Archive for March, 2012


Posted in Film with tags , , on March 30, 2012 by kozmicdogz

Last night we were able to attend the free 8:15 showing of “heroines” introduced by director Gerard Krawczyk.

First shown at the french film festival 15 years ago, this film about two best friends, Jeanne and Johanna, who sky rocket to the pop music scene with Jeanne’s words and voice and Johanna’s presence.

Still not on DVD for the American audience this was a rare treat to see this film about love, friendship, and betrayal.

Go on down to Carytown this weekend and have a great meal and see a French film and join in the discussion.

Today We Are All French!

Posted in Film with tags , , , on March 29, 2012 by kozmicdogz

The 20th French Film Festival starts today in Richmond, Va.  Most films are at the Byrd Theatre and even some free ones the first day of the festival. I ran into Françoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick the other day. She is one half of the festival’s creators along with her husband Peter Kirkpatrick. She was excited, but exhausted as the final preparations for the festival were being made. There is a nice article on RVANEWS about the festival and the full schedule is here.

I am looking forward to the James River Film Festival next month! April 12-18.

Amy Crehore Paintings

Posted in Art with tags on March 22, 2012 by kozmicdogz

New paintings by Amy Crehore. Above is “Basker’s Cove.” Follow the link for more.

Birthday Wishes to an Old Friend

Posted in Music with tags , on March 16, 2012 by kozmicdogz

And to all of the other Pisces out there.

Loversville – March 11 – Commercial Tap House

Posted in Music with tags on March 8, 2012 by kozmicdogz

Looks like it is time to take a bath, put on my boots, comb my hair,  and take another trip to Loversville.

Sunday March 11 ~ 8:00 until …
No Cover

Commercial Taphouse ~ 111 North Robinson St.

french film festival is 20 years old!

Posted in Film with tags on March 8, 2012 by kozmicdogz

The Disappearing Video Store

Posted in Film with tags , , , , on March 4, 2012 by kozmicdogz

Trent Nicholas laments on the disappearing video store in today’s RTD:

When I saw a “Closing” sign on my neighborhood Blockbuster, a pang hit me. The disappearance of video rental stores inspired me to write a tribute. After all, many lost causes get endless elegies and regretful diatribes by observers unable to let go.

Let’s hope the Video Fan can hold out against all odds.

Nicholas teaches film history at VCU.

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