Category archives for: Film

Filmmaker seeks to complete documentary about little-known African-American artist

Erin Weidner, Gigi Fenley and Glenn Palmedo-Smith with Ellis Ruley’s “Adam and Eve.” Photo/McKenzie Images

Glenn Palmedo-Smith, 62, a long-time local resident, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and writer, is fascinated with stories of people and events either forgotten or under-appreciated by society.

Acclaimed Director Judd Apatow named San Diego Film Festival’s 2013 ‘Visionary Filmmaker Award’ recipient

Judd Apatow

The San Diego Film Foundation announced recently that Judd Apatow has been named as recipient of its “Visionary Filmmaker Award” and will be feted in a tribute gala at the San Diego Film Festival on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla.

23rd Jewish Film Festival a passion project for all involved

Paul Simon’s film “Under African Skies” will be shown on opening night at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival.  (Simon is in the photo above, second from left).  Photo courtesy of San Diego Jewish Film Festival.

Maxine Geller has been attending the San Diego Jewish Film Festival since its inception 23 years ago

Canyon Crest Academy filmmakers learn invaluable lessons making documentary ‘So Broke It Hurts’

“So Broke It Hurt” filmmakers Richard Duan, Trevor Thernes, Alan Moutal and Olivia Aquilina.

Canyon Crest Academy filmmakers are telling the story of a homeless man living on the streets with his wife and children.

Grauer School hosts film screening of Sundance Film Festival documentary ‘Miss Representation’


The Grauer School will host the film screening and post-film discussion of “Miss Representation”

San Diego Film Critic Society chooses best of 2012

Ben Affleck stars and directs ‘Argo,’ a critics’-favorite, which dramatizes the events surrounding the rescue of American civil service staff following the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Iran.  Courtesy

The San Diego Film Critics Society voted “Argo” the Best Film of 2012, last week.

Glenn’s Film Review/ Commentary: ‘Life of Pi’

the first 30 minutes screens like most foreign films, but if you stick with it, it blossoms into a full-scale magical mystery tour.

San Diego Jewish Festival to screen ‘Glickman’ at pre-event Dec. 11

The 23nd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival will screen a pre-Festival pleaser: “Glickman,”

Glenn’s Film Review/ Commentary: Lincoln

Glenn Palmedo-Smith

Amidst the din and hoopla over Steven Spielberg’s latest epic, Lincoln, how could any film live up to such high expectations?

‘Flight of the Butterflies’

Glenn Palmedo-Smith

Attention all grandparents, busy parents, aunts and uncles — if there’s one motion picture you must take an important child in your life to, it’s Flight of the Butterflies!


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