A Gateway to Select Stories in These Pandemic Times of Bad & Fake News Reporting

Pandemic be damned. Social Distancing can save lives!

[Blank space below for some sites: Countdown Clock to Presidential 2020 election is on the blink for some sites. I don’t have time to correct and can only state that it’s working on many ohters .]

Working Logo for the WORD Being Revised

World Wide Pandemic Deaths
(Multiply each death by 10, get an idea how many re affected)
World Data
New York State – Novel Coronavirus
New York City – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Coronavirus – City of Jersey City
Connecticut State Health Department

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Airing on PBS Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA – A Ground-Breaking, Two-Hour Documentary Film by Acclaimed Historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin and Emmy–Winning Director Ric Burns

Sunday, September 6, 2020

A Bombshell Must See

Review in the works

Thursday, July 16, 2020

I use balaclavas a lot … Pic taken April 17.

It’s About Time …

New Jersey Introduces SB2656, Bill That Would Expose Police Misconduct

Monday, July 13, 2019

June 27, Saturday, 2020

Oscar Award Winning Director Barbara Koppel Says Project Was a Roller Coaster Ride Well Worth Telling

DESERT ONE Film Review

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Resonating on Many Levels of Existence

Film Review: THE LAST FERRY FROM GRASS ISLAND – A Palm Springs International ShortFest Nominee for Best U.S. Short

Sunday, June 21, 2020


Film Review: DAY RELEASE (FREIGANG)- A Palm Springs International Shortfest Nominee for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes

Saturday, June 20, 2020

“Never has a documentary been so eerily timely as it is courageous and encouraging”

A THOUSAND CUTS Film Review by Marivir R. Montebon

Thank the gods for good movies! Pandemic be damned, full streaming ahead.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Thank the gods for good movies! Pandemic be damned, full streaming ahead.

Longest Running Dance Film Festival in the World

Lineup for the 48th Dance on Camera Festival, July 17-20, by Dance Films Association & Film at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Suggested Shorts to Rave About During These Pandemic Times

Palm Springs International Shortfest

Damn the Pandemic – Full Speed Ahead

One More Time: Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Latest Virtual Film Fest

Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema 2020 Summer Lineup


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Remembering George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Botham Jean, Stephon Clark, Philando Castie … The List Goes On and On and …

Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York Digital 2020 – In These Times of the Pandemic & Vicious Police Attacks of Innocent Protestors and Black People

Monday, June 8, 2020

Avid Maldonado Is at It Again

I Tried (Black Lives Matter Remix) [ft. Akon, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, & 2Pac] – Avidly Raps

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead

Gregg W. Morris was there.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Glenn Greenwald explores the issues surrounding the wave of protests against police violence that are happening around the United States. He talks to writer and founder of Theory of Enchantment Chloe Valdary and progressive activist and journalist Benjamin Dixon about what the best tactics are for the movement.

Friday, June 5, 2020

John Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirs Resource Center – COVID-19 U.S. Cases


Friday, June 5, 2020

Theme of the 2020 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition Announced in Virtual Party

The Film Lab’s 16th annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition launched in a virtual party on June 4, 2020, celebrating and empowering voices and stories too often marginalized by mainstream media.

The Film Lab launched the 16th annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition at a virtual party with the announcement of this year’s theme: GOING VIRAL!

“Going Viral” addresses not just the concerns of COVID-19, which have turned this year’s competition into the first ever “Isolation Edition,” in which filmmakers have been asked to make their movies at home and in accordance with CDC guidelines, but also the societal shifts towards a digital society and resulting shifts in cultural norms.

Click here for article by Gregg W. Morris.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hot It Is!

CANE FIRE – Hot Docs Film Review

Friday, May 29, 2020 (Original article published Wednesday, May 27)

Wrapping Up Another TFF 2020 Film Review


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Sneak Peak Special

That’s two short films made available for review even though TFF 2020 closed way back when because of the strategy to save lives by imposing ‘Social Distancing’ regulations. The sneak-ies are from the second edition of Queen Collective, a filmmaker mentorship program for women of color in partnership with Queen Latifah, Procter & Gamble and Tribeca Studios.The short films,TANGLED ROOTS and GLOVES OFF will debut on a major network in mid June. Dates and times to be announced.

