New Music Tuesday: Nikhil D’Souza – Blind [Video]

Hello Folks! Regular readers here at Trainwreck’d Society may remember that a few months ago we shared Nikhil D’Souza’s brilliant single “Silver & Gold”. Well, suffice to say that we simply cannot get enough of this guy! We are here again on a New Music Tuesday to tell you all about another single from Nikhil, as well as an amazing video, entitled “Blind”. It is another prime example of why this Mumbai-born singer/songwriter is in a class all of his own. Beautiful as it is witty, charming as it is disheartening, “Blind” is an absolutely brilliant track that you all need to hear. And better yet, watch! Check out this brilliantly produced video of “Blind”, and be sure to catch Nikhil on tour, as he has done extensively throughout 2018. He’s a heck of a guy, and we so look forward to hearing from him in the future! Keep the singles coming, Sir! We live for this!

 

 

Nikhil is set to head out with The Striking Matches on their upcoming UK tour. Check out his WEBSITE for details on tickets, and more!

Dates:

September 6th, 2018 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran More

September 7th, 2018 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill

September 9th, 2018 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla

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Tate Donovan [Interview]


Happy Monday Folks! We have an amazing interview for you fine folks today here at Trainwreck’d Society! Today we have some amazing words from the man I like to call “That Guy”. Yes, we have the amazing Tate Donovan, who is indeed, that guy that is in EVERYTHING. He’s a man in everything, because he can do practically everything! From TV dads to action fueled heroes, there really are no limitations to what this cat can do. I first discovered Donovan in the early 00’s as a cast member of the insanely popular television series The O.C. But, it would be a few years later that I would see him portraying a legendary American figure, which we will discuss in detail below, and that would solidify Tate as one of the best actors of our time.

And Tate is not only an accomplished actor, he has done some magnificent work behind the camera, even earning an Emmy for his work on the popular 30 for 30 series and directing some dynamite television. One thing I was completely unaware of is that he is also the voice of Hercules in the 1997 Disney film! Which is pretty damn cool! I don’t believe we have had anyone the site who was a lead role in a Disney animated film. So thanks for breaking that ground, Tate!

So Dear Readers, please enjoy some amazing words from one of today’s finest performers and artists, the great Tate Donovan!

When did you first realize you wanted to join the world of acting? Was it a deep-rooted ambition that you have always had?

I was 4 years old. My parents had taken me to a movie at the Bergen Theatre in Tenafly NJ. I wanted to sit away from them for some reason, and when I looked up at that screen, I said to myself, ‘this is what I want to do’. It was a movie about Medieval knights, forgot its name, but I also thought ‘jeez, if I want to do it so badly, everyone must want to act as well’.

It wasn’t until college (USC) that I realized there was so much to learn about acting, theatre, voice, film production, directing and much to the chagrin of my parents, I threw myself into it.

You are also known for getting behind the camera in the director’s chair from time to time. What inspired you to move into this gig as well?

I’ve always been the kind of actor that hangs around the monitors to see what the director and camera crew were up to, so when I got a recurring role on The OC, I asked to shadow a director. I was there from the first day of prep, all 8 days of shooting, to the final day of editing and LOVED every minute of it. After several months of shadowing different directors, the producers were kind enough to give me a shot and I’ve been directing ever since. Mostly episodic (shows like Damages, Glee, Bloodline , Madam Secretary), but I’ve made a few documentaries, one of which won an Emmy. It was for the ESPN series 30 for 30, called “Arthur and Johnnie”  about the tennis star Arthur Ashe and his brother.

In 2016 you appeared in the amazing film Elvis & Nixon, written and featuring our past guests Joey Sagal & Hannah Sagal. This was such a unique story, and just an overall wonderful film. I am curious to know how your experience was working on this film? Were you aware of this infamous meeting prior to becoming a part of the project?

I loved working on Elvis and Nixon.  We shot in New Orleans, which is always fun, and the cast and crew were really fun and nice. I had seen the picture that it was based on but not until I read the script did I learn what led up to it.  Hilarious, and I thought Micheal Shannon and Kevin Spacey gave great performances.  Happy to have been a part of that one.

In 2007 you gave an amazing performance as Neal Cassady in the film of the same name. Cassady has always been one of the most intriguing people in American history to me. What was it like to take on a role as Neal? Where you a fan of the Beats prior to being casted as Neal?

