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

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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. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Last Week Tonight: Civil Forfeiture

I love Kathryn so much. Watch the last 4 minutes of Last Week Tonight: Civil Forfeiture of October 6th. They got the Alex clothing very close. Gosh, I miss Criminal Intent.

This week’s topic on the brilliant Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is civil forfeiture, which “sounds like a Gwyneth Paltrow euphemism for divorce” but is actually the method by which law enforcement can seize people’s property without them being charged with a crime. As has become the expectation, Oliver provided a thorough overview of the situation. He particularly focused on the absurd concept that it’s not the people who are on trial but their stuff. All of this led him to conceive of a hilarious new television show: Law & OrderCivil Asset Forfeiture Unit. Starring real-life Law & Order alumni Jeff Goldblum, Robert John Burke, Kathryn Erbe, and John Fiore, the trailer featured such wonderful absurdities as Kathryn Erbe handcuffing a sofa and Jeff Goldblum playing bad cop while interrogating a pile of money.

Oliver also touched on the protests in Hong Kong (surprisingly polite!), the elections in Brazil (surprisingly crazy!), and the 2022 Winter Olympics (unsurprisingly unpopular!). Turns out, no one wants to host the Winter Olympics except for Kazakhstan and China, so Oliver decided to offer up the Last Week Tonight studio as another option. For some reason, they didn’t make that video available on YouTube (even though it featured the unicorn, the space gecko, and not one but two mini-fridges of Coca-Cola products) but if that changes, we’ll post it here.

In the meantime, here are some of Jeff Goldblum’s outtakes from Law & OrderCivil Asset Forfeiture Unit.