To celebrate the films’ network premiere Tribeca will host a ‘Tribeca Talks @ HOME’ with Queen Latifah, special notable guest and the filmmakers via Facebook Live. Additional tune-in information coming soon …


TFF 2020 ShortsTANGLED ROOTS Movie Review



TFF 2020 Short FilmFilm Review of Directors Ugonna Okpalaoka’s & Nadine Natour’s GLOVES OFF


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Tribeca Film Fest Logo 2020

5Ws&H Film Review of Award Winning, Mind Blowing 499 – Part 1


Monday, May 18, 2020

Aw, shucks. He forgot the Clorox …

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Screw the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

72 Hour Shoot Out Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month With Its Special Fridays Project

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Audiences seeing this flick will get more than they bargained for …

Is This a Tribeca Film Festival Slapstick Feast with an Undertone of Serious Grit? Uh Oh!

12 HOUR SHIFT – 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Review

A May 2, 2020 Tribeca Film Fest Freebie

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Tribeca Film Fest Logo 2020

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 1 of 3

By Gregg W. Morris

Saturday, May 2, 2020

TFF 2020 Smorgasborgh

2020 TFFCan a Short Film a Day Can Keep Anxiety Away?

By Gregg W. Morris

Saturday, May 2,2020

Sort of Wrapping Up 2020 TFF … But There Are Still Surprises!

Tribeca Film Festival 2020, Year of the Pandemic News – 2

By Gregg W. Morris

May 1, 2020

Year Ye, Hear Ye: Tribeca Film Festival Shorts Competition Winner 2020, Perfect Viewing in These Pandemic Times

Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Short, NO MORE WINGS Film Review – Interview with Director Abraham Adeyemi Coming Soon

By Gregg W. Morris

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lots of TFF Here

Tribeca Film Festival 2020, Year of the Pandemic News – 1

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

2020 Tribeca Film Festival Special Announcement

Major Film Festivals Across the World Join with YouTube to Announce We Are One: A Global Film Festival Starting May 29

Friday, April 24, 2020

Asian American Film Lab

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

First of Several 2020 TFF Articles to Be Published in These Pandemic Times

#TeaserAlertTribeca Film Festival 2020 Short NO MORE WINGS – Directed by Abraham Adeyemi

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Avid Way in These Pandemic Times …

Staring Down COVID-19 the Avid Way


Monday, April 20, 2020

Entertainment Taking a Hit in the Big Apple But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Down for the Count

NYC Mayor’s Office on Media & Entertainment Contacts the WORD

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Some Pandemic News

OSM!Reopen the Economy? Health Experts Cite Care and Caution

Friday, April 17, 2020

April 2020 72 Hour Shootout Q&A with Filmmaker and 72 Hour Shootout Coordinator Tyler Ham Pong – Via YouTube

Wednesday, April 15, 2019


72 Hour Shoot Out Competition Underway!Another Reminder About What You Need to Know About What You Need to Know

Wednesday April 15, 2020

For Those of Us Sick of Trump’s Propagandizing Press Conferences

Monday, April 13, 2020

<strong</>Ain’t Armageddon Yet …

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Thought This Would Be of Interest

Week of the Pandemic Apex menacing NY and NJ.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Former WORD Contributing Writer Avid Maldonado Raps About the Big C

Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Daily Beast Says: This Is What a Coronavirus Lockdown Means in Each State

Click here to know about your state.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide “stay at home” order on March 20, warning New York state’s 19 million residents that those who defy the expansive edict could face civil fines. “When I talk about the most drastic action we can take, this is the most drastic action we can take,” Cuomo said.

The restrictions took effect the night of March 22 and stipulate:

All New Yorkers are ordered to work from home.
Employees in essential jobs and government personnel can continue to work.
Solitary walks and outdoor exercise is permitted but all team sports are banned.
Residents are allowed to go to the grocery store and run errands.
Restaurants and bars can still deliver to homes.
All non-essential businesses statewide must close their premises.
Liquor and wine stores are classified as essential so can stay open, as can pharmacies, grocery stores, and restaurants and bars offering takeout and delivery only.
Mass transit and roadways are not affected.



New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on March 21 issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order and mandated all non-essential businesses to close.

“The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities,” the governor said in a statement.

The order went into effect on March 21 at 9 p.m. It prohibits “all gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events.”

The exceptions to the order include:

  • Grocery stores, farmer’s markets, other food suppliers, liquor stores.
  • Post offices, pet stores, gas stations, convenience stores.
  • Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries.
  • Hardware and home improvement stores.
  • Banks and other financial institutions.
  • Laundromats, dry cleaning services.

