Category Archives: Personal

Ebertfest 2015

My hair is huge, my hair is ablaze, and I am ready for Ebertfest 2015. The lineup of films and guests is awesome. I’ll be participating in one of the panels (“Challenging Stigma Through the Arts”), as well as presenting/participating … Continue reading

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Chess in Union Square

The chess players in Union Square set up their tables year-round. On rainy days, they sit there under umbrellas. Passersby will stop and sit to play a game. Sometimes you can tell the two chess players are old friends, who … Continue reading

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My Easter Outfit

Check out my cool hat and purse. Plus my wrinkly knees. My mother made that coat.

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– The rough cut of our little film is done. There’s been tons of back and forth between me and the director, lots of conversation, and it’s been fascinating, nerve-wracking, and I love being back in the zone of something … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years, and held out a torch to lead … Continue reading

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Coffee Break?

The Dark Knight, on a bitingly cold day, stalking through Times Square.

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Everything Reminds Me of Inherent Vice

During my run in Long Beach. Opening shot of Inherent Vice, just for reference.

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Signs in Los Angeles

My long-standing obsession with old-fashioned signage is so satisfied when I am in Los Angeles that it’s damn near overwhelming. It’s so romantic.

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Making a Movie

Brandeaux Tourville, the director, and John DeGomez, production assistant. There’s a craft services table back there, and there’s Matt Magallon, the producer. And later, a taco truck pulled up into the back driveway of the bar, a dude set up … Continue reading

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Boys with Pipes and Goggles, On a Road Somewhere

My grandfather, Anthony Vincent O’Malley, on a road trip to Canada with his buddies, 1920. He’s the greaser on the far right. LOOK at those gorgeous goofballs. My grandmother referred to this road trip as “the infamous trip to Canada” … Continue reading

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