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February 12, 2018

Beyond Romance: Searching for the Meaning of Love on Screen

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Although there are as many ways to love as there are people to do the loving, we are trained from an early age to value the pair-bond above all else.…...

From Paul Fierlinger's Still Life with Animated Dogs, his dog Spinnaker

August 24, 2017

Dogumentary Now: 7 Docs About Urban Dogs

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Just like the human population, dogs in the city can live a life of luxury or — sadly — roam the streets looking for food, shelter and the occasional kind…...

Rocky Braat, Steve Hoover, Danny Yourd

February 05, 2014

Update on Rocky Braat

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[caption id="attachment_5278" align="alignnone" width="594"] Rocky Braat (left) with Blood Brother filmmakers Steve Hoover and Danny Yourd[/caption] Those (many) of you who watched Steve Hoover's documentary Blood Brother on Independent Lens…...

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October 16, 2013

American Graduate Shorts: Skipping Up

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Last, but certainly not least, in our mini-festival of American Graduate short films, is Skipping Up, directed by Jim Mendiola and Faith Radle. Set primarily in Mark Twain Middle School in…...

October 15, 2013

American Graduate Shorts: Immigrant High

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Our American Graduate short film festival continues with Immigrant High, a film by Xochitl Dorsey. [Go here for more on the American Graduate films.] Immigrant teens find face discrimination, language barriers,…...

October 11, 2013

American Graduate Shorts: Can’t Hold Me Back

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Our "mini-festival" of American Graduate shorts continues with Can't Hold Me Back, directed by Betty Bastidas and Madeleine Bair. Detroit teen Fernando Parraz, an accomplished rapper and budding filmmaker, aims to…...

April 12, 2013

What’s YOUR Superpower?

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[caption id="attachment_3771" align="aligncenter" width="574"] Mother and daughter sport Wonder Woman costumes.[/caption] We’re all Wonder Women (or Men) inside, each with our own superpower. But sometimes, we daydream about being more…...

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January 17, 2013

Artist Wayne White’s 5 Tips for Flea Market Shopping

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Artist Wayne White, who will be featured on the Independent Lens film Beauty is Embarrassing, is beloved in the fine arts world for his "word paintings." He buys big landscape…...

January 17, 2013

Healthy Soul Food Recipe Contest Winner!

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[caption id="attachment_2962" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Carol Anne White is our Healthy Soul Food Contest winner![/caption] Byron Hurt's wonderful film Soul Food Junkies aired on Monday, and it was a big hit.…...