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April 12, 2012
The documentary, which premieres Thursday on Independent Lens, explores Haiti's complex past and present through the music of the country's oldest and best-known band — Septentrional. Last week, BTB caught up with the director and band via Skype in New York. Learn more about When the Drum is Beating on the Independent Lens website.
August 31, 2011
Narrated by NPR's Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang tells the story of one of early radio's most popular programs: the National Barn Dance and ITVS’s Kate Sullivan Green recently sat down with Directror/Producer Stephen Parry to talk about the film. Read the interview below, watch The Hayloft Gang on PBS throughout September (check local listings), and…
July 27, 2011
ITVS Indies Showcase will present its first live chat on Thursday, July 28 at 11am PT / 2pm ET with filmmaker Byron Hurt, whose acclaimed documentary Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes streams free from July 28 to 30.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a…
June 17, 2011
The Two newly funded ITVS documentaries — Brothers Hypnotic (Reuben Atlas) and Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band (Carol Bash) look at the past, present, and future of jazz.Brothers Hypnotic follows the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, a Chicago-based brass group featuring the eight sons of legendary jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran, whose music…
November 29, 2010
Michon Boston is Community Cinema’s regional outreach coordinator in Washington, D.C. She helped organize a recent panel about legal issues raised in the documentary Copyright Criminals and filed this report. Earlier this year, Community Cinema D.C. partnered with Words Beats & Life Inc. for its presentation of Copyright Criminals. WBL Inc.…