16 items from 2014
Rhonj, meet Oitnb. Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice faces possible jail time at the same Danbury, Conn. prison that inspired the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, according to a report published Thursday, Mar. 6; Lauryn Hill also served time at the same facility in 2013. "There are very few women's prisons that are close to the big metropolitan areas," criminal lawyer Florian Miedel told the Daily Mail. "Danbury is the closest and where Teresa is most likely to be sent, but [...] »
The lineup for one of the largest musical festivals of the year is out — and filled with huge names! From Kanye and A$AP Ferg to Elton John and Lionel Richie, Bonnaroo has the most diverse lineup ever.
Hopefully Kanye West won’t walk off stage this time! The rapper is headlining Bonnaroo, along with Elton John, and it will be his big return to the festival since he left the stage six years ago after being booed! See the full lineup below, and get the details on where and when to get your tickets!
Bonaroo Lineup Revealed
Are you ready for this? On Feb. 22, tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale at 12:00 Pm Est, and we’ve got a feeling they’re going to go fast. You can purchase general admission tickets as well as VIP packages right here. On June 12-15th, more than 125 bands and 20 comedic acts »
- Emily Longeretta
The Bonnaroo Music Festival, which runs for four days in Manchester Tenn., recently announced their 2014 lineup.
Headlining the 13th annual Bonnaroo will be Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix, Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean and The Flaming Lips.
Also heading to the Great Stage Park this summer will be Neutral Milk Hotel, Wiz Khalifa, Cut Copy, The Head and the Heart, Lauryn Hill, Broken Bells, Ice Cube, Slightly Stoopid, Fitz and The Tantrums, Cake, Janelle Monae, Amos Lee and John Butler Trio.
West was a surprise choice for the festival, which hasn’t had the rapper in their lineup since 2008 when he walked onto the stage nearly two hours after his scheduled set time. Though he tried to blame Pearl Jam’s extended set, the crowd united in booing him.
For John and Richie, two veterans in the music industry, this will »
The always epic Bonnaroo — a four-day music and camping festival on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn. — boasts some huge names this year. The festival has just confirmed its headliners will be Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White and Lionel Richie. Watch the festival's teaser video and check out the 125 plus artists on the lineup below. The festival’s thirteenth year, which goes down June 12-15, will mark the surprising return of West, whose headlining set in 2008 turned into a disaster when his Glow In The Dark-themed light show didn’t start until after sunrise. Ye posted an angry rant on his blog blaming Bonnaroo organizers, but it seems that all is now forgiven. This year will mark Elton John and Lionel Richie’s first ever appearance. Tickets go on sale Feb. 22 at noon Est. Here’s the full Bonnaroo lineup: Elton John Kanye West Jack White Lionel Richie Vampire Weekend »
- Whitney Phaneuf
Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival enters its sixth year with another lineup that boasts big names in nearly every genre. Headliners include Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Zedd and Lauryn Hill. Check out the complete lineup below. Historically a solid festival for hip-hop, this year hosts Wu-Tang Clan, Childish Gambino, Die Antwoord, Dmx and Ying Yang Twins. Rock and folk artists include Cage the Elephant, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Deftones, the Kills, Big Gigantic, tUnE-yArDs and Drive-By Truckers. Country music will be represented by Dwight Yoakam. Free Press Summer Festival will take place May 31-June 1 in Eleanor »
- Whitney Phaneuf
As you probably know if you've consumed any sort of media this weekend, yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' legendary debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. There have been all sorts of tributes — including a full two-hour special last night, with performances from Maroon 5, Pharrell, Katy Perry, plus Paul and Ringo themselves — but we would like to highlight this semi-rare appearance from one Lauryn Hill on Letterman. Happy Beatles Month! Call your parents. »
- Amanda Dobbins
Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth (Les Damnés de la Terre, 1961) functions as the inspiration and spine for Göran Hugo Olsson's Concerning Violence. Featuring excerpts of Fanon's text read by Lauryn Hill, Olsson presents us with his own visual text on the dehumanizing effects of colonization and the importance of promoting social movements that strive for decolonization. Focusing on the unfathomable psychological damage caused by colonization, Olsson channels Fanon in advocating that the colonized people resort to violence in order to liberate themselves from colonizing forces. For a pacifist, this might be a bitter pill to swallow, but Olsson's unmatched finesse in assembling archival footage might just be enough to convert some naysayers over to the legitimacy of violence. »
- Don Simpson
Sundance 2014 is officially in the books, and while there wasn’t any kind of big $10 million distribution deal, films like Boyhood, Whiplash, and Frank had receptions warmer than the bizarre Utah weather over the past 10 days, guaranteeing we’ll be talking about them through the rest of the year.
But that’s the narrative side of things. When it comes to documentaries, Sundance is traditionally one of the most fruitful film festivals in the world. Here are ten of the most interesting and best received non-fiction titles to keep an eye on in 2014:
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory
The subtitle says it all for this year’s U.S. Documentary Audience Award winner. In Alive Inside, a social worker brings iPods to elderly men and women suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and the sounds of their youth actually “awaken” them. As one might expect, »
- John Gilpatrick
Sure, the Beatles performed, and Beyonce redefined “Bootylicious,” but if you ask me the best performance of the Grammys on Jan. 26 was one of the most unlikely — when Kendrick and Imagine Dragons staged a live mashup of their songs.
