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>> hello and welcome to good day street talk, antwan lewis reporting. a very big show today, circle of sisters, the largest expo for women of color in new york city returns to the javits center. we're going to have a sneak peek. then later, the new one-man show, but first let's talk about the chelsea film festival. it returns to lower manhattan next week. joining us with some of the work of these emerging artists is a founder and friend to street talk, ingrid jean-baptiste, and we are so glad to have or ms. estelle parsons. i'm just trembling.
such an honor, such a pleasure. >> stop that. >> to see you in person, to meet you, to be here. [laughter] no, we need to talk about ms. parsons. ingrid and i know each other, we're friends, but you won an academy award, you've been nominated another time. you've got four tony nominations. >> five, five. >> five tony nominations. [laughter] you made your broadwayty buy with ethyl merman. >> i did, yes. >> and just a long category, a long resume . and such an honor to meet you. >> very long resume , getting longer all the time. >> and you're still going. now you're the jury president. >> i am, i'm still going. >> how'd that come about? >> i don't know. someone on the board who belongs to the actors' studio where i'm, you know, an artistic director, called me up and said would i do it, and i said, sure, i would. because it's a wonderful festival, and you get to see films you are not going to get to see. i think harvard's kind of taken over the -- hollywood's kind of taken over the big film festivals, you know?
hollywood has. and so it's great to have something like this which is really socially conscious, interested in what's going on in the world and what we're doing about what's going on in the world. so it seemed like a really wonderful thing to be a part of, and i'm very glad to be a part of it. >> so, ingrid, what year is it for the festival this year? >> this is the third year this year, yeah, already third edition. >> how many films do you have that will be screened as part of this? >> we will have 66 films at the festival this year. we have 19 features and 47 shorts. from 24 different countries. >> now, the focus -- >> isn't that great? >> yeah. >> -- women in film and media? how'd that come about? >> yes. i used to work as a journalist back in france and also in america, and i've always wanted to talk about the challenges that women in the film industry
or media industry encounter. and, actually, preparing the difficult. it was a very difficult edition to produce, and it ties in with the subject, women in film and yeah. so hopefully -- we have about 21 directors, women directors that have, that are represented at the festival in this year. it was difficult to find, also, work made by women. scenes. but it's very difficult to find work, yeah. >> and the hardest part of films is getting the money to make them and getting them distributed. easy part. >> yeah. international. because, you know, in europe the the government. >> absolutely. >> and in this country -- >> it's not the case. [laughter] >> let's talk about film making
then versus now, ingrid, and the festival. you're now a part of it, talking about emerging artists. they're using technologies -- >> oh, my gosh, i know, i know. >> has it been interesting to see the full circle? >> oh, it's amazing. it's just amazing to watch it, yeah. and i did a film down in, the last one i think it was in austin with al pacino and david gordon green, and it's just so totally different from the way we made films back in '66, is that when we did -- [laughter] god, that's a long time ago. and clyde. i was telling you off camera just the magnitude of that movie. >> yeah. >> remind everybody that you played blanche bare row who was sister-in-law. you know, she married the brother. >> hysterical. there -- >> oh, yeah. >> when you look at yourself ms. parsons? >> oh, gosh. i can't believe it's me, you know? when i looked at it about, a
oh, what an interesting performance. i couldn't even relate to it as my having done it. >> did you meet her before, and did you ever get a chance to meet blanche? >> i wanted to meet her, because i'd done enormous research. it was a real-life story. i knew more about those people than anybody onset. and when i got there i said, warren, can i meet her, please? he said, i don't know, we're trying to pay people,ing and all that stuff. and then i started shooting, and then he came and said the day after we started shooting you can go and see her. i said i don't want to see her anymore. >> you'd already gotten into character. >> my character just emerged on that first day. it was amazing, amazing. >> the scenes in the car with ms. dunaway, you know, did you all know each other before? >> i had said to arthur penn, i was working with him in the theater when he asked me to do it, and i said -- he wanted another guy from the studio, dick bradford, to do that part.
