Penny is Back!

Well time flies when you’re having fun… or something like that… Since my last post in August, Richard & I have packed up & moved to Brooklyn! This is bittersweet for both of us, leaving behind 35 years of friends, neighbors, & wonderful Chicago memories. But so it goes. Richard is now working at SUNY…

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Two of the big winners at this year’s Sundance Film Festival addressed the devastating effects of prolonged incarceration on African-American family life. Is this a mere coincidence? I don’t think so. Middle of Nowhere is the story of a woman left behind. When we first meet Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi), her husband Derek (Omari Hardwick) is…

THE FIFTH HEAVEN

THE FIFTH HEAVEN

Dina Zvi-Riklis’s new film The Fifth Heaven is set in Palestine at the close of World War II. Jewish residents, terrified by the Nazi advance across Europe and North Africa, have been giving their all to their British protectors for years, but now that the defeat of the Third Reich appears imminent, their thoughts turn…