It’s time to choose August’s Project of the Month. The project
that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a
consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film
Voting will be open until Friday August 30 at 5 PM Eastern.
In this documentary we invite you into the world of a man who might be
the best soul singer you’ve never heard of. But you have heard his music
already, even though you might not realize it.
Syl Johnson had effectively left his music career behind him by the
early 90s when he learned that many hip-hop artists were sampling his
songs. Now—at nearly 80—Syl’s back on stage, Grammy-nominated, and not
shy about getting his credit where it’s due.
Our film follows Syl’s life from 2009 through today, incorporating
interviews, animation and archival material to illuminate his life and
Alice Guy was invited to the Lumière
Brothers’ screening in 1895. In 1896, at 23 she made one of the first
narrative films. Alice later headed the production of Gaumont studios.
Gaumont still exists, making films like “The Fifth Element”, “The
Intouchables”. Alice went on to become the first woman to build her own
studio Solax in Fort Lee, NJ in 1912. She wrote, directed, or produced
1,000+ films of all kinds and then vanished from history. With Alice as
our guide, we’ll take you back to the past, stand next to her and look
into her future, our present
It’s a bi-lingual Japanese/English mystery thriller starring Steven
Seagal’s daughter and legendary “Scarface” actor Pepe Serna in the first
leading role of his 40 year career.
Chris Hondros, a two-time finalist for the
Pulitzer Prize, covered practically every major conflict since the late
1990s. Known as much for his compassion and humanity as for his
photography, Chris died covering the Arab Spring in Libya. What many
don’t know about Chris are the behind-the-scenes stories of some of his
most famous photographs in which he impacted the lives of his subjects
in ways that have nothing to do with a camera. This film retraces his
steps around the globe to tell those stories and offer a deeper insight
into one of the world’s greatest conflict photojournalists.
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