Posts Tagged ‘germany’

10 Billion: What’s On Your Plate – US Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Fest

February 12, 2016

On Thursday, February 4, we premiered 10 Billion: What’s on Your Plate? The movie, directed by Valentin Thurn of Cologne, Germany, attempts to answer the question: how will we feed the 10 billion people estimated to inhabit the earth in the year 2050.

As the only member of the production living in theĀ  US, I was asked to represent the movie and participate in the post screening Q&A. We had an excellent turn out of about 200 attendees. That night it was the red carpet and a salute to Johnny Depp. Among those in attendance: Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges, and Leonard Maltin leading the Q&A with Depp. Check out the photos on Getty Images.

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Steven Fischer with Roger Durling, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, at the US Premiere of 10 Billion: What’s On Your Plate.

 

 

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Hans Fallada

January 4, 2012

A fascinating 30-minute look at the life of troubled writer Hans Fallada. Fallada was an alcoholic, morphine addict, prone to depression, was in and out of sanitariums and relationships, and attempted suicide twice. He was declared an “undesirable author,” yet pursued his craft despite the rejection.

He was the quintessential suffering artist whose creativity was informed by his volatile life.

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