The Pride of the Yankees — Classic for a Reason

The Pride of the Yankees, 1942, RKO Radio Pictures. Starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright. Co-starring Babe Ruth. Directed by Sam Wood. B&W, 128 minutes. The son of immigrant parents, Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper) takes an interest in the All-American sport of baseball at an early age. He’d like to pursue it as a career, but […]

The Pride of the Yankees — Classic for a Reason

On Photography: Vicktor Skrebneski, 1929-2020 — Photofocus

Portraits are the most intimate photographs. The image will survive the subject. –Victor Skrebneski Chicago’s photographer He became interested in photography when he found a camera in a park. Seven-year old Victor Skrebneski turned the camera into lost and found. He said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times in 2000, “I took it inside […]

On Photography: Vicktor Skrebneski, 1929-2020 — Photofocus

Gase: There are other great sports documentaries besides ‘The Last Dance’ — Times-Herald

There was no ballroom, club scene or wedding to attend to, but make no mistake — last Sunday I was ready to dance. Like so many sports fans I was glued to the television set to watch the first two parts of the documentary, “The Last Dance” on the Chicago Bulls last season (1997-98) with […]

Gase: There are other great sports documentaries besides ‘The Last Dance’ — Times-Herald

A mirage of Chicago — Why Evolution Is True

Reader Edward sent this breathtaking photo of a mirage of the Chicago Skyline, just featured as the Earth Science Photo of the Day. It was taken in 2008 from the Indiana Dunes, a state park 37 miles from the city, and a place from which the city isn’t visible. It is in fact an inferior […]

A mirage of Chicago — Why Evolution Is True

Director Biography – Ralph Klisiewicz (COLLIDE)

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Ralph Klisiewicz is inspired by directors like David Fincher, Danny Boyle, and Denis Villeneuve. Ralph was a student of psychology. Consequently, he is interested in exploring deeper, and potentially darker, layers of his characters.

Ralph’s entrance into filmmaking was rather unorthodox. About 7 years ago, as a musician, he was in need of a musical video. Although several people with a film background helped him get the project a started, much of the work fell upon his shoulders. In order to complete the project, Ralph was forced to learn and perform many of the filmmaking tasks. Since that initial project, he has fallen in love with the entire process of filmmaking. He has now produced a number of music videos along with 3 short films up to date. In addition, he started his own film/ 
video production company and produces commercial work. Ralph is a self-taught filmmaker, and such background gives him a perspective and creative approach free of traditional filmmaking paradigms. He looks forward to projects that challenge him and push him to grow 
as a filmmaker.

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: JUNE 2019 DRAMA & COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

Los Angeles feedback film festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ELI

BEST COMEDY: PLEASURE PALS

BEST PERFORMANCES: SCATTERED

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ELPIDA

BEST MUSIC: MEMORY BOX

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterSCATTERED,9min., Canada, Comedy

festival posterPLEASURE PALS, 10min., USA, Comedy/Animation

festival posterBIG BOOOM, 4min., Russia, Drama/Animation

festival posterELI, 11min., UK, Drama

festival posterELPIDA, 7min., 7min., USA, Drama/Sci-Fi

festival posterMEMORY BOX, 11min., USA, Drama

festival posterA ROOMBA’S TALE, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterTHE SERPENT IN THE APPLE, 18min., USA, Comedy/Documentary

festival posterT.I.M: This Is Me, 4min., UK, Drama

The theme of the June 2019 DRAMA & COMEDY Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Reinvention of the Soul”.

Each film was about a character who reinvents themselves to a new purpose.

The 6th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.

6 more festivals to go in LA this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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