A Look at "Home, James" --- A New Indie Film That Feels Much Like a Love Letter to the City of Tulsa
Our guest on this installment of StudioTulsa is Jonathan Rossetti, a young actor/writer/director who grew up in Tulsa and is now based in Los Angeles. Rossetti joins us by phone from Oklahoma City, where his newly completed indie film, "Home, James," will have its public debut tomorrow, Saturday the 8th, at 2pm at the Harkins Bricktown Cinema 2. "Home, James," which Rossetti directed, co-wrote, and stars in, is appearing as part of OKC's annual deadCenter Film Festival. A quiet, observant, and compelling film about real people dealing with real problems, the movie was filmed almost entirely in Tulsa, and it certainly has a consistently terrific "look" to it. This is, as Rossetti tells us on today's ST, thanks in large part to the warm if not gorgeous lighting and agile camera-work of George Su, the film's cinematographer. Rossetti also admits, further, that his film is fully intended to be a Valentine to his home town. Also on our program, commentator Collins Hinds is thinking about "Agenda 21," the non-binding plan of action recommended by the United Nations with regard to sustainable development in the 21st century. Why are certain lawmakers here in Oklahoma --- as well as certain local Tea Party activists --- so, well, freaked out by this plan? Why has this rather power-less and entirely voluntary plan triggered so much rage and paranoia?