PBS American Masters Shorts Launches the Documentary ‘Searching for Augusta Savage’ Tonight

 

 

 

Animation of the creation of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Augusta Savage’s 16-foot sculpture for the 1939 World’s Fair. Credit: TMVRTX Studio for Audacious Women Productions

Searching for Augusta Savage, a 22-minute film that tells the story of an inspiring and enterprising artist, who in the 1920s and 30s, created a pipeline of creative opportunities for Black artists, will kick off American Masters Shorts, a new digital series from PBS’ flagship biography series, American Masters. Narrated by art historian and curator Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D. (traveling exhibit and book, Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman), with Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black; The Glorias, The Equalizer) providing dramatic readings of the words of Augusta Savage, Searching for Augusta Savage premieres Thursday, February 15 on American Masters YouTube channel, PBS and the PBS App.

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Powerful Documentary ‘The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights’ On THIRTEEN During Black History Month

 

 

 

 

The Niagara Movement. Credit: Courtesy of WNED Buffalo Toronto Public Media

The WNED PBS original The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights, an engrossing documentary capturing the conflict between three national Black leaders at the turn of the 20th century over the pathway to Black liberation, will premiere during Black History Month on Thursday, February 15, at 10 p.m. EST on THIRTEEN. Directed by Emmy® Award-winning and two-time Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Lawrence R. Hott, the film shines a spotlight on the fight pitting sociologist W.E.B Du Bois and Boston newspaper publisher William Monroe Trotter against educator and orator Booker T. Washington, then the de facto leader of Black America. The Niagara Movement will also be distributed to public television stations around the country by American Public Television beginning February 1.

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White Cube & Gagosian to Host the Screening of ‘ANSELM’ at IFC Center in New York

 

 

 

Anselm © 2023, Road Movies

White Cube and Gagosian will host an exclusive screening of ANSELM at the IFC Center in New York this November. The screening will take place on 28 November, with only a limited number of spaces available.

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The Melt Goes on Forever: The Art & Times of David Hammons Opens at Film Forum

 

 

 

David Hammons. Photo credit: Dawoud Bey

Film Forum will open it’s doors to ‘The Melt Goes On Forever ~ The Art & Times of David Hammons’, a film by Judd Tully and Harold Crooks, on Friday, May 5th.

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The Documentary ‘Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts’ to Premiere April 17th

 

 

 

Artist Bill Traylor. Photo credit: Horace Perry, Alabama State Council ann Arts.

AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange — the documentary series from Black Public Media and WORLD Channel dedicated to bringing the stories of men and women from across the African Diaspora — examines the art and legacy of an amazing visual artist as season 15 continues this April with Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts. The documentary is now available to stream at worldchannel.orgblackpublicmedia.org, WORLD’s YouTube Channel, Black Public Media’s YouTube Channel, PBS.org and the PBS app. It will have its U.S. television premiere on WORLD Channel on  Monday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

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Get Ready for The 10th Edition of The SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York, March 16~31

 

 

 

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY will take place from March 16-31, with an opening night to be held at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center with the films, SHABU and TNAASH.

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Tribeca & Universal Music Group for Brands Present ‘MIXTAPE’ at Historic United Palace Theatre

 

 

 

Tribeca & Universal Music Group for Brands: Mixtape

Save the Date ~ April 7, 2022 for the world premiere of the feature documentary from Mercury Studios, MIXTAPE, telling the story of mixtape culture and its role in spreading hip-hop around the world.

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Questlove’s Documentary ‘Summer of Soul’ Sprints From Sundance & the Big Screen to a Broadcast Television….and The Winner of the 2022 Oscar for Documentary (Feature)!

 

 

 

‘Summer of Soul’ image released by Sundance; Sly Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) Mt Morris Park, Harlem

Where were you in 1969?  If you were in Harlem, chances are you were either in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) or heard about the Harlem Cultural Festival ~ a summer of free outdoor concerts held on Sunday.

Read a Behind the Scenes article about the archivist who saved the historic footage.

Interview of Questlove by PBS NewsHour in Marcus Garvey Park for Canvas.

Behind the Summer of Soul, a panel discussion, will take place on November 11, 2021 at Museum of the City of New York.

Digital and DVD Release Date set for February 8, 2022.

And now, a broadcast television premiere on ABC on Sunday, February 20th from 8:00 to 10:30pm.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble, the Documentary to air on CNN

 

 

 

If you missed the documentary in 2020, you can watch online on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:30pm hosted by The African American Museum in Philadelphia. Register for the online Event Here.

Did you miss The Africa Center documentary film, John Lewis: Good Trouble? Well, you’re in luck. CNN Films will be airing the documentary on September 27, 2020 at 9:00pm.

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Harlem Mart 125: The American Dream ~ a Documentary & Discussion

 

 

 

Located across 125th Street from the famed Apollo Theater, Harlem Mart 125 was once a vibrant market for over two-hundred local vendors, with the feel of an indoor, open-air market. Owned by the City of New York, it was developed by government agencies in the mid-1980s to give street vendors an opportunity to have an indoor stall. For many reasons, the Mart closed its doors in 2002 and has remained vacant.

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Pat Steir: Artist ~ a Film by Veronica Gonzalez Peña

 

 

 

Artist Pat Stein in the documentary film ‘Artist’

Pat Steir: Artist, a documentary film directed by Veronica Gonzalez Peña about the life of legendary artist Pat Steir, will be released on Apple TV, Prime Video, and other digital platforms as well as DVD on June 9, 2020.

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The Times of Bill Cunningham, a Documentary

 

 

 

Every now and then, a documentary comes along, opening a door into the life of someone extraordinary ~ a fellow New Yorker ~ like the documentary, Jay Myself, about Jay Maisel’s move from the historic Germania Bank building he called home for more than 50 years, or Bill Cunningham’s friend and neighbor, Editta Sherman in the documentary, Lost Bohemia.

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Get Ready for The First Annual Harlem Doc Fest ~ November 15-17, 2019

 

 

 

The First Annual Harlem Doc Fest will kick off at Harlem Stage on November 15th, hosting the opening night of the Double Lens: Harlem Doc Fest, a documentary film festival that explores the cultural richness and history of Harlem, along with critical issues impacting the community.

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