This weekend Provincetown welcomes the Jamaica on Film festival to Waters Edge Cinema. For years, I’ve been wondering why there aren’t more cultural events celebrating the different ethnicities that make up Cape Cod, a place that at first glance appears to be pretty homogenous (white). Provincetown already has a Portuguese Festival, which I love, but the newer immigrants to the Cape have largely gone unrecognized. So when I hear about Kevin Hume’s Jamaican film festival last year, I was encouraged, but partnering up with the Provincetown Film Society this year has me downright excited.
Here’s an interview I did for Provincetown Magazine with Jamaican filmmaker Storm Saulter whose new film Sprinter will be showing in the festival. Saulter and one of the film’s stars, Shantol Jackson, will also attend.
Whatever you think about Chelsea Manning’s actions helping Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, the new documentary XY Chelsea, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month is a fascinating portrait of her. It airs on Showtime next month. Here’s my article on it for Provincetown Magazine.
I meant to post this a while back. The film Lizzie is still out though, so here you go…
I wrote this piece for The Independent Magazine about some of the really interesting virtual-reality pieces I experienced at Tribeca this year. Hope you are able to experience them somehow. We’re not yet in a place where VR is available to all, but if you keep an eye out for these, I think you’ll find them pretty provocative.