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Lady Gaga and Brett Ratner Tease ‘The Love Project’

23 February 2017 11:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

Hollywood director-producer Brett Ratner and pop superstar Lady Gaga have joined forces.

On Tuesday afternoon, the filmmaker shared a photo of himself posing next to Mother Monster from the set of a mystery collaboration, which he dubbed The Love Project. Then on Thursday, Gaga posted a 30-second clip featuring black-and-white footage of different kinds of relationships — romantic, platonic, and familial. The final shot announces that The Love Project will be arriving Sunday and encourages viewers to “help love grow in the world.”

I'm so proud @BTWFoundation and I are partnering with #theloveproject2017. Show us your #lovein3words​ pic. »

- Joey Nolfi

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Missed Last Night’s Premiere of Maya Angelou Documentary ‘And Still I Rise’? Watch It Online Now!

22 February 2017 5:48 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” the first feature documentary on the prolific life of Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) premiered on PBS’ American Masters series nationwide last night, Tuesday, February 21. If you missed it, PBS has made… Continue Reading → »

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TV Review: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,’ An American Masters Documentary on PBS

21 February 2017 11:05 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

What many people know about Maya Angelou stems from her high-profile life as an intellectual, poet, memoirist and activist. For those less familiar with her life, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” should serve as a bracing introduction, and as an inducement to dive into her prose, poetry and speeches.

The experiences that went into the creation of her celebrated autobiographies are covered in this solidly crafted American Masters documentary. But what the documentary does best is give a sense of the wide sweep of her immensely varied and fascinating life. Even those who know Angelou’s biography fairly well are likely to appreciate the insights of her collaborators, colleagues, friends and family members, who talk vividly about the flowering of her gifts in many different social and artistic arenas.

Towering over the documentary’s lively lineup of contributors is Angelou herself. She passed away in 2014, but directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack use well-chosen »

- Maureen Ryan

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Richard Schickel, Influential Time Magazine Film Critic, Dies at 84

19 February 2017 5:58 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in Los Angeles of complications from a series of strokes, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 84.

“He was one of the fathers of American film criticism,” his daughter, writer Erika Schickel, told the Times. “He had a singular voice. When he wrote or spoke, he had an old-fashioned way of turning a phrase. He was blunt and succinct both on the page and in life.”

He wrote and/or directed more than 30 documentaries, mostly for television.

Schickel shared a 1977 Emmy nomination for the documentary “Life Goes to the Movies” and received two nominations in 1987 for the documentary “Minnelli on Minnelli: Liza Remembers Vincente,” which he directed.

Schickel wrote film reviews for Life magazine from 1965 until the magazine folded in »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’: How to Watch ‘American Masters’ Special Live Event, Featuring Hillary and Bill Clinton

16 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As February comes to a close, PBS intends to conclude their month-long programming of Black History celebrating African-American experience with various documentaries and specials, with the nationwide premiere of “American MastersMaya Angelou: And Still I Rise” directed and produced by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, on Tuesday, February 21 on PBS. The film will also be available on DVD through PBS Distribution.

The film discusses Dr. Maya Angelou’s working relationships with Malcolm X and James Baldwin along with new interviews with Dr. Angelou (filmed before her death in 2014), Oprah Winfrey, Common, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and many others.

Read More: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ Review: Comprehensive Documentary Lacks the Spark of Its Subject

Preceding next week’s airing of the documentary, tonight at approximately 6:05 p.m. E.T., “American Masters” in affiliation with Facebook and Instagram, will live stream a special preview event »

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‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’: How to Watch ‘American Masters’ Special Live Event, Featuring Hillary and Bill Clinton

16 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As February comes to a close, PBS intends to conclude their month-long programming of Black History celebrating African-American experience with various documentaries and specials, with the nationwide premiere of “American MastersMaya Angelou: And Still I Rise” directed and produced by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, on Tuesday, February 21 on PBS. The film will also be available on DVD through PBS Distribution.

The film discusses Dr. Maya Angelou’s working relationships with Malcolm X and James Baldwin along with new interviews with Dr. Angelou (filmed before her death in 2014), Oprah Winfrey, Common, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and many others.

Read More: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ Review: Comprehensive Documentary Lacks the Spark of Its Subject

Preceding next week’s airing of the documentary, tonight at approximately 6:05 p.m. E.T., “American Masters” in affiliation with Facebook and Instagram, will live stream a special preview event »

- Kerry Levielle

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Watch: Maya Angelou’s Son Weeps Recalling Heartbreak His Mother Felt Losing Role to Pearl Bailey

16 February 2017 11:33 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s hard to think of Maya Angelou as anything other than the symbol of strength she portrayed in her award-winning autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. But before it’s publication in 1969, the late poet was a single mother struggling to find work to support her son.