and dick couldn't do it. i said get gene hackman because gene and dustin hoffman and myself were doing a play up at the berkshire drama festival where arthur lives and where i first met arthur. he came and saw gene and said perfect, perfect. and faye i didn't know at all, wanting to be a big movie star, and warren i didn't know at all. no. >> ingrid, what's it like to have estelle parsons, you know, heading up the jury? >> it's a dream, you know? i don't know if i have mended, like it's -- yeah. i was very fortunate enough to talk to her the first time we met, and she was very excited right off the bat. i didn't have to prove anything. >> well, we're all interested in the same thing, aren't we? >> yeah, i think so, yeah. >> yeah. >> it's our passion -- >> yeah. the films are amazing.
far, and they're amazing in what they say about life and the complex problems of life and the violence that's in, you know, killing us. and also about wonderful people, steven lang who has a wonderful show about medal of honor winners, has a film about him in it. all kinds of stuff, wonderfully varied program. really great. >> is it tough to turn away films? you know, i guess how tough is it, i should say, ingrid. >> i guess it's the toughest part of the process. our selection committee has to go through. we receive so many films every year, and especially this year is our third year, so more and more submissions are coming through. and it's very tough, yeah. so that's why we had to expand, you know, the number of venues, the number of films to be able to accommodate good material. the goal is really to expand the
festival so that more and more filmmakers get the chance to have their work seen. >> now, when and where will the festival be held? >> so this year we have a wonderful educational partner that is fashion institute of technology,t.i.t., so -- f.i.t., so we will show films there. >> okay. and beginning? >> from the 15th to the 18th of october. >> okay. all right. >> next week, yeah. >> you know, we have to say thanks because new york has clearly now become, you know, in everyone's estimation the movie-making capital, everyone's doing more works here, even television. >> yeah, yeah. >> so, you know, hats off to you, ingrid, and your staff and team -- >> thank you. >> -- for just keeping new york's viability and name connected, you know, to such an interesting and legendary craft, you know? [laughter] we are not going to let you get out of here without one more special thing. you won your oscar for your performance be as blanche barrow, and joe and i found a clip --
>> oh, no. [laughter] >> look at you! [laughter] >> oh! i've never seen this. >> that is you. >> no, identify heard about it -- i've heard about it, but i've never seen it. >> look at you. [laughter] >> my $30 dress from upper broadway. >> did you have any idea that you were going to win, ms. parsons? >> yeah. [laughter] when we made the film, everybody on the set was saying you're going to get an oscar for this. everybody on the set. isn't that amazing? >> yeah, look at that. that is you. >> thank david merrick who let me out of my broadway play so i could be here this evening, and little did he know what it would mean to me. i also, of course, want to express my great gratitude to arthur penn, my own particular -- >> we could not let you come without surprising you that we are so honored to have you here. >> thank you. come back. you have to come back. >> good.
>> let you co-host with me sometime or something. >> whoa. [laughter] that'd be great. >> and you, my dear, we will set up our dinner as soon as we can, but you're going to be busy for the next couple of weeks. >> i will. >> catch the third edition of the chelsea film festival beginning on thursday, october 15th, and for more information, log on to chelseafilm,.org. coming up next, find out some of the big nam huh, fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. yeah, everybody knows that. well, did you know that playing cards with kenny rogers gets old pretty fast? you got to know when to hold'em.
>> from food to fashion to seminars, even a live r and b concert, it's one of the largest lifestyle expos in new york city. we can only be talking about circle of sisters, and it returns to the jacob javits sent on october 17th and 18th. to tell us more, de ja vu of quake's house, and laura stylez of "ebro in the morning." you two are, like, fly today. [laughter] really fly. and for people who don't know de ja vu, what circle of sisters is all about, fill us in. >> it's our annual expo that is a day of unity, fun, music. it's something for the entire family. we call it circle of sisters because the sisters are going to bring the kids, the husbands, everything. but it's a great day. you have panels and all kinds of booths and seminars and different vendors out there
selling their goods. it's just a fun time. >> laura, you -- this is your fist time with it? >> no, no. this is my second year. it's so much fun, and we have something for everybody. >> right. >> first of all, i'm hosting the beauty panel -- >> okay. >> essence. >> a good choice. >> yes. and i'm so happy because last year i did it, and i couldn't believe the turnout. it was amazing, and we had so much fun. and it's a beautiful way of introducing, you know, anyone who attends new products, tutorials, quick how-tos. you go in there, and, first of all, you're going to leave with goodies. >> always. >> it's just great. we have such a good time. and for the fellas, there's at at -- there's also the man cave. they have, i think, a basketball hoop, foosball, big screen tv. >> i was there last year, i helped chef madison cowan. >> yes. >> i was helping with one of the demos. i can't cook, not to that degree. but i was chopping up stuff because i was there representing the station.
