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Christine Autrand Mitchell

by KRL Staff



It’s time for Rogue Festival reviews! Instead of one post for each review, as we review the various shows we will add their review here so keep coming back for more! So far we have reviews of Moonlight and Love Songs (Mostly) with Scats On The Sly, Boxcar Figaro, Never Own Anything You Have To Paint Or Feed, Ne Me Quitte Pas, Loon, Psyche Savage & All My Ghosts, Pipe On The Hob, Gary Has A Date, Gary Has A Date, Answers!!! (or Something Similar), Magical Mystery Detour, If I Could Tell Me, The Secret Adventures of Fat Woman and Remedial Girl, Christmas In Bakersfield, The Chaser, More Power To Your Knitting, Cathedral City, Circus Emporium Roadshow with Circus Et Cetera!, Songs 4 Pints,2000 to 2010, The Road To High Street and Dancing With Demons. Also at the end of this post is a fun little poem by the marathon reviewer himself Terrance Mc Arthur!

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a retirement community in India where the Brits can “outsource” their “elderly and beautiful.” Directed masterfully by John Madden (The Debt, Shakespeare in Love, Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown) with some of the best older generation actors Britain has to offer: Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, and I could go on. I’ve been waiting months for this film and it didn’t disappoint.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



That’s how a screenplay begins, and it ends with FADE OUT. As a writer of screenplays, novels, short stories and non-fiction articles, I’m going to take you on a journey through a landscape of writing to point out familiar landmarks, for those strangers to screenwriting.

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by Heather Parish & Terrance V. Mc Arthur &
Christine Autrand Mitchell



Throughout Rogue Festival we will be reviewing several of the shows beginning today! So check back often we will be adding new reviews as they come in! So far we have a reviews of The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name), Approaching 80, The Golden Strings of the Forbidden Planet, Poetry Ghosts, Breaking Rank!, Almost Shakespeare, The They, Lot o’ Shakespeare, Hitler’s Li’l Abomination, The Fat Guy Show, Boxcar Figaro, The Sparrow and the Mouse, Songs for Pints, A Hair of the Dog That Humped Ya, The Guy From Out of Town, Poe and Mathews & Kristie With a “K”.

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by KRL Staff


Over the next six days KRL is going to review several movies with Oscar nominations, including most of those nominated for best picture. So enjoy our Oscar countdown and please share with us your thoughts on who you think should win in the comment section! Instead of a brand new post for each movie–we will be adding a new movie to this post every night so be sure and come back right here every evening to see what we’ve added.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



I am a literary fiction fan, both as a reader and as a writer, but I needed a break. Something in the universe led me to Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I am so grateful for it. As a teenager I read through the Agatha Christie books but pretty much abandoned mystery/thrillers since then, other than film.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell




Our lives unraveled off a circular stairwell that spun upwards into eternity, made up of a large turquoise dome, like the heavens painted on ceilings in cloisters and monasteries across Europe, where I once fell in love with the color. It was encircled in a giant gold band, to protect it from the visceral. A polished wooden railing held up by fragile, narrow rungs accompanied you on the way, the corporeal matrix of our design cast below the heavens. I never looked up when traversing the stairway because I knew I didn’t have to, not there. I was safe there. But we each finished alone in the end, completing our journey in our own mysterious shells just as we started.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



So sometimes art mirrors life, and sometimes it’s the other way round, but the local feature film, Finding Hope Now, has done both, passing through some sort of prism. It was shot in Fresno in 2009 and I was privileged to work on this film as Producer as well as the chance to wear several other hats. This is the film’s amazing story thus far.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



Wicked has flown into the Soroyan Theatre! Everyone loves a good fairy tale, right? And Wicked is basically a “G” version of the novel by Gregory Maguire. It’s engrossing, witty and punny, and it doesn’t disappoint – even husbands who don’t like musical theater will like it. It’s a great scavenger hunt to discover all the tie-ins to the later stories.

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by KRL staff



Throughout the week we will be posting reviews of several of the shows being performed at this year’s Rogue Festival in Fresno. Check back daily for new reviews to be added!
You can now find reviews of
The Wretched Void, 52 Pick Up, Every Job I Ever Had, Pillow Talk, Best Half Food Forward, The Ballad of Chet, Love, Art, and Sexual Perversity, What Mamma Said about Down There, Burnt at the Steak & Burning Brothels.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



Things really are meant to be… even rain during a two day outdoor film shoot! The Hopes and Dreams Project’s first film, How to Build a Better Fastball, was touted as a professional production by those involved and those observing, and we are very proud of this; the detailed planning allowed this to happen.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell




It’s strange how things happen, but it seems that sometimes they’re just meant to be. Through a friend I was approached in early December to produce a series of short films through a non-profit outreach program called Hopes and Dreams Project.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell


Director Michael Apted helms the third installment of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which opened this weekend. His trademark focus is characters and actors whose performances are Oscar contenders.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



You may know me as a writer and filmmaker on this site, but I also take on roles as Casting Director/Agent and teacher. I’m constantly educating actors and models on everything from resume advice to technique.

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IN THE September 18 ISSUE

FROM THE Arts & Entertainment,
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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



I’m one of those people who stay in their seats after the final scene of a movie fades to black and watches the credits roll. Why? Because filmmaking is a team effort and I feel that everyone deserves their bow—even if we only see their names during final credits. I’ve been one of those faceless folks, so I know.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



Who doesn’t love film? Overpriced popcorn and candy piled high as the lights go out and you escape your everyday life. But did you know there is a film industry in the Central Valley?

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