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Greetings from Sundance!
by Raphaela Neihausen |
Doug Pray’s latest film ART AND COPY explores the world of advertising with a focus on the minds behind some of America’s most influential campaigns, like “Got milk?” and “Just Do It!” Many of you may remember Doug from his STF screening of BIG RIG in Fall 2007.
THRILLER IN MANILA tells the story of the relationship between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali (primarily from Frazier’s perspective), culminating in their third and final confrontation on October 1, 1975, in the Philippines. Even though I’m not a boxing fan, I found this film thoroughly engrossing.
Even though Charleston High School in Mississippi is integrated, proms have remained segregated. Actor Morgan Freeman offers to pay for an integrated senior prom and the school board accepts. PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI captures the lead-up to the high-school’s first ever integrated prom in 2008. Two high school members participating in the Q&A confirm that the high school will also hold an integrated prom in 2009.
And completely unrelated to docs, I made a great musical discovery at the Sundance ASCAP music cafe today. Among the line-up of Chad & Jeremy, Dan Wilson and Rachael Yamagata was an artist I had never heard of before called Katie Herzig. Fabulous!