April 3, 2020

An Unflinching, Mindblowing Tour de Force That Can Help You Make That Movie – And Thumb Your Nose at the Mainstream Media

72 Hour Shoot Out Competition

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Another COVID-19 Film Fest Victim

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Tribeca Film Festival Latest Casualty of COVID-19 Menace! Who’s Next?

News Media Selfie, Red Carpet INNA DE YARD

Press Statement by Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder & CEO, TRIBECA ENTERPRISES

“We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We were determined to overcome our fear and anxiety by joining together. It is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community, said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises.

We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26) based on the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that events of 500 people or more are banned due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public while also supporting our friends, filmmakers and storytellers who look to Tribeca as a platform to showcase their work to audiences. We will be back to you shortly with our plans.”

Please check www.tribecafilm.com for the latest updates, ticket refund information and details about how we are moving forward.



Thursday, March 12, 2020




Five Days Ago

BREAKING NEWS:Festival Postponed Because of Coronavirus ConcernsFifth Annual Inwood Film Festival – March 14-15

Monday, March 9, 2020

Dr. Cornell West: Bernie Sanders & the Crisis of Black Leadership


Friday, March 6, 2020

2020 Tribeca Film Festival, April 15-26

The 19th edition, 2020 Festival Includes: 115 films from 124 filmmakers from across 33 different countries; 95 world premieres, 2 international premieres, 4 North American premieres, 4 U.S. premieres, and 9 New York premieres and one sneak preview. This year’s program includes 19 directors returning to Tribeca with their latest projects, and 44 of the feature films have one or more women directors. The feature program was curated from 3,385 submissions, and this year’s Festival received a record 10,397 total submissions across all categories.

For those ready to gulp entire feature lineup of comedic, music-centered, political and socially-conscious films from diverse storytellers who use art to inspire positive change and community restoration, click here.
Otherwise, bite sizes Parts 1, 2 & 3 are in the works. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

CNN, NYT, Condé, WSJ, and Other Media Giants Implement Coronavirus Protocols

Major American corporate owened newsrooms, according to the Daily Beast, “are taking cues from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking reporters to stay home and severely limiting overseas travel.”
Click here for more info.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Not to Be Missed

Sunday, March 1, 2020

World Health Organization: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak



Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Fact Sheet: Stop and Frisk’s Effect on Crime in New York City

It provides data on the effect of “stop-and-frisk” on crime in New York City, updating an earlier Brennan Center analysis. Statistically, no relationship between stop-and-frisk and crime seems apparent. New York remains safer than it was 5, 10, or 25 years ago.
Click here for more info.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The 49th Annual New Directors/New Films March 25 to April 5 – Presented by Film at Lincoln Center & The Museum of Modern Art

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Mapping Bacurau, March 13-24

Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Opening Night Film March 5 for the The 25th Rendezvous With French Cinema Is …

Film at Lincoln Center & UniFrance Announcement 25th Rendezvous with French Cinema, March 5-15

Friday, February 14, 2020

Film at Lincoln Center & Cinema TropicalNeighboring Scenes, February 14 (Today) – 18

Friday, February 14, 2020

“We Are in a Political Crisis, the Crux of Which Is That Not Enough People Believe That We Are in a Political Crisis”

Click here if you want to know more

January 16, 2020

The Future of the News Industry, According to Student Journalists

Click here for article.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 [First Story Posting of the New Year]

America’s News Media Sleepwalking into 2020?

“In the weeks after the election of Donald Trump in 2016, the American press realized it had failed. Nearly every major media outlet had spectacularly guessed wrong on the outcome, had failed to see the rise of the electorate that would elect Trump, and had not covered Trump as a serious candidate. Those sins, along with an obsession with Hillary Clinton’s emails and a wrongful dismissal of Russian involvement in the American election, pumped oxygen into the toxic political environment that helped produce the Trump presidency.”

There are signs they are gearing up to repeat their 2016 mistakes!

Click here for CJR article.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Costume Shop: Mannequins are used to drape or alter garments and make sure they fit actors. Picture by Laura Chavary.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot … at Hunter College

Sunday, December 23, 2019


Thursday, December 19, 2019, the Morning After an Unforgettable December 18, 2018

Trump Impeached by House for Abuse of Power, Obstruction of Congress

The House of Representatives voted late Wednesday to impeach President Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, following 11 hours of debate on the floor between Democrats and Republicans. “Our founders’ vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the White House,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ahead of the vote. “It is tragic that the president’s reckless actions make impeachment necessary. He gave us no choice.”

