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Keep Independent Film in Primetime on PBS!

Keep Independent Film in Primetime on PBS!

Public television is deciding whether or not to keep two series that showcase independent, point-of-view films in their premier prime-time slot on Monday nights at 10 pm. The final decision will be announced in May. Until then, PBS programming leadership is taking a “listening tour” to hear stakeholders and viewers talk about why independent, point-of-view

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly (Writers/Directors – ‘Beneath The Harvest Sky’)

‘Beneath The Harvest Sky‘ tells the story of Casper (Emory Cohen) and Dominic (Callan McAuliffe)— two best friends that are fiercely loyal to one another, as they come of age in a small farming town in Maine. During harvest break, Casper is drawn into smuggling drugs across the Canadian border with his outlaw father, Clayton

Award-Winning Film Honoring History of African-American Funeral Traditions HOMEGOINGS Comes to Vimeo on Demand

HOMEGOINGS, filmmaker Christine Turner’s debut feature documentary that honors the traditions of African-American funerals through a moving portrait of a man and a people – and of the faith, hope and history that sustain them in the face of death – will be available for digital rental via Vimeo on Demand beginning Feb. 18, 2014,

2013 NYFF Filmmaker Profile: Eline Jongsma & Kel O’Neill (Creators – ‘EMPIRE’)

Shot in ten countries over four years, ‘EMPIRE‘ employs a broad range of storytelling techniques—including nonfiction filmmaking, multi-channel video projection, and experience design—to unearth the contemporary aftershocks of the world’s first brush with global capitalism.  By turns epic and intimate in its approach, ‘EMPIRE‘ explores the ways in which the conditions of past continue to

‘High Tech Low Life’: Generational Disparity of the Surveillance State

Twenty-six year-old rural Chinese vegetable merchant “Zola” sees personal opportunity mixed with his unique journalistic integrity around virtually every corner of his home country, known as much for its “Great Firewall” as it is for its long-standing universally recognized landmark, The Great Wall.  Fifty-seven year old “Tiger Temple”, the country’s first recognized “citizen journalist”, stresses