Ten years ago, David France made the Oscar™-nominated HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, a powerful documentary about the AIDS crisis, and the response by the actvist community to the inertia around finding a cure. When I spoke with France on March 28, 2022 about his latest documentary, HOW TO SURVIVE A PANDEMIC, I asked him… Read More »
DEFENDER — Jeff Adachi Interview
Jeff Adachi has devoted his professional life to public service, serving as a public defender for 32 years, the last 15 of which in the top elected spot in the public defender’s office. Somehow he has also managed to carve out a sideline as a filmmaker, making documentaries that examine racial issues in our culture… Read More »
W. Kamau Bell Loves THE LAST DRAGON and You Should, Too.
W. Kamau Bell, comedian, podcaster, broadcaster, writer, host of the late-lamented Totally Biased, and soon to be co-host of CNN’s United Shades of America, has proven himself a savvy connoisseur of cinema. Aside from the obvious entertainment value of a film, he is a student, and a fan, of the subtext of films that might… Read More »
THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION — Stanley Nelson
When Stanley Nelson started working on THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION, it was seven years ago and he thought the history of that movement was particularly relevant to those times. In 2015, he thinks it’s even more relevant. When I spoke to him on October 1, 2015, the echoes of the Panther movement in… Read More »