The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 21, was held beneath an elaborate tent constructed at Santa Monica Beach.
The crowd at the Academy Award ceremony stood and cheered. Somebody said that Selma stole the show. How true.
This should have been the year that black directors dominated the Oscars.
When he is not doing journalism and community media Neil teaches history at a local junior high school, reads comic books and spends time with his girlfriend, Lisa.