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Little Birds

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Elgin James talks about writing and directing “Little Birds.” He’s also discus his journey from the foster care system to homeless teen to gang member to filmmaking. “Little Birds” is semi-autobiographical, and is about two 15-year-old girls who live on the shores of the Salton Sea and test the limits of their friendship when one follows the other in an escape to Los Angeles. The film is playing at the Angelika.

Guests:

Elgin James

Comments [4]

gina ballinger from graz, austria

i appreciated listening to you, Elgin James. gave me a feeling of gladness to hear how you have found a good support system. take care! gina ballinger

Aug. 31 2012 09:32 AM

i've made some pretty horrifically bad decisions in my life. I bet we all have. But have we all turned the page, and taken action to transform our lives and effect on society. Elgin James may not be spreading peace and happiness, or curing cancer, but at least he's trying to do something positive after a lifestyle—a struggle—of negativity.

I thought this interview was pretty damn worthy of Leonard's and my time.

Aug. 30 2012 11:10 PM
AK from Brooklyn

I'm turing the show off. I don't feel this guest is deserving of my attention, and I'm a little shocked how WNYC seems to gloss over the crimes and violence perpetrated by this person. I hope there are more interesting guests on future shows.

Aug. 30 2012 01:32 PM

street thug with fascist attitudes. The amount of kids beat up at music shows by thugs wearing t shirts saying FSU should make Elgin James shudder and apologize. Maybe he should use his "fame" to change things. "Fat, Stupid and Ugly" is what is stands for now.

Aug. 30 2012 01:08 PM

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