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Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Grey Gardens family to feature in doc

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Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Grey Gardens family to feature in doc
Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson directs project with Sfi backing.

Göran Hugo Olsson (The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975) is working on the feature documentary That Summer, centred on artist Peter Beard and his family of friends, who formed an enormously influential and vibrant creative community in Montauk, Long Island in the 1970s.

The film includes extraordinary footage from a project Beard initiated with Lee Radziwill about her relatives, the Beales of Grey Gardens, predating by years their depiction in the landmark Albert Maysles film Grey Gardens.

Andy Warhol also features in That Summer, and shot some of the newly unearthed footage, as did director Jonas Mekas, with additional cinematography by Maysles and Vincent Fremont.

Olsson and Swedish production company Story join production companies Louverture Films, Thunderbolt Ranch and Final Cut for Real on the project. Tobias Janson, Joslyn Barnes, Nejma Beard and Signe Byrge Sørensen serve as producers, with Beard serving as executive producer alongside Andrea Barron
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Andy Warhol to Be Subject of Documentary Using Footage Shot by Warhol Himself

Andy Warhol to Be Subject of Documentary Using Footage Shot by Warhol Himself
Göran Hugo Olsson is set to direct “That Summer,” a documentary based on unique footage shot by Andy Warhol, Peter Beard, and Jonas Mekas in the 1970s in Montauk, Long Island.

Olsson is re-teaming with Swedish outfit Story Ab, the company behind his documentary “Black Power Mixtape,” which is based on footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists chronicling the Black Power movement in the U.S. The documentary feature played at Sundance and won an award for best editing.
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Netflix Is Getting Rid of These 45 Movies and TV Shows in June

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Now that we know what's coming to Netflix in June, it's time to bid adieu to what's leaving. There are some serious heartbreakers (I don't care how cheesy The Prince & Me is, I'll love it forever), so make sure you read through the full list in case any of your favorites are on there. Related16 Netflix Shows You Can Binge in 1 Weekend (We Promise) June 1 D2: The Mighty Ducks Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Heterosexual Jill House of Wax Kidnapped Knuckleball! L'Auberge Espagnole Serendipity The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 The Blair Witch Project The Good Guys season one The Hustler The Little Rascals The Prince & Me The Teacher Who Defied Hitler The Three Musketeers The Way of the Dragon This Is Spinal Tap Two Step We Are the Giant June 6 Private Practice seasons one to six June 8 Xenia June 9 4:44: Last Day on Earth Farewell Herr Schwarz Free the Nipple
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Watch all the Films in SundanceNow Doc Club's Rich "Black Lives on Film" Program

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SundanceNow Doc Club, the streaming video subscription service that specializes in documentaries, has announced that online availability of its "Black Lives on Film" program of 11 documentaries, curated in honor of Black History Month.  The lineup includes a number of films we've profiled on this blog over the years, including "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975," "The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords," Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed" (available for the first time online), "King: A Filmed Record," "The Loving Story," "The Order of Myths" and several more. It truly is a solid group of documentary films, all of...
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Watch First USA Release Trailer for 'Concerning Violence' - Next from 'Black Power Mixtape' Director

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After attempting to contextualize the Black Power Movement, in a format more accessible to a new generation - what we call a "mixtape" hence the title, "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" - Swedish director Goran Hugo Olsson continues on that same path, in a similar style, with his next film, which made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Titled "Concerning Violence," and produced by Annika Rogell and Tobias Janson for Story Ab, the project incorporates the words from Frantz Fanon’s "The Wretched of the Earth," using newly-discovered archive...
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Exclusive: Trailer For Award Winning Documentary 'Concerning Violence' Narrated By Ms. Lauryn Hill

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Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2014 has been nothing but a string of acclaim for the documentary "Concerning Violence." Picking up the Cinema Fairbindet Prize in Berlin, and screening at festivals around the world, the powerful film is now headed to cinemas, and today we have the exclusive trailer. Directed by Göran Hugo Olsson, ("The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975") and narrated by Ms. Lauryn Hill, the film is based on Frantz Fanon’s seminal anticolonial text "The Wretched of the Earth," and is an exploration of the forces of repression and colonialism in Africa. As we wrote in our review, the documentary provides "a searing look at Europe's painful involvement in participating, encouraging and backing regimes of oppression." It's light fare, but a necessary, and important film. "Concerning Violence" opens on December 5th at the IFC Center, with Olsson on hand for a Q&A following...
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In 'Concerning Violence,' 'Black Power Mixtape' Director Tackles Struggle for Liberation via Frantz Fanon

