It’s Media Monday on Tuesday, everyone!
In “Beat This!”, Francisco shares a short story about an Unbeatable work of art for this growing era of the hyped-up art spectacle. Enjoy!
Happy Saturday, everyone! Remember Charlie Chaplin, his smile, his unforgettable characters, and his domination of Hollywood and the developing movie era? On a dark and stormy night some days back, Francisco drove around the city streets, telling us a fascinating history of Charles Chaplin. In part 1, we tackle his early days of performing. Enjoy!
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Thoughtful Thursday today, and we here have been busy on various projects, including promoting our new film, “F For Franco.” Do check out our FB Page of the same name.
If art can be theoretically anything these days, how can we ever hope to differentiate it from just “stuff”? How can we tell what could be important to our society to what’s distinctly ephemeral? In this clever short, the Art Critic Francisco goes on a night talk show to discuss the unveiling of an art project decades in the making, and the state of art today. Relax and enjoy!
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It’s Fearless Friday! We’re very excited to announce that in a few weeks, our film, “F For Franco”, will have a wide online release! Look for more extra material, etc. in the next few days/weeks/months! Visit our FFF Facebook Page, as well! Today, Francisco ponders aloud how people react when finding out a beloved car, painting, or object is not, in fact, “real.” What about people – finding out they are not who you thought they were? What if the person or persons were manipulating their identities? What is that? That’s “F For Franco”! Enjoy your weekend!
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Happy Birthday, Orson Welles! Here, to commemorate his birthday, we offer a brief bit of news regarding Orson’s papers, and remember a few of his obscure but memorable works and appearances, from a recording where Francisco pondered some media history coinciding with Orson’s later life. Happy Saturday!
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Hello, and how are you today? As the weekend approaches, we have a treat for you – Francisco sharing some guitar music while we also enjoy a glimpse of a foreign city in the skies (a nod to the original Star Trek). If so inspired, make some music of your own!
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Hello, and welcome to a later edition of Media Monday on Tuesday! Not all stories are narratives, and not all narratives are stories (think of dreams, for example). In this engrossing work by Francisco, can you tell which kind it is? Travel down the rabbit hole and offer an interpretation for this rich procession of images. It’s all there.
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Hello Everyone! As 2015 drew to a close, we reflected on what had happened recently as we looked forward to the promise of new experiences for the year which has just begun. Some of our experiences included moving into a new building in LA, traveling to MN to speak about film and art at Winona State University, beginning principal photography on an amazing new project on Elmyr de Hory with Mark Forgy, and nearly finishing the filming for our movie on jazz legend Arturo Sandoval. We released a second album of Francisco’s music, Groove Morphisms, and will soon release a third. There’s so much to be grateful for, and so much to look forward to! Here is a short video of some of the adventures from the past couple of years as we move into the New Year. May you enjoy today and every day of 2016!Comments Off on Happy New Year 2016
Good Monday Morning! Today, we in the U.S. observe Memorial Day, honoring those who have served our country. It is a day full of retail sales, cookouts, and the start of summer (if not necessarily by the calendar). It’s a day of stories and shared memories of days gone by as we prepare for the summer ahead of us. In today’s post, Francisco takes on a quick trip back to New York City in the 1970’s, and shares two of his adventures growing up in that time period. Have a wonderful day!Comments Off on In A New York Minute (or 12)