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Video: Daybreak Express

D A Pennebaker, who died recently, transformed documentary filmmaking. This is his first film. [running time: 5 minutes]

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

David Huddle: Is Nothing Sacred?

The bunny that dashed across our street just before dawn this morning–a fast moving rabbit shadow that crackled with holiness for two blinks of my eyes. In Bruce Springsteen’s “Growing … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: “Symphony in Black” by Duke Ellington (featuring Billie Holiday’s first filmed performance)

. In September of 1935, Paramount Pictures released a nine-minute film — Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life, an early cinematic depiction of African-American culture. It features Duke … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

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