “hate-watch” Godard Mon Amour, while The LA Times says the film is “curiously inconsequential homage,” to Godard.

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VIDEO: RBG FILMMAKERS ON RUTH BADER GINSBURG’S GYM ROUTINE

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s documentary RBG. Justice Ginsburg, who is in her 80’s hits the gym 3 times a week. Cohen describes how they got to shoot the Justice exercising in the gym for their film.

We have an extended interview coming up with Cohen and West on how they got to make their documentary on RBG. The film releases in early May 2018.

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VIDEO: FILMMAKER BEN REKHI ON “THE ASHRAM”

Los Angeles-based Ben Rekhi shares how the idea for his new film THE ASHRAM (2018) was born while he was traveling in India. The film is available online and starts Sam Keeley, Melissa Cox, Kal Penn, Radhika Apte and Hera Hilmar.

This is a highlight from our upcoming extended interview with Rekhi where we talk about him growing up in Silicon Valley, how he became a filmmaker and his upcoming projects that includes a series for PBS.

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VIDEO: DIRECTOR MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS ON THE ARTIST & GODARD MON AMOUR

Director Michel Hazanavicius talks about his Academy Award winning film The Artist (2011) and about his new French film Godard Mon Amour (2018). Louis Garrel essays the role of the famous French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. Godard Mon Amour is based on the memoirs of Anne Wiazemsky, who was married to Godard.

Godard Mon Amour stars Louis Garell, Stacy Martin, Bernice Bejo and Gregory Gadebois.

Check back for our extended interview with Hazanavicius where we talk to him on why he wanted to make a film on Godard and how he got Garrel to act in the film.

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VIDEO: DR. CYNTHIA LEE OF STANFORD ON WOMEN IN STEM

Dr. Cynthia Lee teaches computer science at Stanford University. Dr. Lee shares how young children (girls and boys) are equally interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but by the time they enter middle school that interest appears to undergo a change and the number of girls interested in STEM declines. She shares how she went through a similar phase and lost interest in math. Her reasoning was since she could solve the math problems quickly enough and slowly lost interest in the subject. Around high school she re-discovered her love for math and went on to do a PhD in computer science. Tune in to find out what else Dr. Lee has to share on the subject on Women in STEM.

This interview with Dr. Lee is from our Women in Science & Technology TV series sponsored by Zoho.

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WEIU-TV PBS STATION IS AIRING OUR 9-PART TV SERIES ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECH

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We are very excited to share that a PBS member station in Illinois is broadcasting our special series on Women in Science and Technology from Silicon Valley.

WEIU-TV a member of the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) located in Charleston, IL. WEIU-TV is currently broadcasting our 9-part TV special on Women in Science and Technology from Silicon Valley on Tuesday evenings from 9.00 to 9.30 pm. You can watch the show on Channel 51 in Charleston, Champaign, Decatur and other areas in Eastern Illinois region.

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