Archive of ‘Filmmaker’s Perspective’ category

THANK YOU

A heartfelt THANK YOU to the 86 people who contributed to the Restless Hungarian crowd-funding campaign. Your contributions totaling $25,573 enabled us to win matching funds from Beacon Reader. The total raised of $51,145 will go a long way towards supporting my work on the film and book manuscript. $1000 – $5000 Sharon Armstrong, Raymond […]

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RESTLESS HUNGARIAN CROWD FUNDING

The Restless Hungarian Funding Campaign is LIVE! If you’ve been enjoying dispatches from the Restless Hungarian these past 18 months please   to help me reach my $50,000 target for the campaign. Here, at the Beacon Reader Crowd Funding Page, you can see my video pitch, an explanation of what your gift will be used for, and […]

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RUTH GENDLER AND SHARON STRONG

Ruth Gendler and Sharon Strong are among the six Bay Area artists who have contributed their work as rewards for donors in the RESTLESS HUNGARIAN FUNDING CAMPAIGN. Going live on January 16th, the goal of the 30-day campaign is to raise $50,000 to pay for the completion of principal photography, film editing, and completion of the book manuscript. […]

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RICHARD STANGL AND RALPH SINGER

Richard Stangl and Ralph Singer are among the six Bay Area artists who have contributed their work as rewards for donors in the RESTLESS HUNGARIAN FUNDING CAMPAIGN. Going live on January 16th, the goal of the 30-day campaign is to raise $50,000 to pay for the completion of principal photography, film editing, and completion of the book […]

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JIM MELCHERT AND SAS COLBY

Jim Melchert and Sas Colby are among the six Bay Area artists who have contributed their work as rewards for donors in the RESTLESS HUNGARIAN FUNDING CAMPAIGN. Going live on January 16th, the goal of the 30-day campaign is to raise $50,000 to pay for the completion of principal photography, film editing, and completion of the book […]

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BOLIVIA’S FIRST MODERNIST BUILDING

I am in possession of two curious drawings made my by father in late 1939. They are cartoon sketches of Pouqui and Mouqui, the love names my parents gave each other. The drawing shows them settled into their apartment in La Paz, Bolivia. Furniture and personal effects are carefully labeled in French. By naming these […]

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SNOWDEN ON ALCATRAZ

From time to time I share things here not related to the “Life an Times of Paul Weidlinger” but that come under the heading “Filmmaker’s Perspective.” This is one of them. I recently visited the seven installations of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Island. The installations honor prisoners of conscience around the world. There […]

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REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG – FILM REVIEW

There is a frame in the new film, Regarding Susan Sontag, that is part photograph, part something else.   In the frame the black and white image of Sontag, stares intensely at the camera as first one eye and then the other is revealed by a curved shutter rotating across the right side of the screen. […]

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My Father’s House

Imagine returning to the place of your childhood and, half a century later, finding it completely unchanged; the land, the house, the furniture, the light and the smells.  Such is my experience here, at the eastern-most destination of my road trip by the in Wellfleet, Cape Cod.  I have been given a month’s retreat on […]

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