Voting fell largely along party lines. The article charging abuse of power passed 230 to 197, and the article charging obstruction of Congress passed 229 to 198. Republicans were united in opposition, while four Democrats broke with their party. Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) voted against both articles of impeachment, and Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) voted against the second. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) voted “present” both times.

President Trump spent the day Wednesday at a campaign rally in Michigan, where he rallied an estimated 10,000 supporters at a sports arena in Battle Creek. He told the crowd that the vote was an attempt to “nullify the ballots of tens of millions of patriotic Americans,” adding that “There’s no crime. I’m the first person to ever get impeached and there’s no crime. I feel guilty. It’s impeachment lite.”

After Wednesday’s votes, Pelosi left open the possibility of delaying a procedural step that triggers a Senate trial, saying she might not name House impeachment managers and deliver the articles to the Senate unless Republicans establish a “fair” process. “So far we have not seen anything that looks fair to us,” Pelosi said. The Senate is expected to acquit Trump, as conviction and removal would require 67 votes and Democrats and their allies hold 47 seats. New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal

Monday, December 2, 2019

Picture by Maya Newell


Monday, November 25, 2019
By Gregg W. Morris

DOC NYU 2019 University Student CategoryCUNY BROOKLYN COLLEGE Shorts Reviews

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Third in a Series of Articles About Topics on Students’ Minds

By Ksenia Zevyakina

Two Savvy Students Who Learned How to Beat Those Commuter Campus Blues

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Second in a Series of Articles About Topics on Students’ Minds

By Laura Chavarry

Senior Year Doesn’t Mean Senioritis for Henry Fernberger & Cassandra Catapano

Saturday, November 16, 2019

First in a Series of Articles About Topics on Students’ Minds

By Cassandra Lynn

Gloom and Doom Reports About The Fourth Estate Can’t Dissuade Serious Student Journalists

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Support the Dreamers
If Not You, Who – If Not Now, When

Tuesday, November 11, 2019

FIRE IN PARADISE – A Riveting Doc Screened at the Mother of All Doc Festivals

Picture courtesy DOC NY


Monday, November 10, 2019

WAGING CHANGE – A Spell Binding Doc Screened at the Mother of All Doc Festivals

Are you prepared to do something about it?

DOC NYC 2019WAGING CHANGE Q&A, Video 3: Attention Audiences, Time to Get Down

Sunday, November 9, 2019

WAGING CHANGE – A Spell Binding Doc Screened at the Mother of All Doc Festivals

DOC NYC 2019WAGING CHANGE – The Q&A That Was More A Than Q – Video 2

Sunday, November 9, 2019

WAGING CHANGE – A Spell Binding Doc Screened at the Mother of All Doc Festivals

DOC NYC 2019WAGING CHANGE – The Q&A That Was More A Than Q – Video 1

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

DOC NYC, the Mother of All Documentary Film Festivals, Opens Tomorrow

FIRE IN PARADISE Screens Thursday, November 7. America’s deadliest fire in over a century. Picture courtesy DOC NY

DOC NYC Returns for 10th Anniversary Edition, November 6-15, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

BURNING CANE Q&A with Director Phillip Youman, Moderated by Erik Luers – Part 3 of 3: The Audience

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Q&A: Director Phillip Youman and Moderator Erik Leurs. Picture by Gregg W. Morris

BURNING CANE Q&A with Director Phillip Youman, Moderated by Erik Luers – Part 2 of 3: Here Comes Hurricane Harvey

Sunday, October 27, 2019

At the IFC Center in NYC. Remaining showtime today is 7:20 p.m. Remaining showtimes this week are Monday through Thursday, 1:10 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:10 p.m. and 7:20 p.m

BURNING CANE Q&A with Director Phillip Youman, Moderated by Erik Luers – Part 1 of 3

Saturday, October 26, 2019
BURNING CANE Q&A Today With Director Phillip Youman

BURNING CANE Q&A Snippet with Director Phillip Youman & Moderator Erik Luers: Who Influenced the Director?

