Zen and the Art of Jungle Maintenance

Filmmaker Ondi Timoner documents the attempt to establish the "World's Most Sustainable Modern Town" Just a few weeks ago, Audience Awards Film Festival honored documentarian Ondi Timoner (known for cult classic rock documentary DIG!, to start the list) with our first...

Audience Awards #FemaleLens at Sundance Film Festival

#FemaleLens I’m supposed to be on a plane this morning with four of the most incredible women on the planet. Half of the Audience Awards’ headquarters staff is headed to Sundance Film Festival. For all but our one grizzled veteran, it is their first Sundance Film...

The Hundred-Foot Journey

We’ve been moving.  I’ve spent the past two weeks slogging boxes and wrapping glasses in newspaper.  Much too much time bending in half and lifting things with my back instead of my legs.  There are two kids and a dog and a husband to acclimate.  There are pictures to...

Hilarious Abortion Comedies Are Totally My Bag

You should know right away that I’m in love with this movie.  As soon as I saw the trailer, I was in love with this movie.  I wish I was watching this movie right now instead of blogging about it.  86 minutes was not long enough.  Hilarious abortion comedies are...

The Consummate Movie Crier

The Consummate Movie Crier

Predictable and sappy, The Fault in Our Stars still made me sob I don’t remember much about my early childhood, but I do remember the first time I cried at a movie.  It was 1982.  I was seven.  My mother and I were living in Laurel, Montana, in a two-bedroom trailer...

Muscle Shoals: A Rockumentary on Magic and Music in Alabama

In his book Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, Steve Almond writes, “The only thing wrong with music, as far as I’m concerned, is that you cannot eat it.”  I’ve never read anything that so perfectly expressed the way I feel about music.  So it won’t surprise you that...