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Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats w director Brad Lichtenstein

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Brad Lichtenstein, award-winning filmmaker, president of 371 Productions, from 2003 when he moved from NYC to Milwaukee, WI. His newest documentary is As Goes Janesville. The film will air on the PBS series Independent Lens in October of 2012. Before making his own films, Brad associate produced FRONTLINE’s Peabody award-winning presidential election year special, Choice ’96, and Lumiere Production’s PBS series, With God on Our Side: The History of the Religious Right.  With Lumiere, he produced and directed André’s Lives, a portrait of the “Jewish Schindler;” Safe, Discovery Channel documentary about domestic violence, Caught in the Crossfire, about Arab-Americans after 9/11, and the BBC/Court TV co-production of Ghosts of Attica, about the infamous 1971 prison uprising and aftermath, for which he was awarded a Dupont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism. His film, Almost Home, a PBS Independent Lens documentary about people in a retirement care community trying to improve their institution and lives, continues to be featured in workshops on aging and caregiving more than 6 years since its initial broadcast.  Besides producing, Brad taught documentary production for 5 years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he founded doc|UWM, a documentary film center that provides students with professional documentary experiences. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com

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