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Bill Taylor Chasing Ghosts
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Directed by Jeffrey Wolf Executive Producer: Sam Pollard ...in Traylor, we can see the power of individual voice...the work is transcendent and essential.” -- Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts” is an inventive feature documentary capturing the vivid life of Bill Traylor, who in his...
Retro Tech, YouTube Originals, Vox Media Studios
Featured guests include Bill Gates, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Michael Ian Black, Chris Gethard, Dulcé Sloan And YouTube Creators Gameranx, Austin Evans, Vsauce2, Schmoyoho, and more “Retro Tech” Season Two premieres April 13 on Marques Brownlee’s Official YouTube Channel WHAT: YouTube Originals announced the premiere date for season two of the Emmy-nominated series...
The Brokenwood Mysteries
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. After transferring from a big city to the quiet, little, murder-ridden town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and Detective Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland) uncover more murderous rivalries and lethal grudges with each new series. With six feature-length, standalone mysteries, Season 7...
Melba Moore reflects on her history-making career By Clarence Waldron Guest Columnist As the nation recently celebrated Women’s History Month, famed singer and actress Melba Moore proudly looks back on several “firsts” in her career. She made history as the first Black actress to replace a white actress in Broadway’s “Hair” in...
Mahalia Jackson, Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia, Danielle Brooks
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Lifetime television recently made some revelations with the debut of five all-new movies, kicking off with the biopic event “,” starring Grammy® Award winner Danielle Brooks, and premiering on Saturday, April 3, showcasing the life of Gospel legend and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson. Born in New...
Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Humanities Festival is announcing a full slate of compelling virtual programs in April, including conversations with groundbreaking authors, filmmakers, and scholars. April programs include conversations with: Victor Kossakovsky, filmmaker of the boundary-pushing animal documentary Gunda, on April 13 https://www.chicagohumanities.org/events/gunda-victor-kossakovsky/. Joy Harjo, America’s first Native Poet Laureate, on April 14...
ERIC SEALS
When Eric Seals made the jump from freelance videographer to business owner, he knew exactly what kind of equipment and cameras were needed to be successful. But he was less sure about his needs when it came to accountants, lawyers, insurance and bankers. “When I started, I just went to...
The African Diaspora International Film Festival, Women’s History Month Film Series,
The African Diaspora International Film Festival celebrates Women’s History Month virtually nationwide from March 26 to 29 with a selection of 18 films directed by women of color from 10 different countries. The film industry is a male dominated industry worldwide. The selection of films in ADIFF Women’s History Month...
FACETS, long celebrated for its acclaimed, yearly showcase for families and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), will offer its annual summer Film Camps for children, ages 8 to 14, from Wednesday, June 23 through Friday, August 20, 2021. Classes offered will be Editing 101, Digital Animation, Storytelling...
James Jordan, Michael Jordan
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. IMDb TV recently announced the April 2 premiere date for the original true-crime docu-series “Moment of Truth,” directed by Matthew Perniciaro and Clay Johnson. “Moment of Truth” tells the never-before-seen story behind the 1993 murder of beloved husband and father, James Jordan, in Robeson County,...