Tuesday, December 16, 2014

My Love from Ground Zero Review

A few days ago I got an email of Matt Cohan with the chance to watch Love from Ground Zero in a pre-screening for a review here at Lovely Kathryn.
I was very honored and said yes. I always wanted to see this Kathryn movie. Now with the re-release of the movie everyone can get her and his hands on a copy.

Always when I thought about this movie and especially the title, I thought it is somehow related to 9/11. But you need to keep in mind that the movie was made in 1998. The explanation of the title will be solved within the 102 minutes of the road movie at a very interesting location.

We follow Eric (Simon Baker), Sam (Jacqueline McKenzie), Walter (Pruitt Taylor Vince) and their yellow station wagon from New York City to the University of Montana. Their friend/husband Henry (the beautiful voice of Sam Roberts) died after a short illness and the three strangers follow Henry's way west he made in colleague as freshman over 10 years ago. They have four postcards as lead. Within the 3,5 days of the ride Eric, Sam and Walter bond, fight, love, cry, dance and meet friends and family of Henry.

I really liked how the movie makers include Henry to Eric, Sam and Walter and make the quartet complete. We hear him read the postcards. We see old super 8 video sequences with a yellow touch of the landscape filmed out of a running car. First I felt odd to see this, but subtracting 10 years from 1998 sent us to the late Eighties with no HD cell phone cameras near and far.

The music is great. A good mix of funk and sing a song style.

On the down side there is an odd focus on people peeing and sleeping outside. We get the mandatory eagle flying over high mountains. Plus ugly wardrobe of all characters. Example: Sam's underwear and Walter's astro shirt. I bet the makers want to tell us something through the closes, but I don't get it yet.

Kathryn appears at 1:06. I knew Kathryn has beautiful eyes, but it is breathtaking how good this movie focus on them. She has a few truths for the main characters they have to deal with.

The movie has several really powerful lines, a funny Moon town and great landscape filming which make it worth to watch. Plus it is a part to complete your Kathryn's Movie collection.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pre-Order Love from Ground Zero

The maker of the movie are excited to announce Love from Ground Zero will be out on DVD and exclusive digital 12/16/14. DVD preorders are now available and region free! Preorder now for $21.99 + shipping before the holidays! LFGZ Store

The Limited Edition “Love From Ground Zero” DVD

Signed by the Director, Stephen Grynberg

The first 25 U.S. preorders will receive a FREE  11×17 poster.
Also available on select digital retailers Dec. 16th.
Available only while supplies last.  Shipping costs and times may vary.
Matt Cohen sent me the Press Release:


LOS ANGELES, CA, November 25, 2014: SCENIC OVERLOOK and Director Stephen Grynberg are set to release the HD re-mastered Director’s Cut of the 1998 film ‘Love From Ground Zero’ in digital and on DVD Tuesday, December 16th via LoveFromGroundZero.com. Limited Edition DVD (region free) preorders of Love From Ground Zero are available today, November 25th exclusively at http://lovefromgroundzero.com and will be signed by director, Stephen Grynberg. The film stars SIMON BAKER (“The Mentalist, “The Guardian), in his first leading role in a feature film, Emmy Award Winner PRUITT TAYLOR VINCE (JFK, “Murder One”), JACQUELINE MCKENZIE (“Deep Blue Sea,” “The 4400”), KATHRYN ERBE (“Law & Order,” “What About Bob?”), and the late, JAMES GAMMON (“Major League,” “Cool Hand Luke”). Love From Ground Zero marked the feature film debut of award winning director STEPHEN GRYNBERG ( “A Live Ascending”) and features the striking cinematography of Oscar-winning Director of Photography MAURO FIORE (“Avatar” ) as he captures the majesty of a timeless America set against a stunning original acoustic score by American music legend and Grammy Award Winner, JOHN MCEUEN, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Love From Ground Zero follows three strangers (Simon Baker, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Pruitt Taylor Vince) across the back roads of America with the ashes of a mutual friend. Using a series of old postcards as a road map, the threesome drive from New York to Montana retracing their friend’s journey “out west” years before. As they try to make sense of the untimely death, they are forced to face the realities in their own lives that have brought them down this unpredictable road. 



Matt Cohen | Ptarmigan Films

Official Website: http://lovefromgroundzero.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovegroundzero
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoveFromGroundZero
Instagram: instagram.com/lovefromgroundzero

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Who to See at First Person Arts Festival 2014: Kathryn Erbe, Marcus Samuelsson, Ira Glass and More

Kathryn Erbe, Marcus Samuelsson, and Ira Glass will appear at the First Person Arts Festival.
Kathryn Erbe, Marcus Samuelsson, and Ira Glass will appear at the First Person Arts Festival.

The First Person Arts Festival marks its 13th year next week, and it features a star-studded lineup. The festival runs Tuesday, November 4th through Saturday, November 15th and includes celebrity chefs, TV stars and a live edition of the First Person Arts podcast.

