Archive for March, 2009

French Film Festival – Last Day!

Posted in Film with tags , , , on March 29, 2009 by kozmicdogz

Here is the schedule for the last day of the 17th Annual French Film Festival, Sunday March 29th!

fff8 a.m.
Second Short Film Series
“Ma sixtine”
“La Copie de Coralie”
“Monsieur Cok”
“Le Tonneau des Danaïdes”
“Arrêt demandé”
“Une Leçon particulière”

Discussion with French directors Sébastien Dubus, Jonathan Colinet, Nicolas Engel, Franck Dion, David Guiraud, Mona Achache, Raphaël Chevènement, French actor Pascal Vincent and French producer Sébastien Aubert

10:20 a.m.
Discussion with French documentary director Pierre Marcel

12:40 p.m.
Discussion with French director Philippe Muyl

3 p.m.
“Musée haut, musée bas”
Discussion with French director Jean-Michel Ribes, French producer Frédéric Brillion and French actress Josiane Balasko

5:30 p.m.
Closing ceremony with French Delegation

6:15 p.m.
“Françoise Dolto, le désir de vivre”
Discussion with French director Serge Le Péron and one of France’s most well know and best actresses, Josiane Balasko.

Remember all this takes place at the Byrd Theatre!


Penn, Carrey, and Del Toro!

Posted in Film on March 27, 2009 by kozmicdogz

Whether true or not, this is pretty funny. There are reports that there is a “Three Stooges” movie in the works from MGM. Sean Penn as Larry, Jim Carrey as Curly, and Benicio Del Toro? as Moe.

Could life get any better?

The RTD article from March 27, 2009.

Things I’ve Missed!

Posted in Film, Music, Roller Derby on March 26, 2009 by kozmicdogz

There is always lots going on and sometimes there is not time enough in the day.


Recently missed:

The Happy Lucky Combo at O’Tooles last night.

Sunday, Richmond’s own, now officially in the Women’s Flat Track League, Poe’s Punishers versus the Carolina Bootleggers at Skateland.

Monday, The Chez Roue’ Quartet featuring Brian Sulser, Anthony Dowd, and Johnny Hott at Stronghill Dining Company.

Tuesday, The Charles Arthur Trio featuring Allen Parker and Roger Carroll at Shenanigans.
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Haven’t missed yet:

Thursday,The Chez Roue’ Quartet at Cafe Diem starting at 9:30.

Saturday, March 28: The Chez Roue’ Quartet will be at Que Pasa, located at 25th and M. Street in Church Hill, starting around 9:00.

Sunday, March 29: The Roger Carroll Quartet at Pearl Restaurant located at 1713 East Main starting at 6:30.

Saturday, the Happy Lucky Combo with Carl Kassell!

And all weekend the French Film Festival!

And somehow I missed “The Wrestler” with Mickey Rourke! How did that happen? I had better get busy!

Who’s Watching The Watchmen?

Posted in Film with tags , , on March 17, 2009 by kozmicdogz

Well it looks like I am.

watchmenposterfinal“Watchmen,” a DC comic originally published in 12 issues from 1986-1987 came out in a limited Graphic Novel form in 1987 and then again in 2005 as the “Absolute Watchmen.”

Alan “V for Vendetta” Moore, writer; Dave Gibbons, illustrator/letterer; John Higgins, colorist collaborated on this comic series,surly one of DC comics most ambitious projects in the 1980s if not the latter half of the the 20th century.

The Hugo Award-winning graphic novel flirted with film for 20 years until this current version directed by Zach “The 300” Snyder finally was released on March 6, 2009.

For Incredibly detailed descriptions of the comic and film on wikipedia

I saw the film on Saturday afternoon in Theater 17 at Movieland. Another great movie experience. The picture was sharp, bright, and the sound was not too loud! No commercials only trailers, what a pleasant movie experience. Those bowtie boys know movies.

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. One of the best comic book movies I have seen and am already contemplating viewing it again, maybe when it hits the Byrd.”

Virginia Stories Read Outloud!

Posted in Writers & Writing with tags , , on March 14, 2009 by kozmicdogz

Virginia actors perform short stories by Virginia writers accompanied by Virginia musicians.

logo_vall2-copy2Carl Kasell reads “Forgetting the End of the World”
by RHW Dillard

Jason Marks reads “A Note Placed in the Pay Envelope of Billy ‘The Piano Man’ Joel”
by John Moe

Raynor Sheine reads “The Death and Burial of Grady Quinn”by Chad Edwards

Carl Kasell, Joe Pabst, Laine Satterfield, and Irene Ziegler read “Aren’t You Happy For Me?” by Richard Bausch

Empire Theatre Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 8:00pm
Directed by Irene Ziegler and Music by Happy Lucky Combo.

For tickets and other information:

Shoot the James

Posted in Art, Photography with tags , on March 13, 2009 by kozmicdogz

The “Shoot the James” Photography and Video Exhibit opened March 6 at Art6 and runs through March 29th.

From the James River Association March 2009 Newsletter, “RiverWatch”:


“Explore and celebrate the James River through the images of 18 area photographers. A new exhibition, “Shoot the James,” now at Art6 Gallery, 6 East Board Street in downtown Richmond features both still and video images. The images focus on all manner of river-related subjects from dragonflies to industrial artifacts, riverscapes to recreational portraits.

The work of Mike Ostrander, David Everett, Georgianne Stinnett, Thomas Daniel, Lynda Richardson, Joseph Johnson, Anne Wright, and others are featured.”

Art6 Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday noon to 4 pm. Click on the Art6 link for more info.

It’s Spring…so bring on the Film Festivals!

Posted in Film with tags , , , , on March 12, 2009 by kozmicdogz

fff2009VCU and the University of Richmond present the 17th Annual French Film Festival March 27-29 at the Byrd Theatre.

Attend Master Classes and film showings with directors, actors, and writers. This event is the largest French Film Festival in the United States and has gained quite a reputation internationally.

For ticket information and schedule for the French Film Festival visit the festival’s site:

jrff09posterAlso be on the lookout for the 16th Annual James River Film Festival next month, April 12-19.

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