I have always celebrated the work of the New Journalists of the 1960s as having reinvigorated reporting, rather than circumventing it. Unfortunately, as recent scandals involving Gay Talese and Rolling Stone have shown, there can be a thin line between gonzo style and old-fashioned tabloid sensationalism. I recently commented on these ethical issues for The Washington Post and Salon.
I think I got it all: Thanks to the amazing powers of Storify, you can see pretty much everything that was posted on Twitter and Instagram about Grrrls on Film right here.
I just found out that Bust magazine featured Grrrls On Film online. I heart Bust!
Los Angeles Magazine named Grrrls on Film one of 8 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend.
Emily Saex of Grimy Goods interviewed Penelope Spheeris, Vega Darling, and me for a story on Grrrls on Film. Read all about it! The first night was a great success, SRO. Pictures to come.
Even if noone shows up (well, actually, we’re expecting full houses), the Grrrls on Film festival will have been worth doing just for the way Hannah Ongley gets at the issues, and features a range of female directors, in this wonderful i-D story.
In case you missed the broadcast yesterday, here’s a link to the Air Talk With Larry Mantle show with Floria Sigismondi, Sharon Mooney, and myself, talking about Grrrls On Film. (One correction: Transparent is on Amazon.)