Wendell Pierce as the conflicted pastor. Photo by Phillip Youmans. Courtesy of ARRAY Releasing

BURNING CANE Official Trailer – A Warmup for Several Postings/Articles in the Works

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Leadership Conference Statement on the Passing of U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings

U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings. Picture from his official website

Click here for statement.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Picture courtesy of Arbella Studios

Film ReviewEMANUEL – The Untold Story of the Victims and Survivors of the Charleston Church Shooting

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Film at Lincoln CenterNYFF Live, Remaining Dates, October 3 – 12, for Free Daily Talk Series and Free Events, 57th New York Film Festival

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Film at Lincoln Center 57th New York Film Festival Secret Screening

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Picture courtesy NYC HRC

New York City Commission on Human Rights Cracking Down on Harassment of Undocumented Immigrants


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Teaser for Larry Fessenden’s DEPRAVED – Film Review and Q&A in the Works

Sunday, September 8, 2019

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & NY Assembly Members Wait Tables Supporting Raising Wages for New York Tipped Workers


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Vlada, exquisitely played by Actor Leon Lucev, delivering cargo on a mission laden with horrors.

Film at Lincoln CenterTHE LOAD Film Review

Monday, August 26,2019

Film Festival Winners

#NewYorkLatinoFilmFestival 2019Winners for Film & Latino Stand-Up Comedy Competition

Monday, August 26, 2019

#NewYorkLatinoFilmFestivalLONG GONE BY Red Carpet Interview of Erica Muñoz & Izzy Hau’ula

Monday, August 26, 2019

Picture by Redens Desrosiers

A Wrap Up of Sorts of the New York Latino Film Festival 2019 – Other Articles in the Works

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Accredited for the 57th NY Film Festival

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Maika Monroe & Jeffrey Donovan as Jules&Mickey. Courtesy of DDA

VILLAINS Film Review


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

#NewYorkLatinoFilmFestivalIMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS Film Review (Audiences Should Know in Advanced That the Filmmakers Want to Terrorize the Bejesus Out of Them)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

#NewYorkLatinoFilmFestivalIMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS Film Review (Audiences Should Know in Advanced That the Filmmakers Want to Terrorize the Bejesus Out of Them)

Saturday, August 10, 2019


5Ws&H Q&A With PRINCESS OF THE ROW Director Max Carlson – Part 2, Wrapping Up

Saturday, August 10, 2019

PRINCESS OF THE ROW Opens the New York Latino Film Festival, August 12 to 18

Picture courtesy of PRINCESS OF THE ROW filmmakers

5Ws&H Q&A With PRINCESS OF THE ROW Director Max Carlson – Part 1

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Twenty-Nine Main Slate Selections for 57th New York Film Festival, September 27 – October 13

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Courtesy of musicboxfilms.com


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Film at Lincoln CenterNoah Baumbach’s MARRIAGE STORY

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

57th New York Film Festival Opening Night: World Premier of Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN

PRINCESS OF THE ROW. Opening Night Film. Picture courtesy of NYLFF

New York Latino Film Festival, August 12 to 18, Kicks Off Opening Night With …

July 16, 2019

Before the Closing Night Screening of the Fantabulous THE WHITE STORM 2: DRUG LORDS (掃毒2天地對決) There Was This Audience Award Domajigger

By Gregg W. Morris

Click here for more.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Attacks Today?

Sunday, July 14, 2019

ACLU: If ICE Is at your home

ACLU Know Your Rights Warning

Know Your Rights! Read all about it here.

NYAFF Closing tomorrow

“We’re still reeling from last weekend where Ryu Jun-yeol received the Screen International Rising Star Asia Award! But now as we come to an end, we must go out with a bang. Our Closing Night Film is announced and you will have the chance to catch THE WHITE STORM 2 DRUG LORDS this Sunday July 14, 9 p.m. at SVA Theatre.

Read all about it here.

Picture courtesy of NYAFF

July 13, 2019. Review by Gregg W Morris.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Brennan Center for Justice – Four Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s Census Citizenship Question Ruling

“… even if the question is taken off, the government must work to regain public trust in filling out the 2020 census.”
Read all about it here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

As Bill Paxton’s Severen Said in NEAR DARK, ‘Yoo-hoo, Mayor de Blasio …’

NYC Bike Family Mass Die-in, Washington Square Park, July 9, 2019 by Transportation Alternatives. Mass die-in to protest the killing of cyclists. Non-violent, peaceful memorial event. Drivers have killed 15 people on bikes this year, more than double the number killed this time last year.

