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An article about Steve James, the American Film Institute's 2018 Guggenheim Honoree .
An article about the 49th NAACP Image Award nominees.
A preview of this year's Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago.
A preview of what's playing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including some recommendations from what we've seen so far.
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.
"Life Itself" wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Editing.
A report on Stanley Nelson receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Highlights of our 2015 interviews, including Brie Larson, Bryan Cranston, Jason Segel, Lexi Alexander, Sarah Silverman, Spike Lee, Tom McCarthy, Ramin Bahrani, Paul Feig, Charlie Kaufman and much more.
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.
A preview of the 2015 Black Harvest Film Festival.
The table of contents for RogerEbert.com's complete coverage of AFI Docs 2015.
A report on the Stanley Nelson tribute, "Prophet's Prey" and "Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation" at AFI Docs 2015.
An introduction to coverage of the 2015 AFI Docs Film Festival.
A look at the Kickstarter campaign for "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution."
Posting 27,000 times to one online forum; Reflections of synthetic skin; Norman Lear on the neglected mission of PBS; The assistant economy; Kristen Stewart on the industry of celebrity.