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INDIEGOGO: Experimental Theater - PARROT TALK

Parrot Talk is raucous, experimental language theater.
My name is Julius Ferraro. I am a playwright, performer, and critic, born, raised, and based in Philadelphia. Parrot Talk will be the second full-length play I present in Philadelphia. I wrote it over the course of two years, and am very excited to produce it at the historic Da Vinci Art Alliance this March and April!

Parrot Talk is about three characters attempting to figure out their place in the world, finding themselves unmoored, without a clear direction forward. They scramble to define themselves, only to discover that language, in particular, is outrageous. Words are lies, obstructions, workarounds, fantasies, traps, lures, seduction. But what other tools do we have to define ourselves?

Why does Philly need Parrot Talk? Philadelphia has a strong history of supporting experimental performance, especially dance and theater. Particularly, we have excellent physical theater practitioners who explore the line of theater and dance, with institutions such as Pig Iron, Headlong, and Mascher Space. There is not, however, a space yet for experimental language theater. I have been told again and again, either in directors’ notes or on the sly, that these incredibly talented dancers, or musicians, and theatermakers hate language—that they cut as much of it as possible out of their work.

"Parrot Talk" recognizes the power and limitations of language and interrogates it. It works to puzzle, to bamboozle, to slip a loose harness over the grizzled mane of wild perception and chase it down a short while. READ MORE

qFLIX LGBTQ Film Festival March 14-19, 2017

Founded in 2014 as a new festival, with new media and a new attitude, qFLIX Philadelphia is rooted in 22 years of LGBTQ film festival leadership. We believe that experiencing our voices, stories and visions on film from around the world, from birth to death, from the loved to the loveless, from youth to maturity, helps lift us forward as individuals and as a community. Film as an international language allows qFLIX Philadelphia to foster, support, and give access to independent filmmakers and to encourage and nurture younger ones in the art of filmmaking. Queer film inspires the imagination and encourages the journey of discovery and acceptance by both the ever-growing region’s LGBTQ and the mainstream communities. qFLIX Philadelphia is register 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation. Your donations are tax deductible! 

2017 qFLIX Schedule of Films & Events

PJFF CINEMONDAYS 2017 March 20th - May 8, 2017

PJFF CINEMONDAYS features six new films that exemplify the best in Jewish International Cinema. From Israel’s 2016 box office sensation THE WOMEN’S BALCONY and the Arab-Israeli knockout IN BETWEEN, to the Hungarian arthouse masterwork 1945 and the inspirational FANNY’S JOURNEY and BIG SONIA, you will love spending Monday evenings with PJFF this spring. Want another reason to make room on your calendar? PJFF is one of only a handful of Festivals in the world to offer filmgoers a sneak peek at Joseph Cedar’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Footnote. Our exclusive preview screening of Cedar’s NORMAN stars Philly-born Richard Gere alongside an ensemble cast including Lior Ashkenazi, Hank Azaria, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Sheen and PJFF alumnus, Neta Riskin.

 2017 CineMondays Schedule of Films


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In celebration of the 25th anniversaries of both the World Cafe music radio program and the Philadelphia Film Festival, public radio station WXPN (producer of World Cafe) and the Philadelphia Film Society are teaming up to present a weekend of some of the best-loved music films of the past 40 years, enlivened by several special events.

Hosted by David Dye, who’s stepping down as host of World Cafe after March 31 (but who will remain a contributor to the program, as well as a WXPN radio host), and attended by other WXPN staff, the XPN Music Film Festival will celebrate a great assortment of music that has been featured on 88.5FM WXPN over the years from the Talking Heads to The Band.

PHLbloggers is excited to announce the second annual 
The Blog Connect Conference
This year we are thrilled to come together and learn how to Blog It Better. Our Keynote Speaker, Sarah Morgan, is queen of maximizing your efforts. She helps empower bloggers to maximize their content and better understand their value. This year's goal is to help you do what you do, better. Work smart not hard, right? Last year, The Blog Connect brought together 60 bloggers and tons of sponsors to create a blog learning experience. What unified us was our a passion for the side hustle, making our blogs the best they can be, and a love of meeting new blogger friends IRL – it was all about Making It Count. Find out more. This year's conference is expanding, and will kick-off with a party Saturday evening as an opportunity for attendees and speakers to get to know each other. Sunday will be a day of speakers, networking, eating, and coffee. This conference is made for anybody who has started a blog and is ready to take the next step and make it better – Blog It Better! 


