Announcing Firehouse collaborator and friend Sam Rubin's film club premiereYoung Bay Area actor and award-winning student filmmaker, Sam Rubin, hosts a Film Club at the Firehouse Gallery North twice a month, beginning September 29th at 7 p.m.
Sam plans to show films mostly off the beaten path, starting with Director Satsuo Yamamoto’s Shinobi No Mono, a complicated story of ninja politics with lots of action. This film was one of the early ninja melodramas and popularized the ninja in film and television using real ninjitsu techniques. It also influenced the James Bond film, You Only Life Twice. Sam chose this film because it is beautifully shot using natural light.
Each month, there will be a theme: October (Horror Month) features: Real horror: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola) and (fun Vampire horror) Let the Right One In (Thomas Alfredson), again, both beautifully shot, well-executed (pardon the pun) films.
See Sam Rubin's full bio below*.
Film Club Premiere:
September 29th, 7pm
1790 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto
Donations gratefully accepted
*Sam is a local Bay Area singer, actor, and filmmaker. He's been in over two dozen local stage productions, including an internship (invitation only) at The New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and over thirty indie films in both featured and support roles. He had his first lead in John Sullivan's graduate student film "i" when he was eleven.
Sam has always had access to video camera and made his first films in grade school. He went on to study filmmaking in San Francisco atThe Film Workshop. His award-winning films have been shown in festivals from LA to Milan, including the following list: LA FilmFestival (2x, including receiving Target's "Dream in Color" award for best student director), KSCM's "Spotlight" high school film festival (award for best Drama in film), SF Film Festival (Golden Gate Award Honorable Mention), Mill Valley Film Festival (3x, including being the cameraman for this year's "The Adventures of Guitar Greg"), The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (Seattle) (2x), Tower of Youth Film Festival (Sacramento) (4x), Chicago Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, the Alabama Sidewalk Film Festival, a couple of gender-related festivals in NYC and Connecticut (can't recall the names) and the Milan Film Festival.
Currently, Sam plays Rocket in an Internet TV show entitled "The Rocket Family Chronicles" which will be featured on The Autism Channel TV, a new internet TV channel. He is writing a one-man stage show (Acting Lessons) about his emergence from autism (Director: Michele Shay). And he is working on his current short film, "Painting Karla."
And Sam is author of the book And...Action! My TAKE on Autism (and Life) available at http://www.therocketfamilychronicles.com/action