First of all, thanks, that’s nice of you to say and thanks for even seeing Neal Cassady. Not a lot of people did.  I had read On the Road so I knew about Neal and Jack Kerouac but when I got the role, I concentrated my preparation on the later, Magic Bus years. Cassady recorded hours and hours of his rants and I listened to them over and over. I still do for fun from time to time. Most of them are drug fueled ruminations, but never was the English language so pushed and pulled so creatively and passionately than by this dude. Amazing mind.  He was a fantastic character to play, so much fun but so much work.  I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard on a role.

Tate Donovan as Neal Cassady.

I’ve heard actors complain about how their performances were ruined in post, but I’ve never experienced it myself until this film. The editor was very young and didn’t know anything about the Beats. Both Glen Fitzgerald (who played Kerouac) and I had beautifully written scenes, with crazy fun dialogue and it was all hacked away. I think they were afraid of how verbal these guys were, that it wasn’t cinematic enough, but it was tough to take when we saw the final cut. Also, Neal could juggle sledge hammers and I practiced every morning and taught myself to do the same. Trust me, learning to juggle hammers is tough on the toes and deck, but the way they shot it, you couldn’t even tell it was me, or that I was juggling. Heartbreaking.

What would you consider to be your favorite field to work in as an actor? If you were destined to only work in one of them for the rest of your career, what would you choose?

The best experiences I’ve had have been mostly in the theatre. Some films, like Argo, Good Night and Good Luck, Memphis Belle have been wonderful to have been a part of, but for actors, the theatre is where its at. Rehearsing for a month, working with writers and directors to shape the play, and then getting to put it up in front of a packed house every night is an indescribable joy.
In the theatre you really get the time to investigate the part, to mine all of the moments or laughs. Night after night, you learn something different. Theatre is really the actor’s medium. Its just you and your scene partners up there and is up to you to capture the audience. Plus, in NY, there is a great community of actors who do theatre. We all rub elbows with each other after our shows and there is a comradeship that you don’t get in film and television. Its a lot of fun.

 What would you say you are most proud of?

That’s a tough one to answer actually.  Pride isn’t something I associate a lot with my work.  I feel proud when I’m directing and I’ve finished the day on time, and the cast and crew are happy with their work.  I feel proud to have acted in a scene or play where I played my part well enough to make my cast mates, the director, writer and crew feel as tho they are part of something of quality.I feel fortunate more than proud. That I get to do this for a living.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our reads?

I just finished a great little film called Nomads about an inner city Rugby team in Philly. Very talented cast of mostly unknowns (although the wonderful Tika Sumpter stars) and it was cool to learn about the great sport of Rugby.  The real life coach I play turned out to be one of the most upbeat characters I’ve played.
Also, if you find yourself at home Friday nights, I recur this season as MacGyver’s dad and master spy on CBS’s MacGyver. Definately a fun gig.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

Our two pups crack me up every day. Maddie is 14 years old and only has 3 legs and Biggie is just 4 months, but already a real character.  Lotta laughs with those two.

Sunday Matinee: Calling All Earthlings [Film]

 

“Calling All Earthlings explores a mid-century UFO cult led by one-time Howard Hughes confidante, George Van Tassel. Van Tassel claimed to have combined alien guidance with the writings of inventor/physicist Nikola Tesla, and other controversial science, to build an electromagnetic time machine he dubbed “The Integratron.” Was he insane? Or could the dome really break through the boundaries of space, time, and energy? FBI agents worked against Van Tassel and the alternative community that formed out of his work. Would he finish the Integratron before the government finished him?” – Big Time PR

This was easily one of the most interesting documentaries I have ever watched, and actually made me realize something about myself in the process of taking it all in, and was left with a very simple question in the end. And that was: What if? I consider myself to be a pretty open-minded person. Of course, my idea of open-mindedness is usually more on a social level, and believing that people have the right to do what makes them happy, as long as they aren’t hurting anyone in the process. It’s a simple train of thought I have always lived by. But, I honestly wouldn’t say I am very open minded about the idea of outer-worldly possibilities that some believe exist in this universe. And that is, in the simplest of definitions, is sort of what is at the core of Calling All Earthlings. And after watching this brilliant documentary, I can’t help but wonder if maybe I need to open myself up a bit more to the possibilities that a man like George Van Tassel so very clearly believed in. I mean, he wasn’t hurting anyone, right? The feds certainly didn’t want him to achieve success, and why was that? So while I remain skeptical overall, there are just too many damn questions out there to simply just call someone a nut job and move on with our lives like there is no other possible way to exist than the way we are now. Or maybe I’m just over thinking it a bit.

