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A Filmmaker’s Journal

He killed her only son… My feature film Over-the-Rhine will have its West Coast Premiere at the Burbank International Film Festival on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. And I’ve just learned that we have been nominated for a major award! Categories … Continue reading

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Reach Out!

“Reach out” is the contemporary term for making contact. People don’t “get in touch with” others anymore, they “reach out” to them. There’s something both sweet and desperate about that phrase in this age of disconnection and intolerance. Agreement is … Continue reading

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Another Thief on the Cross

I’d just finished a month-long gig, teaching acting in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and had said goodbye to the last of my students. It had been a heady time, suffused with history. I had tickets for The Merchant of … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The World Premiere this past week of my new feature film Over-the-Rhine was remarkable. Cincinnati’s historic Memorial Hall was packed with good people and good cheer. The audience response was ecstatic–loud cheering erupted as the end credits rolled–a filmmaker’s dream. … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Just a quick update: Tonight’s World Premiere of my new feature film Over-the-Rhine is getting a lot of last-minute buzz. I did a live interview on the local Fox channel, and hear the local NBC station is repeatedly airing a … Continue reading

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The Waiter from Hell?

All I wanted from our server was for him to tell us what the specials were, to make a few recommendations, and then bring us our food, quickly and hotly (is that a word?). Instead, he seemed offended at everything, … Continue reading

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The Hard Work of Forgiveness

My new film Over-the-Rhine, which has its world premiere in Orlando next month, is about forgiveness. So the subject is very much on my mind. How do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember that, while … Continue reading

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