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Denny (they/them; played by four different non-binary/trans non-binary actors), a free spirited artist falls for Ryan, a strait-laced lawyer. Young love ensues, but when Denny begins to explore gender, Ryan’s ingrained values are challenged. As Denny finds they can no longer ignore their true self, pressures and tensions mount with Ryan. His inability to understand, and Denny’s unwillingness to submit to traditional gender roles soon causes a fracture.
In their split, Ryan’s love for Denny guides him to take steps to understand and support. Despite their bond, however, Denny realizes that they cannot take the steps they need with Ryan.
Ryan returns to the corporate ladder with little satisfaction. After an estrangement, Denny visits Ryan, and a new connection on new terms is borne.
I have to say this film is very inclusive into non-binary/trans non-binary lives. Its a crisp take on how you see human beings differently. I love how it uses four different actors to play the part of Denny who is trying to fit in and earn her own life rewards. To the luck of a lawyer who loves Denny unconditionally and never seems to back down on how Denny see the life she wants to live. The direction of this film is beautiful. I hope all people are brave to live their truth as Denny and I also hope people are as bold to stand by love as Ryan. True testament to love.
It is now showing at the 36 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Get your tickets it is showing April 9th Cliffside Drive-in 1pm-2:42pm #beachiebeautyapproved
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In this suspenseful drama, Shirish and Geeta, an upper middle class Indian couple, accidently run over someone. Their differing reactions to the consequences of the accident reveal fissures in their relationship and put their values and beliefs to the test. THE KNOT explores class conflict, materialism, and guilt. It asks whether high walls and locked gates can banish inequality and class structure, or whether the complicity of the middle class infects our most intimate relationships.
THE KNOT was written and directed by first time filmmaker Ashish Pant. Its stars Vikas Kumar and Saloni Batra.
Ashish Pant gives a inviting rendition to a classic spin on trust and love. The Knot is how all textbook stories begin where the husband is willing to do anything to make his spouse happy and provide for a better way of life. They are stricken by the a motorist they hit and she feels guilty for doing so as he was in the way of their car. His wife feels bad about hitting the man. The story goes on into him saving a business and not knowing he hires the brother of the man he hits. It gives you a glimpse on what is behind the gates of glory to step outside to a poverty area that no one wants to live. The brother of the man she hits is trying to get out of where he is to just taste a portion of an upper class life. The wife is shielded by her husbands grasp and her willingness to remain humble she trusts this person and shall I say the end was soo good that I dont want to spoil it for you. Its a must watch, written well and the direction in the film was excellent.
It is now debuting at 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival so get your tickets.
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We live in a time where the things and people we love are not going to be here forever. It is what we do with these relationships that allow us to move in a way of love and certainty. I came across a documentary short film that displays the power of human connection and what we all must bring to humanity. Read on as we tell a story of hope.
Pan Hoot takes you along a journey where heartbreak, terror and war was happening at a time of replacement and renewal. In the short film you feel a sense of hope that one being can make the change for many generations to come. And Stany is one of those human beings that has turned rage and terror into glory. At an early age began working with chimps at a Halfway House in Bujumba, Burundi. A project started by Jane Goodall to rehabilitate chimps traumatized by mistreatment in captivity. Stany endured terrible heartbreak when his country erupted into civil war and the Tutsi began killing innocent Hutu in what was to become the Burundi genocide (Stany is Hutu). After leaving his family in order to give them the best chance for survival, he followed the chimps that were relocated to Kenya for safety purposes and they became like his family. It was then that he discovered his unique gift — the ability to communicate with mankind’s closest biological relatives – chimpanzees. Working with chimps gave Stany new meaning and purpose. He developed and perfected chimpanzee care and husbandry techniques that have been acknowledged and celebrated around the world including winning multiple global conservation awards for his pioneering chimpanzee work. Today, more than three decades later, Stany continues his work with chimps, at JGI’s Chimp Eden sanctuary in South Africa. Though he has faced much discrimination, injustice and hardship, Stany continues to rise above adversity, living a life of commitment, dedication and sacrifice.
Here is a little background story on Chimp Eden:
Chimp Eden was established in 2006 and is the first and ONLY chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa. This Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary was created to provide a permanent and safe home for chimpanzees that have been misplaced from their natural habitats in Africa and rescued from shockingly cruel and abusive conditions. From 17-year-old Sampa who was kept in a small cage for four years and developed extreme social anxiety to 23-year-old Cozy who was bred in a lab in the United States and subjected to horrific medical experiments, Stany cares for the 33 chimpanzees residing at the sanctuary with individualized care and love. This JGI chimpanzee sanctuary brings the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education end eco-tourism.
