Vince Wilbur Jr and Erin Davis

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

Director Stanley Nelson’s new  documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool makes for an absorbing watch. Nelson uses rare archival footage, photos and interviews with musicians to paint us a complex picture of this famous and complicated musician and composer. The film is named after the 1957 seminal album Birth of Cool, which is considered as an… Continue Reading


San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary Aug 9-11, 2019

The annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is back for 3 days from Aug 9 through Aug 11, 2019. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the festival and is studded with a wonderful line-up of music. The festival will be held in downtown San Jose spread across different stages and venues like the Main… Continue Reading


Lois Vossen on The Kamla Show

SNEAK PEEK: LOIS VOSSEN OF INDEPENDENT LENS

Lois Vossen is executive producer at Independent Lens, PBS in San Francisco.  This clip is a highlight of our upcoming 2-part interview with Vossen, who shares how she grew up in a farm in Minnesota and never dreamt that one day she would be living in San Francisco and working with filmmakers. Imagine her utter… Continue Reading


Kamla Show - Karen Allen Interview

KAREN ALLEN ON MARION RAVENSWOOD, ANIMAL HOUSE, COLEWELL & TEXTILE DESIGN

Karen Allen is an actor, director and a textile designer. We caught up with Allen at 2019 SFFILM in San Francisco where her new film Colewell by director Tom Quinn had its world premier. Colewell is a poetic film with a touch of melancholy on how economic change is re-shaping small towns in rural America.… Continue Reading


The Kamla Show on KCOS-TV, El Paso PBS Station

KCOS-TV PBS STATION IN EL PASO IS BROADCASTING OUR WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH SERIES

, KCOS-TV, PBS station in El Paso, Texas is broadcasting Season 2 of our Women in Science and Technology in Silicon Valley  series.  On Thursday, May 16, 2019 you can watch our conversation with Hadiyah Muhjid, Founder and CEO of HBCUvc. Mujhid is a software engineer, who worked for corporations before becoming an entrepreneur. And on… Continue Reading


KAREN ALLEN ON ANIMAL HOUSE

Karen Allen got her first acting role in National Lampon’s Animal House, an iconic 1978 comedy directed by John Landis. We got an opportunity to ask Allen how she got to be a part of Animal House that became a box-office hit. After National Lampon’s Animal House Allen went on to act in many feature… Continue Reading


The White Crow

FILM NOTES: ASK DR.RUTH, THE WHITE CROW & LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

Ask Dr. Ruth, The White Crow and Long Day’s Journey Into Night are three of the films that are currently playing in a theatre near you in the US. Two of the films are biopics and the third is a moody film noir from China. Director Ryan White’s biopic Ask Dr Ruth makes for an interesting watch.… Continue Reading