Archive for April, 2014

Happy Earth Day

Posted in Environment with tags on April 22, 2014 by kozmicdogz

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The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. That was 44 years ago.

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Blood Moon Rising

Posted in Environment with tags , on April 15, 2014 by kozmicdogz

I was up at 2am
All I saw were clouds

Our next chances will be:
October 8, 2014
April 4, 2015
Sept 28, 2015

Maybe next time…

“As I Lay Dying”

Posted in Film with tags , , on April 13, 2014 by kozmicdogz

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“As I Lay Dying” today April 13, 2014 at the Byrd Theatre at 3:30pm, $5.00. After the film Richmond actor/musician Coby Batty will participate in a Q&A.

Overlooked as one of the finer releases of the year, actor/director James Franco’s adaptation of William Faulkner employs split-screen and direct address to capture the novel’s multi-perspective, Mississippi locations and fine acting to capture its voice. Furious and imperfect, As I Lay Dying (dir: Franco, 2013, 107 min) exhibits some of the raw stubborness of its characters, and independent cinema in general, in its uncompromising narrative approach. Actor Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother Where Art Thou?) shines as the head of the Bundren clan, on a cursed odyssey to bury his wife in a family plot, but there are fine performances all around—Richmond actor/musician Coby Batty, who plays farmer Gillespie, will be present for a Q & A regarding the film’s production. NY Times: “Mr. Franco has accomplished something serious and worthwhile, (his film) is certainly ambitious, but it is also admirably modest.”

Today, April 13th is the final day of the 21st Annual James River Film Festival.

SoLost: The Auricular Raconteur

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 11, 2014 by kozmicdogz

From the Oxford American:

Christopher King is a discoverer of lost worlds. Musical worlds. Nestled in a small room in a medium-sized home in the expansive hills of Virginia, King has been digging through old barns and cellars looking for 78’s for his entire adult life. An obsessives’ obsessive, he has accumulated one of the most fascinating collections of once-overlooked music anywhere. For a number of years he has curated highly sophisticated—and celebrated—collections of music themed around some of the most elemental questions humanity has forever faced: love, loss, pain and work.

SoLost is a video series by the Oxford American that celebrates what is happening to the south as it disappears and transforms itself into a post modern world.

Thanks, Kevin B.

21st James River Film Festival

Posted in Film with tags on April 9, 2014 by kozmicdogz

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For more information go to the James River Film Society.

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