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  • The new documentary film, “Method Sampling: How to Build the Future Together” premiered at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival in early November and won the fest’s award for Best Music Documentary. The film is now available to rent or buy on a number of online platforms.
  • In an acclaimed career spanning over half a century, husband and wife Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme represented the very best in popular music, starting with youthful pop hits in the 1950s and 1960s and followed by their Grammy® and Emmy®-winning triumphs focusing on the Great American Songbook.Their son, Emmy nominated composer David Lawrence hosts "Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme: Memories of My Mom & Dad," an all-new My Music special to premiere Saturday evening, December 2 on PBS, with encore broadcasts to follow.We are joined by Executive Producer and Director T.J. Lubinsky.
  • The new documentary, premiering on HBO tonight, "South To Black Power" is inspired by New York Times columnist and bestselling author Charles Blow’s book, which calls for a reverse “great migration” of African Americans from the North back to the South to reclaim the land, political representation, and culture that they left behind, and in so doing, forever transform the power structure in America.
  • A new three-part documentary film “Regenerating Life” will have its world premiere at Time & Space Limited in Hudson, New York on October 8th at 1:00 p.m. The documentary is produced by Hummingbird Films and focuses on the climate crisis.
  • "American Symphony," Oscar nominee Matthew Heineman’s moving portrait of the musician Jon Batiste as he experiences his greatest professional success (he dominated the 2022 Grammys) at the same time his wife faces her greatest personal challenge (she is battling leukemia), has been acquired by Netflix following a lengthy bidding war. Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground, which has a first-look deal with Netflix, is part of the project."American Symphony" will be part of Woodstock Film Festival on Saturday, September 30 at 10:15 a.m. at Tinker Street Cinema in Woodstock, New York.
  • There will be a free screening of "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" at UPAC in Kingston, New York tonight at 7 p.m. The film takes a deeper dive into the groundbreaking actions spearheaded by Rosa Parks throughout the course of the civil rights movement. Acclaimed director Yoruba Richen will participate in an in-person Q&A following the screening and she joins us this morning.
  • While locked-up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art—including an astonishing 40-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece-by-piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in totality upon coming home. The documentary "Art & Krimes by Krimes" will be the opening night film at this year's Berkshire International Film Festival on June 2, 2022 at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, NY. We are joined by director Alysa Nahmias and artist Jesse Krimes.
  • We Remember: Songs of Survivors is a one-hour special celebrating the lives of Holocaust survivors through storytelling and music. The PBS documentary will premiere the week of Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Tuesday, April 26, at 8:00 PM on PBS.We Remember: Songs of Survivors follows four talented singer- songwriters in New York’s Hudson Valley tasked with creating original songs about the experiences of local Holocaust survivors. We’ll get a preview.The film documents the relationships that develop and the songwriting process over many months, culminating in an emotional live concert where the survivors and songwriters are celebrated by friends, family and the community. We welcome the film’s Co-Producers Tim Miller and Ilene Cutler, along with Film subject and Holocaust survivor Tibor Spitz, and singer/songwriter Elizabeth Clark.
  • Will Hermes is the author of “Love Goes to Buildings on Fire” and an upcoming biography of Lou Reed. He is a frequent contributor on the subject of music for NPR, Rolling Stone, and other publications. Sometimes he permits me (Sarah LaDue) to record and share his expertise and music taste with you, the WAMC listening audience.
  • Shakespeare & Company is presenting benefit screenings of “Speak What We Feel,” on Saturday, November 6th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Tina Packer Playhouse. The documentary, by Patrick J. Toole, is about the Company’s acclaimed Fall Festival of Shakespeare.