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ALEC BERG PRODUCTIONS | Barry Berkman, played by Bill Hader, grapples with his identity as a killer. Although funny and entertaining, the show addresses larger questions of morality and explores Barry's psyche.

Bill Hader Explores Dark Humor in ‘Barry’

“Barry,” HBO’s award-winning series launched last March, blends lighthearted, whimsical humor with dark, emotional themes. The show has received positive responses, winning two Primetime Emmy Awards. The show stars Bill Hader as a former United States Marine, Barry Berkman. Barry, a Midwestern hit man, travels to Los Angeles for a[Read More…]

DENNESE MAE JAVIER/THE HOYA | The members of alternative rock group Weathers have known each other since long before finding success as a band. This history has given them time to grow artistically.

Rock Band Opens Up About New Album, Artistic Evolution

Weathers procured their position in the alternative rock space through the success of their debut singles “I Don’t Wanna Know” and “Happy Pills.” Masterfully adorned with warm percussion, searing guitar riffs and intoxicating melodies, the songs attained an anthemic status. Despite the sincerity behind these early tracks, the Los Angeles-bred[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Annapurna Pictures | Director Barry Jenkins, below, brings James Baldwin’s novel to life with phenomenal performances from Kiki Layne, above, and Stephan James.

‘Beale Street’ Director, Star Reflect on Adapting Baldwin

Starring Stephan James, Kiki Layne, Regina King, Brian Tyree Henry, and more, “If Beale Street Could Talk” tells the story of lovers Fonny and Tish. Based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name, the film chronicles Tish’s pregnancy and how she navigates New York City in the 1970’s[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Acacia Filmed Entertainment

‘A Private War’ Cast Illustrates Challenges in Authentically Conveying Legendary Journalist’s Legacy

Starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan, “A Private War” tells the story of celebrated and fearless journalist, Marie Colvin. Tracing her journey from reporting in Sri Lanka in 2001 right up to 2012 in Syria, the film portrays Colvin’s determination to give a voice to the voiceless in places of[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Gabriel Polsky Productions

‘In Search of Greatness’ Director Emphasizes Importance of Creativity in Athletics

Gabe Polsky sees the magic in sports, both right there in the stadium and hidden within the statistics. His new documentary, “In Search of Greatness,” takes a critical look at the creativity behind the actions of sports legends, and the ways that they follow or break the rules to achieve[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Courtesy Skye Lindberg

Singing and Tap-Dancing Alum in ‘Anything Goes’ Musical Explains the Value of Theater Education

For nearly 70 years, nonprofit regional theater Arena Stage has masterfully conveyed the U.S. spirit on stage, and its Gold Standard Musical this fall is no exception. “Anything Goes” is a classic full of mischief and amusement. This lively show would not be complete without its iconic tap dancing, and[Read More…]

by October 29, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
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Director Reveals Familial Drive Behind Debut Film

“What They Had” tells the touching story of a family battling through devastatingly trying times. Bridget Ertz returns home to a mother suffering from worsening dementia, a father refusing to let go and a brother who has been caring for them in her absence. First-time director and writer Elizabeth Chomko[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Richard Schoch Revives Restoration Shakespeare

Richard Schoch Revives Restoration Shakespeare

Richard Schoch graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1984 and is now a professor of drama at Queen’s University Belfast. This fall’s production of a Restoration-style “Macbeth” at the Folger Theatre was partially funded by a three-year grant  Schoch received from the Arts and Humanities Research Council,[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments The Guide
AMAZON STUDIOS

Felix Van Groeningen, Director of ‘Beautiful Boy,’ Describes Capturing Addiction Through Cinematography

In his new film “Beautiful Boy,” Director Felix Van Groeningen has constructed a story that is incredibly beautiful in its anchored storytelling, commitment to reality and ability to make sensation without sensationalizing. The film melds narratives from a father and son, David and Nic Sheff, to recount nearly a decade[Read More…]

BRASSTRACKS

Brasstracks Talks Manhattan School of Music, Recording With Chance the Rapper and Their Creative Process

Brooklyn-based electronic jazz duo Brasstracks gained notoriety after producing the song “No Problem” on Chance the Rapper’s 2016 album “Coloring Book,” which won a Grammy for Best Rap Album. Consisting of trumpeter Ivan Jackson and drummer Conor Rayne, the duo is known for smoothly blending traditional jazz instrumentation with rhythm[Read More…]