Biography

Land Mine

December 8, 2021 | Sarasota Film Festival | Leave a Comment

The story of one apartment building in Jerusalem exposes the repressive and damaging manifestations of Israel’s psychological and national concept of Defense.

Land Mine, a feature length experimental documentary, is constructed as a series of partial depictions of the building’s tenants. The history of the building and its residents forms a microcosm of the larger history of the land, specifically the moral decay and intensifying aggression of the Israeli culture and its layered exploitation of the ethos of self defense.

Using almost imperceptible digital interventions that speak to the instability of the physical and cultural structures reflected upon, the film generates an image of a society which is prey to the violence of its own defense mechanisms: its Land Mines.

My Darling Vivian

December 8, 2021 | Sarasota Film Festival | Leave a Comment

The story of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash’s first wife and the mother of his four daughters.


In 1951, Catholic schoolgirl Vivian Liberto meets handsome Air Force cadet Johnny Cash at her local San Antonio, Texas skating rink. Their whirlwind summer romance lays the foundation for a feverish three-year-long correspondence while Johnny is stationed in Germany. Thousands of letters later, the two marry upon his return in 1954. Within a year, a career blossoms and a family is started. By 1961, Johnny Cash is a household name, number one on the music charts, and perpetually on tour. Meanwhile, only two weeks postpartum, Vivian settles into their custom-built home in Casitas Springs, California with their four young daughters. Plagued by bobcats, rattlesnakes, all-hours visits from fans, and a growing resentment toward her husband’s absence, Vivian is pushed to a near breaking point when she and her daughters are targeted by hate groups over her perceived race. In My Darling Vivian, we will meet the first Mrs. Cash as her daughters, Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, and Tara, share with us first hand, for the first time, the entire story of love, isolation, fear, heartbreak, and survival.

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