Unless otherwise noted, all content written and screen captures taken by Jesse Ataide.

About Me: I have written for Keyframe: The Fandor Blog, the San Francisco Film Society, and DVD Verdict.  I hold an MA in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State University, and my thesis was on issues of film adaptation in contemporary French cinema, focusing specifically on Beau TravailInnocence and Dans Paris.  I am currently working on an MA in literature at the same university, as well as being employed by their library.

Contact me at jesse.memoriesofthefuture@gmail.com.

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  1. Beautiful web site!! Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world. I was especially pleased to find the lyrics to Nicki Giovanni’s poem in tribute to Nina Simone: “Young Gifted and Black” at a time when they ring true to me. (Ironically I too am neither young nor black … maybe gifted, but maybe just plain crazy ) I appreciate your wonderfully lyrical film criticism and look forward to discovering the films you have critiqued.

  2. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, msafire, your kind words are very much appreciated. I love that Giovanni poem–one of the reasons I posted it, of course–as I really think it gets to essence of Simone and her artistic philosophy and legacy. As someone not black either (though I do fall under young and a bit gifted too, I like to think), the comment she makes during a performance of “Young, Gifted and Black” that the song “is not addressed primarily to white people, though it does not put you down in any way, it simply… ignores you” is one of my favorite Nina moments–I break out in a smile every time. She was just so good.

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