Day: March 10, 2006

Film festival unites cultures

They say baseball is America’s national pastime, but for two men it became the time of their lives. The Riverside International Film Festival played host to independent filmmakers and the fruits of their labor from Feb. 17 – 26 at the Metropolitan University Village Cinema. Among the festival’s many features from around the world, one American documentary stood out as being a truly touching story about a son and his love for his father. Inspired by Kevin Costner’s “Field of Dreams,” Robert Cochrane (“Playaz Court”) directed, edited and produced his documentary, “Boys of Summer.”

‘Running’ to become a classic

What do dirty cops, pimps, child molesters, whores, mobsters, mothers, tweekers, the FBI, hockey teams and John Wayne have in common? You’ll certainly find out if you catch this cardinal collage of carnage “Running Scared.” Writer and director Wayne Kramer (“The Cooler”) will certainly garner some attention for this graphic and gratuitous gamble of a movie.