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Saturday Art: The Exit Room (short film)

11:20 am in Uncategorized by Crane-Station

This is a powerful film, and I was only about a minute or so into it, when I realized that it reminded me of a film that I saw in the early 1970s. I will explain at the end of this post. Here is what Vimeo includes about The Exit Room:

Starring: Christopher Abbott
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2013 @ Tribeca Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, Aruba International Film Festival and many more.
SYNOPSIS: It is 2021, and imprisoned journalist Joseph Michaels faces government execution as he contemplates a desperate escape attempt in order to return to his wife and new-born in The Exit Room.
Director: Todd Wiseman Jr.
Producer: Ariel Elia
Cinematographer: Milos S. Silber
Co-Producer: Tyler Ben-Amotz
Editor: Brian Denny

The film that I saw in the early 1970s is called An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and as it turns out, this film is based on that excellent film:

Saturday Art: BBC Arctic Melt Time Lapse, And Table 7

4:43 am in Uncategorized by Crane-Station

Sir David Attenborough narrates this BBC time lapse clip on YouTube. If you do not have the BBC Planet Earth series, and you are concerned with all things related to nature and our planet, I recommend that you get it if you can. The quality and flow are better than with YouTube.

Watching the polar bears as they struggle with a disappearing habitat was heartbreaking for me. (In order to see that, you will need to watch the next one-minute clip in the series, called Polar Bears on Thin Ice) Read the rest of this entry →