Our Sundance Kid

Filed under: Drama,Kudos,Photography — Chamberlain @ 1:41 pm
No. 201

Gin Cromie and her crew of filmmakers won a major award at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this year. The film is titled The Square and it won the Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary category. The film covers the momentous February 2011 Tahrir (Liberation) Square revolution in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian-American director, Jehane Noujaim, is quick to compliment her associates: “It was a true collaboration. My incredible amazing team who I love so much.”

Cast and Credits

Director: Jehane Noujaim
Executive Producers: Mike Lerner, Geralyn Dreyfous, Maxyne Franklin
Producer: Karim Amer
Associate Producer: Virginia Cromie, Yasmin Kamal
Cinematographer: Muhammad Hamdy
Editors: Stefan Ronowicz, Mohammed El Manisterly, Christopher de la Torre, Pierre Haberer
Camera: Ahmed Hassan, Cressida Trew

Not only great technical skill but dedication and courage were necessary to achieve this success. We are very proud to be connected, Gin! Congratulations and keep up the great work.


Musical Musings

Filed under: Drama,Entertainment — Chamberlain @ 11:57 am

Two family avocational musical offerings bookend a professional DJ concert given on the spur of the moment by Claiborne Pentland last December to celebrate Bill and Heather Pentland’s visit for the holidays. More precisely it was the visit by Ian and Charlie Pentland that catalyzed the eruption evident in the middle video that follows. The “bookends” are brief seasonal musicales randomly acquired and presented for your listening pleasure…

Hats off to Richard and Jennie Quick for the last minute hosting of the # 1 DJ Claiborne. If any parties are planned, you know whom to call!


In the Spotlight

Filed under: Drama,Entertainment,Family Updates,Glimpses — Chamberlain @ 1:56 pm

Drama aficionados, take note! Anne Dollimore will be playing in Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms, running from the 12 – 28th of March at the Muddy Waters Theater in midtown St Louis. Showings will be on Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM. If you haven’t been to the Kranzberg Arts Center (Grand and Olive), you can enjoy the talents of one of our own and at the same time experience one of the brightest new venues in the Grandel arts scene.

Here’s a synopsis from the Muddy Water web site:

Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms

March 12 – March 28 | Directed by Jerry McAdams

The setting is 1870’s New England. Widower Ephraim Cabot abandons his farm to his three sons. Eben, the youngest and brightest sibling, feels the farm is his birthright, as it originally belonged to his mother. He buys out his half-brothers’ shares of the farm with money stolen from his father, and Peter and Simeon head off to California to seek their fortune. Later, Ephraim returns with a new wife, the beautiful and headstrong Abbie, who enters into an adulterous affair with Eben. Soon after, Abbie bears Eben’s child, but lets Ephraim believe that the child is his, in the hopes of securing her future with the farm. The proud Ephraim is oblivious as his neighbors openly mock him as a cuckold. Abbie has fallen madly in love with Eben and becomes fearful it would become an obstacle to their relationship, Abbie commits a terrible crime. An enraged and distraught Eben turns Abbie over to the sheriff, but not before admitting to himself his responsibility.

With Prozac in hand, the combination of Anne Dollimore and a great venue will surely make for a memorable evening – kudos to Anne for landing a role in this production!