Movie fans, this is your opportunity to create movie venue history. "The new Orpheum Theatre Fairfield (formerly the Co-Ed Theatre) needs an inspiring logo that will symbolize our new community movie theater, that's being redecorated in 1930's Art Deco theme. The Orpheum Theatre invites all artists and wannabe designers to submit their entries for the Orpheum Theatre LOGO Contest! Logo submissions for the contest should be in by April 30th, 2013. The designer of the winning entry will receive free movie tickets" (and perhaps more). More significantly, the winning logo will appear on all things Orpheum Theatre: literature, theater placards, embroidered clothing, business cards, website and Facebook pages, etc etc. Your logo will be a conspicuous and vital part of the progressive, creative portal that is the Orpheum Theatre Fairfield. A powerful addition to any résumé. For details, visit the Orpheum Theatre website: http://orpheumtheatrefairfield.org/ Special K Ken Malloy will stop in the studio to fill in more details and alert us to an exciting Orpheum Theatre event.
The free movie Friday night 7:30 at the FF Library: Academy Award Best Documentary, Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Highly recommended!
As always, we'll tell you about this week at the box office, cover the new releases and talk about what we've seen. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central rebroadcast Sunday mornings at 9:00.
Legendary American film critic Roger Ebert passed Thursday after a long bout with cancer. "Our father of film critics has left the building. Today is a day to take a pause. In my young adult life I couldn't wait until 11:30 pm Sunday night to watch Roger Ebert's show. It would set the tone of what films to watch for the week, and give me new insight into the message the film was trying to send." - Filmosopher Big Al Green
Roger Ebert was a profound presence to all film fans and an immense influence to all of us who were inspired and blessed to work in film media. We'll offer our memories and pass along what others had to say on the Filmosophers show. Friday, 12:30 PM Central, repeated Sunday morning at 9:00.
"I'll see you at the movies." --The final words Ebert wrote to his readers.
Conscious creation has been a hot topic for everyone from Oprah to Larry King and in movies like What The Bleep?! and The Secret. On this week's Writers' Voices will be discussing conscious creation and the movies. Monica Hadley and guest co-host Bruce Miller, of The Filmoshophers, will be talking with Brent Marchant, author of "Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies". Using a wide variety of films, such as Vertigo, Good Night and Good Luck, Syriana, Sophie's Choice and more, as examples, Brent explains conscious creation, it's many concepts and the difficulties that arise in becoming conscious creators.
Brent Marchant, a student of metaphysics and a long-time movie lover, has a B.A. in magazine journalism and is a regular contributor to Belief.net, Vivid Life Radio, Divine Revolution,Sethnet Journal and Reality Change magazines. He currently lives in Chicago.
Don't miss this entertaining and empowering interview!
For most writers, going from concept to finished product is a mostly solitary pursuit, and getting across the finish line is largely dependent on your own efforts. With the sefl-publishing technology available today, you don't necessarily need anyone else in order to publish your work. But for a screenwriter, getting the script finished is only half the battle - if that. What does it take to get a movie made?
Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week as they talk to Caterina Titus, of www.rubystarproductions.com to learn more about the screenwriter's journey. Caty is the co-writer of “Pyaar” - a social political feature film (with Stuart Tanner,) and romantic dramedy "Between Worlds" (with actor/director Ruben Pla.) Her goal is to create films that address the issues of globalization. For the last five years she has been developing a valuable network of contacts in the film industry as she focuses on getting her movies made.
We hope you're enjoying the holiday season, which includes a plethora of new movies. School is out so Shane joins us in the studio. We're excited to tell you about Life Of Pi 3D (image). I watched in expanding joy as this extraordinary story and film experience unfolded, wondering how I can best inspire our audience to see this, and see it in 3D. Life Of Pi is a magnificent blend of imagination and technological wonder. A story our filmosophical audience will love. If you enjoy the inspiring movie experience, resonate intimately with spiritual seeking and the "unexpected plans God has for us", see Life Of Pi in 3D. This will take home Oscars and take you on an epic journey.
Chris Busch and I saw a magnificent trailer for Lincoln before watching The Master in mid September. After a small amount of research I decided this was going to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Shane and I saw it at the wonderful Fleur Theater (reminds me of our upcoming Orpheum Theater in Fairfield!) in Des Moines last Saturday, on our way to Ames to watch his brother Forest sing in the Iowa All-State Music concert (wonderful! 600 voices strong). Lincoln was as good as it's trailer suggested. In all it's muted, sepia-toned history-lesson restraint, I'm confident Lincoln will be acknowledged as Oscar's Best Motion Picture of the year, anchored by Daniel Day-Lewis, perhaps the greatest actor of our time.
We'll cover other new releases, including the wonderful Silver Linings Playbook, Hitchcock, Rise Of The Guardians, and more. We're the Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM Central, again Sundays 9:00 AM. Live stream @kruufm.com "He said you have a story that would make me believe in God"- Life Of Pi
This weekend Sheila Ross will join us in the studio for an update on Fairfield's upcoming new movie theater, or is that cinema? It's not certain yet, but it is certain the situation's very exciting for film fans living in this community. We're also trying to get Sheila to see as many movies as possible before the Filmosophers show... :) Free movie alert: Moonrise Kingdom, FF Library, Friday evening 7:30.
