Mon, 21 November 2016
Craig Atkinson discusses his directorial debut, Do Not Resist (2016), an unsettling documentary on the militarization of local police departments. Filmed just as the violence in Ferguson began to erupt, Atkinson details the overuse of S.W.A.T. for mundane search warrants, and the current government grants that enable departments to buy army surplus vehicles.
Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Do Not Resist, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and Detropia (2015), filmed and co-produced by Atkinson.
Direct download: 2016-11-21---KQEK_Digital__Craig_Atkinson_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT
Wed, 16 November 2016
Jared Scott discusses his latest film, The Age of Consequences (2016), a provocative documentary on climate change, featuring many former military officials who add deeper credence to the correlation between extreme shifts in climate, mass population migration, and war.
Scott also touches upon the film's themes, and his storytelling technique which includes the use of chapters, moments of respite for audiences, and Malcolm Francis’ excellent score.
Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Age of Consequences, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
Direct download: 2016-11-16---KQEK_Digital__Jared_Scott_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT
Sun, 13 November 2016
Begun in 2012 and completed in the spring of 2016, my experimental documentary BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store premiered November 13th, 2016, at the San Diego Underground Film Festival, and in this two-part blog I offer thoughts on its genesis (filming the environs of a so-called obsolete form of home entertainment with dead tech), and also present Part One of an edited version of the conversation between I Lost It at the Video Store author Tom Roston and NOW magazine's Norman Wilner which took place at the location and subject of my film, Toronto's Bay Street Video.
Visit Big Head Amusements for additional info on and stills from BSV 1172, plus links to a Teaser Trailer.
Visit KQEK.com for links to an additional podcast interview with Tom Roston, a review of his book, and some reviews and related media tied to the current podcast.
Direct download: 2016-11-13---KQEK_Digital__TomRoston-NormWilner_at_BSV_Pt_1__MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:home video -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT