Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Woodstock Launching

I thank TheReel for the publishing of the Woodstock Film Festival Vincent D'Onofrio photos. She also guided to the picture source. From there it was only a little step to the Woodstock Launch Party pictures. See, they made more than the two pictures of Kathryn I already showed during my vacation.

Dear, she looked so absolutely gorgeous in this gray dress.

Photographer: John Mazlish and Naomi Schmidt

Plus: Mother's House will be part of the Big Apple International Film Festival (BAFF) at November 6th. Click here for tickets. Sales for this event will begin Oct 01, 2011 12:00 AM EST.

Program 40 – Theater 2
12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

A Younger Man – 10 minutes
Dir. John Howard Swain

'Come grow old with me, the best is yet to be'. "A Younger Man" is a short film that explores the choices you make when life cheats you out of the best. Rosa, a woman who has been saddled with the all consuming task of caring for her dying husband makes a bold choice that will unite her with a young passionate man and the two embark on a deceptive journey that begins with murder.

The Burying Beetle – 27 minutes
Dir. Dave Rock

A boy trying to cope with his terminally ill father's impending death discovers religion and becomes convinced that his father must repent and get baptized to save his soul before he dies. His father, a scientist and avowed atheist, doesn't quite see it that way.

Mother's House – 28 minutes
Dir. Davis Hall
While emptying his late mother's rural home, Thomas, and his wife, Catherine, discover increasingly disturbing secrets until the conflict between memory and truth threatens to destroy them both.

Mikel's Faith – 30 minutes
Dir. Alexander Etseyatse
Mikel, an incarcerated former Golden Glove Champ, is suddenly released from prison then tries to restore his former life and confronts his past friends, enemies, and makes a revelation within 24 hours of his release.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lago di Garda vacations

Here a longer slide show made of photos of my two weeks Italy trip. It was great but so so hot. The ice cream was more than delicious, the landscape so beautiful, the lake clear and I feel the need to refresh my sailing skills.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 last glance

Thanks so much my lovely picture friend source. You know who you are. You made my afternoon with all the new Vincent pictures and the hint to retna. I'll snagg all the new Kathryn pictures. Oi, now I need to cataloge 300 pics.

Monday, September 26, 2011

2011 North Shore Animal Mutt-i-grees Mania Launch

Here are a few pictures of the big finale to the “Get Your Licks on Route 66″ Pet Adoption Tour on September 25, 2011 in New York. Kathryn is looking fabulous in the short denim slirt and the sporty t-shirt. See now Maeve is taller than her mom. Unfortunately, I didn't spot Lilah or Tallulah, but there had been many dogs around. I hope that a lot of them found a new home.

With picture sources at: - Steven A Henry/WireImage
Getty Images - Steven A Henry/WireImage, Steve Mack/FilmMagic
twitter - @AnimalLeague

Click to enlarge the small pictures and also surf to WireImage and FilmMagic for tiny pics without watermark or bigger pics with water mark.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mother's House going Europe

…and looking for an English to German translator for the subtitle. Just let me know and I’ll connect you with Ingrid Price.

But before the short will enter LiFF (Lucerne International Film Festival) between October 19 – 23, you’ll have the chance to catch Kathryn’s movie at the second airing of Woodstock Film Festival tonight. Remember 10 pm during the Lost Found section at Kleinert James Art Center.

The Louisville International Festival of Film also published their schedule calendar. Mother’s House will be shown at Willow Room – Galt House October 8th, 5:30 pm. Look here for ticket information.

If you didn’t catch a tweet, the facebook entry or visited the MH homepage, again the hint to Ulster Magazine. Look at page 13 and following and read a long article about film making in Ulster Country. The writer mentioned Tim Guinee and showed two pictures around the Mother’s House making.
Thomas and Catherine arrive at his late mother's rural home. They are unprepared for what they find. Thomas can hardly remember the last time he was there, and Catherine never even met the old lady. There's a lifetime of accumulated clutter to sort through, and the couple wastes no time starting to empty the house. But more than just "mother's things" await them in the dusty rooms.
The outside world recedes, and what started as a simple task now seems impossible, even dangerous. Possessed by memories and eerie dreams, Catherine and Thomas begin to feel trapped. Then they become aware of a third presence... a sweet-faced young boy, lingering silently in the half-empty rooms.
Catherine is anxious to leave, but Thomas is frozen; unable to discard his old toys, drawn irresistibly to his childhood bedroom. The couple is pulled apart, dismantling themselves as they dismantle the house. There is a terrible secret in mother's house, and they cannot help but discover it.

P.S. Translate to German: "While emptying his late mother's rural home, Thomas and his wife, Catherine, discover increasingly disturbing secrets until the conflict between memory and truth threatens to destroy them both." I passed my version to Ingrid and read another at facebook. Be a part of Kathryn's movie and help the producers to spread their wonderful movie.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Get Your Licks on Route 66"

North Shore Animal League America announced September 15th that the Mutt-i-grees® "Get Your Licks on Route 66" Pet Adoption Tour Final will be this Sunday, September 25 from 12:00 Noon – 5:00 pm at Hudson River Park Pier 40 in New York City.

