Harry and Snowman
October 25, 2016 — For its students, Black Rock Continuation High School is a last chance.Coming from an indigent area in the Mojave Desert, the kids who find themselves at Black Rock are at serious risk of dropping out. Many are from troubled families and have had to cope with poverty, parental drug abuse, abandonment, homelessness — significant issues that can sidetrack anyone. These young people have already been handed more than most people can cope with. The young people at this […]
October 24, 2016 — Travis, a comic book artist whose work tends towards the obscene, learns that it is not a good idea to anger one powerful Chinese gangster.After being mocked by Travis in one of his comics, the gangster decides to seek revenge in a symbolic way — he cuts off Travis’ drawing hand.His career over, Travis withdraws into his room to drink and wallow in self-pity. But there is one entity who has no intention of letting things end this […]
October 24, 2016 — Harry & Snowman tells an improbable story: penniless Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer, who came to America after working for the Dutch underground during World War II, found a scruffy, un-pedigreed plow horse at a horse auction in 1950. The auction was actually over. The horse, which had gone unsold during the auction, had been loaded onto the back of a truck bound for the glue factory.But Harry liked something in the horse’s eye — a gentleness […]
October 21, 2016 — They were innocent, but the Inquisition did not care.Six women accused of being witches were burned at the stake in 1589 in a small town in the Ligurian mountains. Before the last one died, the demon Pazuzu approached her, and offered her a deal; she would die, like her friends, but she and the others would get to exact a bloody and horrible revenge on the Church and the village where the women had been condemned. They only […]
October 21, 2016 — FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher gave IndieWire a long interview and blocked out the company’s plans for the near future.He explained that the company intends to invest its most recent capital injection — $27 million, led by Harlan Capital Partners, the investment firm that initially backed FilmRise by leading a $25 million investment a year ago — within the next 6 months.After that, Fisher says he has offers for more money.This year, FilmRise has released Elizabeth Wood’s White […]
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