live-action modern day “the lion king”
NEW YORK, 1960s. The civil rights movement reaches its crest. Mufasa, a prominent activist leader in the city, clashes against his younger brother Scar, himself a prominent leader of the mafia underground. Politics against politics, brother against brother; Mufasa dies, Scar reigns. A new law governs New York in the 70s: blood and bribery.Idris Elba as Mufasa, Michael K. Williams as Scar, Naomie Harris as Sarabi, Jaden Smith as Young Simba, Amandla Stenberg as Young Nala (not giffed), Taraji P. Henson as Timon, Mo’Nique as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Older Simba, Kerry Washington as Older Nala, John Boyega as Kovu, Zoe Kravitz as Kiara.
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my brother and i are embarking on an art-research adventure, but we need YOUR SUPPORT to make it happen! a little bit about our project:
Like many Filipino families, ours carries living memories stretching back to the handover at the end of Spanish-American war, through the Japanese Occupation during WWII, the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and the People Power Revolution, the Asian Financial Crisis, and more contemporaneous pressures that have scattered Filipinos across the globe in search of better ways of living.
For men and women of our generation, the ongoing impact of these events is gradually being forgotten as elders take their stories to the grave and migrant Filipinos adopt the narratives of their new home nations.
We would like to use our own family history as a case study and point of entry for questions that we have about a postcolonial inheritance of longing, belonging, and loving. We want the chance to ask: what are the threads that bind us together, across space and time?
We need your help to begin a period of generative investigation, starting this summer. The histories we will discover and record have huge impact and importance—primary sources of Filipino life during and after Japanese occupation are few and far between.
Besides academic potential, this trip holds personal and sentimental importance for both of us. We have not seen our family in the Philippines, including our 13 year old brother, for at least three years now. Because our family history is Filipino history, we want to learn it all and find a beautiful and meaningful way to preserve our stories.
We are reaching out to you to help support a summer of research in the Philippines, where we will be visiting sites, collecting stories, and laying the groundwork for what will be a novel based loosely on our family history.
please, please, PLEASE visit our indiegogo for the full story, and support if you can! donations, reblogs, and shares are all encouraged and appreciated! thank you so much.
Bill just came over to me at the break to tell me that I’m doing okay for someone sitting in for the first time and that these guys are just all-out amazing. It did not make me feel better. Another trombone player came in during the last song. I’m going to put June away before I embarrass myself further.
Y’know, I’m not good at a whole lot of things, but music was one of them. Something I could just come in on and hold my own no problem. I allowed myself to get so out of practice that I barely know what I’m doing anymore. It’s like losing a part of myself without even realizing I’d lost it.
I couldn’t even follow the changes on one of the tunes. I nearly walked out the back door.
Embarrassingly terrible performance two tunes in a row. I should not have come. I should not have taken June out of her case.