Every now and then a soundtrack pops up, which distinguishes itself from the large selection of soundtracks. That is now the case with the soundtrack for the film Windows On The World, a film by Michael D. Olmos, written by Robert Mailer Anderson.Read More
Robert Mailer Anderson has a problem.
He has made a film that is smart, topical and unexpected, loaded with all the elements Hollywood should want — from the distinguished cast and dramatic plot twists to the killer soundtrack. But Hollywood doesn’t want it.
Anderson, the 50-year-old native San Franciscan who gained notoriety with his 2001 novel “Boonville,” spent more than a decade producing and co-writing the film “Windows on the World” with his cousin Zack Anderson.Read More
The Last Poets are not only considered one of the greatest spoken-word artists in history but also a cornerstone in the early foundation of Hip Hop. This is why HipHopDX is proud to premiere a new video for group member Abiodun Oyewole’s song “New York, New York” from the upcoming Windows on the World soundtrack, which is scheduled to drop through Ropeadope Records.Read More
“This is why we go to the movies!”
On May 7, 2019, IRIE was invited to attend a special screening of the independent film, ‘Windows on the World’, directed by Michael D. Olmos (Filly Brown) and produced by Robert Mailer Anderson and Vicangelo Bulluck. It was a memorable night of independent filmmaking. Seriously! This is why we go to the movies!Read More
“Windows on the World” is a dramatic love story about a Mexican son's search for his father – a missing, undocumented worker in The World Trade Center on 9/11. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Fernando (Ryan Guzman - “Step Up” franchise, “Boy Next Door") and his family in Mazatlan watch their TV in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. Fernando's father, Balthazar (Edward James Olmos) works in the Windows on the World restaurant. But he does not call to say he is safe. And there is no way to contact him. As the family grieves for his apparent loss, Fernando’s distraught mother swears she sees her husband on news footage – escaping from the building ALIVE!Read More
The words “profoundly beautiful” are often used to describe works of art, but often some works appear to give new meaning to those words – like the music on this album Carib by David Sánchez, for example. The album comes two and a half decades after his recording debut, The Departure(Sony/Legacy). Granted that an artist often dips his biographical brush into much of what he does – or at least casts his mind back to what forms experiential content – but Carib does this in a much more thoughtful – even philosophical – manner. Themes and content meld seamlessly on this repertoire as a result and driven by the naturally meditative sincerity with which Mr Sánchez presents his art always, means that every note you will hear out of his horn ripens and swells with the kind of gravitas before it is propelled into the atmosphere from the bell of his burnished instrument.Read More
The 31-year-old actor traveled back to the place where he was raised -- Sacramento, California -- on Wednesday to receive one of the city's most prestigious honors. Vice-Mayor Eric Guerra proclaimed May 15, 2019 as "Ryan Guzman Day" in Sacramento, in celebration of the 9-1-1 star's work in the film industry and as an ambassador who embodies the spirit, generosity and diverse talents of their community.Read More
At the Vogue Theatre, SFJazz Center, the SFFilm Society and UpCal Entertainment sponsored two screenings last week of “Windows on the World,” an indie movie co-written by Robert Mailer Anderson and Zack Anderson, and produced by the former, who also wrote a whole lot of music for the film. Edward James Olmos is one of the stars of the movie, and his son, Michael D. Olmos, is its director.Read More
Edward James Olmos has distinguished himself as a versatile actor and humanitarian who, in the full scope of his work, has elevated the imagery of Latinos beyond noxious stereotypes. In his latest film, WINDOWS ON THE WORLD, directed by his son, Michael D. Olmos, he plays the role of Balthazar Reynoso, the proud patriarch of a Mexican family who leaves home for New York and the promise of better wages. He finds employment at Windows on the World, the restaurant on the top floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower.Read More
From Blade Runner to Battlestar Galactica, Edward James Olmos is an actor I consistently enjoy. I'm over-the-moon he'll be reprising his role as Gaff in the Blade Runner sequel, but it's nice to see he's taking on a new and original project as well.Read More
When Mailer Anderson enters a room, he fills it with his larger-than-life presence: On a recent March afternoon, he arrived at our studio dressed as though he’d just stepped out of a page from Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 novel, The Maltese Falcon, completing the shadowy Sam Spade look with a noirish hat, suit, trench coat, in addition to the been-there, seen-it-all expression. (We provided the fog machine.) The acclaimed novelist, screenwriter, playwright and philanthropist, married to Nicola Miner since 1999, restored the former apartment of Hammett and his fictional alter ego, Spade, at 891 Post Street, to resemble what it would have been like to live — and write — there circa the 1920s. Mailer Anderson, who wrote his 2001 debut novel Boonville in a single-room-occupancy unit in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, recently premiered Windows on the World, a drama he wrote and produced, at the Sedona International Film Festival. It stars Edward James Olmos as a father who leaves Mexico to find work in New York City, where he lands at the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World restaurant. Following the September 11 attacks, his son (portrayed by Ryan Guzman) journeys to Manhattan to find him.Read More
Windows on the World, a new film about the September 11 terrorist attacks, will focus on one of the workers in the venues that occupied the top two floors of the World Trade Center’s North Tower. Variety reports that Edward James Olmos — of Stand and Deliver and Battlestar Galactica fame — will portray the Windows on the World employee, and up-and-comer Ryan Guzman will play his son, who watches the attack in Mexico on his TV, and decides to make a trip to New York City to find his father. Presumably, the producers will be recreating some of the storied dining rooms that crowned the North Tower.Read More
Ryan Guzman and Edward James Olmos are starring in the feature film “Windows on the World,” a father-son drama about the aftermath of 9/11, Variety has learned exclusively.Read More