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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 a personal reflection By Ron Gilbert   This film won the Sundance Film Festival editing award which was well earned. Watching this powerful documentary brought back some very strong memories for me because I was a college student at City College in New York in the midst of Harlem during that early period. What surprises me most of all is that it took over 30 years to present this documentary which was directed by Göran Hugo Olsson w...

Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts, educated at UCLA, "Killer of Sheep" director, CHARLES BURNETT, at KAFFNY!

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“Killer of Sheep” Director, Charles Burnett, on The LA Riots Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts,  educated at UCLA Film School, “Killer of Sheep” director,  Charles Burnett is one of the most influential African American filmmakers.  Watch live from the Korean American Film Festival/New York on March 19, 2011, as he discusses the likeliness of another LA Riots, redlining, the LAPD and teaching his children how to handle the police if ever confronted by them. Cou...

Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

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  AARP The Magazine to Recognize Film Icon Robert Redford With Lifetime Achievement Award at Its 10th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 7th It's awards season and AARP The Magazine has once again picked the best films for the older audience with its annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. Robert Redford is the recipient of the Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Hooper's The King's Speech nabbed this year's top honor for overall "Bes...

Director Doug Liman discusses "Fair Game"

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The acclaimed film director of “The Bourne Identity”, “The Bourne Ultimatum”, and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, as well as Executive Producer of the hit television series, “Covert Affairs”, Doug Liman, discussed his political thriller, “Fair Game”, which is currently out in movie theaters, and is a MUST SEE for EVERYONE this Holiday Season!“Fair Game” stars, “the greatest working actor, Sean Penn, as former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson, and Naomi Watts, who gives the performance ...

2 producers found guilty of conspiring to bribe a former Thai government official

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A pair of Beverly Hills film producers have been found guilty of conspiring to bribe a former Thai government official to obtain contracts that provided for, among other things, control of the annual Bangkok International Film Festival, the Justice Department said Monday.A jury in California on Friday found Gerald Green, 77, and Patricia Green, 52, guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. A jury also found substantive violations under the FCPA, a hi...

Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard: Festival Film of the year Nominee

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Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: Peter Morgan Produced by: Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Executive Producer: Matthew Byam-Shaw, Karen Kehela-Sherwood, David Bernardi, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Todd Hallowell Cast: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones   Synopsis: For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-ch...

Nixon/Frost review Festival Film of the Year Nominee

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SYNOPSIS:For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) remains silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agrees to a series of interviews -at a price - with David Frost (Michael Sheen) intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a better place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harbours doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as the cameras roll, a charged battle of wits ...

Frost Nixon review

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For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) remains silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agrees to a series of interviews -at a price - with David Frost (Michael Sheen) intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a better place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harbours doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as the cameras roll, a charged battle of wits ensues. D...

Frost / Nixon from Ron Howard is closing Thessaloniki Fest

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For three years after being forced to resign, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to outfox the breezy British showman and rehabilitate himself in the hearts and minds of the American people. Despite Frost's consummate grasp of the po...

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

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The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 2008 to Screen 151 Films from 20 International Filmmaking CommunitiesThe Philadelphia Independent Film Festival taking place on June 26th - 29th, 2008, will screen 151 independent films from 20 international filmmaking communities. Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell calls The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival "one of those Philadelphia summer events that makes our wonderful state of Pennsylvania a fun place to visit and vacation." one of thos...

Mayor David Cicilline

Eva Anderson of Symbio Design and Demetria Carr, RIIFF's Associate Producing Director with Providence Mayor David Cicilline. 

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DJ Spooky Remixes Controversial Silent Epic

 Saturday, May 5------Paul D. Miller (better known in hip-hop circles as DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid) re-works, re-makes, and re-interprets  one of America's most controversial films, the D.W. Griffith-directed silent epic BIRTH OF A NATION. The film, which charts the rise of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War, has been controversial since its release in 1916.....for showing the Klan as defenders of the white race and Anglo-Saxon civilization and portraying the newly freed black slave...

Al Gore

Clinton attending MIPTV on HIV AIDS program

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President Clinton and media leaders at MIP TV will exchange ideas on combating HIV/AIDS President William J. Clinton will address more than three dozen media leaders from around the world, gathered in Cannes forMIPTV and MILIA, France, at a UN-organized meeting, to explore ways they can combine their efforts to fight AIDS. He will join the gathering though a satellite link from United Nations Headquarters in New York on 12 April at 8am New York time, 2pm Cannes time. President Clinton will talk...

Bush in 30 seconds contest award winner

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“CHILD’S PAY” AD BY CHARLIE FISHER WINS MOVEON.ORG VOTER FUND’S “BUSH IN 30 SECONDS” TV AD CONTESTWait till you see them on Fox news, courtesy of Georges Soros.“If Parents Acted Like Bush” is Funniest;“Bring It On” Wins Youth Category;“What I Been Up To” is Best AnimationA 30-second TV ad that focuses on George W. Bush’s trillion-dollar debtlegacy to America’s children is the winner in the MoveOn.org Voter Fund’s nationwide search for the best spot to tell the truth...

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