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Target: Philadelphia

In 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a military-grade explosive on a residential building to end a standoff with Black liberation group MOVE, setting a new standard for institutionalized violence and the dehumanization of Black bodies. 11 people, including 5 children were killed. The situation became so intense that then Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr. ordered the C-4 bomb to be dropped. The resulting fire destroyed most of the homes and resulted in the numerous deaths. This is covered in the beginning of the film which then transforms in a history lesson about Black Nationalism.

TARGET: PHILADELPHIA explores the rise of police militarization within the parallel contexts of Black nationalism and the systemic disenfranchisement that incubates movements like Black Lives Matter. The veracity of American exceptionalism is examined from a targeted perspective.

“Target: Philadelphia is a compact 56-minute documentary that covers an inflammatory, violent and somewhat forgotten moment in American history. For strong Consideration” – T. Friedman, The Sound View.

This must-see documentary for any advocate of social justice comes as the second in a series by Sean Slater, the first of which released in 2019 entitled Target: St. Louis.

2020 / 56 minutes / A film by Sean Slater

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Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man

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:

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WATCH THE TRAILER

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

South KKKarolina

Monochrome: Black White & Blue

Betty Davis – Betty: They Say I’m Different

Black Omnibus (1972-73)

Is Anybody Listening?