Author Archives: Masa, Expansions

SIFF 2014 Face The Music Review: Shake the Dust and Q&A with Director Adam Sjöberg

Shake the Dust (Directed by Adam Sjöberg, USA, 2014, 108 minutes) A world premiere of Shake the Dust was well-received from very excited local b-boys, b-girls, DJs, and music lovers at the Egyptian Theater that SIFF is now managing. The movie was beautifully photographed and equally, the soundtrack was excellent. I was happy the mixRead more...

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SIFF 2014 Face The Music Review: Song of the New Earth

Song of the New Earth (Directed by Ward Serrill, USA, 2014, 89 minutes) One day, a man named Tom received a question from someone, or something, from the planet Venus through unknown dimensions. He was asked if he could sing a song of the new earth to save lost human souls. Kenyon hopes to beRead more...

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SIFF 2014 Face The Music Preview: Electro Chaabi

Electro Chaabi (Directed by Hind Meddeb, Egypt/France, 2013, 77 minutes) Festival screenings: Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 5:00PM - SIFF Cinema Uptown Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2:00PM - SIFF Cinema Uptown [ director Hind Meddeb scheduled to attend both screenings ] In Cairo, between 2011-2013, a french journalist and filmmaker Hind Meddeb followed streetRead more...

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SIFF 2013 Face The Music Preview: The Punk Singer

The Punk Singer Directed by Sini Anderson (USA, 2013, 80 minutes) Festival Screenings: Friday, May 24, 9:30 PM at Harvard Exit Sunday, May 26, 1:30 PM at Harvard Exit The Punk Singer, director Sini Anderson’s first feature-length film, is based on stories of Kathleen Hanna, feminist, activist, multimedia artist and performer, and band member ofRead more...

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SIFF preview: Saigon Electric

In Saigon Electric, the second feature film by director Stephane Gauger, a young Vietnamese traditional ribbon dancer from the countryside toes to Saigon to study at the big academy but learns more about life, love, friendship, and kicking some ass through break dance and hip-hop battles. Festival Screenings: May 28, 7:15pm Neptune Theater (Follow byRead more...

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SIFF “Face The Music” preview: Microphone

Every culture deserves their Rock ‘n’ Roll High School or Style Wars, and and Microphone, a film by Ahmad Abdalla, might be that movie for Egypt.

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SIFF ’09 Review: All Tomorrow’s Parties

All Tomorrow’s Parties, directed by Jonathan Caouette, All Tomorrow’s People (United Kingdom, 2009) 85 min. Festival screenings: May 26, 2009 9:30 PM @ Egyptian Theatre May 28, 2009 4:30 PM @ Neptune Theatre If you’d like a pair of tickets for tonight’s show, email us now. The first 4 people will win a pair ofRead more...

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SIFF ’09 review - Favela on Blast

Favela on Blast, directed by Leandro HBL and Wesley Pentz (a.k.a. Diplo) (Brazil, 2009) 80 min. Festival Screenings: May 24, 2009 5:00 PM, SIFF Cinema May 25, 2009 9:30 PM, SIFF Cinema review by masakaman Years ago, Samba was born as African slave dance music in the favelas, or Brazilian shantytowns. Some called it theRead more...

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SIFF ’09 review - Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

Trimpin: The Sound of Invention, directed by Peter Esmonde (USA, 2008) 79 min. Festival Screenings: May 22, 7:00pm, SIFF Cinema May 23, 1:30pm, SIFF Cinema If you’d like a pair of tickets for tonight’s show, email us now. The first 3 people will win a pair of tickets, but you must be able to pickRead more...

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SIFF ’08: The fourth and final week

My second week of SIFF 2008 by masakaman My 4th and final week at SIFF 2008 wasn’t really a whole week but rather 3 days -- still, there were many films left to see. On Sunday night I finished the last screening at the Egyptian Theater, and that ended my SIFF 2008 experience. All ofRead more...

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