In an exclusive clip from American MastersMaya Angelou: And Still I Rise, the first documentary feature about her life, Angelou’s son Guy Johnson gets emotional remembering one particular hardship she experienced at the arms of Emmy-winning actress Pearl Bailey.

The year was 1967, and Hello Dolly! — one of »

- Dave Quinn

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TCA Winter Press Tour Day 12 Quotes: 'Top Chef' Shade, 'Wicked' Casting and Meerkat Poop

17 January 2017 9:31 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Sandwiched between a foodie dream panel for American Masters featuring Jacques Pepin and Alice Waters and a Broadway-friendly panel for Falsettos on Live From Lincoln Center, things got dark on PBS' second day at the Television Critics Association press tour.    Monday panels included American Experience docs on the Oklahoma City bombing and Ruby Ridge and a Nova special on the Flint water crisis, but also dark-with-uplift projects about a Holocaust escape tunnel and the 1966 University of Texas sniper shooting.      Highlights include some reservations about Top Chef, Stephanie J. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Cooking Competition Series Vomitous For Jacques Pepin & Alice Waters – TCA

16 January 2017 11:10 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jacques Pepin and Alice Waters are not fans of cooking competition reality TV series. They did not mince words when asked about the programming trend during a TCA panel today to promote PBS’ American Masters series upcoming Chefs Flight series of four documentaries, debuting in May. "It's a disservice; it's not what cooking is about," Pepin said dismissively. "Confrontation you have there is not how you learn to cook or understand food." Scoffed Waters, "We're teaching… »

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TCA: American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,’ Feb. 21 (Trailer)

15 January 2017 12:46 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The first feature documentary about the prolific life of Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) will premiere on PBS’ American Masters series, the network announced during its Television Critics Association (TCA) winter tour segment earlier today. “Maya Angelou: And… Continue Reading → »

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‘Victoria’: Jenna Coleman Is Every Inch England’s Rebellious Queen in Illuminating PBS Drama

13 January 2017 12:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On the heels of “The Crown’s” win at the Golden Globes, the world’s fascination with the British royal family continues unabated. PBS enters the fray with “Victoria,” the tale of the original long-reigning queen who is the great, great grandmother of the Queen Elizabeth we know now.

Starring “Doctor Who” alum Jenna Coleman, “Victoria” traces the monarch’s time from the age of accession at 18 through her long and tumultuous reign that included her passionate marriage to Prince Albert, increased expansion of the British Empire, and becoming a national icon.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’s’ Jenna Coleman Embodies the Vivacious and Very Short Queen Victoria

Coleman exited “Doctor Who” after two tours with the time-traveling alien. At a sit-down interview with IndieWire last summer, she admitted that going back to TV right away wasn’t her plan.

“I was quite determined to not do another TV series for a while, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Sundance Names Peter Dinklage, Larry Wilmore, Patton Oswalt to Juries

11 January 2017 3:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Dinklage, Patton Oswalt, Larry Wilmore, Gael Garcia Bernal and Sonia Braga have been named to the juries at the Sundance Film Festival.

García Bernal, who won a Golden Globe Award for “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “Game of Thrones” star Dinklage will be on the U.S. dramatic films jury while Wilmore is part of the U.S. documentary jury. Oswalt is on the short film jury.

The festival kicks off Jan. 19 and runs through Jan. 29 in Park City, Utah.

Producer Jody Hill, AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga, and production designer Jeannine Oppewall are also on the dramatic films jury. Wilmore will be joined on the documentary jury by French filmmaker, producer Julie Goldman, filmmaker Robert Greene, and “American Masters” series creator and executive producer Susan Lacy.

Braga is part of the world cinema dramatic jury along with Chinese actress-producer Nai An and Greek filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari.

The »

- Dave McNary

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Sundance 2017 Jury Members Include Gael García Bernal, Larry Wilmore, Athina Rachel Tsangari and More

11 January 2017 2:50 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Each year, the Sundance Film Festival rolls out an enviable lineup of jury members — billed as “experts in film, art, culture and science” — to dole out awards to the feature-length works shown at the festival. In total, 28 prizes (and sometimes more!) will be announced at a ceremony on January 28 (as ever, Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 24). The festival has now announced this year’s various jury members, including actors, filmmakers, producers, writers and other luminaries (and, yes, plenty of Sundance alums pop up amongst their ranks).

Additionally, the festival has also announced that actress, comedian, correspondent and podcast host Jessica Williams will host the annual awards. Jones seems poised to have a very busy Sundance indeed, as she also toplines James Strouse’s premiere “The Incredible Jessica James,” which will close out the festival the night before.

The awards, which recognize standout artistic and story elements, »

- Kate Erbland

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