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Straightheads Promo Interview in The Times
Posted at 2:45 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

From The Times, UK
March 29, 2007

More X-rated than X Files

Effing, blinding (two swear words a minute) and flirting for Crouch End, Gillian Anderson could not be less like her chilly screen persona, Kevin Maher discovers

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WARNING: The article contains SPOILERS.

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Buskaid News
Posted at 8:19 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Board of Buskaid USA is delighted to welcome members of The Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble from South Africa to Boston and New York. The Ensemble will be making the following appearances playing Classical, Classic Pop and their own Kwela music:

March 29th 6.30 pm
St. Botolph Club, Boston (by invitation)

March 30th 10:00 am
Boston Arts Academy @ Roland Hayes Music School (617-635-8973)

March 30th 4 pm- 5pm
Grand Staircase, State House, Boston open to the public

March 30th 7.30 pm
St. Paul AME Church, Cambridge, MA (617 661 1110)

March 31st 8.00pm
Union United Methodist Church, Boston, MA (617 536 0872)

April 2nd 9.40am
The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT (private)

April 3rd 7.00pm
South African Consulate, New York (private)

April 4th 12.30pm
The Winter Garden, World Financial Center, NY. (212 417 7000)

April 6th 7.30pm
Bedford Historical Hall, Bedford, New York

The Ensemble has just returned from performing in Paris and before that played at the opening of Oprah Winfrey´┐Żs Leadership Academy in South Africa.

Buskaid USA is a tax-exempt 501c3 organization raising money and awareness for The Buskaid Music School. The Buskaid Music School is a stringed instrument school in Soweto helping young musicians in South African Townships.

For more information please visit or email

An update from the director of Straightheads
Posted at 10:01 AM (PST) on Friday, March 2, 2007

From Dan Reed's blog:

On most feature film shoots there's something called an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) crew going around shooting bits and pieces behind the scenes and looking for a chance to interview the actors in between setups.

Here's one of the clips of Gillian, recorded in one of the fantastically ornate and sumptuous drawing-rooms during a very cold night shoot at Mawley Hall in November 2005. The spontaneity she talks about, the little tingle of risk when the scene you're shooting isn't over-rehearsed yet, you haven't chewed it to death and the actor's responses are still fresh and "live" - that's one of the real pleasures of shooting with Gillian, especially for a film-maker with a doc background like myself...

Straightheads: Gillian Anderson on Acting in Physical Scenes

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