5 items from 2016
The idea behind the Local Voices neighbor-to-neighbor campaign is simple: use a documentary approach to capture the concerns every day Americans have about Donald Trump in unscripted, personal commentaries and then air them as one-minute ads in the same swing state communities where they were filmed.
Filmmaker Lee Hirsch (“Bully”), who started the Local Voices Democratic Super Pac in 2008, has spent the last three election cycles studying and experimenting with how best to engage and motivate voters.
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“I’ve seen the same thing over and over again,” Hirsch wrote IndieWire, “election season is intense, and perceived community norms lead to an almost palpable intimidation that suppresses an honest public dialogue about the presidential candidates, and has the deepest affect on those who might be leaning towards the democratic ticket.”
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- Chris O'Falt
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The title of Deborah Esquenazi’s film Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four is not an accident. It has been done to deliberately reference both West of Memphis and The Central Park Five. Those two films were also true crime documentaries that focused on cases in which the wrong people – bundled together under one umbrella with a numerical media savvy nickname – were convicted of a heinous crime. The mistrials of justice in both of those cases were so monumental that multiple films, non-fiction and dramatic, exist about each.
It’s doubtful the same will become true of the San Antonio Four given the crimes for which the four women at the centre of its terribly heartbreaking story were charged and found guilty of were not as sensationally savage as those other stories. »
- Glenn Dunks
Susan Solomon-Shapiro, who has spent the last seven years at Principato-Young, has just left to join management and production firm Circle of Confusion where she will work with directors and writers. All clients will come with her. They include: Rebecca Thomas (Little Mermaid), Deiderik van Rooijen (Cadaver), Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil, West Of Memphis), Natalie Chaidez, (Twelve Monkeys, Hunters), Ashley Miller (Thor, Black Sails), Zack Stentz (The Flash, Booster Gold… »
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- Laura Berger
Best selling author, artist and unjustly convicted death row survivor Damien Echols joins new art collective. If you’ve seen the nightmarish Paradise Lost HBO documentaries or the Peter Jackson theatrical doc West Of Memphis (or even the tepid Atom Egoyan feature Devil’S Knot), you know the name Damien Echols. Echols was one of the unfortunate…
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- Chris Alexander
5 items from 2016
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