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PR American Masters: August Wilson: Ground on Which I Stand on DVD Feb 24

American Master

Film and theater luminaries, including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks and Phylicia Rashad, share their stories of the career- and life-changing experience of bringing August Wilson's rich theatrical voice to the stage. Wilson's sister Freda Ellis, his widow and costume designer Constanza Romero, as well as friends, colleagues and scholars trace Wilson's influences, creative evolution, triumphs, struggles and quest for cultural determinism before his untimely death from liver cancer.

PBS Distribution

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Posted by: News Editor - February 9, 2015, 10:53 pm - PR
Keywords: biography


PR American Experience: The Abolitionists on DVD Jan 22

American Experi

Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called by many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history.

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Posted by: News Editor - January 18, 2013, 8:41 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR Lincoln: The One Man Show starring Gary Saderup on DVD Nov 27

Lincoln: The On

Actor Gary Saderup becomes Abraham Lincoln, as he encapsulates Lincoln's entire life, from his early folksy frontier humor to the eloquence of word so well remembered from his Presidential years. He reveals how Lincoln formed his attitude towards life and politics, slavery and war, peace and reconciliation.

Kultur International

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Posted by: News Editor - November 6, 2012, 8:09 am - PR
Keywords: history


News Bob Dylan: Stigma of slavery ruined America

- Yahoo! News

Posted by: News Editor - September 13, 2012, 9:22 am - News
Keywords: music, bob dylan, slavery, shame, rolling stone


PR We the Party on DVD Jul 31 and VOD Jul 19

We the Party on

A revealing look at contemporary youth culture, writer-director Mario Van Peebles' WE THE PARTY shows teenagers as they are, not as adults would like them to be. Set amidst the latest trends in music, dance and fashion, WE THE PARTY is a colorful, cutting-edge comedy set in an ethnically diverse Los Angeles high school during America's first black president.

XLrator Media

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Posted by: News Editor - July 9, 2012, 7:42 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR Spartacus: Vengeance - The Complete Second Season on DVD & Blu-ray Sep 11

Spartacus: Veng

Delivered the highly anticipated continuation of the epic series giving audiences even more spectacle, sex, swords and scandal! Liam McIntyre takes on the role of Spartacus, with Lucy Lawless reprising her role as Lucretia. Peter Mensah returns as Oenomaus, Manu Bennett as Crixus, Dustin Clare as Gannicus and Craig Parker as the cruel Gaius Claudius Glaber.

Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Posted by: News Editor - September 8, 2012, 7:42 am - PR
Keywords: action


PR Kino Classics Presents: The Devil's Needle and Other Tales of Vice And Redemption on DVD & Blu-ray Jul 3

Kino Classics P

A collection of extremely rare silent films from the 1910s that explore controversial social issues of their day with uncompromising detail. The set includes The Devil's Needle (1916), The Inside of the White Slave Traffic (1913), and Children of Eve (1915)

Kino Lorber

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Posted by: News Editor - June 12, 2012, 7:09 am - PR
Keywords: drama


PR Slavery By Another Name on DVD Feb 21

Slavery By Anot

Bbased on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Wall Street Journal senior writer Douglas A. Blackmon. A production of tpt National Productions and written by Sheila Curran Bernard, the film was an official selection in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

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Posted by: News Editor - February 11, 2012, 11:21 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR Underground Railroad: The William Still Story on DVD Jan 31

Underground Rai

The first generation of his family born free, abolitionist and historian William Still (1821-1902) was determined to get as many runaways as he could across the U.S. border to Canada. He accepted delivery of transported crates containing human "cargo" and helped smuggle them to "Freedom's Land." Still risked everything to keep detailed records of individuals' stories, eventually compiled into a book recognized as the most authentic account of the inner workings of the Underground Railroad and the plights of those who used it.

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Posted by: News Editor - January 23, 2012, 9:02 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


PR Facets Video July Releases on DVD

Facets Video Ju

Jill Godmilow's, The Popovich Brothers of South Chicago chronicles life in the Serbian community of Chicago, c. 1970s. The Cycle, Dariush Mehrjui's 1978 film that helped launch Iran’s New Wave. For something completely different, look for Invisible Adversaries, part of Facets’ Limited Edition Collection of avant-garde films, experimental features, and lost documentaries. In Invisible Adversaries, avant-garde filmmaker Valie Export offers a brash look at gender politics. Finally, dance to the beat of Brazilian music with two tuneful documentaries packaged into one DVD, Afro-Latino Music: Sons of Benkos and Hands of God.

Facets Video

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Posted by: News Editor - June 17, 2011, 9:49 am - PR
Keywords: drama, documentary, music


PR The Story of US Single Disc Episodes Available Jul 5 on DVD

The Story of US

It could be said that America was invented, not discovered. AMERICA THE STORY OF US looks at history from an entirely new viewpoint with untold stories about the men and women – both famous figures and everyday people – who pushed innovation and ingenuity to the very edge of possibility to create a modern world that was unthinkable at its founding. From the taming of the west, to the building of our great cities, to the conflict that united an divided a nation, AMERICA THE STORY OF US immerses viewers in each moment as it happens.

A&E

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Posted by: News Editor - June 8, 2011, 8:14 am - PR
Keywords: documentary


DVD Review GAUMONT TREASURES 1897-1913

GAUMONT TREASUR

Although the Gaumont studio is not a household word in America, it was at the very forefront of motion pictures in the early years. This amazing set from Kino brings to home video over 100 seldom-seen movies from the dawn of cinema by three of the leading creators at Gaumont. One DVD each is devoted to the directors Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade and the little-remembered LČonce Perret, giving the viewer a fascinating cross-section of these early silents, with some amazing treasuresówould you believe color and sound movies in 1905?

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Posted by: Mark Zimmer - October 27, 2009, 8:59 pm - DVD Review
Keywords: gaumont, french films, early cinema, cinematheque francaise





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