This past weekend, at my favorite theatre The Music Box, I got to meet two very cool people. The first was Harry Shearer who was showing his new documentary on Katrina ‘The Big Uneasy‘. He did a Q&A and also did an intro to ‘This Is Spinal Tap’. I must confess I had never seen it before. I know. Shame on me. But what better way to see a film for the first time than on the big screen? So I feel it is ok. Harry Shearer doing his Q&A for his film ‘The Big Uneasy’. The following night I got to meet the one and only John Waters. He is part of a new book “The Film That Changed My Life” which interviews 30 different directors and what film was the one that changed their life. For John Waters it was ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ so they showed that […]
This past Tuesday I was lucky enough to make it out to the signing at FYE of the independent film ‘III Slices Of Life‘ which has just come out on DVD. Local Chicago filmmaker Anthony Sumner made a great film with very little money in the tradition of one of my favorite films ‘Creepshow’. Several cast members were there too including my friend Deneen Melody who is one of the leads. She had a cameo in my film ‘Distortion’ and is in my new film ‘Dark Light’. So go pick up your copy today! More info at http://slicesoflifemovie.com/
The amazing people at Criterion have been releasing videos they call the “Three Reasons” series which gives three reasons why a particular film they have released is worth checking out. They are a lot of fun and their latest one is for what is arguably one of the best films ever made, Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Seven Samurai‘. The video on the Criterion website.
I’m pretty positive that Kim Jung Il works out at my health club.
This is the new website for me, Richard Diaz. I’m a filmmaker. Film buff. Film geek. A lover and a fighter. Decided to go with a more simpler layout so I went with WordPress which, as some of you know, I use for the blogs that cover my films ‘Distortion‘ and ‘Dark Light‘. I hope everyone likes it. Please feel free to let me know what you like and don’t like. What you want to see on here. As some of you know I have a blog I use just for movie geek stuff, A Gory Place, which I will still continue to use for right now. The goal is to separate things a little. This will be more of a general website on everything going on with me professionally and on occasion personally. That blog will still be used where I gush over movies. Which is not to say […]