Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm only about halfway through and now I want to see the documentary on this book.

"The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich" by Howard Reich. I guess you could look it up on Amazon dot com. Or maybe find it at your local used bookstore or Alibris. I got my copy at the discount bin in the grocery store.

Official Movie Website
You can help support the film.

Prisoner of her Past Blog

I found a link to the trailer on YouTube

And if that doesn't show up, here's the link...

I also found this entry on the blog interesting. A couple folks in the audience at Tarrant Community College, in Arlington, Texas, really understood Reich's mother. One was from Ghana and the other from the People’s Republic of Congo.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Witches of Lublin

The storyline sounds cool. And spooky. It reminds me of reading stuff about the Inquisition; you know it rarely ends well.

Clipped from the website...
"The Witches of Lublin is based on true and little known history of klezmer musicians in Eastern Europe. Co-writer Yale Strom's research uncovered the facts that there were women klezmer musicians, and that when klezmers would play for gentile nobility, their reward could sometimes be beatings, death or even kidnappings. This history formed the springboard for this work of fiction by Strom, Schwartz and Kushner based on Jewish women's lives in 18th Century Europe, klezmer music and feminist history, with a healthy dose of magical realism thrown in. "


I would love to hear the radio drama. You can help fund this radio drama if you choose.

Pencil vs Camera by Belgian artist Ben Heine

You have to look at these. My favorite is the second one. But they're all good.