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High on the Hog
Ben Crump Doc Civil to premiere at Tribeca, then launch on Netflix on Juneteenth
Considered a trailblazer of his field, CIVIL gives viewers an inside look at Crump’s mission to raise the value of Black life. As the civil lawyer for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Black farmers and banking while Black victims, Crump challenges America to come to terms with what it owes his clients.
The film is directed and produced by Nadia Hallgren and produced by Kenya Barris, Roger Ross Williams, and Lauren Cioffi.
Netflix will release CIVIL on Juneteenth (June 19th), after it premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival June 12th, and opens the American Black Film Festival on June 15th.
Master of Light
Master of Light wins Grand Jury Prize at SXSW and Best Doc at SFFILM
Filmmaker Rosa Ruth Boesten’s debut documentary feature, Master of Light, had its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, TX, on March 12, 2022, and won the Grand Jury Prize.
Master of Light also won the McBaine Documentary Feature Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 30, 2022.
The SXSW jury on Master of Light: “In both substance and form, Master of Light is a gift. The earnest and gifted painter George Anthony Morton embeds viewers in his world as he struggles to render his mother — both on the canvas and in his psyche. Boesten disabuses us of static tropes about America’s merciless drug war and about contemporary art.
With astonishing intimacy, the film’s visuals build an artful bridge between two- and three-dimensional realms that are deeply rooted and utterly transcendent. Put this painting of film in a museum, next to a Rembrandt and a Morton.”
The SFFILM Festival jury on Master of Light: “For its incredibly moving examination of an individual on the path to redemption, for its thoughtful look at the impact of the cycle of addiction and incarceration that can nonetheless lead to an outcome of hope, and for creating a gorgeously stunning portrait of life captured during a period of healing and grace, the Documentary Jury of the San Francisco International Film Festival awards the McBaine Documentary Feature Award to Master of Light.”
High on the Hog
High on the Hog will return for a second season on Netflix
Netflix has ordered a second season of High on the Hog, the critically acclaimed series that celebrates the courage, artistry and resourcefulness of African Americans that helped define the American kitchen.
The series got a perfect 100% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and Esquire called the show “revolutionary.”
Between the World and Me
Humanize the experience
“What’s important is this dialogue, not to internalize it, but to let it out and discuss and deal with that pain and that fear that we all feel,” says executive Producer Roger Ross Williams about the HBO event Between the World and Me, based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ bestseller.
“What Between the World and Me does, is it really humanizes our experiences, and how we’re American, and we just want what everyone else wants. Maybe it can help better understand who we are as black people, and what we mean to this country.”
“Every film is personal.”
Master of Light:
“A stunning work of cinematic nonfiction”
“In both substance and form, Master of Light is a gift. With astonishing intimacy, the film’s visuals build an artful bridge between two- and three-dimensional realms that are deeply rooted and utterly transcendent.”
“Harrowing and spellbinding… Master of Light is a gentle and graceful film defined by the capriciousness of sight.”
“InMaster of Light, Rosa Ruth Boesten’s superbly intimate portrait of painter George Anthony Morton, shadows matter as much as light.”
“Equally moving, informative, and infuriating, Netflix’s The Innocence Files is one of the best true crime series ever made.”
Between the World and Me: “Coates’ writing packs clarity into its lyricism, and at just shy of an hour and 20 minutes Forbes’ film honors the book’s relative economy while enriching every frame with poignance, augmented by Bradford Young’s arresting cinematography.”
High on the Hog: “a nuanced celebration of African Americans and their food. It is also sorely overdue.”