"In America, where they have an economic type of censorship, if you go into a studio, they say you can't make a film with women as leads because no one wants to see a woman as a lead. Or no one wants to see a transgender lead, or a black person as a lead character," she argued. … [Read more...] about Kenyan Director Wanuri Kahiu Tells Davos “Buy Tickets” to Back Women Filmmakers
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Fans at the Asbury Park’s Music + Film festival had seen a lot of rare, mindblowing live Bruce Springsteen footage by the end of Saturday night. In the city’s old Paramount Theatre, where Springsteen has performed many times, they saw rare clips like a highly-charged performance of “Quarter to Three” from the Bottom Line in 1975, where Bruce got so caught up in the energy that he dropped his guitar pick, and a fan handed it back to him. There was a wild performance of “Who Do You Love” into “She’s the One” from the Tunnel of Love tour that featured a truly astonishing display of public affection between Springsteen and Clemons — and their last-ever show together, performing “Growin’ Up,” in 2009. The audience also saw a long clip of the E Street Band performing a soul medley at the Apollo in 2012, where Bruce climbed up the theater’s pipes into get to the box seats, belting “The Way You Do the … [Read more...] about Bruce Springsteen Surprises Asbury Park Film Screening
“We are grateful to have Thom Zimny return to present rare concert footage of Bruce Springsteen’s live career on stage at this year’s Asbury Park Music + Film Festival,” said Eileen Chapman, Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University. “Last year’s event turned out to be one of the real highlights of the year in Asbury Park and we look forward to another memorable afternoon again on April 25th.” … [Read more...] about Bruce Springsteen Opening His Vault for Asbury Park Music + Film Fest
One of your most famous songs, “Angel From Montgomery,” begins, “I am an old woman/Named after my mother.” What made you comfortable using a female perspective?Nobody told me you weren’t supposed to. Ignorance is bliss as a writer, I think. I always had an affinity for older people. I had a job delivering newspapers, and one place I had to go was an old people’s home. Some people would introduce you to their neighbors as if you were a nephew or grandson. They didn’t get many visitors, so they acted like you were coming to see them. And that stuck with me for a long time. I think I was 22 when I wrote that. … [Read more...] about The Last Word: John Prine on Fatherhood, Johnny Cash, Why Happiness Isn’t Good for Songwriting
White’s shows, beginning April 19th, make up the first full music tour to employ Yondr, which provides phone zones in case of emergency calls. In addition to Guns N’ Roses and Alicia Keys, Team No-Phone also includes Bob Dylan, whose security removes fans from shows for filming; Dave Chappelle, a Yondr enthusiast who recently told an audience, “You all need a break from that shit”; and Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, who ejects phone users not for taking photos but “because they’re recording things and they’re annoying the fuck out of their neighbors.” Some fans complain, but artists make a point of announcing the policy in advance so nobody’s surprised – early adopters were comedians, such as Tracy Morgan and Chris Rock, who didn’t want their material on YouTube. “We really don’t face much pushback,” says Graham Dugoni, who created Yondr in 2014 in San Francisco and remains the company’s CEO. … [Read more...] about Artists to Fans: Put Your Phones Away!