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After attempting to contextualize the Black Power Movement, in a format more accessible to a new generation - what we call a "mixtape" hence the title, "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" - Swedish director Goran Hugo Olsson continues on that same path, in a similar style, with his next film, which made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Titled "Concerning Violence," and produced by Annika Rogell and Tobias Janson for Story Ab, the project incorporates the words from Frantz Fanon’s "The Wretched of the Earth," using newly-discovered archive...
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Film Review: 'Concerning Violence'

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★★★★☆In answer to what he would do to follow 2011's multi-layered collage The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, Göran Hugo Olsson has settled on the fight against Colonists in Africa by its indigenous people by again raiding the archives of Swedish Television for Concerning Violence (2014). This time he is using as the contextual device the words of Frantz Fanon spoken by Lauryn Hill, from Fanon’s book The Wretched Of The Earth. With a filmed introduction by postcolonial theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, the film is split into nine chapters that delve into different perspectives on the African uprising that sprung up all over the continent from 1975 onwards.
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Release Date Set for 'Concerning Violence' - 'Black Power Mixtape' Director Tackles Struggle For Liberation via Frantz Fanon

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After attempting to contextualize the Black Power Movement, in a format more accessible to a new generation - what we call a "mixtape" hence the title, "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" - Swedish director Goran Hugo Olsson continues on that same path, in a similar style, with his next film, which made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Titled "Concerning Violence," and produced by Annika Rogell and Tobias Janson for Story Ab, the project incorporates the words from Frantz Fanon’s "The Wretched of the Earth," using newly-discovered archive...
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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014: 'Concerning Violence' review

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★★★★★Illustrating the provocative and combative concepts of Martinique-born Afro-French psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon's anti-colonial text The Wretched of the Earth, Göran Hugo Olsson's Concerning Violence (2014) aims to explore Africa's subjugated past in hope of understanding the continent's current geopolitical condition. An abrasively worded thinkpiece, Olsson's follow-up to 2011's The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 - screening at this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest after stints at Sundance and Berlin - is a damning indictment of European imperialism and an eloquent tirade of inflammatory imagery that explores the human, social and cultural consequences of decolonisation.
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Watch 2 Clips From 'Concerning Violence' - 'Black Power Mixtape' Director Tackles Struggle For Liberation via Frantz Fanon

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After attempting to contextualize the Black Power Movement, in a format more accessible to a new generation - what we call a "mixtape" hence the title, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 - Swedish director Goran Hugo Olsson will continue on that same path, in a similar style, with his next film, which made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Titled Concerning Violence, and produced by Annika Rogell and Tobias Janson for Story Ab, the project incorporates the words from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, using newly-discovered archive footage (as was the case with Mixtape),...
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Berlinale 2014: Göran Hugo Olsson on Concerning Violence

After years as a multihyphenate creator of a raft of documentaries (one of which is titled, wonderfully, Fuck You, Fuck You Very Much [1998]), Sweden’s Göran Hugo Olsson has recently come to greater prominence. His documentary on soul singer Billy Paul, Am I Black Enough For You, secured international distribution in 2009, while 2011’s vibrant archive collage The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 took him to another level. Olsson’s new film, like its predecessor, screens in the Panorama Documentary strand of the Berlinale. Concerning Violence is based on Frantz Fanon’s famous 1961 book, The Wretched of the Earth, and focuses, in nine discrete chapters, […]
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Publicist Richard Lormand at Berlinale 2014

Richard Lormand has been a friend on the circuit of ours for may years.

He has an exciting new lineup of women directed films at Berlin.

Wow!!

Can't wait to see them all!

Following is his press release on them. Now you now what to watch (and buy!!) at Berlin!!

from Richard -

Hola Film Lovers!

I've been prepping my Berlinale films in sunny, sumptuous Buenos Aires, but I'm still excited to get back to the European winter. After recent debates about the sparse presence of female directors in competition at major film festivals, I'm pleased to announce that I'm handling three Berlinale Competition films directed by women! Here's my bottom line on all four of my Berlinale 2014 films (in order of appearance):

Goran Hugo Olsson's Concerning Violence: Swedish filmmaker Goran Hugo Olsson is a true talent at turning archival footage into thought-provoking pertinent films, as in the 2011 Sundance hit The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. His new film Concerning Violence was just shown at Sundance and will be presented in the Berlinale's Panorama Doc section. Based on radical political writer Frantz Fanon's post-colonial studies work, the film shows how the price of freedom in Africa has usually been paid with violence. Ms. Lauryn Hill's distinctive and asssertive voice bring extra force to the texts. Unique style and editing add to the powerful experience this important film offers.