T&T's Philly Calendar & Philly Spotlight is now linked to Marciano & Macavoy

The team at is committed to being active members in the community we work and live in. Philadelphia is a thriving city full of delicious food, attractions, and history. Here are some of the local blogs sharing valuable information about the city along with relatable stories from their lives... PHILLY RESOURCES FOR PHILADELPHIA

Most Tuesdays at 3:45pm I Contribute to a Radio Program (WWDB-AM Talk 860/ iTunesRadio) That's Show Biz with Chuck Darrow  
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Tinsel & Tine's foodie posts mainly consist of a RECAP of the reception, tastings, restaurant opening, community affair, party/event - it's very Bon Vivant!

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Food n Film: BURNT

Food n Film: BURNT
Bradley Cooper has more than charisma, he has an over abundance of Chi, which radiates out from him; so for me, this role as temperamental and damaged chef Adam Jones, who also inspires great love and admiration from those around him, works on the level of characterization. In fact, I think he's among a very short list of actors who would be able to pull off being so self-involved and yet likable. Doesn't hurt that he really speaks French too! READ POST

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Food n Film: CHEF

Food n Film: CHEF
Much of the movie centers around the father/son relationship, and how much they learn from each other. But the real star of the film is all the food preparation, every other scene made me groan with want of everything up on that screen! Particularly the perfectly roasted and rubbed brisket, the crispy fat of the pork belly, sizzling bacon and the much ballyhooed Chocolate Lava Cake. READ POST


The key to deciphering both the city it beautifully depicts and the man who eats it best - City of Gold

By Tinsel & Tine Contributor Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle-Chef)

What Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times food critic/writer, has done for food writing journalism and for the restaurants that he loves, the movie, City of Gold has done for Jonathan Gold and Los Angeles and its surrounding environs – it has planted taco covered kisses on them... READ POST

Food n Film: CHOCOLAT

Food n Film: CHOCOLAT
If you’re a foodie movie lover who saw Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred Foot Journey (see T&T post), this summer you may be wondering what delicious visual journey might be awaiting you in the theater next. Well, how about a look back at his film Chocolat (2000), which stars French actress Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. Hallström’s has a special talent for turning cooking into a dramatic movie journey...READ MORE


...young Hassan, a soulful-eyed boy with lush, thick eye lashes, places his face into the sea urchin basket, and breathes in the exotic briny scent. He sticks his fingers into the aquatic ooze, takes it to his mouth and is transfixed by the taste. The vendor, oblivious to the thrusting arms of frenzied women, notices the boy and realizes he is the only one worthy of this oceanic prize; he is the one who can “truly taste.” ... READ MORE

Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA

Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA
Personally, I like the unevenness of it, because I fell in love with the post World War II, Parisian sights, sounds, food and romance between Julia and Paul. I always felt a bit jarred back into reality when the scenes returned to Julie's meltdowns and cramped kitchen.READ POST

Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE

Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE
Six months into my 38th year of this life, I had my first panic attack. I didn't know that's what it was until months later. Symptom after symptom starting piling up on me until there were days I could no longer move my arms or neck. The doctors told me I was suffering from an auto-immune condition that they felt was most likely Lupus. And so began my much deeper journey and exploration into the world of spirit, alternative medicine, yoga, meditation and Eat, Pray, Love. READ POST

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With a film like this, food plays a main character in the story and I was lucky enough to get an interview with the film's Food Stylist, Janine Kalesis.READ POST

Food n Film: WAITRESS

Food n Film: WAITRESS
In this 2007 film, Keri Russell stars as Jenna - a desolate diner waitress seeking solace in the art of pie-making. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she’s eager to escape her husband and her small-town hell and sets about to make a run for it by entering an out of town pie baking contest. READ POST


Those of us in attendance were not only given the opportunity to see Babette's Feast, the Oscar winning, Danish film, considered one of the all-time great "food films"; we also got to taste Babette's menu! READ POST


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15 Top Food in Film Flicks

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is about discovering what I find pleasing in screening & eating - in case you missed it, the name is a play on Tinseltown using the Tines of a Fork.

Feel free to send me info on a film or new restaurant you'd like me to highlight.

Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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