 

Integraton creator George Van Tassel

 

But, having a wonderful documentary lead you into the possibility of overthinking issues and life in general is sort of what they are there for, right? These films explore real events and if we pay close enough attention to the subject matter of these films, we may just learn something about ourselves in the process. George Van Tassel was obviously a genius man with an intellect and thought process beyond the likes that most of us will ever know. And I dare say that Calling All Earthlings is definitely a wonderful homage to this brilliant man. Whether you are all in with what he was trying to achieve, or what he believed, this is a wonderfully done film that you simply have to see for yourself.

Calling All Earthlings will be available on VOD, August 28th, 2018. The film will also open in New York City at the Maysles Cinema on August 1st, 2018. For more information about the film and where you can see it, head on over to callingallearthlings.com for more details!

 

 

Marisa Guterman [Interview]


We have an incredible interview for you fine folks today! I’ve honestly always wondered about the actress Marisa Guterman. I may not have known her by name, but I’ve always thought about her. Marisa had an absolutely amazing appearance in one of the finest comedies of this millennium, which of course is The 40 Year Old Virgin. If you can’t quite put your finger on her appearance, think about braces. Yeah, that’s it. You know it now.

And as we tend to do, we discovered that Marisa has done so much more wonderful work beyond the thing we knew about. Which is amazing! And I want to tell you all about that stuff! Marisa is a brilliant singer in her own right, she has a banging ass company, and a strange love for the city of Cleveland that I respect. And we are so excited that she wanted to share some words with us here today.

So Ladies and Gentlemen, please enjoy some amazing words from the brilliant Marisa Guterman!

When did you decide that you wanted to join the world of acting? I know you started in the business at a very young age, but I am curious as to when you decided that this was a way that you wanted to earn a living?

When I was almost seven, my mom picked me up from school and I told her that I wanted an agent. She was like, “How do you know what that is?” It happened very organically — acting is almost inherent to who I am. I’ve always been a performer, and acting was my first way to channel that creativity. I was a toddler in a Macy’s fashion show and I cried when I had to leave the stage. I still cry today if you try to pull me off a stage.


I understand you are also an accomplished musician in your own right? How did this passion evolve? What drew you to the world of music?
 
I started singing at a very young age. I was small, but had a booming, soulful sound, even at age 6. I fell in love with Jazz. Dinah Washington, Thelonius Monk, Ella [Fitzgerald], Nat King Cole — these artists informed my sound. I incorporated those elements into my own music when I transitioned to songwriting. Songwriting became the perfect outlet for me, a blend of creativity, emotion and journaling. I also grew up very immersed in the world of 60s/70s because of my parents. I played with a band for a while, which I recommend everyone try. I still make music with my guitarist from that band, Mike Cionni. I also worked at Sony Music, so I got a taste for the business side of the industry.
 
 
You had a hilarious scene with the great Steve Carell during a flashback in the classic comedy 40 Year Old Virgin. It seemed like it might have been a bit awkward, but still pretty hilarious. So what was it like to work with Carell on a scene like this? Was it a fun experience overall?
 
The most awkward part of the whole experience was being sandwiched in between my two grandmothers while watching it in the theatre. It was a wonderful experience. Steve Carrell, Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow were all in the room for my callback. And when I finished the scene, Seth said, “That’s the trailer for the movie.” Shooting was a blast, and you had the feeling on set that this was going to be something very special. And it is.
 
 
If you were offered the chance to portray any influential character in American history, who would it be? 

This is easy. Ruth Bader Ginsberg. There is no woman or person (outside of Harriet Tubman or Hillary Clinton) who has her strength, tenacity, spirit and hope. What an arc. What a woman. Such grace, even when it wasn’t reciprocated. (Or Cher.)

Maris Guterman & Keith Gerchak of Double G Films.

 
 
What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to share with our readers?
 

I’m currently a writer/producer and have my own production company, Double G Films, with my writing/producing partner, Keith Gerchak. Our tag line is “serious comedy.” It’s important for us to write stories about real people and use comedy as a language to say something deeper and more meaningful about the time we live in. We have several different projects in various stages of development. One is set in Cleveland, which has become a second home. I have fallen in love with the people…and the food.

