Breakfast @ Tiffany's: Fall 2014 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,
A cornucopia of films, books and events this fall to check out. We are all overflowing, so our new newsletter format is short and sweet. L'Shana Tova and to new films and ideas ripening...
xo,
Tiffany
*Table of Contents*
Events to Experience
The Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium, Fall 2014
@Large: Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz, Sept 27-Apr 26
High Holidays at The Kitchen in SF & The Lab Shul in NYC, Sept 20-Oct 18
Future of Storytelling, Oct 1 & 2
Premiere of our new film for 50th Anniversary of Free Speech
Ambulante Film Festival, Sept 21-Oct 4
Mill Valley Film Festival (Sneak Peek of Season 2 of our Series)
SF Book Launch of "Leonardo's Brain" by Leonard Shlain, Oct 12 (SF) 
Global Oneness Day, Oct 24 (International)
Power to the Pixel, Oct 7-10 (London)
10th Annual Gorgeous & Green Gala, Oct 10 (SF)
NYC Book Launch of "Leonardo's Brain" at The Strand Bookstore, Oct 20 (NYC) 
LA Book Launch of "Leonardo's Brain" Book Launch at Diesel Bookstore, Nov 6 (LA)
Napa Valley Film Festival, Nov 12-16 
Art + Technology Lab @ LACMA, Nov 18 (LA)
Kimberly Brooks' Solo Art Show, Nov 20 (Texas)
Headlands Center for the Arts First Look, Nov 20

To Watch

Season 2 of "The Future Starts Here" Premieres Oct 23
How We Got To Now
Reinventors Series
Wrestling Jerusalem
The Digital Promise Documentary
Regarding Susan Sontag
112 Weddings
StandUp Planet
Transparent
Mobilize

Check Out
California Report Card
Character Lab $10K Teacher Innovation Grant
Evolve's Prop 13 Campaign 
Thru My Eyes 
The Work with Michael Dunaway
The Hivery: Collab & Creative Women’s Work Lab

Yummy Things to Buy
Adult Hannukah Onesies & Kids Sweaters @ Gelt Fiend

Books
Innovating Women by Farai Chideya, Vivek Wadhwa
Stewie Boomstein Starts School by Christine Bronstein
The Imaginary App edited by Paul Miller and Svitlana Mativyenko
iRules and the Slow Tech Movement by Janell Burley Hoffmann
Hope for Film by Ted Hope
Powers of Two by Wolf Shenk
 
Events to Experience


The Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium
Fall 2014 | UC Berkeley

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Ken's lecture series at UCB now has great speakers coming up with the theme of free speech, including 
Maya Lin. 
Click here for more information.

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Exhibition 
Sept 27, 2014 – April 26, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

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Just went to this exhibit...it is so powerful. Definitely take that ferry and experience. More info here.

High Holidays at The Kitchen & The Lab Shul
Sept 20 - Oct 18, 2014 | SF, CA and New York City, NY


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If you are in SF, please join us at The Kitchen for High Holidays with Rabbi Noa.
If in NYC, definitely check out Amichai's services.
Both will be amazing.

Future of Storytelling Conference 
Oct 1 & 2, 2014 | New York, NY

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Above is a 5min film Lessa Millet made for The Future of StoryTelling made about my films:) 
So cool to see my work through a different lens. - Tiffany


Premiere of our new film for 
50th Anniversary of Free Speech

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We love all the entries you sent us for this new 2min cloud film- can't wait to share it on Oct 1!


Ambulante Film Festival
Sept 21 - Oct 4, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA 

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If you are in LA, please help spread the word about this great festival. More info here.


Mill Valley Film Festival 
(Sneak Peek of Season 2 of our Series)
Oct 8 | Mill Valley, CA

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The Mill Valley Film Festival will be doing a sneak peek of some of our new episodes for The Future Starts Here on Oct 8th at the Throckmorton Theater. I will be there w/ Ken to talk about creating in this new space. Would love to see you there. Come join. Tix info here. They also have tons of great films and events to check out. 

SF Book Launch of "Leonardo's Brain" 
by Leonard Shlain 
Oct 12 | The Interval at Fort Mason, SF 


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The fantastic Long Now and their new Interval bar/library/lounge in Fort Mason are having an all-day celebration of all four of dad's books, and then my sister and brother and I will do a reading from his new book "Leonardo's Brain: Understanding Da Vinci's Creative Genius."

Oct 12, 4 pm Sunday 5pm Reading & Signing 5:45pm Hanging
**Special note: the Blue Angels will be flying that day too.
The Long Now, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco,  
All details and RSVP info can be found here

Global Oneness Day
October 24, 2014 | International

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Always good to remember we are all connected. This is a celebration of all of that. More info here.


Power to the Pixel Cross Media Forum
Oct 7-10, 2014 | London, UK

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Friends in Europe, this will be a fantastic gathering in London to talk about all this convergence happening and that we are making happen...more info here.

10th Annual Gorgeous & Green Gala: Emerald City
Oct 10, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

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Zem and Nadine always do a stupendous job with this gorgeous green gala for the environment.

