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 MICHELE HAZANAVICIUS ON THE ARTIST & GODARD MON AMOUR

Director Michele 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

The Kamla Show on WEIU

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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WATCH THE KAMLA SHOW IN BOSTON ON MONDAYS AT 3.30 PM

The Kamla Show in Boston

 

We are excited to share that folks in Boston can catch  The Kamla Show on Mondays at 3.30 pm EST. The TV show airs on RCN 83 and Comcast 23.

VIDEO: FILMMAKER AARON KATZ ON THE MAKING OF HIS NOIR FILM GEMINI & LOLA KIRKE

Filmmaker Aaron Katz talks about the making of GEMINI, a noir film set in Los Angeles. The film centers around the relationship between a famous young actress (Zoe Kravitz) and her personal assistant (Lola Kirke). Often, the boundaries between their personal and professional life is blurred.

We met Katz in San Francisco and spoke on a wide range of topics from the making of Gemini to how he came to work with Kirke and his fascination with detective stories and his love for films. We also spoke about Katz’s focus is establishing the location of the cities that his films are set in.

Katz previous work includes Land Ho!  Quiet City and Cold Weather.

Katz wrote, directed and edited Gemini that is currently showing in theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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THE LINEUP FOR SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 4-17, 2018

SFFILM Festival

SFFILM Festival

Lights, camera, action, cut, edit and watch the creations of the celluloid dreamers on the big silver screen. Yes, it is that time of the year in the Bay Area. Get ready for the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM) that runs from April 4-17, 2018. The 10-day festival is packed with films, live music, award nights, conversations, master classes and a tribute to actress Charlize Theron. The events for SFFILM are spread across San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.

The opening night film on April 4, 2018 is director Silas Howard’s  A Kid Like Jake with Claire Danes, Jim Parsons and Octavia Spencer. The closing night film on April 14, 2018 is director Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot with Joaquin Phoenix, Johan Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black.

Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, and Leo James Davis appear in A Kid Like Jake by Silas Howard. Photo by John Pack.

Here are some films that caught my eyes while browsing through SFFILM’s lineup. The festival features both new and old films from masters like Olivier Assayas and John Woo.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is a documentary by Marina Zenovich. Williams lived in the San Francisco Bay area. The film screens on April 7, 2017 at Castro Theatre in San Francisco.

Come Inside My Mind by Marina Zenovich. A documentary on Robin Williams

Robin Williams appears in Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind by Marina Zenovich. Photo by Mark Sennet.

 

Filmmaker David Sington’s Mercury 13 is a documentary about a group of women that were trained by NASA for a space flight. But, their turn to travel to space did not come through. The film explores what happened and why their mission was still born.

Mercury 13

Mercury 13

 

RBG is a film about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film is directed by Betsy Wise and Julie Cohen, who will be at the Castro Theatre screening on April 14, 2018.

 

Neville Morgan’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor is a portrait about Mr. Rogers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood fame. The film screens on April 7 and April 9, 2018 and Morgan will be at the screenings.

SFFILM provides a rare opportunity to listen to a mix of interesting people on films, filmmaking and technology like Wayne Wang, Guy Maddin, Alex Garland (director of Ex Machina) Annette Insdorf, and Jaron Lanier (who coined the term Virtual Reality).

Tickets for the  61st San Francisco Film Festival go on sale from Friday, March 16, 2018.

 

PASADENA – CATCH OUR TV SHOW ON SATURDAYS

The Kamla Show in Pasadena

 

We are excited to share that Pasadena in Southern California will broadcast our weekly TV show on Saturdays starting from March 17, 2018.

You can watch The Kamla Show in Pasadena on Saturdays at two different time slots – 8.30 am in the morning or 8.30 pm in the evening on Charter 32 and AT&T 99 in Pasadena and the rest of Los Angeles country.

A huge thanks to Pasadena Media for broadcasting our show.

VIDEO: EDDIE REDMAYNE ON STEPHEN HAWKING & “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING”

Renowned British physicist Dr.Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018. He was 76 years old.

In 2014 Eddie Redmayne essayed the role of Dr. Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything. I got a chance to interview Redmayne about how he prepared for the role and his meeting with Dr. Hawking.

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