Film Related, Jesse Owens, New News Category NameComments: No commentsTags: American Experience, Jesse Owens, LA Times, Laurens Grant, Leonard Lopate show, NYT, PBS, Pop Matters, stanley nelson, Variety
May 3, 20121 year agoFirelight Films production for the PBS series American Experience. The film examines the life and legacy of the African-American sprinter, a sharecropper's son, who triumphed over adversity to win four gold medals in the face of Hitler's Aryan nation at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
Film Related, Freedom Riders, New News Category NameComments: No commentsTags: Bloomberg, Colorlines, freedom riders, Freedom Rides, Hank Thomas, LA Times, NAACP, Nashville Scene, new york times, Reviews, Stanley Crouch, stanley nelson
May 16, 20112 years ago
New York Times
"[Freedom Riders] is a story of ennobled youth and noxious hatred, of decided courage and inexplicable brutality...It is hard to imagine a feature film conveying the events with a more vivid sense of drama or suspense."
Ginia Bellafante, New York Times. Click here to read the article.
"In 'Freedom Riders,' Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson uses masterful storytelling and gripping interviews with key players of the era to document what would eventually become one of the civil rights movement’s major victories."
Jamiliah King, Colorlines. Click here to read the article.
"With a thriller’s pace and the emotional heft of a battlefield journal, PBS’s remarkable new documentary 'Freedom Riders' recounts the bloody anti- segregation bus rides of 1961 that helped kill Jim Crow in the Deep South."
Greg Evans, Bloomberg News. Click here to read the article.