Mark Parascandola discusses his project ‘Once Upon a Time in Almeria’ with local experts during the Almería Western Film Festival

On Oct 29, 2015 in Almeria, Blog, Español, Exhibits, News, Press | No Comments

Excerpts from the press conference for the exhibit “Érase una vez en Almería: decorados, restos y paisajes del cine” are now posted online. The brief presentation includes statements from Francisco Alonso, head of the Instituto de Estudios Almerienses, Mar Verdejo, coordinator of the exhibition, and myself, talking about the content of the exhibition and Almería’s […]

65 cinema experts choose the best movies filmed in Almería

On Oct 29, 2015 in Almeria, Blog, Español, News, Press | No Comments

This summer “La Voz de Almería” conducted a survey to pick the best films shot in the area since 1961. Hundreds of films have been made in the region over the past half century and 65 local cinema experts such as film experts, actors, directors, historians, writers were asked to select their top ten best movies […]

Press Coverage: Opening of “Érase una vez en Almería” in Tabernas

On Oct 16, 2015 in Almeria, Blog, Español, News, Press | No Comments
Press Coverage: Opening of “Érase una vez en Almería” in Tabernas

My exhibit “Érase una vez en Almería: Decorados, Restos y Paisajes de Cine” (“Once Upon a Time in Almería”) opened last week in Almería, Spain, with a reception and artist talk. The show includes 18 framed prints 24″ x 36″, all images of film sets and locations around the province of Almería, which was the […]

Exposición “Érase una vez en Almería: decorados, restos y paisajes del cine” en el Salón Polivalente de Tabernas en Almería

On Oct 7, 2015 in Almeria, Blog, Español, Exhibits, News | No Comments

“Érase una vez en Almería: decorados, restos y paisajes del cine” Salón Polivalente de Tabernas. Dias 9, 10 y 11 de octubre de 2015 Diputación de Almería. Instituto de Estudios Almerienses Horario: 11.00 h.-13.00 h y 17.00 h – 20.00 h En los años 60 numerosos directores de cine europeo y americano descubrieron Almería, atraídos […]

Érase una vez en Almería

On Jan 25, 2014 in Español, Project Notes | No Comments

La Capital del Cine Mundial Hace 50 años que la película de David Lean, Lawrence de Arabia se estrenó. Lean tenía la intención de filmar toda la película en Jordania, en la misma tierra donde Lawrence había llevado a cabo su campaña. Pero las dificultades por aquel entonces de trabajar 200 millas en el interior […]

La Chanca – Español

On Jan 25, 2014 in Español, Project Notes | No Comments

El Barrio de La Chanca La Alcazaba de Almería, un castillo morisco elevado sobre la ciudad, avista el barrio de La Chanca. Es una zona históricamente empobrecida creada con pequeñas viviendas construidas en las colinas a las afueras de la ciudad. Los habitantes pintaban sus casas utilizando cualquier ingrediente que estuviera disponible, dando como resultado […]

TV Interview for “Abierto al Atardecer”

On Jul 23, 2013 in Blog, Español, News, Press | No Comments
TV Interview for “Abierto al Atardecer”

On a recent visit to Almeria I was interviewed for “Abierto al Atardecer” on Interalmeria Tv. We discussed my great uncle, artist Federico Castellon, photographing movie locations and the neighborhood of La Chanca in Almeria, and the breaking news of the day — the demolition of the historic mine processing plant known as El Toblerone. […]

Press Coverage: Once Upon a Time in Almeria

On Sep 28, 2012 in Blog, Español, Exhibits, Press | No Comments
Press Coverage: Once Upon a Time in Almeria

My exhibit of photographs ‘Once Upon a Time in Almeria‘ is open at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, DC, through November 16.  We’ve had some great press coverage of the exhibit so far, especially in Spain. I did an interview with the EFE news agency which appeared in several papers, WAMU gave a shout out […]

Press from Almeria …

On Sep 4, 2012 in Blog, Español, Press | No Comments
Press from Almeria …

The article is also available online on the La Voz website here.