Animal-loving celebrities joining Beth Stern include actress and Mutt-i-grees spokesperson Kathryn Erbe, designer John Bartlett, Broadway actress Orfeh, actor Josh Flitter, model Jen Araki, on-air personality and author Maria Malito, and television host Sara Gore.

By the time it arrives in New York City, the Get Your Licks on Rt. 66 Pet Adoption Tour will have traveled through 17 cities over 3,200 miles, between California and Illinois on historic Rt. 66, to raise awareness of the plight of homeless pets and the vital services that participating animal shelter and rescue partners provide to their communities.

If you can’t be in Woodstock to watch Mother’s House at 11 am, you maybe are in NYC to look for a new family member, getting a few tips of Kathryn.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

TVrealm: episode 2 x 06 - Bling Bling!

Hey, I'm back from Italy. I had two great weeks at Lago di Garda.

TVrealm started at the begining of September and even presented a few great challenges. Stay tuned to see more funny results...

Episode 2x06: Bling Bling!
Ep Summary: Take a TV character and pimp 'em out using

Try it. I had so much fun. Read here a little tuto how to do it without to register.

Alex Bling Bling

See here Lennie Briscoe made by my wonderful 100 beta gorengal.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Woodstock Film Festival 2011 Launch Party in NYC

By Deborah Medenbach
Hurricane Irene didn’t stop filmmakers from streaming down to the Lower East Side in NYC on Aug. 30 for the Woodstock Film Festival Launch Party. Squeezing in the front door, I was whisked up to the balcony for a quick chat with the director, writer, and two principal actors from “Coming Up Roses.”...

Reporting Live from the 2011 WFF Launch Party at Libation in NYC! Kathryn Erbe ("Mother's House" and "Law and Order") is here with Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo ("The Sea is All I know" and "The Fighter") among other 2011 Festival Participants!

...The party continued with a conversation with first time filmmaker Davis Hall of Stone Ridge about his short narrative “Mother’s House,” starring Kathryn Erbe; a viewing of the engineering wonderfilm “A Bridge Delivered” by Stephen Mallon; receiving an overview of “Taking a Chance on God” produced by High Falls resident Ilene Cutler; and meeting short film “Bang” director Holle Singer. More about these in future posts.

The festival’s schedule for Sept. 21-25 and tickets are now available online at

“Mother’s House” and Stone Ridge’s Davis Hall

Most Ulster county live theater fans know Davis Hall from his acting performances with Actors & Writers in Rosendale. His experiences cleaning out his mother’s house after her death a couple of years ago spurred his new venture into filmmaking, writing and directing “Mother’s House.”

“It was shot in nine days in Stone Ridge at a house near where I live,” Hall said. “The story is about a couple coming to clear out a dead parent’s house. It brings what’s real and what’s memory into question.”

Kathryn Erbe, known for her role as Det. Alexandra Eames on the TV show “Law & Order,” welcomed the lead role alongside Tim Guinee in this 30-minute film.

“It’s a moving thing to care about someone and go through their things,” Erbe said. Davis described finding his parent’s World War II love letters and wondering if it was crossing a boundary to read them. The act of sorting personal effects often gives deeper insight into who they were and facets of their personality that might have been kept hidden.

“Could you ever allow someone to freely go through all of your belongings while you were still alive and accountable?” I asked.

Both conceded some stories can only be told when you’re dead.

“Mother’s House” has its New York Premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Write a Post Help a Dog Campaign 2011

BlogPaws the Conference for Pet Bloggers, Pet Brands, and Pet Health Care Professionals is only a day away now and in honor of the occasion Pedigree has decided to launch a Write a Post, Help a Dog Campaign. For those of you who missed the event last year in September 391 bloggers wrote about the program and with each post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals. In all, 7,820 pounds of food was donated to two shelters known across the country for their dedication to the care and re-homing of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and Castaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa.

How you can help in 2011

Simply spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blog post. If you don’t have a blog feel free to tweet about the campaign or share on Facebook so your friends who do blog can participate. All bloggers are welcome even if you do not generally talk about pets on your blog. Its all about using Social Media for Social Good.

Here’s how it works:
  • The Write a Post, Help a Dog program is aimed at raising awareness of the more then 4 million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year. As well as to help get them all food (our goal is 10,000 lbs of food in the next two weeks) for the more than four million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year.
  • For each blog post mentioning the Pedigree Foundation from now until midnight ET on September 3, Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of its new dry Pedigree recipe food for dogs — its best recipe ever — to a shelter, because every dog deserves leading nutrition.
  • Feel free to make your post more visually appealing by using either or both of the two images seen in this post.
  • The Pedigree Foundation — a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization is committed to helping dogs by providing grants to shelters and rescues and encouraging dog adoption. This year the Foundation has already raised more than $376,570 against its goal of $1.5 million to carry out its work to fund grants that not only help shelters operate, but to further shelter innovations.
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