An annotated table of contents including content both new and republished featured on RogerEbert.com in allegiance with the Black Lives Matter movement.
An interview with Stanley Nelson, director of "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool," premiering at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday, October 4th with the filmmaker in attendance.
Premieres, Midnights, Special Events and more have been announced for next month's Sundance Film Festival.
Matt writes: The latest honor for Steve James' acclaimed Roger Ebert documentary, "Life Itself," arrived on September 21st at the 37th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, where the film won an accolade for Outstanding Editing. Chaz Ebert provided her own in-depth coverage of the ceremony, which included a lifetime achievement award for trailblazing documentarian Stanley Nelson. "Life Itself" is currently available to stream for free until Friday, October 7th.
A report on Stanley Nelson receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Sheila writes: Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died on August 30 at the age of 82. The obituary in the New York Times gives an overview of this man's extraordinary career and contributions. The site Open Culture has a small post about Oliver Sacks' final Tweet which was a link to a video of a flash mob orchestra gathering to play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in a large public square. Sacks' Tweet read: "A beautiful way to perform one of the world's great musical treasures." His curiosity and appreciation of life in all its variety remained intact until the very end. Here is the video of that flash mob which is, indeed, "beautiful."
An interview with Stanley Nelson, the director of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.