Smile of the Week: Pass the Salt

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

When his sons text at the dinner table, a father responds.  This film from Matthew Abeler won the Best Comedy Award at the 2014 Five16 Film Festival. In less than two minutes, it makes its point and makes us smile.

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TrueSpark: Teaching Children and Teens About Character With Quality Films

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

I am honored to serve on the advisory committee for TrueSpark, which provides quality films and curricula for schools at no cost to use in teaching character.

Parents and teachers who want to learn more can find out how to enroll on the website, which also has information on how to volunteer, donate, or suggest films to be included.

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All the Gilmore Girls Episodes Will Be Streaming on Netflix!

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

I am delighted that all of the 153 episodes of “Gilmore Girls” will be available on Netflix, starting in October.  This show had some of the most delightfully quirky characters and some of the most witty dialog in television history.  Melissa McCarthy plays the chef and business partner and best friend of Lorelei (Lauren Graham). And you can see early performances from actors like Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy’), Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural”), and Matt Czuchry (“The Good Wife”).

I wrote about what made “The Gilmore Girls” special and how much I loved sharing it with my then-teenage daughter ten years ago.  If you’re new to the show, check out this Huffington Post list of some of the series highlights.

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