Alberta Hunter – My Castle’s Rockin’

Target: Philadelphia

Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man

DSL’s avail mid-June 2020. DVD w/PPR Shipping late August 2020.

An electrifying review of legendary singer-songwriter Chuck Berry, whose charisma and talents defined rock and roll and transcended both genre and color lines. “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” is a historic record of the continuing impact of the father of Rock ‘N Roll. Featuring the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Springsteen, Petty, Hendrix, Ronstadt and more.

Hosted and narrated by Danny Glover, screened at the Grammy Museum and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, broadcast on PBS as part of a pledge drive, the DVD version of the film includes a rarely seen 26 minute interview with Chuck from German television as a bonus.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Chuck Berry agent Dick Alen said “This program does a terrific job of showcasing him live in concert throughout a variety of eras of his career, and it’s a wonderful tribute to see these fellow legends performing his songs. Seeing it all together really drives home how many artists he influenced and that rock & roll wouldn’t have been what it was if it wasn’t for Chuck Berry.”

In an interview with Billboard, Alen stated “Chuck never tried to influence anybody and he never tried to be a teacher. He just did his music his way, and people like Keith Richards and on and on heard his music. It was their inspiration.”

The track listing contained within the film reads like a map of Rock & Roll history and includes

  • Carol
  • Maybelline
  • Wee Wee Hours
  • You Can’t Catch Me
  • Around and Around
  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • Johnny B. Goode
  • Back In the U.S.A.
  • Nadine
  • Sweet Little Sixteen
  • Carol
  • Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  • Let It Rock
  • Memphis
  • Historic performances of Chuck’s music by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra
  • Plus footage of Chuck performing live with The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, and Bruce Springsteen.

“A celebration of Berry’s inimitable legacy and influence on rock ‘n’ roll.” – Udiscovermusic

2019 / 54 Minutes / Color and archival b/w / English Language

HOW TO ORDER:

Public Performance and Digital Site Licenses are available through Soundview Media Partners. To inquire or to place an order, write to info@soundviewmediapartners.com or simply choose from the options below:

License Options

For group screening prices, please inquire.

In-home/personal use copies are available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dmWo5g

WATCH THE TRAILER

Chuck Berry – The Original King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll

South KKKarolina

A raw 4-part series documenting how South Carolina gangs united to combat the Klu Klux Klan at the KKK rally in Columbia, SC. on July 18, 2015 when the Klan fought to defend the use of the Confederate Flag.

The producers of “South Carolina Drugwars” and “Colors, Bangin in South Carolina” bring you the first and only documentary about the infamous battle between Black Gangs and the KKK at the SC Statehouse.

Approximately 2,000 people were at the Statehouse at the peak of the two competing rallies according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The department reported that five people were arrested after the KKK members showed up following what was initially a peaceful protest.

Arrests were for offenses included disorderly conduct, assault and breach of peace. The earlier rally included among others members of Black Lawyers for Justice and Black Educators for Justice, a Florida organization with links to the New Black Panther Party. It began with about 200 people gathered around a podium and responding to passionate speakers

The 4 part series takes viewers to the streets of South Carolina, and documents the KKK, Crips, Bloods, Gangster Disciples, Directors, Rappers, and the most dangerous areas of Columbia, SC. In fact, hundreds of people protested the demonstration as law enforcement tried to prevent violence between the opposing groups.

The episode breakdown is as follows:

Episode 1 (Welcome to Columbia): Cameras follow young rapper Lukane through his notoriously tough neighborhood.

Episode 2 (Gangs vs. the KKK): Cameras follow Blakk Jesus to the most dangerous Blood neighborhood in South Carolina History “Gonzales Gardens”. In 2007 and 2012, the Gangster Killer Bloods were indicted on over 134 charges. This was the biggest Street Gang indictment in South Carolina History.

Episode 3 (From Bangin to Movie Slangin): Cameras follow the Crips as they show off their cars around Columbia, SC.

Episode 4 (Who is PATx): Cameras follow young up and coming Rap sensation Patx.

The DVD-r version includes 20 minutes of raw footage from the clash of the citizens and gangs with the KKK

2019 / 66 minutes / Color / English / A film by Terry Davis (Proverbs, Why People Cheat)

HOW TO ORDER:

Public Performance and Digital Site Licenses are available through Soundview Media Partners. To inquire or to place an order, write to info@soundviewmediapartners.com or simply choose from the options below:

NOTE: The DVD version of this film will be delivered as a DVD-R only. It is not commercially packaged.

License Options

For group screening prices, please inquire.

Watch the trailer

Monochrome: Black White & Blue

Betty Davis – Betty: They Say I’m Different

Black Omnibus (1972-73)

Is Anybody Listening?

Retro Afrika Phase 3