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This week on the Artsy Fartsy Show...
ACROSS THE POND
This weekend saw the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the United Kingdom.The Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of the Queen's reign in Britain and as Head of the Commonwealth,UK Overseas territories and Supreme governor of the Church of England. The Queen is the only British Monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee, other than Queen Victoria in 1897.This milestone comes in unsettling times for the United Kingdom after recent riots and protests.Can the Queen be someone to unite all the U.K. citizens from their many diverse backgrounds? Melissa Silver recaps the weekends events and talks to some Brits across the pond.
POLITICO PETE ON THE RACE 2012
Peter Gleason talks about the battles between both Barak Obama and Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Many voters in Wisconsin would prefer Obama to be reelected as their next president with a 51 percent chance, over Mitt Romney at 45 percent. Many voters think that Obama can turn this turbulent economy from its recession and high unemployment rate. Peter also urges many voters to go out and let their voices be heard.
IMAGINATION AND INSPIRATION WITH GEOFFREY FLETCHER
Artsy Fartsy Show, Executive Producer, Barika Edwards sat down with Geoffrey during a luncheon at the Tribeca Film Festival Imagination House in Chelsea. They talked about his journey as a screenwriter, overcoming the frustrations of the day job and the wonderful contributions African-American filmmakers make to the advancement of art.
Comedy High with High School actors, Colin Hanks and Matt Bush
Hands down one of the funniest films this summer and one to add to the historic library. Yes she said, "Historic", of the films throughout history that make us laugh at the plight of people who get too high -- on marijuana that is. Barika interviews the actors of High School (now in theatres), Colin Hanks and Matt Bush.
Summer Film Review
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban; and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl. A Focus Features and Indian Paintbrush presentation of an American Empirical picture, Moonrise Kingdom is executive-produced by Sam Hoffman and Mark Roybal. The movie is produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson, The original screenplay is by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola. The film is directed by Wes Anderson.
Moonrise Kingdom is MPAA-rated “PG-13” (for sexual content and smoking) and has a running time of 94 minutes.
PERFORMING LIVE: JON BRAMAN
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