Enjoying the Sunshine

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With a beautiful day and a ton of work to do, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to perch out on the deck and enjoy the sunshine. With one interview underway, I am enjoying learning about what goes into Journalism. Today I am waiting to interview the head of a local school that is […]

Independent Work at the Coffee Shop- Day 3

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10 a.m. Arrived at Phoenix coffee and began work on my agenda. Eight tasks on the list and ready to begin my work. 10:37 a.m. Did research on a local development of a school being opened in the neighborhood soon. Wrote out a few questions that I hope to ask a representative from the school […]

Day Two in the Office

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Just arrived at the office and already the news is buzzing. Several stories are already being followed and interviews are underway. With so much news brewing in the media, the team here at Heights Observer is preparing to write the weekly news letter. Looking forward to getting to see how everything comes together.

Mamai Theatre Company launches its inaugural season

Co-founder of Maimai Theatre Company
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They say that necessity is the mother of invention. And they, whoever they are, were right. What were we waiting for? That was the recurring question that finally demanded an answer the summer of 2010 for myself and a group of close friends and artistic collaborators who would become the co-founders of Mamaí Theatre Company. […]

CIFF 37: Movie about Movies

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Oh boy, do I love movies about making movies! Casting By, a documentary about the unsung heroes—casting directors—who suggest and promote actors to directors, was an absolute treat. Marion Dougherty, the star of this documentary, began her career casting talent for Kraft Television Theatre. Around the same time, “method” acting was gaining popularity while the […]

CIFF 37: Mixed Bag on Thursday

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Following the failed Hungarian uprising in 1956, the secret police become obsessed with monitoring the actions of ordinary folk as well as their own colleagues. With agents, double agents, and double-triple agents . . . and so on, it’s a challenge to follow who’s doing what to whom. But with an excellent script, fine acting, […]

CIFF 37: Another “A” Day

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Is the film festival getting better, have I become a easy grader, or am I serendipitously picking the best movies? Whichever, or a combination of the above, I’ve had another superlative day! I began the day with Underdogs, the based-on-real-events tale of a small-town American high school football team and the inventor father of the […]

CIFF: Two-Day Recap

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Tuesday morning and I’m taking the day off to give my eyes the opportunity to readjust to daylight. Although the festival began slowly, for me, it certainly picked up in the last few days. Started Sunday with Bonus Round of short films. And my favorites are A Knock on My Door, Choreography for Plastic Army […]