In this compelling autobiographical video, Francisco Ricardo describes his childhood and his family members’ experience with Castro’s Cuba and their difficult exodus from Cuba. The video includes ethereal music, personal narration, and images from Cuba:No Comments on Francisco Ricardo Speaks About His Childhood in Cuba
As Francisco drives to visit a powerful medium, knowing Adrienne has little time to live, he shares his thoughts about her, about music, and more. On his way there, he receives an important call.No Comments on Oct 12, 2018 Driving to the Akashic Medium
In August, 2018, Francisco visited Deer Isle, Maine to see producer and friend Adrienne Chamberlin, whom he hasn’t seen in six months. Seeing how Adrienne, who has been fighting a brain tumor, will not likely recover, he shares what she has meant to his life and work.No Comments on Aug 26, 2018 Sadness in Deer Isle
Hello! After years of quiet formation in Japan, young Yayoi Kusama moved to New York City and struggled to become an artist. But the American 1960’s was not open to women artists, and eventually, she returned to Japan, but now is the among the most recognizable, prolific, and influential celebrated artists of the last forty years. Now a film, “Kusama – Infinity” captures her stormy personal voyage.1 Comment on “Kusama – Infinity” – A Film Review
Francisco recounts how the brief history of this luminous medium was pioneered mainly by five masters, whose prolific reproduction, like modern Warhol silk screen prints, saturated the culture of their day.1 Comment on Recalling the Lost Mystique of the Renaissance Chiaroscuro Woodcut
Francisco reflects on “The Gospel According to André”, a new documentary about the most sensitive and original avatar of the fashion industry, André Leon Talley.No Comments on Film Review of The Gospel According to Andre
The 20th century ushered in many innovations and changes, from industry and engineering to film. It also brought Europe and the world into two devastating wars. German cultural and literary critic Walter Benjamin lived and worked during this dangerous time, as media philosopher Francisco uncovers in this fascinating new episode. Dive into his mind!
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While being driven to the 25th anniversary of the film “Groundhog Day” at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Francisco recounts the life of pioneering humanist Roman Jakobson, who published over 600 articles and books, often while fleeing the Nazis. And like Wittgenstein, Jakobson founded two major intellectual movements in the 20th century. Incredible man and mind.
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