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This Week In Trailers: Life After Flash, It’s a Hard Truth Aint It, Chasing the Moon, Concrete Kids, Stay Free: The Story of The Clash

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we reconnect with the O.G. Flash Gordon, watch a trailer for a podcast, celebrate Apollo 11, remember what it was like to sneak out ...
Tags: Spotify, Movies, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, This Week In Trailers, Movie Trailers, Jeffrey Wright, Jones, Gordon, Edison, Bashir, Sharon Tate, Madeleine Sackler, Joe Strummer, Movie Marketing, Venice CA


‘O.G.’ Trailer: Jeffrey Wright is a Changed Man

Jeffrey Wright stars in O.G., a new film from HBO debuting next month. Wright plays a man in the final weeks of a 24-year prison sentence. The nature of Wright’s release becomes challenged when he decides to take a new inmate under his wing. Director Madeleine Sackler filmed O.G. in a real prison, with some of the men incarcerated there appearing in the film. Watch the O.G. trailer below. O.G. Trailer Jeffrey Wright is one of those actors who is good in everything. He tends to end up in...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Movie Trailers, Jeffrey-Wright, Wright, Louis, Beecher, Madeleine Sackler, Sackler, HBO Films, O.G, Louis Menkins, Beecher Theothus Carter


HBO Acquires Jeffrey Wright Feature ‘O.G.’

HBO has acquired “O.G.,” a feature film starring Jeffrey Wright and directed by Madeleine Sackler. Written by Stephen Belber, the film was shot in its entirety on location at Indiana’s maximum-security Pendleton Correctional Facility. “O.G.” premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, where Wright won the award for best actor in a U.S. narrative feature […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Indiana, Jeffrey Wright, Wright, Tribeca Film Festival, Madeleine Sackler, Stephen Belber, It's a Hard Truth Ain't It, O.G, Pendleton Correctional Facility O G


Madeleine Sackler's films praised as she faces scrutiny over opioid-linked wealth

Film-maker’s investigation of life behind bars called ‘reputation-washing’ amid questions over her family’s OxyContin fortuneMadeleine Sackler’s debut feature film and accompanying documentary won applause at this year’s Tribeca film festival for their groundbreaking material.Both the feature OG and the documentary It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It were shot with rare access inside a men’s maximum security prison in Indiana, with inmates working as actors on OG and playing key roles in making the docum...
Tags: New York, Activism, Film, US news, Indiana, Tribeca, Tribeca Film Festival, OG, Madeleine Sackler, Opioids, Sackler, Opioids crisis


9 Must-See Black Films at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival (+ some more…)

This week begins the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, bringing creative and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all multiple forms, including film, television, Virtual Reality, gaming, music, and online work. The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18-29. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on t...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Usa, Hollywood, Nigeria, Africa, America, Netflix, Brooklyn, Trayvon Martin, Netherlands, Manhattan, Tanzania, Miles Davis, White People, Pbs


9 Must-See Black at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival (+ some more…)

This week begins the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, bringing creative and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all multiple forms, including film, television, Virtual Reality, gaming, music, and online work. The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18-29. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on t...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Usa, Hollywood, Nigeria, Africa, America, Netflix, Brooklyn, Trayvon Martin, Netherlands, Manhattan, Tanzania, Miles Davis, White People, Pbs


The Lottery

Fifty-eight percent of African-American fourth graders are functionally illiterate. Their parents are desperate for something besides the failing schools--but even in areas where there are strong charter schools, they face enormous obstacles to making sure their children have the chance to learn. Madeleine Sackler's amazing new film about the Harlem Success Academies opens today in theaters across the nation. Watch the trailer above--read the reviews from the New York Daily News, the...
Tags: Wall Street Journal, Harlem, Madeleine Sackler, New York Daily News the New York Post