By Gregg W. Morris

July 1, 2019

Breaking NYAFF NewsJade Leung and Michael Tong Present THE FATAL RAID 辣警霸王花 2 不義之戰 …

July 1, 2019

Picture by Brent N. Clarke

Pictures of NYAFF Opening Night, June 29

June 28, 2019

June 27, 2019

Click the Link Below If You Want Info About NYAFF Films Being Showcased This Festival

NYAFF Film Descriptions

June 27, 2019


The 18th New York Asian Film Festival Begins Today, Friday, June 28

June 27, 2019

The Leadership Conference Education Fund’s Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Blocking Addition of Untested Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference Education Fund: “We applaud today’s decision to block the untested citizenship question from the 2020 Census. The decision affirms that the Supreme Court saw through the Trump administration’s deceitful attempts to weaponize the census for partisan purposes and threaten the accuracy of the decennial count. These efforts were, as the Court said, ‘contrived.’ Now the Commerce Department must move forward to ensure a fair and accurate count and stop their efforts to add this unnecessary question.

“But our work doesn’t stop here. The specter of the question has heightened fear and mistrust in communities and discouraged some from participating in the census. All hands are on deck to ensure everyone is counted.”

Full Statement Here!

June 27, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Puts Roadblock in Front of Trump Administration Census Question

Take That Donald Trump! Get Ready for the Next One!

June 22, Saturday, 2019

Left to right: Sasha Merci who plays Rita, Director Diana Peralta and Cinematographer Tim Curtin.
Picture by Michelle Peralta

BAMcinemaFest Closing Night FilmDE LO MIO Movie Review

June 20, Thursday, 2019

Film Review – Lower East Side Film FestivalSENIOR ESCORT SERVICE

June 20, Thursday, 2019

All On a Mardi Gras Day.

Lower East Side Film Festival Q&A June 10 for THIS IS AMERICA SHORTS

June 20, Thursday, 2019

Film Q&A Senior Escort Service, Lower East Side Film Festival, June 6, 2019

June 20, Thursday, 2019

Civil Rights and Immigration Rights Organizations Recently Met in a Strategizing Session for an Anticipated Malicious Undercounting of People of Color Regarding the 2020 Census

June 15, 2019

Civil Rights Advocates: Importance of All Communities Getting Counted in 2020 Census

Thursday, June 13, 2019

2019 New York Asian Film Festival, June 28 to July 14


Thursday, June 13, 2019

The 47th Dance on Camera Festival, July 12 to 15 – Film at Lincoln Center & Dance Films Association

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Another in a series of random street interviews. She wants folks to vote for Lynne Fischman Uniman in the June 25 Democratic Primary to be a city court judge.

June 6, Monday, 2019

Summer of Film at Lincoln Center, June 14 – August 9

Read all about it.


May 31, Friday, 2019

WORD Reporters Have Been Asking Student Leaders the Big Question About the New Chancellor: Is He the One?

What Should Hunter Students Expect of the New CUNY Chancellor, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez


May 31, Friday, 2019

Ava DuVernay here. I’m a filmmaker who created and directed Selma, 13th, Queen Sugar, Wrinkle In Time and now When They See Us. When They See Us is a four-part film with a stellar cast that chronicles the case of the men commonly known as The Central Park Five. The story we tell will transport you to New York City in 1989 and follow five Black and Latino teenagers who are falsely accused, convicted and imprisoned for a rape that they did not commit.

When They See Us is a love letter to these men, whose childhoods were stolen by this harrowing case. It is also a love letter to the millions of boys and girls of color who are presumed guilty on sight. My goal is to shed light on the inequities and the bias that makes a case like this possible. We explore a travesty of justice laid bare. We chronicle a broken system fueled by politics, profit and inaction.

May 31, 2019 IFC Split Screens TV Schedule Update

IFC, Home to DOC NYC – the Largest Documentary Festival in the U.S. – Unveiled Its Final Lineup for the Third Annual Split Screens TV Festival


Back for Another Year!

May 30, 2019

Ninth Annual Lower East Side Film Festival

A Smartly Done Five Star Plus Tribeca Film Festival Debut for a Derring-do Film Director

Gene Plummer (James Smith), Elizabeth Berkely (Nomi Malone), SHOWGIRLS. © copyright United Artists, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, MGM.

By Gregg W. Morris, May 29, 2019

YOU DON’T NOMI Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review


Photographer: Sophie Wright.

