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Interview: Writer Robert Mrazek on His Inspiring ‘The Congressman’ Starring Treat Williams, (Part I)

As a first time director I wasn’t frightened, but I was concerned about being able to work with my co-director and harness the set and create a good atmosphere on the set.

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LA Film Festival Review: ‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice,’ Narrated by Blair Underwood

"Olympic Price, American Predjudice" explores the real story behind the 1936 Olympics, Hitler and 18 African Americans who represented the Olympic Team USA.

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Soho Film Festival Movie Review: ’79 Parts’ with Eric Roberts and Tony Lo Bianco

In Ari Taub's new film "79 Parts," premiered at this year's Soho Film Festival, we rediscover New York City of the 1970s before cell phones, Uber, and "If you see something say something."

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DWF Interview: ‘Creedmoria’ Director Alicia Slimmer Admits Coming-of-Age Flick is All About Her

'Creedmoria', a film by first-time writer/director Alicia Slimmer, made its SoCal premier at the Dances With Films Festival. It chronicles the efforts of sweet-sixteen Candy Cahill, played by Stef Dawson, to come of age in one of the most dysfunctional families in movie history. As I watched the film, I hoped, for Slimmer’s sake, that this movie wasn’t too autobiographical. It turns out that it was.

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