Editor’s Note: Check out these great articles with the Cleveland Jewish News & Clevescene.com for more details on Marisa’s upcoming project Lost & Found In Cleveland. Learn more at www.doublegfilms.com as well!

 
 
What was the last thing that made you smile?
 
The Gloria Allred documentary but, in all fairness, it also made me cry. And the yellow pants I’m currently wearing. 

Gavin Houston [Interview]

 

Gavin Houston by Ted Sun (www.tedsun.net)


Hello Dear Readers! We have a very exciting interview for you all today with an amazing performer that you should probably already know and love. It’s Gavin Houston, Everyone! He is a star of The Haves an the Have Nots on OWN, but on a more personal note, he is the man who played one of my favorite vocalists/people in the world, the amazing Babyface, in the Lifetime biopic about another one of my favorite vocalists/people, Toni Braxton, in the film Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart. I will admit that I went into the film biased because of how much I love these artists, but Gavin Houston did an absolutely amazing job in this role! Bias or not, it is undeniable that he was amazing in this role, and has been great in everything he has done.

In the interview below, you are going to find a man who has a perfect blend of confidence and humbleness that is so wonderful to find in a man with just damn much talent. Gavin Houston is a brilliant actor who has had a wonderful career thus far, and has a future that is only looking brighter. And I cannot wait to continue to watch is career as it progresses. So let’s cut this thing short, and get right into some amazing words from the brilliant Gavin Houston!

When did you discover that you had a passion for the world of performance? How old were you when you decided that this was the way you wanted to earn a living?

I realized that I had a passion for performance at about 9 years old.  Growing up close to NYC in northern New Jersey, my parents often took my sister and I to plays on Broadway and in Central Park.  I particularly remember seeing Yule Brenner in The King and I on Broadway, and Kevin Kline in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.  The effect  on the audience from these performances immediately made me imagine myself on stage performing and sharing that same connection.  I began acting professionally at 11 years old and stopped to go to college.  My senior year in college, I saw a sign for an open casting call for a play at the university, went to the audition, and got the role. Just the feeling I got from auditioning, not even know if I got the role, kept me up all night with excitement.  I knew I had found my calling.   I then went on to do numerous plays in the Theatre department before heading back to New York to pursue it professionally.

You have appeared regularly on Tyler Perry’s original dramatic series, The Haves and the Haves Nots, on OWN. What has it been like to work on a series like this? The cast is loaded with some wonderful talent, so does this create a solid cast dynamic?

Working on HHN has been a great experience.  We shoot so much and so quickly that it literally has been like going to an acting bootcamp.   Not to mention the fact of playing a character completely different from me.  Thru my time on the series,  I’ve learned so much about myself and grown exponentially as an actor.  The best part was getting to do it all with such a wonderful cast and crew.  This series has definitely been the most challenging job I’ve ever had, but I feel it has prepared me for everything and anything to come in the future.

The cast of my show is definitely filled with some wonderful talent, but moreover, the cast is filled with wonderful people.   The bond and the connection that we all have from being on this ride for so long, makes the work feel second nature.  We know each other, we’ve grown with each other, and all the while been there for each other.  The trust and the atmosphere has always lent itself to creative vulnerability and freedom.

In 2016, you appeared in Lifetime biopic Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart. Now, I do love Braxton as an artist, but I absolutely ADORE the legendary figure known as Babyface, who you happened to portray in the film! What sort of process did you go through to tap into the world of such a legend? When did you realize that you were ready to play Babyface?

Its funny because all throughout high school and beyond, I’ve always been told that I resemble Babyface.  So when this role came up, I was excited for the opportunity.  After getting cast, Toni Braxton told me that Babyface was the one who selected me, so not only was it an honor, it was a huge responsibility.  In my opinion, tapping into him, or any character for that matter, is about tapping into the soul of a person.  I watched countless hours of material on him.  I also really researched his life, his background, his childhood, the people in his life, etc.  I really don’t like to see imitations and feel like if we, as an audience,  can feel the person living inside the body of the actor, then we can see the person living on the outside.  To this day, I think Denzel Washington, who physically looked completely different from Malcolm X is a testament to that. I was just lucky enough to have the resemblance of Babyface.  Lol.

And while we are on the Toni Braxton biopic, that film happened to be directed by the legendary Vondie Curtis Hall. I am curious to know what it was like to work under the guise of such a legendary figure? And when it comes to directors in general, what do you appreciate most from a director? What can a great director do to help a performer?

