Author: Catherine Epstein

Catherine Epstein is a Humanities teacher and writer living in Boston. Her writing has appeared at The Huffington Post, AlterNet, and the Women’s Media Center.

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10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015: Claudia Myers

Looking only at her resume, it’s easy to assume that Claudia Myers is a military filmmaker. One of her first jobs in film was working in development for The Thin Red Line. Following the graduate film program at Columbia, she worked on an interactive training film for the Army, then produced and directed documentaries about the… Read more »

An Indie Film Odyssey: Making (and Screening) “Homer and Penelope”

Partway through Homer’s The Odyssey, the hero Odysseus is advised, in the midst of epic challenges, “Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.” The line is grandiose and majestic, but it somehow feels relevant to young filmmaker Danny Powell, whose first feature, Homer and… Read more »

Documenting the Mystery of Marie Jocelyne

In August 2000, a newspaper in Upstate New York reported on a scandal-plagued local film festival. The article identifies several involved individuals, but names one of the alleged con artists at length: “claims were filed against… Jocelyne Castellano aka Jocelyne Castaldo-Castellano aka Maria Jocelyne Castellano aka Marie-Helene Rousseau aka Marie Rousseau.” Now commonly known as… Read more »