Video-on-Demand Pick of the Week: 20 Feet From Stardom

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20 Feet From Stardom, the award-winning documentary film, is this week’s Video-on-Demand pick by our Video-on-Demand correspondent, Mimi Spillane.
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Recently released on Video-on-Demand, it is one of the selections in the category for Best Documentary for this year’s Academy Award ceremonies. It is directed by filmmaker, Morgan Neville, who has also produced and written numerous documentaries for both the big screen and television on such luminaries as Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and the band Pearl Jam. Rumors have it that Mick Jagger is in the process of creating a Broadway production based on this film. But, Mimi has a few things of her own to say about this one from the comfort of her own living room. Take a peek.
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Each episode of seven minutes with… will feature a seven minute interview highlighting an inspiring woman within the film industry. In our premiere episode, we meet actress, Jane Brown, the featured actress in the short film, “Mama Needs a Ride”.

Now in her 70’s, Jane began acting at the age of 55. She is living proof that it is never too late to make your dreams come true. Be inspired by her story.

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Video Film Review: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR has many shades of grey

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR is a journey of self discovery.

Our host, Danielle Winston meets up with today’s panelist, Dr. Linda Succi, at Sottocasa, an authentic Italian pizzeria located in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of downtown Brooklyn, New York, to discuss the award winning and controversial film, Blue is the Warmest Color, with an original title of  “La Vie d’Adele”. The film is based on the comic book, “Le Bleu est une couleur chaude” by Julie Maroh. The screenplay was written by Ghalia Lacroix and the film’s French-Tunisian director, Abdellatif Kechiche. It stars French actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos in the title roles.

The controversy over whether this is a straight or gay film has only elevated the curiosity associated with Blue is the Warmest Color. To be sure, it is a film that explores and observes non-traditional relationships in a fashion rarely viewed by the masses. In the video film review above, today’s host, Danielle Winston and our panelist, Dr. Linda Succi, examine these issues and explore a lot more. Don’t miss their insightful observations.

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