The Reflecting Pool

Reflecting Pool wins at Moondance Film Festival

From Jarek Kupsc;

We are proud to announce that our movie, "The Reflecting Pool," won the Columbine Award at the 2008 Moondance International Film Festival, in Boulder, Colorado.

Please let your Colorado friends know about the official Moondance screening tomorrow:

The Reflecting Pool
Chautauqua Community House
7:00 PM Sunday, August 31st
900 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80302
phone: 303-442-3282

About the Columbine Award:

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Jarek Kupsc
Jodie Baltazar
Joseph Culp

The Reflecting Pool director, Jarek Kupsc, responds to Mother Jones

Paging Terry Gilliam, or Why Mother Jones Can’t Have It Both Ways

By Jarek Kupsc - Writer/Director of The Reflecting Pool

The October 2008 issue of Mother Jones (Special Election Edition) deals with the devastating legacy of the outgoing Bush Administration and the problems it has imposed on our democracy. A “New Hope” warms the horizon, melting away the Wicked Witch of the West (Bush, in green-face, on the cover), and so it seems the climate is finally favorable for an all-out assault on the Bush junta. One might assume that September 11th, 2001, would be an obvious point of attack. Unfortunately, Mother Jones chose instead to bash the 9/11 Truth Movement—and by extension anyone who questions the official narrative.

In an article “The Truth Is Out There: In search of intelligent life in the world of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories” (p. 95), Dave Gilson states that “the 9/11 truth movement’s narrative is just as maddeningly inadequate – and unimaginative – as the neocons’.” Aside from the article being factually inaccurate, Mr. Gilson’s self-defeating thesis is astonishingly easy to dismantle – with the help of his own words.

Jonathan Mark Interviews Jarek Kupsc and Joseph Culp - The Reflecting Pool - July 23rd, 2008

The Reflecting Pool premieres in Portland tonight (Thursday, August 7th), with filmmakers in attendance. See schedule for Portland location and further screenings.

This interview was conducted at GCTV on July 23rd, 2008. Contact Jonathan Mark for a high-resolution copy of the interview for broadcast purposes;

Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Producer Jarek Kupsc, The Reflecting Pool

Visibility 9-11 Welcomes Jarek Kupsc, Actor, Director, and Producer of the new film, The Reflecting Pool. This is the first film of its kind which openly questions the official version of the events of September 11th in a dramatic story of discovery, sorrow, and the inevitable contempt for the media in America and their role in keeping the 9-11 cover-up intact.

From the DVD cover:

An investigation of the 9/11 events by a Russian-American journalist and a father of a 9/11 victim implicates the US government in the attacks.

An open letter to Nathan Lee, the NY Times movie critic of “The Reflecting Pool.”

An open letter to Nathan Lee, the NY Times movie critic of “The Reflecting Pool.”

By Jarek Kupsc

There is a scene in my movie, “The Reflecting Pool,” in which a right-leaning TV program reacts to a 9/11 news article written by the protagonist. In the scene, a professional conspiracy debunker is brought in to offer his two cents. To quote directly from the film, “This is really an example of irresponsible journalism at its worst. This is right up there with the Holocaust denials and the Moon Landing conspiracy theories.”

I wrote this scene into the film in anticipation of such “hit pieces” as the recent NY Times review by Nathan Lee.

In his review of “The Reflecting Pool,” Mr. Lee states that the movie promotes “a complicit, propaganda-foisting media/industrial complex in the pocket of the Bush administration and the Jews and the oil industry!” I’m not sure which movie Mr. Lee watched, but there is not a single mention of Jews or Oil Industry in “The Reflecting Pool.” In fact, the movie doesn’t even mention Mr. Bush by name at any point. I am particularly disturbed by Mr. Lee’s injection of the Jews as culprits in the 9/11 tragedy. Which Jews is he referring to? The Ashkenazi? The Sephardic ones? The Orthodox? Perhaps the Chasidic? Such deliberate generalization is nothing but a cheap shot at discrediting my script as anti-Semitic. Had Mr. Lee paid any reasonable attention to the plot, he surely would have picked up a nice tidbit of information, which incidentally came from a Fox News source, that Israel’s Mossad issued a specific warning to the Bush Administration about the planned terrorist attacks on American soil prior to 9/11.

The Reflecting Pool - a review -- (NYC Theatrical Premiere July 11, 2008)

Culp (far left) and Kupsc (far right) watch Larry "pull it".

The Reflecting Pool tells the fictional story of Alex Prokop, a journalist who has done extensive research on propaganda in the former Soviet Union, and now finds himself tasked with breaking the first serious mainstream article on the unexplained anomalies of 9/11. Prokop is played by the writer and director of the film, Jarek Kupsc, who transformed his personal research into the events of 9/11 into the screenplay for The Reflecting Pool (TRP), with assistance from the film's co-star, Joseph Culp.

This truly independent film was primarily funded by Culp and co-producer Jodie Baltazar, with some additional assistance from Kupsc. Baltazar doubles as the cinematographer, and provides a professional visual stream that smoothly takes the viewer on a sometimes jarring journey as Prokop is morphed from a scoffer into a strong proponent for 9/11 disclosure.

Global Warming * Neocons * 911NYC * Peltier

Global Warming * Neocons * 911NYC * Peltier
Flyby News Notes -
Editor - Jonathan Mark -
June 26, 2008 - Hansen Global Warning * Neocon Iran Threats

[The following includes the notes and items of recent issue
posted at FlybyNews. com, and a preview of next issue's articles on
NYC 9/11 Ballot - Reflecting Pool - Leonard Peltier 6/26/08 statement.]

“Special interests have blocked transition to our renewable energy future.
Instead of moving heavily into renewable energies, fossil companies
choose to spread doubt about global warming, as tobacco companies
discredited the smoking-cancer link. Methods are sophisticated,
including funding to help shape school textbook discussions of
global warming. CEOs of fossil energy companies know what
they are doing and are aware of long-term consequences of
continued business as usual. In my opinion, these CEOs
should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature."

-- James Hansen
Testimony before US Congress, 23 June 2008

1) Global Warming – James Hansen - Tipping Point - Congress
- - James Hansen: Prosecute oil companies, top scientist says

Premiere -- Able Danger -- The Reflecting Pool

Able Danger and The Reflecting Pool, two separate motion pictures based on the non-official version of what happened on 9/11, will be premiering this January. The two independently made drama films confront the viewer with the facts that 9/11 could not have been perpetrated by the 19 hijackers and deal with the question who might be behind the crime of the century. Able Danger premiers Monday 28 January at the Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands. The Reflecting Pool will premiere on 31 January in the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, USA.

Able Danger

Able Danger is a movie based on the fact of an official unit called Able Danger, comprised of United States intelligence personnel. The unit observed ringleader Mohammed Atta and his hijackers, but was not allowed to provide the FBI and later the 9/11 Commission with their data. More than a year before the attacks on 11 September 2001 it destroyed the gathered information, worth 2,5 terabytes, equal to one fourth of the printed books in the Library of Congress. In reality, says Webster Tarpley, author of Synthetic Terror - Made in USA, Able Danger