Black White & Gray

  Director James Crump Screened at The Tribeca Film Festival The first serious Collector who purchased a photograph from Moi was Sam Wagstaff - the primary subject of this film. And Robert Mapplethorpe - the secondary subject - was my friend until his untimely death from AIDS. So it was with strong emotions and interest that I viewed this documentary. The film presents an intriguing portrait of the complex, excentric, extraordinarily handsome, visionary art-lover and first major Photography Collector, Sam Wagstaff. It also takes a somewhat cynical peek at the relationship with the extremely talented Artist/Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. As background the docu also serves as a fascinating re-view (in the true sense of the word) of the '70s and 80s art, gay and social scenes in New York.

 The Waitress

  Produced by Michael Rolf; Written & Directed by Adrienne Shelly This film first came to my attention because of the horiffic murder of Adrienne Shelly - a West Village neighbor. This film in all its open-hearted goodness and delight is her legacy. The film stars not only Shelly herself, but Cheryl Hines (of "Curb Your Enthusiasm"fame) Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto and Andy Griffith. Against the background of a small-town Diner the characters explore love, sex, friendship, pie-baking and triumph. This is an indie mood-enhancer

 The Mormons

  Channel 13/WNET Rebroadcast 21/WLIW Available on DVD An brilliant four hour documentary exploring the Mormons and the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints from its inception by Joseph Smith (from a vision) through this truly American epic-drama of faith, community, struggle, exile, polygamy, and success.