it was a lot of fun. in addition to health and beauty, what are some of the other things -- >> well, we'll have panels, like laura said, she's doing the beauty panel, i'm doing one called hustle and flow, how to build your business empire. and it's women taking over doing entrepreneurial things. a lot of women have skills they aren't really utilizing as far as getting the money end on the return. you might be able to braid hair, cook cakes or whatever, so we're going to talk about that. then we also have panels that talk about relationships, we have several celebrities coming by. we have one about females who are in charge, we're going to have rosalynn brewer from sam's club, we're going to have gayle king stopping by for some things. and, oh, my co-host from quake's house, earthquake, will be interviewing bobby brown to talk to him as well. >> oh, wow. that's going to be very interesting. now, is that open? will people be able to -- >> absolutely. these are the main stage things that are going on. and even if you leave and come back, you can do that. but don't forget at night we
that's tamar braxton and the legendary chaka khan. >> oh, wow. >> it's so much fun. and also you never know who's going to show up. >> right. >> right. >> celebrities come and hang out. you'll see them in the crowd going to booths and just taking everything in. it's a great time. >> why is it so important to make sure that, you know, sickle of sisters and other -- circle of sisters and other type things continue to be making an imprint, you know? >> let me tell you, the first time i didn't even know what to expect. you go in there, i walked in there, and i'm like, okay, i'm going to go meet a couple people. it's a complete experience. >> yeah. >> the panels are amazing. it's a great learning experience, and you go in, they introduce you to new products. it's amazing. it's very empowering, some of the panels and some of the people -- i developed relationships with people that i would never in a million years thought i would even be able to connect with. >> right. and like laura was saying, it's something for everyone. the man cave, the women will be around, but we have kids stuff too. the disney booth, let them get
all that energy out so by the time they go home, they are played out. saturday and sunday, doors open at 10 a.m. >> we'll let you know, i was happening around all of the cooking demonstrations uh-oh. >> i'm always looking and trying to pick be up something. let's get everybody caught up. what's going on with quake's house? >> it's doing excellent. we're having a great time in the afternoons, 3-7, make sure you are checking us out. we are doing all kinds of stuff. we'll be broadcasting as well, quake will be out there. everybody. we'll be taking pictures and having a good time. we're in the streets right now. >> and laura, ebro in the morning? >> we will be broadcasting live, we'll be at circle of sisters, and we're just having an amazing time still, you know, pranking people with ride or die -- >> you know what? [laughter] i listened to that when i was on good day, you know, in the morning. one of our photojournalists would have his phone set to when the pranks would come up, so we'd be switching back and forth, you know? [laughter]
listening to and, oh, no, a prank call. want you to know that we're siblings in the field of this industry -- >> absolutely. >> that's great. we have such a good time in the studio, and i love when people tell me sometimes, laura, you're like my friend in my head. i love that. >> isn't it cool? >> i love being able to connect with everybody. >> we want to remind everybody that circle of sisters returns to the jacob virginia jets center on -- javits center on
stick >> hasan minhaj is starring in homecoming king beginning on october 15th, and here is to tell us about it. >> the genesis of the whole project is homecoming king is a hybrid comedy and story-telling show, a one-man show that i'm bringing here off broadway to new york city, october 15th through november 15th. and it kind of started from this story that i told on a very popular radio program on npr. i told the story about how i snuck out of my house and tried to go to prom and how it went awry. and the reaction to it was incredible, so we built this show around the story, and the story's from, like, my life and childhood and growing up. we describe it as the story of new brown america. [laughter] >> yeah. look, the country now isn't
black, it isn't white, it's drake. >> right. [laughter] >> and the race discussion needs to be nuanced into sort of all of these sort of topic that is we talk about growing up this sort of web 2.0 millennial, obama's america. it's kind of what the show is. our experience cupid of put onto the -- kind of put onto the stage. it's great for teenagers or children and parents. everybody's been really supportive of it, so we devoted to a full month to it. >> when did you say this was something i wanted to put out there? you could have kept this very personal memory to yourself. >> yeah. >> now you're sharing it with the masses. >> look, one of the most powerful things about story telling is it inspires others to tell their story. i told this story on a whim, and i didn't realize the reach that that radio show had. so many people reached out to me, and they were like, hey, i've been through something similar to this, i went through this growing up. i know i'm indian, but i'm not a
i was like, look, all i can do is share my narrative with the world. we launched on our web site, homecomingkingshow.com, you can get tickets to the show, and there's a feature where you can share the story. hey, you share your story. tell me about what you've been through. >> that's pretty cool. >> and i think a lot of times the discussion that we have in pop culture and media, there's not specifics to it. and if you put sort of a picture and a name and a story and narrative to things, it kind of humanizes all of us. >> now, we know comedy can be used to take the sting out of, you know, sensitive topics and issues. >> yeah. >> were there tough moments that you had to bring to light since it is autobiographical and you work your comedy around it? times when you didn't necessarily smile then but now you can laugh about it? >> yeah, yeah. look, i i this comedy -- i think comedy's a pressure release valve on life. >> good description. >> and in laughter and tears, those are two sides of the same coin.
