Tag: Movies
Airdate: February 15, 2012

The first-time filmmaker, whose debut film—the documentary-short The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement—has garnered an Academy Award nod, shares the powerful story of her project’s subject, James Armstrong.

Airdate: February 9, 2012

The Oscar-nominated actresses passionately discuss their roles in The Help and have a spirited debate about the ambivalence many people have regarding their roles in the film.

"I’ve got nothing but cowboy boots...I think I’m real bad. When I got them on I turn into the boss." -The late soul singer Etta James, in her 2007 conversation with Tavis
Blog: Seen & HeardBlog: Staff & Guest Blog
January 27th, 2012

Each week, we will bring you sights and sounds from our studio as guests sit in the chair to have a conversation with Tavis. Check out images of and quotes from Sean Penn, Etta James, Terrence Howard, Kathleen Turner and Seal.

Airdate: January 30, 2012

The Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Artist recounts how he knew the silent film would work and shares what it took to get the project off the ground.

Airdate: January 24, 2012

The Oscar-nominated actor discusses his starring role in George Lucas’ Red Tails and explains why he’ll be disheartened if Black people don’t show up in droves to support the film.

Photo by: Seher Sikander for Rehes Creative, WikiMedia Commons
Blog: PrimerBlog: Staff & Guest Blog
January 17th, 2012

The two-time Academy Award-winning actor was named ambassador at large to Haiti by Laurent Lamothe, the Haitian Minister of Foreign and Religious Affairs, in January 2012. Check out a selection of his performances and projects.

Airdate: January 19, 2012

The Oscar-winning actor and tireless human rights advocate—recently named ambassador-at-large of Haiti—offers his take on Haitian political leaders and discusses the crippling poverty that existed in the country before 2010’s devastating earthquake.

Airdate: January 20, 2012

In the final night of the two-part conversation, the Oscar-winning actor-director continues his discussion of the “miracle of the spirit of the Haitian people” and also reflects on this year’s 30th anniversary of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

December 27th, 2011

Michelle Williams and Kelly Reichardt’s second collaboration, “Meek’s Cutoff”, is a minimalist masterpiece.

Airdate: December 19, 2011

In the Land of Blood and Honey’s writer-director and star discuss the emotional toll that it took on the performers and filmmakers to create a love story against the backdrop of the Bosnian War.

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