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NY Times Op-Docs: “Black Colleges in the Age of Trump”

Source:  The New York Times Stanley Nelson’s “Black Colleges in the Age of Trump” explores the difficult and sometimes bizarre relationship between the Trump administration and America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Nelson, whose previous...

E! greenlights Rose McGowan documentary series “Citizen Rose”

Source:  Deadline Rose McGowan, one of the strongest voices of the #MeToo movement, is set to star in and produce "Citizen Rose," a five-part documentary series that looks at the world through the artist/activist’s eyes for E! The network will air a two-hour special...

“The Rape of Recy Taylor” takes a deep dive into systemic injustice

Source:  The New York Times Planting a flag firmly at the intersection of patriarchy, sexism and white supremacy, “The Rape of Recy Taylor” is a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption. As if apprised in advance of our current political moment, director...

“Quest” is a moving portrait of an American family

Source:  The New York Times Barack Obama is not the subject of “Quest,” Jonathan Olshefski’s new documentary, an intimate and patient portrait of a North Philadelphia family. But the film, which begins and ends with presidential elections — Mr. Obama’s in 2008 and his...

“Meth Storm” is a heartbreaking film with no easy answers

Source:  The Film Stage For some who grow up in rural Arkansas, there are limited options: you can either be a meth dealer or a cop chasing meth dealers. Set in the close-knit community of Faulkner County, native sons of the region, Craig and Brent Renaud, have...

GLAAD funds its first feature documentary: “TransMilitary”

Source:  Deadline On the heels of Trans Awareness Week, GLAAD’s Media Institute is giving a grant to help finance what marks its first funding for a feature-length film project. "TransMilitary" is a feature documentary that chronicles the lives of four American...

How Colin Kaepernick inspires “13th” director Ava DuVernay

Source:  GQ Has Colin Kaepernick sparked a movement? When he first gained attention for remaining seated during the national anthem, a heated debate ensued on his motivations, whether or not he had accomplished anything, or if this was disrespect for the American...

“Tony — The Movie” explores the life of a homeless man in San Diego

Source:  The San Diego Union-Tribune "Uh oh trouble,” Tony Rodriguez says as he sees police approaching his tent on a downtown San Diego sidewalk. “I’m probably going to go to jail today.” The scene, filmed on a downtown San Diego street last year, opens “Tony — The...