Working with Vondie was amazing.  He is truly an actor’s director.  Not to mention the fact that he is such a likable and down to earth person.  I really felt that working with him was a collaborative process.  He also gave the actors so much freedom to play and still make discoveries during the filming process.    What I appreciate most about a director is the ability of knowing how to balance being hands on and being hands off.  They say the majority of the work for the director is in casting the right person.  So I love directors that allow the actor artistic freedom and aren’t beholden to one way of doing things.  I also like a director who builds a rapport and takes the time to talk to their actors even while filming.  One of the best things I’ve ever seen a director do, was while on set, and surrounded with crew and people moving things and noise, take the actors who were about to film to a separate quiet space, and go over where the characters were in the scene and just touch base on the  relationships, backstory, and events leading up to the scene.

Gavin Houston by Ted Sun (www.tedsun.net)

 

To add even more versatility to the plethora of roles you have worked on, you also worked on the Soap Opera series Guiding Light for a number of years. We’ve spoken with a lot of writers and actors from the Soap world over the years, and we always are interested in one major thing: What was it like to work a series with the extremely fast and constant pace of a Soap Opera? What did you learn and take away from your experience on program like this?

Working on Guiding Light right after college and General Hospital later on, were great forms of on the job training.  In my experience, soap opera’s shoot the fastest, and largest amount of dialogue per day, of any form of scripted television.  So after doing soaps, everything else feels easy. The amount of dialogue you are constantly responsible for and how quickly you have to learn it, is really great training.  Plus, because the pace is so fast, you really learn to trust yourself and your instincts and don’t have time to get in your head.  Not to mention taking in the blocking and stage direction quickly.  So I think its great training for any actor.  There were days that I literally feared filming, but somehow was able to get through it and remember all my lines.   You really learn what you can handle if given the right motivation.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to share with our readers?

My future holds a  Film career.  I see myself becoming another regular on a show as well, but I feel it will all lead into a film career.  I’ve refocused and rededicated my training and feel that it will play a huge part in what’s to come for me in the future.  I really see myself getting into films or shows with lots of action, explosions, fight scenes etc.  Or playing  a Marvel or DC character.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

The last thing that made me smile was walking into my house last night and finding my dog.   I walk in and can’t seem to find her anywhere, so finally I start looking in the rooms.  I look in one of the guest rooms and see her laying on the bed, which she is a place she is not allowed to be.   I turn on the lights, and she slowly turns her head back and looks at me while wagging her tale.  I honestly just  shook my head and smiled.  🙂

Adrienne Barbeau [Interview]


Adrienne Barbeau is an absolutely amazing actress who has had some amazing success in the world of theatre, film, and television alike. She is without a doubt, an absolute legend! She also happens to be an extremely nice person who was kind enough to share a few words with us here today at Trainwreck’d Society!

There are so many different ways that you could already know Adrienne that it would be so hard to pin them all down. One definitive way for our regular readers here at TWS is definitely within the horror film world. Barbeau has appeared in some of the greatest classics of the horror film world such as Creepshow, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, Killer, The Fog, and so many more.

Some of you may recognize her from her appearance as the original Rizzo in the stage production of Grease, or in her television role in the hit television series Maude. No matter how you know this amazing actress, you are going to love our amazing interview with the brilliant Adrienne Barbeau today. She is not only an great actress, but a brilliant writer as well! Check out the interview, and be sure to find her amazing work as an author as well!

So, without further rambling, please digitally welcome some great words from the brilliant Adrienne Barbeau!

When did you first decide that you wanted to join the world of acting? When did you know that it was what you wanted to do for a living?

I didn’t realize acting could be a profession until I was in my first year of college, figuring I’d get my degree and maybe teach acting in a high school somewhere. I’d been doing musicals since I was 15, but that was just something I loved; it never crossed my mind I could earn a living doing it. When a friend suggested I go to New York to study and see if I could work on Broadway, I thought, “Well, okay, why not?” I told myself if I wasn’t a working actor by the time I was 25, I’d go back to school and get my degree. I was 20 when I did my first Equity job, and three years later I was on Broadway!

In recent years, I have managed to discover the joy that is the television show Maude, which you were a regular cast member on, and did a phenomenal job at, by the way! The show is rather progressive in nature, especially for the time it was on. Which I find to be wonderful! So, what was it like to work on a show like this during this time period? Was it liberating in some kind of way?

