Thursday, May 22, 2008

Teruyo Nogami is Coming to New York and DC!

"A wonderfully intimate and beautifully written portrait of one of the greatest filmmakers who ever lived...essential reading.”
--Martin Scorsese

The legendary Teruyo Nogami, author of Waiting on the Weather: Making Movies with Akira Kurosawa, will be traveling on the East Coast with actor Tatsuya Nakadai in June 2008, supporting the HUGE Nakadai retrospective at Film Forum. In addition to numerous film screenings, in-person events include:

June 21
: Tatsuya Nakadai and Teruyo Nogami at Kinokuniya Bookstore, Bryant Park, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 3 p.m. in the 2F Event Space
June 22: Yojimbo screening with Nakadai and Nogami, Freer Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) and I Am a Cat at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
June 25: 50 Years with Akira Kurosawa: An Evening with Teruyo Nogami
, Japan Society, New York, NY

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Scoop on the Bonnie Simmons Show tonight

Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! author Wes "Scoop" Nisker will be on the Bonnie Simmons Show on KPFA tonight, 8pm-10pm, supporting his new book and his upcoming performances at The Marsh in San Francisco and The Freight in Berkeley. If you don't like the news, buy a copy anyway!

Here's a preview that the San Francisco Bay Guardian wrote for a different Scoop show a little bit ago. Still applies:

Wes "Scoop" Nisker is probably best known as the KFOG news commentator who ended each broadcast with the words "And if you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own." Nisker, the author of several books and a leader of Buddhist meditation groups, is full of good-humored, wry insight into the political and social questions of the day.

(They also listed the opening at the Marsh here)