Swan Lake: Dress Rehearsal for Life

Swan Lake: Dress Rehearsal for Life

Swan Lake: Dress Rehearsal for Life by Michelle Potter Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake has become one of ballet’s best-loved classics ever since the Bolshoi first performed it in 1877.  The pure white swan (the “good” one) is enchanted, and only becomes human between the...
The Last Week in the Back lot

The Last Week in the Back lot

The Last Week in the Back LotBy Chelsea Reidy  It was this time last year that Jack and I painted a movie screen on the adobe-colored stucco of the back wall of the theater. We borrowed scaffolding, bought five gallons of paint, and went for it. The fall weather...
Wes Anderson: The Aesthete

Wes Anderson: The Aesthete

Wes Anderson: The AestheteBy David Silva aes·thete /ˈesˌTHēt/ noun :a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art and beauty. As a young burgeoning filmmaker, the first time I saw a frame of a Wes Anderson film was pure joy. Yes, you have seen...
Box Office Total: Zero

Box Office Total: Zero

Box Office Total: Zero by Chelsea Reidy A few weeks ago I faded down the house lights on 275 empty seats at the start of a movie—a movie that was open to the public, that not a single person came to see. Well, one person did show, but only because confusion about the...
10Qs with Operations Manager Alice Morillon

10Qs with Operations Manager Alice Morillon

Where did you grow up?I grew up in a small village, by the sea, in Normandie, France. Who has influenced you?So many people have influenced me. To mention one only, in high school, I met a girl, Julie. She seemed to see life in a rather poetic way, while I was very...