Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Who Does She Think She Is???

A Review By Andrea R. Garrison-onlinewithandrea
Directors: Pamela Tanner Boll, Nancy Kennedy
Length 84: Mins
A Mystic Artist Film Productions ©2008

Who does she think she is? It is indeed a good question. In this case it is a wonderful, engaging documentary film featuring the Academy Award Winning Director Pamela Tanner Boll and her co-Director Nancy Kennedy who has assembled an outstanding crew to bring forth the stories, the work, the talent of five women artists. The women artists are Maye Torres a thirteenth generation Taosena, Janis Wunderlich a Mormon mother of five children, Mayumi Oda who was born in Japan right after World War II, Camille Musser, a painter living in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Angela Williams, mother of two nearly-teen-age girls who got married when she was 20. This film presents a glimpse of their incredible journey as they struggle with parenting, creativity, partnering, independence, economics, art, and their determination to be true to themselves. It is a heartwarming look at five different women artists who share so much though their backgrounds and geographic locations are miles apart. So Who Does She Think She Is? It is a portrait of women artists who have great stories to share. It is an important film and a must see for everyone because even though it is featuring women the stories go so far beyond gender to the core of all of us which is to have dreams, to manifest them and to make an honorable comfortable living doing what we love most. Who Does She Think She Is???It is a work of art and a must see in the theater. It is a great purchase to add to your DVD collection. Look for the DVD release this fall. Listen to my interview with Pamela Tanner Boll and Artist Camille Musser and watch the trailer. For more information visit

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Look Beyond and Beneath the Skin

A Review
By Andrea R. Garrison - onlinewithandrea
Director Anthony Fabian starring Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige
Length: 107 Minutes
A Jour de Fete Release © 2009

I love “Skin” – It is an important thought provoking, heart opening film Directed by Anthony Fabian with an outstanding cast including Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill and Alice Krige. Skin is an extraordinary true story of Sandra Laing, a South African child who is distinctly African looking, born to White Afrikaners who are unaware of their Black ancestry. It is a must see for everyone around the world. It is about family, forgiveness and the triumph of the human spirit. When the issue of Skin touches a family it truly goes to the heart of the matter which is love. Skin brings the issue of race and skin to another dimension when it touches this family. What this film encourages and inspires is that we must go beyond the “Skin” and the physical. We must deal with people heart to heart beneath the surface of the “Skin.” When you do that you are transformed because the heart reflects love and love brings peace!!! With all of our so called outer differences beneath the surface the flesh looks the same. I am thankful to Director Anthony Fabian for listening to the story and bringing it to film with such sensitivity and style. It is truly about all of us going deeper and encouraging others to do the same. It is beautifully acted!!! It is beautifully directed and you will enjoy listening to the music that gently moves the film along. Skin should have a long life in theaters, at home and in schools around the world. There are not many classics being made these days. Skin is definitely a classic!!!Listen to my interviews with Skin Director Anthony Fabian and Composer Helene Muddiman.

Check out the latest trailer for Skin

Here is the Skin Music Video

Here are the links to my interviews.August 20, 2009 – Director Anthony Fabian

September 10, 2009 – Composer Helene Muddiman