I hadn’t watched television until I did Maude, having gone from my first Broadway show to the original production of Grease where I created the role of Rizzo – never being at home at night, so I didn’t understand at first how unique Maude was in the tv landscape at the time.  All I knew was I loved the writing, loved the cast, loved the producers, and I was incredibly fortunate to be a part of such a groundbreaking, funny, socially significant, and successful show.

We are huge fans of the world of horror here at TWS, and you have become one of the biggest horror icons in your career. In your personal opinion, what do you enjoy the most about working on horror projects? What sets them apart from other genres of work that you have done?

I guess what I enjoy most is the opportunity to take names and kick ass.  And play a gamut of emotions that rarely show up, all together at least, in other genres.  I mean, how many female judges get to blow away the bad guys with anything other than a verdict?

Another aspect of performance that we have covered quite a bit here is voice-over work, in which you are extremely accomplished in as well! Everything from portraying Catwoman to voicing a computer mainframe in one of my personal favorite action films, Demolition Man…..you have done it all! So, how do you enjoy the voice over world? How does it compare to on screen work?

I love doing voice work. Don’t have to put on make-up, don’t have to get fitted for costumes, don’t have to wake up at 4:30 am to get to the set on time. And I do truly enjoy having to use only my voice to express what the character is going through.  Plus, no worries about memorizing the lines word perfect – I can read them!

When you look back on your illustrious career thus far, what would you say you are your most pride-filling accomplishment?

Well…the most pride-filling accomplishment of my life is raising my three sons and seeing them become the men they are.  In terms of my career?  I’m proud of my work on stage in Grease and Pippin, especially; and of Ruthie in HBO’s Carnivale, and I do love Billie in Creepshow.

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers?

I’d love your readers to know about my second career as an author.  My memoir, There Are Worse Things I Could Do, and all three of my vampyre novels (about a scream queen who is the leader of a clan of famous Hollywood stars who all happen to be vampyres) Vampyres of Hollywood, Love Bites, and Make Me Dead are all available on Amazon.  Love Bites, for which I co-wrote the screenplay, has been optioned by Harrison Smith (Death House) and hopefully will have a life off the page.

And I just completed seven features last year, so, with any luck at all, they’ll show up on the big screen soon.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

We just celebrated my birthday and my grandnephew’s first birthday with a 6 hour party in a beautiful park in northern California, and watching my 21 year old boys play with their one year old cousins STILL has me smiling.  Grinning, actually.

Check out Adrienne’s wonderful books on Amazon today, and if you are a Kindle Unlimited member, you can check out for FREE today!

Sunday Matinee: Rock Rubber 45s [Film]

 

Rock Rubber 45s is a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic New York City culture orchestrator Bobbito Garcia. The film explores García’s youth dealing with mistreatment, educational quandaries, identity, and loss as well as his ascension to self-determination as an adult freelance creative. The ballplayer/author/DJ/filmmaker has carved an independent career that has inspired millions throughout the world, and has affected the growth and direction of the footwear, hip hop, and sports industries in the process. ” – Emma Griffiths PR

Whenever I throw on a documentary like this, I immediately begin to feel ashamed. Let me explain. As I have probably said a few times here at TWS, I was not aware of the subject matter of the film. In this case, it is the brilliant Bobbito Garcia. He is a man who has been so inspirational to so many different cultures, and I was so ignorant that I was unaware of his existence. And in my defense, the culture he created is pretty removed from my own. Although I appreciate the culture of street ball, sneakers, and NYC in general, I honestly know nothing about it. But, I do know something about cultural diversity, unity, and the importance of self representation. And I firmly believe that these are the things that Bobbito Garcia represents the most, and I am so damn happy to know that there is a man like this out there in the world, gaining as much success as possible.

 

 

Check out Rock Rubber 45s on VOD this Tuesday to find out why legends like Michael Rapaport, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti Labelle, Questlove, and Rosie Perez call this man a genius!

Also check out the film at the following events:

July 24th – Kinki Lounge Kitchen in Ottawa, Ontario

July 31st – Kinki Lounge Kitchen in Ottawa, Ontario

August 1st – BAM Rose Cinemas in New York City, New York

August 30th – Claremont Community Center in Bronx, New York

And surely more to follow! For all things Bobbito Garcia, be sure to check out his WEBSITE for tickets to screenings, as well as info about all the amazing things he is working on!

 


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