We are so thrilled Susan Sarandon is coming to the festival this year and we look forward to honoring her and all her achievements in film and her contributions to the world. She is am amazing woman on the big screen and off. See you all at the festival April 6-10th!
Very picture Prince & Sheila .Fine as wine.Peace Out SExyp
“Detective” by Jean-Luc Godard (1985) analyzes the changed role of humanistic (public) intellectuals in the Western societies (a trend that started around the last quarter of 20th century and, as we can see today, it intensifies in the new century), and how this change has influenced everybody’s behavior and world view. From around the 18th century Western intellectuals had a leading role in European historical/cultural development. They were people who tried to root spirituality in socio-political realities. They were carriers of democratic sensibility and tried to create a unity between culture and the masses of people, they risked their comforts and sometimes life for the sake of existential truth. According to “Detective”, it is not true anymore – intellectuals today are transformed into technical specialists hired by the social powers. Godard represents such intellectuals in the film. One of them – a private investigator with an air of a philosopher and a poet (Laurent Terzieff with his charm of other-worldliness), but his thinking about life is reduced and flattened. His nephew Isidore (Jean-Pierre Leaud in his top performance as a comic actor) is the personification of today’s liberal sensibility (gentle and conformist) and the main focus of Godard’s tragic vision of today’s advanced societies where intellectuals betray their traditional historic-moral mission. In “Detective” Godard offers his classification of human groups/clans today’s post-industrial societies consist of. One group filled by those who live by investing money – they are personified by an intelligent and educated married couple (Natalie Baye and Claude Brasseur – both are masters of gentle characterization, through the art of acting, of the states of the human soul). The other group is those who multiply money invested into their entrepreneurial adventures – they are personified by sports events businessman (Johnny Halliday who proved to be a very sophisticated actor).But the main clan Godard metaphorically names “mafia” – it is people who live and make their fortunes on extorting money (Godard’s Mafiosi take from people money with a matter-of-factness of tax collectors and righteousness of users of taxpayers’ funds for their personal self-enrichment through government contracts). The film is dedicated to the analysis of relationships between these clans and to the depiction of private love life of people belonging to them). The emotional and intellectual condition of the young people is characterized by Godard through several personages including “the wise young girl” (Julie Delpy‘s first irresistible performance) – this point of the film is especially important for American viewers today to contemplate on to be able to understand better the future of US and Europe. Please visit: www.actingoutpolitics.com to read the essays about “Detective” (with analysis of forty shots from the film) and other Godard’s films, and also essays dedicated to films by Bergman, Resnais, Bunuel, Bresson, Kurosawa, Pasolini, Antonioni, Cavani, Fassbinder, Bertolucci, Alain Tanner and Moshe Mizrahi.
i am ricky hearn jr i was 6 yrs old i am the oldest boy
This man is one of my heros!
Yes it was across from the present "Brewery", and it was Andy Fava. We watched him become more deeply submerged and wondered at what point he was going to roll up his window. I have copies of the original "The Paper" as well as dozens of photos (my favorites are the submerged SF Chronicle news box with a headline advising a "Big Storm" was on the way, and the window of R.R. Video which featured a poster of Mel Gibson & Sissy Spacek battling floodwaters in the film called "The River")
Hi I took the Andy Fava picture and I remember it well! A group of us watched in disbelief as Andy, apparently unaware that he was about to swim with the fishes, kept getting into it deeper and deeper. With a non-plussed look on his face, his wipers cranked up at full speed and his radio blasting, he looked at us wondering why we were all staring at him. The "rescue" lacked the drama which accompanied many of the other, more difficult rescues. I also took the picture of Ruth Bennett and her kids (they were so photogenic) as well as that of Tinker and Jane, whose attitudes were exemplary.
We kept the original newspaper article after all these years....Ruth must have sent it. We just had the great fortune to be reunited with the entire Bennett family down in Pescadero, Baja Ca. for the wonderful wedding of Lucas and the lovely Zoe. At this very moment, it is raining really hard here in Santa Barbara...and the streets have turned into mini rivers...love ya' Bennies!!
You got that right-I WAS exhausted and relieved! That photo was taken on the first day we were able to get into town, but were not yet back in our own home. The kids were worried about what happened to all the lost, stranded and abandoned pets, so we went to the library where an emergency shelter was set up, to talk to the vets and see if we could help out. We were luckier than many because friends who lived on high ground took us in after we were evacuated, so we never had to go to a shelter or be separated from our dog. Best of all was eventually finding that the flood waters came up to 2 inches BELOW our floorboards, even though the ground floor with garage, furnace, water heater and storage area flooded. And since we lived in our Guernewood Park house for the prior 10 years, we were familiar enough with the rain/flood scenario to remember to move our cars to higher ground the night before, so we felt fortunate about that too.
[...] 12, 2010 by caseygoodrow About this story: I wrote this for one of the North Bay Bohemian’s writing contest’s, the rules of which provided a handful of images and simply required that one of the images be used [...]
Too bad corporates own the media and have turned radio into a generic landscape of mush, I remember KREO and my favorite DJs in the 80s were Dan Matthews and Robin Hart. The station had a personality ... ah the 80's.
This is a message for Bev Waterbury. I was very excited to hear about your Bream Pearce connection. I am researching Isabella and Charles Bream Pearce as part of a doctorate on late Victorian Scottish attitudes towards sex and gender. I'm not convinced the connection with the American 'Fellowship of the New Life' was entirely business-oriented, as Isabella was a leading figure in the Glasgow feminist and socialist movement, with advanced views on sex education and the sexual 'double-standard', expressing her views for several years in a column 'Matrons and Maidens' in the 'Labour Leader'. I am trying to find out more. Do get in touch if you want to swap research findings. The photos are wonderful. I often prefer it when buildings are left to decay. Far more evocative than when they are 'preserved for the nation'.
[...] By Michael Fisher on Feb 11, 2011 [...]
St. Elizabeth church in Guerneville.
First, John Schubert is an EXCELLENT resource on all of this.
I recognized Tom right away!
I was at the cemetery with my wife. We we living on River Rd. across from True Value Hardware (Bonita Ave & Riverside Dr.)still there today. The water came up so fast we couldn't save any thing, took 8.5 feet of water in the house. I get emotional just writing this. Total devastion. Anyway when the big copters landed and took off they almost blew my van over. My wife evacuated to Santa Rosa to be reunited with our daughter, I stayed at the cemetery for another 2 days waiting for a break to see how the house was.
The second photo is what we called the yellow house across from the Midway Store, halfway between Rio Nido & Guerneville. It was a favorite place for reporters to get a photo of high waters along the river. It was easily accessible from the East by River Road just before you ran into the water over the road going into Guernevile.
Manure Man! I'd recognize you anywhere
Happy 25th Anniversay RR! I live on Champs Elysees off River Road in Forestville. I remember days and days of the rain. We were all down at Speers' Market stocking up on supplies. The rain slowed down and we thought we had dodged the bullet but didn't consider the runoff. We woke up to unpassable roads - propane tanks floating down River Road, National Guard amphibious vehicles creating wakes like ocean waves. The water had reached to the Stop sign at the bottom of Champs (I have some pictures). It was a long 4 days before we could go anywhere.
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