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    Watch Now! Lanre Olabisi's Award-Winning Drama "August The First"

    If you haven't had a chance to check out filmmaker Lanre Olabisi's award-winning drama August The First, here's your chance!

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    10 Questions With Leila Djansi ("Sinking Sands," "Ties That Bind")

    And the beat goes on... Installment number 6 of the S&A "10 Questions With A Black Filmmaker" series... catch up with the first 5 if you need to: Barry Jenkins HERE, Seith Mann HERE, Victoria Mahoney HERE, Rodney Evans HERE, and Ava DuVernay HERE...

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    Indie Movies, Mainstream Marketing: Who Wins?

    It's become popular to place indie movies within trojan-horse marketing campaigns. By making them look bigger than they are, sometimes they emerge to conquer audiences ­-- and sometimes the audience turns on them.

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    Werner Herzog Talks Teaching Lock-Picking, Being A Living Legend And 'Into The Abyss'

    There are few filmmakers who have become as legendary – literally – as Werner Herzog. He’s not just the creator of dozens of ambitious, wildly different, incredibly accomplished films; he’s a guy who got shot while conducting an interview on camera, and then just a few days later pulled Joaquin Phoe...

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    Hollywood Home Movies: The Final Frontier

    Film archivists and documentary filmmakers have come to value home movies as a valuable document of 20th century American life. But when those 8mm or 16mm films were taken by (and of) famous figures in Hollywood history it piques the curiosity of movie nuts like me. At last year’s TCM Classic ...

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    The Queen Hussy Chronicles w/ Pete Chatmon: Issue VI

    It's been a couple of weeks since the last chronicle. Things have been nicely hectic around Double7 as we were finishing a campaign featuring the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet (awesome car!) and editing Queen Hussy Episode 2, "But, We're Neighbors".

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    Serge Bromberg Premieres Colorized "A Trip to the Moon" & Behind-the-Scenes Doc

    Serge Bromberg Premieres Colorized "A Trip to the Moon" & Behind-the-Scenes Doc

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    Corn to Be Wild: "Greasy Rider" Director Discusses his Cross-Country Biofuel Doc (Watch for FREE!)

    Blending elements of a cross-country travelogue and a chronicle of the grassroots effort to bolster the use of biofuel, JJ Beck and Joey Carey's "Greasy Rider" provides a number of faces for a political idea. The film is available to watch in its entirety, courtesy of SnagFilms.

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    Flashback - Could An African American Filmmaker Make A Serious Film About Slavery?

    Back in July I asked this question on S & A and after a conversation I had with a friend earlier today about Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained I thought maybe it's time to revisit the question again. That is can a black filmmaker make a serious film about slavery?

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  • The Playlist
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    The Films Of Lars von Trier: A Retrospective

    What with all his provocations and (usually) self-manufactured controversies, it's sometimes easy to forget that Lars von Trier is a truly gifted filmmaker, who yes, is a prankster and trickster as well, but also a man who imbues his characters with a rich sensitivity, even if the conditions the...

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