My Summer As A Goth

My Summer As A Goth is the story of 16 year-old Joey Javitts, who is sent to live with her eccentric grandparents for the summer and ultimately acquiesces to the charms of the intriguing neighborhood Goth boy, Victor. It is a story about transformation, and the thrill (and ultimate heartbreak) of that first summer love. It’s a story about how sometimes we have to change who we are, to try on a new identity, to figure out who we really were all along.

This feature film is currently in pre-production with filming set to start in Summer 2013.

For more information visit www.mysummerasagoth.com

Rock N Roll Mamas

Check out the trailer at the Rock N Roll Mamas official website!

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Rock N Roll Mamas is a documentary feature by award-winning filmmaker Jackie Weissman. Over the course of six years, Ms. Weissman followed several prominent indie music artists, including Kristin Hersh of *Throwing Muses* and Zia McCabe of *The Dandy Warhols* as well as the up-and-coming hip hop artist, *Ms. Su’ad.* The film captures these women’s tenuous balancing act between parenting and performing as they tour or gig with their families in tow.

This documentary is currently in post-production.

For more information please visit www.rocknrollmamas.com

 

Military Families Speak Out – Oregon Chapter

Military Families Speak Out is a national organization of people who have relatives or loved ones in the military and are opposed to the continued occupation of Iraq. In 2006 Sour Apple Productions produced a series of video essays compled them into one program for MFSO.

Here are a few things other people had to say:Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Bill McDonald discusses the film at his popular blog, The Portland Freelancer.

The Willamette Week wrote this about the program:

An absolutely heartbreaking documentary featuring the pain and grief of a handful of Oregon military families who have lost loved ones in Iraq. Much of the film is taken up with candid accounts of the needless waste of human life and the anger of those who feel that their patriotism has been abused. This film is the perfect antidote to the “support our troops” mentality that equates support for our people in uniform with support for our government’s foreign-policy decisions. JAMES WALLING.
Go to www.mfso-oregon.org to see the trailer and learn more about this organization.

On The Eve of War

Trailer – On The Eve of War – Flash

The one thing the entire country seems to agree on at this moment is that we love our troops. Yellow ribbons that say “I support the troops”-that ubiquitous bumper magnet-are de rigueur. Ask someone what they mean by “support” however, and you are likely to have a debate on your hands. Go one step further and ask them if a person can support the troops while actively opposing the war and tempers flare. One person is outraged at the un-American and ungrateful “hippies” who are aiding the enemy and destroying the morale of the troops while the next is indignant at the thought that citizens should shut up and toe the line while our government sends our troops into harm’s way for trumped up and unethical reasons. Ask either one of those people what they personally have done to support the troops-other than the bumper sticker, that is-and you are likely to be met with an uncomfortable silence. Our soldiers need more than lip service.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

During the Viet Nam conflict, people spoke of “the war back home.” The wounds from that time run deep. From family dinner tables to the Capitol steps, the entire country has fought bitterly over these issues both then and now.

Between them, the filmmakers have a husband, a brother, a nephew and an aunt currently serving in the armed forces. Both of our fathers are veterans. The issues that we explore in this film are of intimate concern to us not only as citizens, but in our personal lives as well.

We do not try to answer the ethical question of whether the US should be in Iraq. But by profiling several military families who are positioned on both sides of these issues, as well as speaking with experts in the military and peace communities, we do hope to gain a clearer picture of the character and motivations of both soldiers and protesters. We will examine the sacrifices that they make for us, the passions that drive them, and the conflicted feelings–hope, fear, pride, doubt–they arouse in the hearts of their communities.

This short documentary film is currently in post-production.

On The Eve of War is a sponsored project of the Hollywood Theatre; all donations to the project will be tax deductible.