By Arber Rexha, May 29, 2019

Director Jenny Wright’s Animation, MY MOTHER’S EYES, 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Review


May 24, 2019

The Human Rights Watch 30th Anniversary Film Festival Presents Brave Cinematic Works that Challenge the Rise of Authoritarianism and Oppression, June 13-20

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and the IFC Center

The Film That Audiences Will Want to See Again and Again – and the Story That the News Media Can’t Leave Alone

Chelsea Manning. Photo Credit Tim Travers Hawkins

By Gregg W. Morris, Wednesday, May 22, 2019

XY CHELSEA 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Review – 90 Minutes of Riveting Narrative

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Red Carpet, INNA DE YARD: THE SOUL OF JAMAICA, Tribeca Film Festival 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Click here and enjoy.

By Gregg W. Morris, May 12, 2019

A 3.27 Minute Look (Unedited) of a Red Carpet Money Shot in the Making

2019 Tribeca Film Festival LUCKY GRANDMA Red Carpet – Part 1, the Unedited

By Gregg W. Morris, May 12, 2019

DOG DOC – Pictures & Video (Review in the Works)

The Doc is third from the right.

2019 Tribeca Film Festival Red Carpet THE DOG DOC

By Gregg W. Morris, May 12, 2019

XY CHELSEA – Pics & Video & News Updates

XY CHELSEA Red Carpet, Tribeca Film Festival 2019

2019 Tribeca Film Festival Hilights – Lots of Stats

By Gregg W. Morris, Using TFF PR,

Estimated attendance of more than 146,000 people, 618 screenings and Talks, and the Virtual Arcade and Tribeca Cinema360. This year, 40% of the feature films had one or more women directors, people of color directed 29% of the feature films and 13% of the feature films were from individuals who identify as LGBTQIA.

Read all about it here.

Award Winning SCHEME BIRDS Filmmakers, Tribeca Film Festival 2019

By Gregg W. Morris

Directors Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin interviewed several days before winning two TFF awards, Best Documentary Feature Award and Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award.

Gemma, the main focus of this award-winner. The filmmakers describe her as an amazing muse.

Read all about it here.

May 3, Thursday, 2019

What Should Hunter Students Expect from the New Chancellor?

Article in the works by WORD reporters Arber Rexha & Malik Young.
Stay tuned to these pages.

New CUNY Chancellor’s First Day at Work “Greetings”

CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez

Read all about it here.
[Originally published on a WORD local page Thursday, May 2, 2019]

Breaking News:
2019 Tribeca Film Festival Jury Awards Announced, 19-year-old Director Wins Top Prize

Phillip Youmans, the first African-American director to win The Founders Award, Best Narrative Feature, for Burning Cane, is the youngest director to have a feature in Tribeca. He wrote, directed, and shot the film at age 17.

Read all about it here.

May 2 Error Correction

By Gregg W. Morris
The footage for A Wardrobe Mishap? Nah! … Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Red Carpet .. was mistakenly identified May 1 as scenes from the DRIVEWAYS red carpet. It’s from CRSHD. The WORD, of course, regrets the error. New correct and corrected articles and videos are in the works.

The Tribeca Film Festival pass pass caught the photographer’s eye … despite the subsequent error

April 29, 2019

Game of Thrones Tease!!!

AFTER PARKLAND Red Carpet, Tribeca Film Festival 2019 – April 26

By Gregg W. Morris, April 27, 2019

This list of “clients” helps the news media with identification

Writes TFF’s Brian Gordon: “The horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day 2018 continue to resonate in our lives among the reports on the emotional aftermath, the gun debates, and the inevitable social media chatter. For the survivors and parents of the fallen students, there’s also the everyday life.”
Click here for the red carpet.
Next screening is 8 p.m. May 1, Regal Cinemas, Battery Park 11-6

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Hub Interview: What Does the “A” Mean?

By Gregg W. Morris, April 27, 2019

The Hub?

Theresa from Oakland, interviewed in the Hub, says “A” is for film enthusiast.
Read all about it here.

Stop Hate Project – Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law

April 25, 2019

Courtesy, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law

Their Stop Hate Project is on the front lines of the fight against hate.
Read all about it here.

What Should CUNY Students Expect from the New Chancellor?

April 22, 2019

Matos Rodriguez.

Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodriguez takes over the office of the CUNY Chancellor May 1. WORD reporters Arber Rexha and Malik Young were assigned to interview Queens campus student leaders for a lowdown on what CUNY students could expect.
Rexha interviewed leaders of campus media.
Young interviewed elected campus leaders.