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“Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner” (April 3 2013)
“Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner” is a wonderful exploration of the life and work of groundbreaking director, actor and artist, Andre Gregory. A witty and often hilariously funny raconteur, Gregory looks back on a career that spanned decades, shattered boundaries and established him as a cultural icon. He recalls the making of “My Dinner with Andre,” the Louis Malle-directed classic in which he starred and co-wrote, reflects on his pivotal role in American theater, dishes on his brief sojourn in Hollywood and talks about the discovery that led him to question his own identity and life’s work. Bringing us back and forth in time, Gregory looks not only at his life, but also at the nature of art, love and the creative process. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Cindy Klein, who is also said to be his wife. “Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner” is a brilliant portrait of a modern renaissance man.
“No Place on Earth” (April 5, 2013)
“No Place on Earth” brings to light the untold story of 38 Ukrainian Jews who survived World War II by living in caves for 18 months, the longest-recorded sustained underground survival. Built upon interviews with former cave inhabitants, as well as Chris Nicola, the caving enthusiast who unearthed the story, “No Place on Earth” is an extraordinary testament to ingenuity, willpower and endurance against all odds.
“Free Angela and all Political Prisoners” (April 5, 2013)
“Free Angela” is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960s. Angela Davis joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers and becomes a principle spokesperson for the burgeoning prison reform movement. As a result, she finds herself fighting to keep her job and in the national media spotlight characterized by her many detractors as a dangerous subversive menace and by her supporters as a strong leader challenging authority and boldly advocating for “Power to All People.”
On August 17, 1970, when Angela is implicated in the politically motivated kidnapping and murder of a judge in a brazen daylight shootout at the Marin County, CA courthouse, the nation wonders and Newsweek magazine asks: “What would prompt the daughter of the black bourgeoisie to take a desperate turn to terrorism?’
Angela flees California, convinced she will not be given a fair trial and is placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. After a national manhunt, she is captured two months later in New York. Charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy, Angela is put on trial in one of the most sensational court cases of its time. After a two-year legal battle, an all white jury acquitted her on all charges in 1972.
It’s an edge-of-your seat thriller documentary, told for the first time by Angela and others who lived through the events firsthand. The interviews recount the politics that led her to challenge authority and spur a worldwide movement for her freedom that cemented Angela Davis and her signature Afro hairstyle, as an iconic symbol of this still relevant political and social movement – the right to challenge the system.
“Free Angela” is a must see documentary. A candid and powerful account of the tumultuous times and a woman who challenges a society that is afraid of all that she represents. Filled with elements of intrigue, suspense and conspiracies, the film delivers by empowering and inspiring diverse international audiences with its message of hope and redemption.
“Mistaken for Strangers” (April 17, 2013)
Director Tom Berninger brings us the story of Matt Berninger, lead singer of the rock band, The National. Tom invites his metalhead younger brother, Tom, to film their biggest tour yet.
(All plots derived from Movie Fone)