Portland Exposé (1957)

Green Promise, The

IDLES – Don’t Go Gentle

DVD w/PPR avail mid-July 2021. DSL’s available now.

“Finding the right band at the right time can be life-changing, and this documentary is proof” – Rolling Stone

A poignant, moving documentary on the British powerhouse rock group IDLES

DON’T GO GENTLE is a film about finding strength in vulnerability. It journeys through the determination, friendship and adversity of IDLES’ as they fight for a place in a divided socio-political environment, unexpectedly inspiring and unifying an international community along the way.

In a time when the ground is shifting beneath our feet, where open communication and truthful reflection are more vital than ever, we journey with lead singer Joe Talbot and the band as they tear across stages, knock down stereotypes and empower fans to face down uncomfortable realities and talk about mental health.

“Don’t Go Gentle,’ the new film about IDLES, is touching proof that bands can still change your life” – NME Magazine

“Shows how a band can change lives, not only on-stage, but also off, as music brings people together and unites them in ways other things don’t.” – Getintothiss

About the band: The band consists of Welsh singer Joe Talbot (vocals) and English musicians Mark Bowen (guitar), Lee Kiernan (guitar), Adam Devonshire (bass) and Jon Beavis (drums). Their debut album, Brutalism, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, as was their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018. Their third album, Ultra Mono, was released on 25 September 2020.

The band’s music has been associated with punk rock and related genres including post-punk, hardcore punk, and post-hardcore. Singer Joe Talbot, however, rejects the punk label. In 2017, Talbot was quoted as saying: “We’re not a post punk band. I guess we have that motorik, engine-like drive in the rhythm section that some post punk bands have but we have plenty of songs that aren’t like that at all.” At a 2018 concert in Manchester, England, he said: “For the last time, we’re not a f*cking punk band”.

2021 / 75 minutes / English / A film by Mark Archer (Tate Britain’s Great British Walks)

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Hot House

When Liberty Burns

Now available for worldwide distribution licensing exclusively through Soundview Media Partners.

On December 17th, 1979… after failing to stop for a traffic light, Miami police officers gave chase to Arthur Lee McDuffie, a 33-year-old African American insurance agent and former Marine. When McDuffie surrendered, he was beaten until he lost consciousness.

That beating by four police officers resulted his death.

After the officers were tried and acquitted on charges including manslaughter and evidence tampering, riots broke out in the black neighborhoods of Overtown and Liberty City on the night of May 17.

Those riots continued until May 20, resulting in 18 additional deaths.

While “When Liberty Burns” highlights the life and death of Arthur L. McDuffie, his story is simply a launching point for a far grander historical examination of the context in which the city of Miami developed during America’s Jim Crow era.

The film traces the dynamics of race relations in the city and uses this analysis as a microcosmic examination of what is happening across the nation… still… today.

By looking at the history of the friction between White and Black America in 1979 Miami through the eyes of those who were there, the viewer is provided with context toward a better understanding of today’s America, an America in which there continues to be an epidemic level of race violence.

Featured in the film are:

Frederica Watts McDuffie / Widow of the late Arthur Lee McDuffie

Forestine Reid / McDuffie Family Matriarch

Elder Shederika McDuffie Johnson / First born of Arthur Lee McDuffie

Marc McDuffie / Son of Arthur Lee McDuffie, a gospel music Minister.

Luis McDuffie / Older Brother Of Arthur L. McDuffie

Gwendolyn Anderson / Childhood friend of Arthur Lee McDuffie

Perman Anderson / Childhood friend of Arthur Lee McDuffie, retired City of Miami firefighter

Lonnie Lawrence / Retired Public Information Officer and Former Director of Miami-Dade County Corrections Department

Linda Saunders / Former Internal Affairs Investigator, Miami-Dade Police Department

Sam Stubbs / Former Motorcycle officer, City of Miami Police Force

Marshall Frank / Former Homicide  Investigator, Miami-Dade Police Department

Valeria Bland Thomas / Former Counsel for City of Miami-Dade Police Department

Floyd Jordan / Retired firefighter, City of Miami

Willie Logan / former Mayor of the City of Opa-Locka

Dr. N.D.B Connolly / author of “A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida”

Dr. Marvin Dunn / Author of several books including “A History of Florida Through Black Eyes”.

Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs / author of “Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida”

A film by Dudley Alexis

Production Year: 2020 / 111 Minutes / Color / English / 16×9 HD / Pro Res Avail

When Liberty Burns Trailer from Epyllion Studios on Vimeo.

The Settlers

“As the devastating documentary “The Settlers” demonstrates, ask a simple question and you end up with a complex, confounding series of answers.” – Los Angeles Times

GRAND JURY PRIZE NOMINEE – Sundance Film Festival 2016

Official Selection – Montreal Festival of Cinema

Official Selection – New York Film Festival

Special Mention – Sheffield Film Festival

Official Selection – Luxembourg Film Festival

Official Selection – Human Rights Watch Film Festival London

“Compelling… A Must See Tour-De-Force.” – The Huffington Post

“Potent” – Roger Ebert.com

In the nearly 50 years since Israel’s decisive victory in the 1967 Six-Day War, hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens have established expanding communities in the occupied territories of the West Bank.

“Has the power to provoke strong reactions wherever it plays.” – Variety

Frequently coming into direct conflict with the region’s Palestinian inhabitants, and facing the condemnation of the international community, the settlers have been viewed by some as the righteous vanguard of modern Zionism and by others as overzealous squatters who are the greatest impediment to the possibility of peace in the region.

Director Shimon Dotan (Hot House, 2007 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award winner) opens up a space in between these extremes, offering unprecedented access to pioneers of the historical settlement movement and a diverse range of modern-day settlers, religious and secular alike.

The result is a comprehensive, provocative exploration of the controversial communities which continue to extend an inordinate influence on the sociopolitical destinies of Israel and Palestine.

“Everyone who cares about Israel should see this film.” – The Jerusalem Post

2016 / 107 minutes / color / Hebrew & English w/English subtitles / A film by Shimon Dotan (Hot House, Watching TV with the Red Chinese)

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REQUIEM FOR MY MOTHER

“Requiem for My Mother” is the story of film composer Stephen Edwards’ journey of the loss of his mother and main musical influence Rosalie Edwards. As she is suffering and dying from ovarian cancer, Stephen undertakes the most challenging commission of his life. He channels all of his anger, passion, sadness, loss and hope for the future into a new major choral work that results in his receiving an invitation to present it, to perform it, in Vatican City at a noted music festival there.

Joining him on his quest is Candace Wicke, a dynamic choir director who chooses singers from several states, then pushes them to do their best, in the hopes of making Stephen’s personal mission appealing to the masses. To add to Edwards’ and Wicke’s project is the fact that the 160-voice choir and 50-piece orchestra will be allowed only one practice and one performance for a one-time broadcast on live television.

Requiem for My Mother showcases the collaborative journey that brought the composition to life, and celebrates the power and passion of music to transform grief into healing and hope for the future.

As the story of Stephen’s life and upbringing unfolds, the challenge of writing and presenting the Requiem with an amateur chorus at one of the world’s most famous music festivals will inspire and entertain audiences worldwide. Will this group of singers and musicians be up the challenge?

Originally Broadcast Nationwide on PBS

Winner, Best Music Documentary, Woods Hole Film Festival

Official Selection, American Documentary Film Festival

“This film is really special. Highly Recommended” – Irv Slifkin, Film Critic

About Stephen Edwards

Michigan native and US and Italian citizen Stephen Edwards’ music education began at an early age, with training by his mother, Rosalie Edwards, followed by studies at Interlochen Music Camp and Lawrence University where he was recipient of the “Outstanding Classical Soloist” award sponsored by DownBeat magazine, and selected as a participant in the All-American College Orchestra National Talent Search sponsored by Disney. Mr. Edwards continued his studies at the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, and immediately started working as a session musician for film and TV composers like Mike Post.

2017 / 57 Minutes / Color / English / A film by Stephen Edwards and David Haugland

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Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?

Secrets (Sodot Ha), The

El Bumbun