Chris Busch is one of the relatively few people in the world that has seen the (IMO) probable Best Picture Oscar winner Lincoln, since he's in LA and has access to one of only 11 theaters it was playing in this week. Lincoln opens nationwide Friday, but not Ottumwa-wide. That will be sometime in December, Vickie Schleif, the Ottumwa 8 Manager tells me. Which reminds me, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 premieres tonight, Thursday, not at the usual midnight time but at 10:00 PM. The Ottumwa 8 has sold well over 500 tickets so far and will use every one of their 8 screens if they sell enough tickets. This last minute flexable situation is much easier for them in the age of digital movie projection.
We'll talk about Skyfall, the latest and some say greatest Bond film. "This is what the big picture movie experience is all about"- Big Al Green. We'll also alert you to the intriguing French film The Hedgehog, inspired by the beloved New York Times bestseller, "The Elegance of the Hedgehog", by Muriel Barbery. "An enchanting grown-up fairy tale about the redemptive power of love." - Philadelphia Inquirer. All this on the Filmosophers, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, again Sundays 9:00 AM. Live stream @kruufm.com
We've been keeping you posted about replacing the Co-Ed Theater in Fairfield. It's exciting to tell you things are moving forward- it's happening, dear film fans. In a theater meeting last night with Chris Johnson and about 12 others, Patricia Draznin mentioned folks lamenting the closing of the Co-Ed. She viewed this as an opportunity for a new, or newly renovated theater, providing an improved movie-going experience. We've always resonated with this. There are too many conscious people here who love the movies! The "Co-Ed" will be no-more. It was originally named "The Orpheum" and current indications are that will name will return. If you're a film fan you have reasons to get excited about about a marvelous addition to Fairfield's cultural distict. We'll keep you posted with more details as they happen.
The Wachowski Brothers, now the Wachowski Siblings, made The Matrix, IMO one of the great filmosophical films of our time (first one only) and a fave for many of us. I vividly remember seeing it opening night at the Co-Ed in 1999. We had movie posters for everyone and I remember rushing down to Phil Scott afterward exclaiming "They could call this The Maya!" Everyone was jazzed. We've been waiting for another film from them that may entertain and inspire us to a similar degree ever since. Indications are their new film Cloud Atlas may come close. We'll talk about that and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM Central, again Sundays 9:00 AM. Live stream @kruufm.com "Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future. Everything is connected." - Cloud Atlas
The Filmosophers are inspired to report Samsara will be showing at the Bijou Cinema on the University Of Iowa campus, starting Friday, 10/12. Samsara "is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern." From all we've learned, Samsara is a must-see for fans of the filmosophical experience. Our inspiring friend, transformational artist and film fan David Todd of "Bell & Todd Arts" described Samsara as "a remarkable film and experience!" Find show times and more at the Bijou's website: http://bijou.uiowa.edu/
We'll also talk about new releases getting great buzz, including Ben Affleck's Argo; writer/director Martin McDonagh's Seven Psycopaths; Middle of Nowhere, winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: "an elegant, powerfully emotional and courageous film" and more. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, again Sunday mornings at 9:00. "Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience." - Samsara
This week we're excited about the inspiring story of the St. Louis Cardinals and their 9th post season appearance in the last 13..... What? This isn't Sports Talk? KRUU already has a Sports Talk show? Yes, with the inimitable Paul Strubell, son of my handsome friend and fellow (ex) athlete, Kim Strubell. Heard Sunday mornings at 11:00. Great show for sports fans. It's impressive how good Paul's show is, even when he's by himself.
We're the Filmosophers movie talk show! Where "we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". There's good news this weekend for Tim Burton fans: Frankenweenie is "an energetic stop-motion horror movie spoof with lovingly crafted visuals and a heartfelt, oddball story." We're excited about the approaching movie awards season. We saw three excellent trailers recently, including one for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln which later inspired me to predict this film will win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Making my annual Best Picture pick in early October? Holy Cow! Oops, another sports talk influence, this time from the great Harry Caray, especially when he called Cardinal games. What can I say? It's fall classic time- both on the baseball diamonds and in the movie theaters. We're the Filmosophers, with the inspiring Chris Busch and southpaw Big B From St. Louie Miller. Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings at 9:00. "The Cardinals win the pennant!! The Cardinals win the pennant!!" - Harry Caray, October 1964, KMOX- The Voice Of St. Louis
The Filmosophers are excited cause we have some great films to tell you about. Opening this weekend is Looper. It has great buzz, but just as intriguing is what its actors say: "The one film of mine I'm most excited for audiences to see"- Joseph Gordon-Levitt; "It's better than anything I've ever done"- Bruce Willis; "The best movie I've ever been part of. This is not like anything I've seen" - Emily Blunt. Chris Busch, his wonderful wife Julia and I saw The Master last week. It is indeed a "challenging film for serious audiences". I must say, our highlight was returning from Iowa City on the back roads during the first day of fall.
We're also excited to talk again about Marley, the definitive documentary of Bob Marley, "the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom." A joyful, rhythmic, unifying filmosophical experience.
Indications are energy on the Fairfield movie theater project is coalescing. If you're part of that energy let us know. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings at 9:00.
"The only rule is never let your target escape. Even if your target.... is you." - Looper