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    12 Years A Slave

    I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that it took a British acclaimed filmmaker, and a Golden Globe nominated British and a German actor to make what is possibly the best movie EVER about American slavery. Steve McQueen’s take on the true story of Solomon Northup, an African-American free man who in … Continue reading

    A Place At The Table

    This quietly unassuming new documentary is unquestionably one of the most powerful sobering wake-up calls I have sat and watched for a very long time. Without any of the dramatic shock tactics and megaphone shouting of high profile exposes from the likes of filmmakers such as Michael Moore, the movie carefully rolls out a stream of the … Continue reading

    About Face

    Bethann Hardison is an African American who was a very successful NY showroom model for years in the 1960’s but it wasn’t until she appeared in her first TV commercial that her mother actually saw her work, and she was totally shocked. In those early days the word ‘model’ was often a pseudonym for hooker, and … Continue reading

    Al Wei Wei : Never Sorry

      I got totally swept away with this stunning uplifting movie about the genius who is the celebrated Chinese artist and political activist. Filmmaker Alison Klayman’s debut feature documentary chronicled his life for 3 years starting with his role as a Consultant to Herzog the architects as they constructed the ‘Birds Nest’ Olympic Stadium, and then he immediately infuriated the … Continue reading

    Amazing Grace : How Aretha Franklin made history

      It took 47 years for one of the greatest music documentaries ever made to make it to the public. It is here now. Whether you are a die-hard Aretha Franklin fan or just love music do not miss the chance to see and hear “Amazing Grace” on theatrical release in knock down glorious surround … Continue reading

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