SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL/super bowl WEEKEND

1604562_559051974189188_1216426380_nBFF’s will be premiering at the Santa Barbara Film Festival! Congratulations to Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano who wrote it, produced it and star in it! And congrats to me because I’m in it;)

So even though this weekend may be all about the Super Bowl for you (Hey, I’m gonna go to a Super Bowl party! Who’s playing?), you can help us by clicking here and liking the BFF’s Facebook page. Distributors look at all kinds of info (not just the quality of the film) to decide whether they will buy it and distribute it so the general public can see it. Wouldn’t it be cool to know you helped a movie get seen?

BFFs – Trailer from Ninja Goldfish on Vimeo.

LOGLINE
Looking for a few days of vacation and amusement, two best friends pretend to be lovers while attending a couple’s weekend workshop.

SYNOPSIS
Kat and Samantha have been best friends for years. When Samantha convinces a reluctant Kat to take advantage of a couple's weekend retreat by pretending to be lovers, they're hoping for some time by the pool and maybe a few good stories. How hard could it be? Instead, they find themselves immersed in an intensive workshop with real couples who are fighting to save their relationships. As the "Closer to Closeness" weekend progresses, Kat and Samantha are made to face their own shortcomings and, by default, begin to believe their own cover story. When the lines of friendship begin to blur, they are faced with asking themselves: could it actually be there is something there or has this weekend just worked a Jedi mind trick on them?

But you can also come to Santa Barbara and watch the film because the show times don’t interfere at all with the Super Bowl! Here is the link to the Santa Barbara Festival.

Showtimes are:
Friday: Jan. 31 – 8 am (yikes) Metro 4, theatre 1
Saturday: Feb.1 – 5 pm (I’m going to this one) Metro 4, theatre 4
Monday: Feb.3 – 7:20 Metro 4, theatre 2

BFF’s
Written by:
Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano

Directed by:
Andy Putshoegl

Cast:
Tara Karsian
Andrea Grano
Larisa Oleynik
Sean Maher
Pat Carroll
Eric Lively
Richard Moll
Sigrid Thorton
Patrick O’Connor
Dan Gauthier
Jeffrey Vincent Parise
and of course Me

Have a happy and safe Santa Barbara Film Festival/super bowl weekend.

Molly

Talented Friends!

I am surrounded by talented people. Not just actor friends but writers, musicians, artists, photographers, storytellers, creators of things intriguing and/or beautiful, and problem solvers. This enriches my life and inspires me and I consider myself extraordinarily lucky.

I feel compelled to share with you some of this bounty and in turn you can share with others.

1503399_654394427949933_1681198025_nFirst of all, my sister Lucy Hagan wrote a gloriously haunting and beautiful Christmas song. CHRISTMAS HEAR THE BELLS. It is only available as an MP3. So download and enjoy immediately! Lots of places to get this: iTunes, CD Baby, Google Play, and Amazon.

51vv4OLzUALLynn Cohen has just recently published her book A TERRIBLE CASE OF BEAUTY. This novel drew me in and never let me go. I was deeply affected by this book. Naomi Shihab Nye who is a poet and novelist wrote about the book, “Lynn Cohen manages what politicians seem to find it so impossibly difficult to do – she imagines the experience of “the other.” Skillfully, tenderly she renders the infinitely perplexing and sorrowful occupation, the complicated struggle for justice in Palestine/Israel into particular human size and scale… Through chapters rich with intricate, careful details, haunting encounters, and a wide range of compelling conversations, Cohen shapes new possibilities for consideration and understanding.” Lynn’s book is available in print and as an eBook through Amazon. A Terrible Case of Beauty

My friend Andy Blackford wrote a collection of short stories called BUDDHA AND THE BOMB. These funny and charming stories follow Jayashinti an improbable British Buddhist Monk. This is a thoroughly entertaining read. And the appendixes are filled with REAL down to earth info on Mindulness Meditation. You can get this eBook through Amazon. With a Kindle® App you can start enjoying immediately. Buddha and the Bomb71Tw-Oau95L._SL1500_

Charlie Chessler has a romantic relationship with his beloved New York City. He shares his passion through his photographs. Whether he is photographing some of the city’s smallest denizens like the Tufted Titmouse to the largest landscapes of Central Park you will enjoy. Please visit his site to see these extraordinary photos CharlesChesslerPhotography

I am always bragging about my friend Lana Von Haught! There is nothing she can’t do. She IS all of the above, Musician, photographer, artist, blah blah blah;) Currently her passion is photography and videography. Visit her site to enjoy her wide range of subjects and services LanaVonHaught

48-Belle-Coco-long-270x270My dear friend Sasha Stone makes the most delicious and nourishing oil for body and hair BELLE COCO. I say delicious because it smells so good you want to eat it. It is 100% natural and made in small batches. You can buy it on her web site or at Liberation Yoga. BeOpenYoga

Thank you for letting me share just a small sampling of my friends’ work and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Love,

Molly

Interview with “Kickin’ it Old School – 80s Pop Culture & More”

I know it’s shocking, I am blogging twice in one month. But this isn’t really my writing. I am re-posting another blog. I gave an interview to “Kickin’ it Old School – 80s Pop Culture and More. One dude’s point of view on popular culture with special attention paid to the great decade of the 80s.” The dude is Tim and although I know his last name I cannot find it anywhere on his blog so perhaps he prefers anonymity. His site is super fun to visit especially if you are like me and the 80s is your thing.

Tim put a lot of work into finding pics and clips. So if you want a peak into my distant past, please check this out.
oldschool.tblog.com