Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones –a 1990 documentary about composer and musician Quincy Jones is online and complete.
“As a Black man in American, I brought something to the screen that hadn’t really been there before.”Jim Brown talks about his film career, making the transition from football to film and producing films in two parts of a documentary by Spike Lee. Here and here.
A complete, online documentary about legendary film maker, Chang Cheh. Thanks to the ladies of the Heroic Sisterhood for reminding us that Feb. 10 would’ve been his 90th birthday. “He liked all actors, but he liked the naught ones more, especially the ones who didn’t listen to him.”
A trailer for the documentary Golden Slumbers, which looks at the Cambodian film industry from 1960 to 1975, when the Khmer Rouge seized power and declared Year Zero.
The 1984 documentary, Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation and Advancing an Independent Black Cinema, is available, for free and in its entirety, online. Solid. (via Jay Potts of World of Hurt)
Ten minute mini-documentary about women in comics and the Toronto Koffler Centre exhibit, “Graphic Detail: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” featuring artists Sarah Lightman, Nina Bunjevac and Gutter friend Shannon Gerrard. (via @BlackComix)
I had really hoped that my list of the top 10 films of the decade would be more surprising. Or perhaps I just assumed that I was less predictable. I thought about a lot of other films, some of which you’ll see in my runners-up rundown at the […]