Archive for November, 2013

60 Films – 60 Days at the VMFA

Posted in Film with tags , , , on November 27, 2013 by kozmicdogz

In conjunction with the Hollywood Costume exhibit now at the VMFA an unusual collection of films:

Unprecedented “60 Films/60 Days” Kicks Off at VMFA
A movie-a-day extravaganza, will be up and running this Friday, November 29.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ 60 Films / 60 Days gives you the opportunity to see your favorite costumes from the Hollywood Costume exhibition in action, on the big screen. Connect the dots between costume and character with a different Hollywood movie every day.

Everything from classics and contemporary to family and grown-up to cities and Westerns to knights and superheroes to suspense and comedies to music and romance to big stars and little stars and all else but the kitchen sink.

Each movie will have a short introduction by a VMFA staff member.

Mon-Thu, Sat & Sun,1:30 pm
Fridays, 6:30 pm
$5 per movie (separate admission from exhibition)
In Leslie Cheek Theater (or in Reynolds Lecture Hall where indicated with RLH.)
Through January 31.

December Schedule:
Dec 1   Dangerous Liaisons (1998) RLH
Dec 2   Out of Africa (1985) RLH
Dec 3   Morocco (1930) RLH
Dec 4   Funny Girl (1968)
Dec 5   Braveheart (1995) RLH Continue reading

Happy Birthday Old Friend!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by kozmicdogz

And The Wiremen & Paul Wallfisch

Posted in Music with tags , on November 25, 2013 by kozmicdogz


Paul Wallfisch aka Paul T. Watson with And The Wiremen.

James River Rock Pools

Posted in Environment with tags , on November 23, 2013 by kozmicdogz

If you have ever wondered how those rock pools get formed in the James River, now you can find out and share with your friends and family at Thanksgiving Dinner.

“Bunny Lake Is Missing”

Posted in Film with tags , , on November 22, 2013 by kozmicdogz


Last night we watched the 1965 psychological thriller, “Bunny Lake is Missing“. It was directed by Otto Preminger and based on the novel by Evelyn Piper. I had heard the name before, but had never seen the film. It is a film about a brother Steven (Keir Dullea) and sister Ann (Carol Lynley) who have recently moved to London when Ann’s illegitimate daughter, Bunny Lake goes missing.

We are not sure if Bunny is real, who is crazy, or who is telling the truth. Noel Coward plays an especially creepy landlord and Marita Hunt is the eccentric retired spinster who lives in the upper flat of the school where Bunny goes missing.  Laurence Olivier plays Detective Newhouse who tries, with deductive reasoning, to figure out what is going on.

One scene where Detective Newhouse is questioning Ann in a pub The Zombies appear on the television for a few songs. A nice surprise.

Well worth a viewing. A good film on a cold night in November.

And The Wiremen – Send Me Low

Posted in Music with tags , on November 19, 2013 by kozmicdogz

From And The Wiremen’s new EP “Send Me Low.” Look for it soon.

Puddles on a Saturday Morning

Posted in Music with tags , on November 16, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Just in case you hadn’t seen this yet, I thought it was perfect for a drizzly Saturday morning.

This video was brought to you by Scott Bradlee and the Post Modern Jukebox.

I love it more each time I watch it.

More info on Puddles at Puddles Pity Party.

Don’t Forget This Radio

Posted in Music with tags , on November 15, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Country Music Legends

The award winning Graphic Bio, “The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song” written by Frank M. Young and illustrated by David Lasky has its’ own blog.

The blog recently featured the internet radio station “Wild American Radio: Country Music Legends” that you might just have to listen to.

The Wild American Radio Country Legends currently has 3 sessions and I hope more to come. Thanks David for the blog post “Heaven’s Radio“.

By the way, the graphic novel makes a great Christmas present.  The book includes a cd with music from some of the early Carter family radio shows.


James River Shorts – November 15th

Posted in Film with tags , on November 13, 2013 by kozmicdogz

On Friday Nov 15th at 6:30 – 9pm you can see the 2013 James River Shorts Juried Competition Finalists at the VMFA where Filmmaker/educator David Ellsworth will judge and award about $2000 in cash prizes.

Leslie Cheek Theater
$8 (VMFA members $5) 804.340.1405 or

Screening order:
Anna Walks In, Patrick Jenkins, 9 mins., 2013, VA
Return to the World of Dance, Dan Boord, Marilyn Marloff, Luis Valdovino, 7 mins., 2012, CO
Nitro, Kate Fowler, 9 mins., 2013, VA
Daybreak (L’aube), George Ungar, 6:45 mins., 2013, CANADA
Steak, Tommy Bell, 5:20 mins., 2013, GA
Take Me Home, P.J. Norton, 11:15 mins., 2013, VA
Dwell Dig Shake, Connor Burke, 29 mins., 2013, VA
Puppy Dreams, Melody Roscher, 8 mins., 2013, NY

And on November 16th,  The James River Film Society presents a David Ellsworth film:

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6:30 pm at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220 – David Ellsworth is a documentary and experimental filmmaker whose work has screened at a variety of festivals nationally (Black Maria, Full Frame,Margaret Mead) and abroad (Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Havana, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo). Dave is currently working on a documentary about vernacular architecture in Louisa County, Virginia and editing an experimental documentary on life in Farmville, Virginia. He teaches at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. – $3 Admission (includes James RiverFilm Forum @ 8pm)

Richmond International Film Festival

Posted in Film with tags on November 12, 2013 by kozmicdogz

A new film festival is coming to town.

The Richmond International Film Festival will be February 27 – March 2, 2014 at the Byrd Theatre.

This is a different film festival than the University of Richmond International Film Series which takes place every fall and spring.

Here is the FB page.

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