Odie Henderson

Odie Henderson

Odie "Odienator" Henderson has spent almost 30 years working in Information Technology. He runs the blogs Big Media Vandalism and Tales of Odienary Madness. Read his answers to our Movie Love Questionnaire here.

A lover of film noir, musicals, Blaxploitation, bad art and good trash, Odie has been a Far Flung Correspondent since 2011. He has written for Slant Magazine's The House Next Door blog since 2006. He is the troublemaker responsible for the annual Black History Mumf series at Big Media Vandalism. His work has also appeared at MovieMezzanine, Movies Without Pity, Salon, and of course, here at RogerEbert.com.

In 2013, Odie entered the world of film festival programming, presenting 9 movies at the Off Plus Camera Film Festival in Krakow, Poland.

Based in the NYC area, Odie enjoys writing code almost as much as he enjoys writing prose. Something is wrong with that guy.

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Cab Calloway: The Hi-De-Ho Man

"Cab Calloway: Sketches" premieres at 10 p.m. ET/PT Monday, February 27 on PBS's "American Masters" (check local listings), and PBS on demand after that. When I was 10, I snuck into my first R-rated movie and caught my first glimpse…

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Black history written with lightning

"The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975" plays on PBS's "Independent Lens" Thursday, February 9, 2012. Check local listings. It is also available on DVD, Netflix Instant and Amazon Instant. After viewing "The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975," I stumbled out of the…

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Forget it Ji, it's Kolkata

"The Bengali Detective" plays HBO On Demand, beginning November 16th. The first thing you need to know about "The Bengali Detective is that Fox Searchlight purchased the remake rights ten months before the general public laid eyes on it. Director…

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So U2 Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star

"Killing Bono" available On Demand (through various cable outlets -- check your listings) October 5. In theaters November 4. by Odie Henderson "Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little." -- Gore Vidal I was the only patron at…

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The enemy of my enemy es mi amigo

"Amigo" is playing in selected theaters, including the Siskel Film Center in Chicago. by Odie Henderson There is something to be said for the economy in John Sayles' movie titles. He gets his point across in five words or less.…

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Who forgives the Gonzo?

Opening theatrically in New York. Available now through Comcast On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu. See TribecaFilm.com for details. by Odie Henderson "Beware the Gonzo" begins with one of those flash-forwarded scenes where something from later in the film is presented…

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Shut Up Little Man: An Odie Misadventure

Opening theatrically in select cities and available On Demand through Comcast, Amazon, Hulu and other providers. For more information, visit TribecaFilm.com. by Odie Henderson The technological weapon of choice is refreshingly analog: Cassette tapes containing the vitriolic, violent rants of…

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Colorless green ideas "Sleep Furiously"

Fandor.com will present "Sleep Furiously" along with the featurette "Sketchbook for the Library Van," for a free 24-hour On Demand window on July 29th. Details here. Also playing Aug. 12-18 at Facets Cinematheque in Chicago. by Odie Henderson "You've got…