"Leonardo's Brain" by Leonard Shlain Book Launch
Oct 20 | Strand Bookstore, NYC 


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NEW YORK
Oct 20, 7-9 PM Monday
THE STRAND BOOKSTORE 828 BROADWAY NY, NY 10003

We love that Strand is doing the New York book launch on Oct 20th. Please join us. We will all be there for this to do a reading and a book signing in honor of our dad. More details here.


Kimberly Brooks
Nov 20 | San Antonio, Texas

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KIMBERLY BROOKS
Nov 20, 2014 - Jan 14, 2015
ROOSEVELT LIBRARY

If you are in Texas, check out my sister's gorgeous work at her solo exhibition in San Antonio Nov 20th. Info here.


"Leonardo's Brain" by Leonard Shlain Book Launch in LA
Nov 6 | Diesel Bookstore, LA

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LOS ANGELES
Nov 2, 3-5 PM Sunday
DIESEL BOOK STORE
225 26th Street Santa Monica, CA  

And to round out the Shlain sibling tour of our dad's book, our last stop will be at Diesel books in LA. We will do an afternoon reading on Sunday, Nov 2nd.  

Napa Valley Film Festival
Nov 12-16, 2014 | Napa Valley, CA

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I will be drinking wine and judging films for the jury here this year. 
Join me...more info here.


Art + Technology Lab @ LACMA 
Nov 18, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA 


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Ken and Mark Pauline in conversation about art & robots at the LACMA... what more could one want? More info here.

Headlands Center for the Arts First Look
Nov 20, 2014 | The Headlands, CA

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Lots of great fall events at the wonderful Headlands community. Will be going to one of my fav. of their annual events, their First Look on Nov. 20th. Info here.


To Watch

Season 2 of Our Show, "The Future Starts Here" 
Premieres on Oct 23rd 

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Season 2 launches on Oct 23. 8 new episodes. (Season 1 was nominated for an Emmy Award in New Approaches in Arts, Lifestyle & Culture (we love the sound of that category!) 
It's been such a dream experience creating these films with my film team and our partners at Mission Pictures and artists in Iceland.
Click to see preview of AOL's Fall lineup.


How We Got To Now 
with Steven Johnson

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My good friend's Steven's new show on PBS this fall! More info here.


Reinventors Series

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A new way to tackle a subject. Participated in one on rethinking filmmaking. Great concept of doing a show. You need to check it out to see what i mean


Wrestling Jerusalem

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This is a riveting play...can't recommend it enough...info here.

Regarding Susan Sontag

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Sontag was such a brilliant and complicated person... this doc is so good. Her book, "On Photography," is one of my favorite books. Highly recommend this doc...info here.


112 Weddings

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Loved Doug Block's new film. He returns to visit the weddings he filmed. fascinating....find a way to watch it. Info here

Standup Planet

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Xandra and David's new project. So good. Info here.

Transparent

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Friend and Jewess Jill's new show on Amazon! Love. Watch Here.

Mobilize

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This doc will convince you to use earbuds when you talk on the phone.... imp. health film re: cellphones. Read more here.

Check It Out

California Report Card Version 2.0 and now in Spanish

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The relaunch of this CA participation app, designed by my husband, Ken, and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, includes updates made with feedback and contribution from participants- definitely check it out and join experiment in collective intelligence. Info here.

Character Lab $10,000 Teacher Innovation Grant

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I know many teachers are on this list- apply!

Evolve’s Prop 13 Campaign 

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I will never forget how much Prop 13 changed public education. Help us turn this around.

Thru My Eyes

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Help people with life-threatening illnesses create video legacies for their children. Read more here.


The Work with Michael Dunaway 
Interview Podcast, Paste Magazine

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Michael Dunaway has such compelling way of interviewing that is great and full of energy and insight! 
Check out his podcast here.


The Hivery: Collab & Creative Women’s Work Lab Sausalito, CA

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My friend Grace opened up this great new space in Sausalito for people looking for space to be creative...and just some space. Info here.

Yummy Things to Buy

Adult Hanukkah Onesies @ Gelt Fiend

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Ordering Hannukah onesies and sweaters for the whole family! Check out her new channukah sweaters, bowties and onsies here.


Books

Innovating Women: The Virtuous Circle, the Catbird Seat, and the Changing Face of Silicon Valley eBook: Farai Chideya, Vivek Wadhwa

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Such an interesting subject. Loved participating in this book... more info about it here.


Stewie Boomstein Starts School 
by Christine Bronstein


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Our five-year-old definitely enjoyed this book!


The Imaginary App edited 
by Paul Miller and Svitlana Mativyenko

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So cool. Check out.


iRules and the Slow Tech Movement
by Janell Burley Hofmann

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I met Janell online while researching cell phone contracts. She has such a brilliant one.  Def. read here.

Hope for Film 
by Ted Hope

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Ted is so wise. Glad to have him as a friend and an advocate in the filmmaking world.
More details here.



Powers of Two 
by Wolf Shenk

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Creativity and collaboration is what it's all about. Read more here.




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