so when you kind of -- i've been able to look back at some of those life experiences with hindsight and be like, oh, that was interesting or funny. it's kind of a roller coaster ride, you're going to do both. you going, you know, jon stewart said, you're gonna laugh, you're gonna cry. it's going to give you the whole roller coast every 06 emissions. >> where are you from, and how'd you get started? >> i grew up in davis, california, right outside of sacramento. you can tell how small it is when sacramento's your point of reference. [laughter] >> i'm not trying to fire shots at sacramento -- [laughter] that's where i grew up. it's a small, agricultural town and just known for fields and sadness, and that's pretty much it. it's the bike capital of the world. there's 2.6 bikes per person sox that's to how popping davis is. >> okay. >> the backdrop of the whole narrative, i call it anytown america. it's where a lot of people grew up. unless you grew up in chicago or los angeles, the rest of the
country is kind of just suburbs, cheesecake factories and malls. >> yeah. >> that's really all america is. [laughter] >> so when did you break into show business? when did you transition? >> i started in college. and i started birdies appointed my parents and not, you know, becoming a doctor or lawyer -- >> following the traditional route. >> yeah. and what i did is, you know, disappointing your parents is kind of like, you've got to just do it one day at a time, and eventually they, the venom went into their system, and they're like, all right, fine, we give in. you can be a comedian. i started in college, and i started doing open mics, and i really fell in love with it, yeah. >> so growing up in davis, california, just outside of sacramento, who were your role models, you know? when you said, okay, i want to enter this field, who did you look to to mold yourself upon? >> growing up and during high school, i didn't have cable television, so i had no idea what stand-up comedy was. when i went to college, i was part of the t3 generation. we had very high-speed internet.
you want to see the simpsons? yeah. here's all of it in a minute. here is, like, every richard pryor album, every chris rock album. i saw chris rock never scared, and it just blew my mind. he was talking about race and war and politics, and i was like, oh, man, and all these people are listening. i thought it was a great medium to sort of just be honest. i was, like, man, i was never able to do this when i was working at officemax. >> have you ever met him? >> i've actually met chris rock. how do you tell -- it was, i was too nervous to be like, hey, man, you're the reason why i kind of got into this business. maybe one day i'll do it. >> you should, you should let him know, you know? >> i feel that's a lot, to go up to him and let you know what -- >> he'd like it. you never know, 50 years may come up to you and say the exact same thing. >> sure, yeah. >> where can we see the one-man show? >> you can see the homecoming
15th at the cherry lane theater here in new york city. homecomingkingshow.com, you can share your story, bring a loved one. it'll be really, really great. i'm really excited. >> and you're still with the daily show? is how's it going? trevor what, right? >> it's great. we no longer have our jewish, you know, yoda in jon stewart. we now have this great mixed-race man of the future, trevor noah. the show's great, we've maintained that core cast. so the daily show that you still love and knew for years and year is still there. we just have a new host in the seat, and it's really great, man. it's like jon gave us the keys to the car, but he's let aring us drive it, and we don't have the hide it. >> drive safely. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> to learn more, go to fox5ny.com and like us on facebook as well as follow us on twitter. you're on twitter, right? >> yeah, i'm on twitter. >> i'm antwan lewis, we'll see
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