Kick off the festival by spending the night of Tuesday, November 4th, with Marcus Samuelsson, the star of Top Chef Masters and ABC’s The Taste. Celebri-chef Samuelsson will prepare a meal from his new cookbook Marcus Off Duty with the help of local Top Chef competitor Jen Carroll. Tickets for the 7:00 p.m. dinner are $150 and include access to a special book signing.

If you've recently thought, "Wow, I could really go for a sex-themed variety show starring two awesome female comedians," well, First Person Arts has totally been reading your diary. Comedy Central's Margot Leitman and MTV and VH1's Giulia Rozzi will tell their sexiest "Stripped Stories" onstage Saturday, November 8th, at Underground Arts. Doors open at 9 p.m.. Live music will be provided by Philly's Johnny Showcase, and tickets are just $22.

Storyteller, author, comedian, and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax is bringing her one-woman-show Ruby Wax: Sane New World on tour, stopping at the FPA Fest on Thursday, November 13th. Based on her best-selling book Sane New World: A User's Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind (a copy of which is included with your $35 ticket) the 9 p.m. show combines humor with Wax's Oxford University Masters degree in cognitive therapy.

Attention all Law and Order: Criminal Intent binge-watchers: Detective Alex Eames, a.k.a Kathryn Erbe, will join The Good Wife's Zach Grenier and Alex Morf for a one-night-only dramatic reading of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into NightThis semi-autobiographical tale of a family's struggle with addiction is part of Outside the Wire's Addiction Performance Project. The free reading is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 15th, at the Christ Church Sanctuary and features a post-performance discussion of addiction.

Let the storytelling continue when Earth Wind & Fire lead singer and eight-time Grammy winner Philip Bailey shares tales from his memoir Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth Wind & Fire. A truly behind-the-scenes look at the legendary group, music icon Bailey will be interviewed by WDAS' Patty Jackson about his amazing journey. The $40 ticketed event begins Saturday, November 15th, at 8 p.m. at Mother Bethel AME Church.

Also on Saturday, November 15th, the inimitable Ira Glass takes the Merriam Theater stage at 8 p.m. to talk broadcast journalism, what makes a good story, and more. The creator of This American Life will mix stories with pre-taped quotes and music in order to recreate the sound of the show for the live audience. Tickets range from $28-$125.

For ticketing, information about these events and a full calendar of the First Person Arts Festival, visit FirstPersonArts.org.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Worst Friends

Worst Friends is now available - e.g.: amazon

Actors: Kathryn Erbe, Kristen Connolly, Cody Horn, Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, Larry Fessenden
Directors: Ralph Arend
Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.) 
Number of discs:
Studio: Level 33 Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2014
Run Time: 76 minutes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

13th Annual First Person Arts Festival Brings Headliners Zach Grenier, Kathryn Erbe, & More

By | on October 28, 2014 | Geekadelphia

Ah, the First Person Arts Festival. I love this time of year, when the city celebrates the art of storytelling at venues all around… well, the city.

This year’s First Person Arts Festival is the 13th one, and that number definitely doesn’t make it unlucky. Looking at the list of storytellers, it’s going to be one amazing week. Guests this year includes Zach Grenier (The Good Wife), Kathryn Erbe (Law and Order), Marcus Samuelsson, and celebrated playwright Dael Orlandersmith as headliners.

The festival will also bring a number of their hit events back, including Stripped Stories, First Person Arts RAW, and of course, the First Person Arts Grand Slam.

Get excited! Tickets should be on sale soon, so keep an eye on the First Person Arts website for details.

The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival
November 4-15, 2014

Author Description

Eric spends most of his time writing, reading, and hanging out with his chinchilla and bunny. By day he can be found working at Quirk Books, promoting awesome books, and by night, he can be found writing them. His new book, The Geek's Guide to Dating, is currently in stores everywhere.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Love From Ground Zero

Love From Ground Zero HD remaster coming January 2015

The twitter account of  Love From Ground Zero is very active again. They announced that the movie made back in 1998 and starring Kathryn Erbe, Simon Baker, Jacqueline McKenzie and Pruitt Taylor-Vince will be available next year.

Visit their homepage.

Friday, October 10, 2014

News to Long Day's Journey

Long Day's Journey

First Person Arts

Presented by Outside the Wire

DATE Saturday, Nov. 15
TIME Doors at 6PM, Show at 7PM
LOCATION Christ Church Sanctuary
COST FREE (Register at the "Buy" link above)

Kathryn Erbe (Law and Order: Criminal Intent), Zach Grenier (The Good Wife), and Alex Morf (The Good Wife, Broadway) star in a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O’Neill’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which presents a bold and intimate portrait of a family struggling under the weight of addiction.

The reading is followed by an invitation for audience members and a small panel of individuals touched by issues addressed in the play to share their personal stories.