April 15, 2012 Posted by admin in Film Related, Jesse Owens


The Black Documentary Collective partners with Stranger Than Fiction to show JESSE OWENS at IFC Tuesday night! Tuesday, April 17th 8:00 PM Tickets: $16 Q&A with director Laurens Grant to follow IFC is located at 323 Sixth Ave. @ 3rd Street in NYC. For more info, go to: http://stfdocs.com/films/jesse_owens/ About the Film: JESSE OWENS is a Firelight Films production for the PBS series American Experience. It centers on the African American track and field star, Jesse Owens, who triumphed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin amidst the rise of Nazi propaganda. Despite the racial discrimination he endured, Jesse Owens' grace and athleticism rallied crowds across the globe. But when the four-time Olympic gold medalist returned home, he could not even ride in the front of a bus. The story of the 22-year-old son of a sharecropper who triumphed over adversity to become a hero and world champion, JESSE OWENS is also about the elusive, fleeting quality of fame and the way Americans idolize athletes when they suit our purpose, and forget them once they don't. The film will premiere on the PBS series American Experience Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 PM EST. CREDITS Produced and Directed By Laurens Grant Written and Produced By Stanley Nelson Narrated By Andre Braugher Edited By Aljernon Tunsil Associate Producer Stacey Holman Archival Researcher Elena Brodie-Kusa Original Music by Tom Phillips Music Supervisor Rena Kosersky Click here for the full list of credits.
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