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Stories of Trump’s America: How Documentary Filmmakers Plan to Escape the Liberal Bubble

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On Nov. 12 of this year, Impact Partners executive director and documentary producer Dan Cogan wrote a powerful call to action on Facebook. “The last 4 days have been a horror. The next 4 years will be worse,” he wrote. “And yet my pulse is quickening, because there is so much to be done, and we, the documentary film community, are in pole position to make a huge difference.”

Over 400 documentary filmmakers, producers and executives “liked” Cogan’s message—including Oscar-nominated directors Barbara Kopple, Matt Heineman, Heidi Ewing, Amy Berg and Lucy Walker—and over 40 individuals added comments.

But despite Cogan’s passionate and inspiring plea, the Facebook post also brought up some soul-searching within the documentary community: How do you make a difference if your work is only seen and discussed within the progressive “bubbles” of social media and urban centers? How do you avoid — as suggested by executives such as Jason Spingarn-Koff,
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A Look Back at Tommy Ford’s Career: from Harlem Nights to Hit ’90s Sitcom Martin

A Look Back at Tommy Ford’s Career: from Harlem Nights to Hit ’90s Sitcom Martin
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Fans said goodbye to Tommy Ford on Wednesday when the actor died at the young age of 52.

Born Thomas Mykal Ford, the actor was hospitalized earlier in the week and died on Wednesday, the actor’s agent confirmed to People. In a statement obtained by People, his family stated: “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford. On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.
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Tommy Ford, Star of ’90s Comedy ‘Martin,’ Dies at 52

Tommy Ford, Star of ’90s Comedy ‘Martin,’ Dies at 52
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Tommy Ford, known for his role as Tommy Strawn on the ’90s sitcom Martin, has died. He was 52.

Born Thomas Mykal Ford on Sept. 15, 1964 in Los Angeles, the actor, who was hospitalized Sunday, died Wednesday, his agent confirmed to People.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford,” Ford’s family said in a statement obtained by People. “On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.
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Martin’s Tommy Ford Hospitalized — as Costars Rush ‘to Be By His Side’

Martin’s Tommy Ford Hospitalized — as Costars Rush ‘to Be By His Side’
Tommy Ford, a star of ’90s sitcom Martin, has been hospitalized, a rep for the actor confirms to People.

Ford, who appeared on all five seasons of the series from 1992 to 1997, has been on life support at an Atlanta hospital since Sunday after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen, according to TMZ.

Since his hospitalization over the weekend, a source tells People that the actor’s costars are traveling to Atlanta to be with the actor, including Tichina Arnold who “dropped everything” to be with Ford.

“She just dropped everything to fly out there. She was supposed to be on a carpet,
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Ten of the best running movies

From Marathon Man to Forrest Gump, we complete a circuit of the best running-themed films. What's your favourite? Let us know below

Since the moment Eadweard Muybridge captured a man sprinting in 1887 runners have worn a path across the cinematic landscape. Whether on the pristine oval of an Olympic running track, a dusty patch in a prison rec yard or the damp tarmac of a rural country road, film has documented the sweat and solitude of running in all its pain and glory.

Here are 10 of the best.

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

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Opening with the sound of Tom Courtenay's feet thudding against a bleak rural lane, Tony Richardson and Alan Sillitoe's 1962 British New Wave classic is one of the most poetic running films in cinematic history. As Colin Smith, a petty delinquent, Courtenay gives a
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Brad Pitt Eating: The Mashup

  • NextMovie
Movie characters may seem more glamorous than you and me, but they've gotta eat. And you know who eats a lot in movies? Brad Pitt. And unlike the rest of us, even in comic moments, he looks good doing it (shocker).

Pitt did a fair amount of eating in his Oscar-nominated turn as Billy Beane in "Moneyball," but he chows down so much in so many movies, we're starting to wonder if the actor just gets hungry on set and brings his lunch into the scene with him. We're just waiting to see how much he ingests in "Killing Them Softly," out this week.

Movies Included (Click to Buy):

TroyMr. and Mrs. Smith | Moneyball | Ocean's Eleven | Johnny Suede | The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford | The Devil's Own | Inglorious Basterds  | Across the Tracks | Cutting Class | Kalifornia | Spy Game | Meet Joe Black | Sleepers | Seven Years in Tibet
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Billy Talent – Dead Silence Review

Ever since breaking onto the music scene in 2003 with their self-titled “debut” album after a lesser known name change, alternative rockers Billy Talent have been surpassing expectations with every new release. Maturing with grace much like a fine wine, their fourth release Dead Silence is no different, being some of their most mesmerizing work yet.

Abandoning the Led Zeppelin album naming convention of just numbering each CD – i.e. Billy Talent, Billy Talent II, Billy Talent III – Dead Silence improves upon the trademark Billy Talent sound in every way possible.

As an album overall, the most prevalent reaction to hit me was “Dead Silence sounds exactly like every other Billy Talent CD,” which I’ve emphatically relished about every other album as well. Billy Talent has found a dynamic sound which is both technically envied and pleasingly unique, perfecting their method with an “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” mentality.
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