As a huge Kendrick Lamar fan (he was robbed last night, even Macklemore knows it), I was a little weary about pairing him up with the alternative, drum-pounding rock band Imagine Dragons at the Grammys on Jan. 26, but it turns out I was stupid to be a Doubting Thomas. Like, really stupid.
I guess I was just having trouble understanding how K.Dot and the guys of Imagine Dragons were going to do it. But I should’ve listened to Grammys Rule No. 1: Never Bet Against Kendrick Lamar. Everything the guy touches turns to gold (if you need an example, I have 12 — every song on Good Kid, »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
London — Jean-Christophe Simon’s Berlin-based sales house Films Boutique has added a string of high-profile pics to its Berlin sales slate, including Susan Sarandon-starrer “Ping Pong Summer” and Daniel Ribeiro’s “The Way He Looks,” which world premieres in Berlin’s Panorama section.
Other additions include Goran Hugo Olsson’s Sundance and Berlin Panorama pic “Concerning Violence,” Sudabeh Mortezai’s Berlin competition player “Macondo,” Umut Dag’s “Cracks in Concrete,” which screens as a Panorama Special, and Denis Cote’s “Joy of Man’s Desiring,” which world premieres in the Forum section.
American indie director Michael Tully’s 1980s-set coming-of-age comedy “Ping Pong Summer,” which also toplines John Hannah and Lea Thompson, screened at Sundance and Rotterdam, and will be screened at the European Film Market in Berlin.
- Leo Barraclough and John Hopewell
Selection opens with a documentary about what motivates Somali pirates and includes the European premiere of 20,000 Days on Earth, starring Nick Cave, and 10 world premieres.Scroll down for full list
The Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 6-16) has unveiled the 16 films that will make up the documentary section of its Panorama strand.
This year’s Panorama Dokumente comprises 16 films, including ten world premieres, and will open on Feb 7 with the world premiere of Dutch co-production The Last Hijack by Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting. The film depicts what motivates piracy in Somalia.
The topic of Africa, which is also reflected in the Ethiopian fictional feature Difret, is also central to Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson in Concerning Violence. This commentary on Africa’s decolonisation, cites Frantz Fanon’s “The Wretched of the Earth” - and Us singer Lauryn Hill lends these texts her voice.
Olsson previously presented The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 about the Afro-American civil rights »
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“I’m going to get in so much trouble for saying that.” Truer words were never spoken. That was David O. Russell after complaining to the a New York Daily News correspondent that Jennifer Lawrence’s time commitment to the Hunger Games franchise “talk about 12 years of slavery, that’s what the franchise is.” Since the quote circulated today, the American Hustle director has issued a statement of apology. But not before we decided to look back into recent history to see who else has been ill-advised in their references to our country’s worst sin.
“Clearly, I used a stupid analogy in a poor attempt at humor,” Russell’s statement said. “I realized it the minute I said it and I’m truly sorry.”
- Sabrina Rojas Weiss
Throughout the history of film, documentaries have had a penchant for telling tales not often seen in cinema. Whether they be small stories about ordinary people, or large ones about key moments in history, documentaries have often been a way to capture and portray them. Following in this tradition is the newest documentary from filmmaker Göran Olsson, which looks at the subject of liberation struggles of African countries in the 60s and 70s. Titled Concerning Violence, the documentary is Olsson’s fourth, and uses archive footage, with narration from singer Lauryn Hill. The first trailer for the film, which is set to premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, has now been released, and can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
In 2011, Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson brought a forgotten piece of American history vividly to life with "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975." The compelling documentary unearthed largely unseen footage shot by Swedish journalists of the era, and shined a new light on the potent Black Power movement of the time. For his next effort, Olsson is once again digging into the archives to present a new perspective on a powerful topic. "Concerning Violence," which will make its debut at this month's Sundance Film Festival, uses archival footage to explore African liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s, with excerpts from psychologist/philosopher Frantz Fanon’s seminal anticolonial text "The Wretched of the Earth" — narrated by none other than rapper Lauryn Hill — as a narrative guide. As you'll see in this exclusive teaser trailer, it's as provocative and promising mix of imagery and ideas. Playing as part of the World Documentary program, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Bobby Moynihan and Grant De Kernion a TV cartoon like no other, the story of gay white rapper named Chozen Before the conference call connects and the publicity chat is underway, one wonders, what’s exactly going through the minds of Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan and writer/producer Grant De Kernion in the days prior to the broadcast premiere of their FX Networks cartoon comedy Chozen. Theirs is a unique pitch, an animated comedy from the creators of Archer and Eastbound & Down about a heavyset, gay white rapper named Chozen (voice of Moynihan), just released from prison and anxious to claim his place as a best-selling rap artist. Looking to classic Hip Hop for answers, perhaps Lauryn Hill and her long ago Fugees capture Chozen’s story best (with a little lyrical tweaking). »
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are the frontrunners to win Best New Artist at this year's Grammys. Among their competition is another rap artist, Kendrick Lamar. While each act reaped seven Grammy nominations, the duo has the edge here because their social message hit song "Same Love" is nominated for Song of the Year. However, their position is eerily similar to Kanye West's debut at the Grammys in 2004 when he had a total of 10 nominations including Album of Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. While he walked away with three awards, none were in the General Field; he lost Best New Artist to Maroon 5. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis also contend for the same three General Field awards. Rap artists have not fared well in this category. Since 1989, 14 have been nominated for Best New Artist but only one -- Arrested Development in 1992 -- has won. While many »
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