“Secondhand Lions” and “The Secret Lion”

“Secondhand Lions” and “The Secret Lion”

“The Secret Lion” Author Alberto Álvaro Ríos tells this wonderfully conversational coming of age tale that is somewhat autobiographical. Ríos is an educator and an author, too, and still actively involved in the academic community. Check out his Web page: • Alberto...
“Secondhand Lions” and “The Secret Lion”

“The Man in the Moon”

As a film instructor, I’m often asked what my favorite films are. Frankly, I don’t have a favorite, but I do have a pretty short list of movies that I consider to be important contributions to the art form, and in some cases nearly flawless. “The Man in the Moon” is...
“The Door”

“The Door”

THE DOOR - Short Film from Octagon Films on Vimeo.added by Louise Curran Producer The Door “The Door” This film, by Juanita Wilson, is a powerful tribute to one family’s tragic experience following the Chernobyl nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 in what was...
On the Line (Auf der Strecke)

On the Line (Auf der Strecke)

This Swiss film is such a great example of how effective a short film can be. In fact, it was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 in the live-action short film category. SUPPLEMENTAL: Here’s a link to a brief synopsis of the film. Trailer Auf der Strecke (On the...