Author Archives: Steve Rickinson

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Sundance 2017 Filmmaker Interview: Stanley Nelson (Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

Sundance 2017 Filmmaker Interview: Stanley Nelson (Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

‘Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ spans 170 years of American history. The two-hour film and multi-platform project by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, explores the pivotal role HBCUs have played in the ascent of African-Americans and their families – from slavery to the present day. The film

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Berlinale 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Carol Salter (Almost Heaven)

Carol Salter’s ‘Almost Heaven’ is a reflection on death and the fragility of life but also a reflection what it is like to be young and alive; a tender elegy to first love, friendship and caring for the dead. The documentary film shows Ying Ling’s scruples and fears to participate in the intimate moments of

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Berlinale 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Rafael Kapelinski (Butterfly Kisses)

In ‘Butterfly Kisses,’ we follow Jake and his two best friends, Kyle and Jarred through a world distorted by sex and porn. Filmed in high contrast black and white, set to haunting organ music, the film portrays the life of a teenager whose increasing isolation takes on a sinister form under the burden of a

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Berlinale 2017 Profile: Katja Gauriloff (Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest)

In 1935, Swiss writer Robert Crottet, suffering from tuberculosis, began having vivid and powerful dreams of bright-eyed creatures that called to him from the enchanted northern forests of Finland. He is welcomed by the Skolt Sámi – and is mesmerized by the richness of their oral traditions, especially the unique storytelling gift of the lively

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Tribeca 2017 To World Premiere Clive Davis Documentary At Radio City

Documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives is set to open the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Based on Davis’ 2013 bestselling autobiography, the film chronicles the historic influence of “The Man with the Golden Ears,” in a compelling and riveting journey. The film examines how Davis rocketed to the top of the bare-knuckles music industry, repeatedly

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Slamdance 2017 Interview: Jamie Greenberg (Future ‘38)

Transported to the year 2018 AD, an American agent finds a strange world of silvery sky~scrapers and connected computers. Movies can be the sweetest escape, and Future ’38 delights wholeheartedly in their conventions, knowingly playing with language, colors, costumes and plot points, all in service of a joyful, time twisty take on a hero’s journey.

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