I really love the film as it portrayed that importance of how when we come together and care for one another we can make a difference in the world. I am especially thankful for Jane Goodall for providing such a safe haven for our earth most precious creations. A special thank you for a great story. #beachiebeautyapproved
Join us as we enjoy the online festivities of the 36th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Check out the celebrity tributes, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&A’s and over 100 films to viewed. They will have an in person high end beach side Drive-ins will include select films, all with free admission. RSVP is required 24 hours in advance for the Drive-in. Arrive early to reserve a great parking spot for you and your family.
Here are a few of the films that would be featured at this years festival.
Tickets are still available on their website at sbiff.org Hope to meet you there. #beachiebeautyapproved
Its my favorite time of year, the 19th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is back. I do have to admit I must beat my record of 24 films to at least 30 this year. With over 300 films in the archive I cannot wait to indulge in the festivities.
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Southern California the best of classic and contemporary film making from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF showcases a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. Come out to see what the love of film is all about. Be sure to pick up your tickets in advance. For shows, dates and times. Visit their website. www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com
Angie Mar & Nadmi Pomeroy are a cut above the rest. With their chefs delectable bits, these two chefs tasty treats were served beautifully. Every now and again you come across an event or food that you love. Look no further, this year’s food and wine festival did not disappoint.
Guests poured out their great ideas amongst the table patiently waiting for just a small taste of greatness.
Behind the scenes look at both chefs in action. Food so good make you wanna smack your ex boyfriend.
A special thank you to Danielle &Julia for the invite. #beachiebeautyapproved
The eleventh annual food and wine festival is happening this weekend and you should be apart of it. Headquartered in wine country we are here to say this event should not be missed.
From lunch demonstrations and nightlife you’re sure to find some fun eats and drinks to enjoy while being lead on property built for kings and queens.
The Inn at Spanish Bay gives a unique feel to the everyday hotel. She has beauty, style and grace. Her architectural design leaves you in awe.
Nestled right on the 17 mile stretch comes along a narrow path you get to enhance a history like no other. Pebble beach golf resorts has been celebrated as one of the top golf destinations in the world. Take a peak at what you’ll see and grab your tickets.
A special thank you to Danielle and Julia for the invite. #beachiebeautyapproved
The Second Annual Newport Beach Food & Wine Festival kicked October off with a bang! The event included live cooking demos with celebrity chefs Hubert Keller and Rick Bayless. A “Top Chef” home cooking competition, endless food and wine tastings in the Grand Tasting Pavilions, master sommelier panels with Fred Dame, Michael Jordan, Sur Lucerno and Steven Poe. Celebrity chef book signings, mixology courses hosted by Tricia Carr, cocktail and spirits tastings and live jazz on Saurday Lauren & The Mike Frost Band, Sunday Cooper Phillip.
Project Hope Alliance served as the spotlight for Thursday’s Launch Partybenefiting working poor families and equipping their children with a solid academic foundation. Since 2012, Project Hope Alliance has helped nearly 300 children attending 39 different schools in 21 cities, throughout Orange County. Their motto is to help end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. For more information, visit www.projecthopealliance.org
Michael Jordan took to the floor and explained to the attendees the importance of knowing your wine. What kind of fruit can you smell or taste in the wine? What region its from? Who made it? All these things and more were taught at the Master Sommeilier Class.
Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival will pull out the red carpet this week for their 5th annual event with Food & Wine, Lexus as sponsors. The three day event is set to knock your taste buds off to a great weekend. Chef Curtis Stone of Maude Restaurant gives us a cooking demo at the Dorothy Chandlier Pavilion.
Lexus Signature Series: A Dining Experience with Lexus Culinary Master Carlo Mirarchi Hosted by Spring Street Social Society founder @aguynamedpatrick at Milk Studios. The ultimate bites of L.A. rounds out Thursday.
Hold on to your palate for Friday with a jam packed schedule of food and wine delights from chef’s and winery’s the world over. Check out Redbird lunch with Neal Fraser and Markus Glocker. I am looking forward to the night market.
The Definitive Boozy Brunch with Michelle Bernstein looks like a winning combo. Booze and Brunch gotta love that. Then a cooking demo by Food Network’s own Chef Alex Guarnaschelli will be a great catch. The Roots will be performing live Saturday evening.
Tickets are still available get them here: http://www.lafw.com/tickets/