Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Janice Hahn "Gang Banger, Stripper" Video Goes Viral

Here's a video that's gone viral.

Janice Hahn, a Democratic member of the Los Angeles City Council (15th district), is running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat (36th Congressional District) in a special election scheduled for July 12, 2011. Hahn hopes to replace the pro-war Jane Harman, who retired shortly after winning reelection in 2010.

This video satirizes Hahn's past support of "gang intervention programs," which has supposedly made it too easy for gang members to avoid prison -- and keep plying their trade on the streets.

Hahn's opponent, Republican Craig Huey, denies any involvement in the production of this video, and has condemned it.

Despite Huey's denounciations of the video, it has gone viral, and has been much talked about on talk radio (e.g., Los Angeles's John and Ken Show).

The clueless, pro-censorship Hahn has even circulated a petition, calling on the FCC to remove the video from YouTube.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Food Rights" Documentary - Farmageddon -- Comes to Santa Monica

360 Degree Communications's Mary Elizabeth Murphy reports that the company's new documentary, Farmageddon, explores "the escalating fight for food rights in America" and the "many important issues around food, including farm families harmed by the overreach of government, food safety legislation, and consumer-food rights. There is a particular focus on raw milk..."

Antiwar Congressman Ron Paul is also featured in the film.

Farmageddon will have a one week theatrical run in Santa Monica, California, beginning June 24, 2011.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Growing Up Palestinian-American: Jennifer Jajeh's I Heart Hamas

It can't be easy being a Palestinian-American in Hollywood -- or anywhere in America.

Writer/actress Jennifer Jajeh, a Christian Palestinian-American, grew up in the U.S., and toured Israel and Palestine. She now courageously places her identity in the forefront, and mines her life experiences, in her one-woman show: I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I'm Afraid to Tell You.

Despite its provocative title, I Heart Hamas is getting rave reviews in major American cities.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Obnoxious Texting at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater Results in a PSA

Here's a video that's gone viral...

An obnoxious film patron in Austin, Texas was tossed out after being repeatedly warned (according to the theater owner) not to text. The patron later left an obscenity-land voice mail on the theater's answer machine -- which the theater promptly turned into a Public Service Announcement!

This PSA now runs prior to film screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater.

The theater owner reports that most patrons like the PSA a lot. Only a few have complained.


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

2011 Tabloid Witch Awards to Screen at Loscon 38

The 2011 Tabloid Witch Awards are returning to Loscon, the Los Angeles Science Fiction convention, which has for many years convened every Thanksgiving weekend at the LAX Marriott Hotel.

This year's Tabloid Witch Award-winning films are expected to screen on Friday and Saturday nights, November 25 and 26, 2011. Filmmakers will participate in panels and Q&A sessions with Loscon attendees.

Loscon previously hosted Tabloid Witch screenings in 2005, 2007, and 2009.

The Tabloid Witch Awards is a No Entry Fee horror film contest and festival, sponsored by the Hollywood Investigator.