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    8 Years Ago Today, Katrina Struck. Some Films That Address The Hurricane & Its Aftermath...

    Today in history, August 29, 2005... America suffers its most destructive natural disaster. Hurricane Katrina stormed ashore in southeast Louisiana, killing 1800 people, and destroying homes. 100,000s are forced to flee. The sluggish response to Katrina only adds to the misery. Local and federa...

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    Emmett Till Was Killed Today In History... Remembering Him On Film

    Today in history... August 28, 1955, Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, is abducted from his uncle's home in Money, Mississippi. Two white men - Roy Bryant Jr. and J. W. Milam - seize Till after he supposedly whistled at a white woman, and days later, he's found brutally murdered, his body ...

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    Huey P. Newton Died Today... A Look At Past & Future Films On His Life

    Today in history... August 22nd, 1989... Black Panthers' co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, CA. He was just 47 years old.

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    Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion Happened Today - Past And Future Films On The Historical Event

    Today in history... August 21st, 1831, in Virginia, Nat Turner led a slave rebellion, hoping to inspire a slave uprising in the south. Several dozen whites are killed before the revolt is defeated. Turner is later capture, tried and hanged. 182 years later, many are still waiting for a definitive Na...

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    Malcolm X Was Killed Today... Watch Detailed Portrait Doc "Malcolm X: Make It Plain" Now

    A birth and a death... yesterday in history, Sidney Poitier was born; Today in history... February 21st, 1965, Malcolm Little/Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was killed in New York City.

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    The Egyptian Revolution Started Today... Sundance Doc "1/2 Revolution" Captures The Uprising's Immediacy

    Today in Cairo's Tahrir Square, thousands of Egyptians rallied to mark the first anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising that began on Jan. 25, 2011, which led to then president Hosni Mubarak officially stepping down on February11, 2011, only to be replaced by military rule; and thus...

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    Algerian Rebellion Against French Colonial Rule Began Today... ("Battle Of Algiers")

    Today in history, November 1, 1954, in North Africa, Algerian nationalists began their successful 8-year rebellion against French rule - a period that's realistically and rivetingly documented in Gillo Pontecorvo's landmark 1966 film, Battle Of Algiers; a film we've mentioned a number of times prev...

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    Talking Pictures Arrived On The Silver Screen Yesterday...

    Didn't have time to post this yesterday... but yesterday in history, October 6th, 1927, The Jazz Singer heralded in talking pictures to prohibition era movie-going audiences. The film starring Al Jolson, features both silent and sound synchronized scenes.

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    Miles Davis Died Today... Who'll Get To Play Him First On Film? Don Cheadle Or Snoop Dogg?

    Today in history... September 28, 1991... Jazz legend Miles Davis died at age 65.

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    Commemorating 9/11 On Screen...

    First, if you live in New York City, TONIGHT, at 7:45PM, the Walter Reade theater at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, will be screening Spike Lee's 25th Hour - the first major motion picture shot on location in New York after September 11, 2001.

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