Feo Aladag's Inbetween Worlds (Zwischen Welten): I admire directors for the persistence, focus and stamina the best of them demonstrate in sticking to the long and multifaceted process of making a film. Berlin-based director Feo Aladag is a fine example of a writer-director-producer's unshakeable commitment to a project. Feo puts the same passionate talent for cross-cultural interconnection into Inbetween Worlds as she did in the Tribeca winner When We Leave (Die Fremde). Ronald Zehrfeld (Christian Petzold's Barbara) as the troubled German soldier and the mostly non-professional Afghani cast are all terrific in this smart and compassionate human drama.

Celina Murga's The Third Side Of The River (La Tercera Orilla): Argentinian director Celina Murga gives us a tight exercise in teenage tension in her new film La Tercera Orilla (lit. The Third Bank). This rigorously-constructed film boasts a smoldering performance by first-timer Alian Devetec as the broody Nicolas. Celina keeps us guessing about her main character's path as his overbearing father begins to dictate Nicolas' future. Celina previously showed her knack for films about youth in her acclaimed features A Week Alone and Ana And The Others. Her former Rolex Arts Initiative mentor Martin Scorsese executive produced.

Sudabeh Mortezai's MacOndo: It's always a surprise when a first film makes it into Competition at a major festival. It's the prestigious festival way of saying "You must check out this amazing new filmmaker!" I definitely agree that's the case for Vienna-based Iranian Sudabeh Mortezai. She has successfully captured the heart and soul of the refugee condition in her touching first fiction feature. In the leading role, 11-year-old Ramasan Minkailov is phenomenal - sensitive, strong, charismatic.

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10 Documentaries to Watch From Sundance 2014

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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,
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Films Boutique Adds Several Pix to Berlin Slate (Exclusive)

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.

Tully made his directorial debut with “Cocaine Angel,” which world preemed at Rotterdam in 2006. His follow-up, “Silver Jew,” world premiered at SXSW in 2007. In 2011, he wrote,
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Berlinale Lines Up 10 World Premieres for Panorama Dokumente Section

Berlinale Lines Up 10 World Premieres for Panorama Dokumente Section
London — The Berlin Film Festival has completed the lineup for the Panorama Dokumente section, which is devoted to documentaries. Sixteen films have been selected, including 10 world premieres.

It will open on Feb. 7 with the world premiere of Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting’s “The Last Hijack,” which looks at what drives piracy in Somalia.

Africa is also the setting for Swedish filmmaker Goran Hugo Olsson’s “Concerning Violence,” which examines the process of decolonization in Africa. Olsson presented “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975,” about the African-American civil rights movement, in the Panorama section in 2011.

The history of photography is shown from an African-American perspective by Thomas Allen Harris in “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.”

In “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?,” Michel Gondry conveys with ingenuity and humor his impressions from a series of conversations with American linguist Noam Chomsky.

Panorama has a tradition of music films,
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Berlin completes Panorama Dok line-up

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Berlin completes Panorama Dok line-up
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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Sundance 2014 Preview: 'Black Power Mixtape' Director Tackles Struggle For Liberation via Frantz Fanon

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After attempting to contextualize the Black Power Movement, in a format more accessible to a new generation - what we call a "mixtape" hence the title, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 - Swedish director Goran Hugo Olsson will continue on that same path, in a similar style, with his next film, which we just learned (see the post just below this one) will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month (Black Power Mixtape did the same 2 years ago). To be titled Concerning Violence, and produced by Annika Rogell and Tobias Janson for Story Ab, the project incorporates the words from Frantz...
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Bahamas to honour Glover

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Bahamas to honour Glover
Danny Glover has been selected to receive the Bahamas International Film Festival’s (Biff) Career Achievement Award.

Glover, whose credits include the Lethal Weapon films, Dreamgirls and The Color Purple, will receive his honour on December 6.

The honouree is also renowned for his community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice and access to health care and education programmes in the Us and Africa.

He received a 2006 DGA honour in recognition of these efforts and a 2011 Pioneer Award from the National Civil Rights Museum. Glover served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Un Development Programme from 1998-2004 and collected the Medaille Des Arts Et Des Letters from the French Ministry of Culture in 2011.

In 2005 Glover co-founded New York-based Louverture Films with writer/producer Joslyn Barnes, dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. Among the films
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