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


2019 SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

The 24th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival is back  and runs from May 1 through May 5, 2019 at the Castro Theatre.  This annual 5-day event is a wonderful tribute to the silent film era from the the 1920s and 1930s before talkies took over and became popular. The festival  is studded with fantastic… Continue Reading


John Turturro on The Kamla Show

JOHN TURTURRO ON HOW TO CORRECTLY PRONOUNCE HIS NAME

Ever wondered how to correctly pronounce actor John Turturro’s last name? I wondered about the correct way to pronounce his name since he is one of my favorite actors. I got an opportunity to ask Turturro that question in 2014. Turturro was in San Francisco for the press junket of Fading Gigolothat he wrote, directed and… Continue Reading


2019 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

San Francisco International Film Festival  (SFFILM Festival) is the longest running film festival in the US. This year marks its 62nd year and the festival  runs from April 10 through April 23, 2019. San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland are the 3 venues where you can catch the films and listen to filmmakers talk about their… Continue Reading


Megan Smith, CEO shift7

MEGAN SMITH ON GENERAL MAGIC

We bring you highlight of our conversation with Megan Smith, who was part of the team at General Magic. In the early 1990s General Magic was one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley. Smith shares some of the  hardware challenges the General Magic team faced in developing their pocket crystal or personal communicator.  General… Continue Reading


2019 CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL

Cinequest, an annual film festival in Silicon Valley is back this year from March 5 – March 17, 2019 in San Jose and Redwood City.  Cinequest is not just about films, but it also features Virtual Reality (VR) experiences and conversations with actors and film makers like Nandita Das, Billy Nighy and others. The opening… Continue Reading