Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th

  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution TV Review by Kam Williams Documentary about Radical Political Party Premieres on PBS on February 16th The late Stokely Carmichael is famous for coining the phrase “Black power!” What he might not be as well remembered for is founding the Black Panthers. Frustrated by the tortoise-paced progress […]

Celebrated Playwright and Down-and-Out Pensioner Forge Unlikely Friendship in Bittersweet Docudrama

  The Lady in the Van Film Review by Kam Williams Celebrated Playwright and Down-and-Out Pensioner Forge Unlikely Friendship in Bittersweet Docudrama For a half-dozen seasons, Dame Maggie Smith has been delighting television viewers as dowager Violet Crawley on Downton Abbey. Younger fans of the show might be unaware that she’s a two-time Oscar-winner (for […]

Independent Lens Premieres Two New Documentaries in February for Black History Month

Independent Lens Premieres Two New Documentaries in February for Black History Month   This February, Independent Lens presents two provocative new documentaries that take a fresh look at not only the African American experience but the ongoing question of the meaning of race in America.The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping […]

REBELS WITH A CAUSE

REBELS WITH A CAUSE How a small regional battle over land grew into American’s legacy of  National Seashores, Parks and Recreation Areas. It was fight that went all the way to the White House. Twice. How did they do it? A one hour documentary premiering on PBS stations during April, in celebration of Earth Day. […]