Maybe I just love old Hollywood…or maybe I just like Faye Dunaway’s tam (inside joke). At any rate…this is back when movie stars were really movie stars and most of the mythology was still alive…before the “over coverage” of today. It’s just Faye and Warren just doing what classic movie stars do: Stunt for the camera in Paris. Why not?
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty at the premiere of Bonnie and Clyde.Paris, 1968.
Change In The Game: The Art. The Audience. The Artist. The Change.
A short film by w. feagins, jr. commissioned by A3C for the 1st Annual A3C Hip-Hop Film Festival.
Since its origins in the 1970s, Hip-Hop was once viewed as merely a passing fad. Now, nearly 40 years later it has proven it’s here to stay and it’s a force to be reckoned with. Hip-Hop has grown from its humble beginnings to have a global impact but, as with any growth there comes change. While artists and fans alike dispute whether the changes have been for the better or not, there is no denying their effect on the genre.
Change in the Game discusses some of the changes that have affected how Hip-Hop is created and received as well as factors that influenced those changes such as, technology, commercial success and the relationship between the artists new and old.
“This isn’t good or bad. It’s just the way of things. Nothing stays the same.” - Unknown
In 2002, City of God broke on the cinematic scene, both for its gripping story and the unknown actors who portrayed many of the characters. In the 10 years since that movie, the lives of those actors have taken wildly different paths. CITY OF GOD - 10 YEARS LATER documents how the movie’s success has changed them and the lives of the millions of Brazilians they represented on film. Here’s a snippet of this project.
Filmmaker Ruth Hogben collaborates with Kanye West to create a film for his single Lost in the World. The song, which features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, is taken from West’s fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
We got a chance to swing by #WonderRoot for the biweekly Soul Food Cypher this past Sunday. This one was a particularly special because the critically acclaimed short film, UNDEREXPOSED: Indie Hip-Hop in Atlanta, was being shown by director W. Feagins, Jr. Good times were had by all, and some of the film’s subjects were even in attendance to enjoy the moment. (And of course, the cipher was in full effect after the film and food…)
Social Media requires work, but if you believe in what you’re doing, don’t sweat it. Oh, and being famous helps too! (Just saying…) Also, Floyd talks tells how you can help the next generation of television and film talent.
Music from Metronomy, and random clips and pictures from our life and times.