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Nicholas Snow welcomes American Documentary Film Festival Founder and Director Theodore "Teddy" Grouya, as well as filmmakers honored to have their films selected for the 2015 fest taking place March 26-30, 2015. Named "One of the World's Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," by MovieMaker magazine, and then "One of the World's Five Coolest Documentary Film Festivals," by the same publication later the same year, AmDocs is located in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs, California. Ideally located 90 minutes east of Hollywood, this film mecca boasts a favorable viewing audience and a proven track record of supporting independent films.
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“Back on Board: Greg Louganis” is an intimate portrait of the public triumphs and private struggles of trailblazing openly gay athlete Greg Louganis. In this episode, Nicholas Snow presents his coverage of Greg at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and offers an encore presentation of a previous red carpet inter view with the Olympian.
A refreshingly candid documentary film about this four-time Olympic champion, “Back on Board” follows Greg Louganis over the past three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but not welcomed in. The threat of losing his house during the recent financial crisis forces Louganis to re-evaluate the choices, relationships, and missed opportunities of his career.
With unprecedented access, the film reveals the complicated life of an athlete whose grace, beauty, and courage sparked a worldwide fascination with diving. It chronicles Louganis’ rise from a difficult upbringing to nearly universal acclaim as the greatest diver ever, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to an overlooked sports icon. “Back on Board” is the engrossing story of an American legend as he re-emerges on the world stage to combat prejudice, promote tolerance, and return to the diving world after a long period of absence to act as a mentor to the next generation.
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Imagine you’re eleven years old and labelled the school ¨slut.¨ Where would you turn? What would you do? Emily Lindin turned to her diary, chronicling each and every damaging event. More than a decade later Emily published these entries online and founded The Unslut Project. Devastated by the suicides of Rehtaeh Parsons, Amanda Todd, and Audrie Pott, Emily sought to provide some perspective to girls – more than a decade after her experiences - who currently feel trapped and ashamed.
And now, Emily is producing ¨Slut: A Documentary Film.¨ This film will tell the stories of girls who took their own lives because of sexual bullying, and feature the opinions of respected sexologists, psychologists, and media figures to explore how we can all work toward a world where the word "slut" doesn't even make sense as an insult.
Join us on this special broadcast date to learn more about Emily, her film, and how you can help bring its much needed messages to communities everywhere.
The HITS Radio Show's sixth season begins with hosts Randy Cruz and Uncle G Stacks chatting with documentary film director and Florida native Billy Corben to discuss his latest project for ESPN's 30 for 30 series "The U Part 2". The second installment continues from its predecesor back in 2009.
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Nicholas Snow presents exclusive audio of a Q&A with Citizenfour Director Laura Poitras, which took place as part of the Talking Pictures program at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival. As Leaksource reported and as millions around the world witnessed, Laura Poitras "won an Academy Award for her documentary Citizenfour, an inside look at National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The film, which has been hailed as a real-life thriller, chronicles Snowden’s effort to securely contact Poitras and Glenn Greenwald in 2013 and meet them in Hong Kong, where Poitras filmed Snowden discussing the thousands of classified NSA documents he was leaking to them, and his motives for doing so. The film takes its title from thepseudonym Snowden used when he contacted Poitras in encrypted emails that were revealed in her documentary."
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Our guest, Morrie Warshawski, is a consultant, facilitator, and writer who has spent 30 years specializing in the nonprofit sector. We are discussing his book, SHAKING THE MONEY TREE: The Art of Getting Grants and Donations for Film and Video Projects - 3rd Edition. Our focus is on raising money for documentaries. For more information about Morrie visit his website at http://www.warshawski.com/
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SnowbizNow Producer/Host Nicholas Snow previews this week's AmDocs 2014 American Documentary Film Festival opening Thursday, March 27th, in Palm Springs, California.
Named "One of the World's Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," by MovieMaker magazine in 2013, and then "One of the World's Five Coolest Documentary Film Festivals," by the same publication later that year, AmDocs is located in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs, California. Ideally located 90 minutes east of Hollywood, this film mecca boasts a favorable viewing audience and a proven track record of supporting independent films.
Follow Nicholas Snow at SnowbizNow.com, and discover his riveting new living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir, Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart, at LifePostiveBook.com.
Our guest, Producer/Director Beth Harrington, discusses funding her most recent masterpiece, “The Winding Stream,” the story of the Carter Cash families, and Beth has the last interview with the one and only Johnny Cash.
For info about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions visit http://fromtheheartproductions.com/
We are privaliage to have Ian Jaccklin on the show today . Ian Jacklin is documentary filmmaker, actor and kickboxing champion. With two films produced and one world kickboxing title shot under his black belt, he's a warrior who persists until the fight is won or the project is done.Jacklin, is a graduate of the highly acclaimed method acting school, Joanne Baron Studio via Bill Esper Via Sandy Meinsner. His 10-year acting career in Hollywood included starring roles in Death Match and Expert Weapon as well as lead roles in several other action movies. His television credits include appearances on Days of Our Lives and the sitcom Just Shoot Me among many others.His acting years coincided with his 10-year professional fighting career. In 1990, he was chosen to be the light heavyweight in the camp of heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis. A black belt in Kenpo karate, Jacklin went on to become the International Sport Karate Association's and the World Kickboxing and Karate Association's North American champion. He was ranked number two in the world by WKA in 199During the last 8 years, his focus has been producing documentaries and music videos as owner of Co-dependent Pictures, Inc. His first film is a documentary about New York City's Winter Music Festival. Second film, titled Small Town Bands, is on struggling musicians trying to make it out of their “one horse town.” Jacklin's current film, icurecancer.com is about people who cured themselves of cancer after their doctors were unable to help them. Due to respect of this part II is in the works.
Information about Jacklin, see www.icurecancer.com and www.ianjacklin.com.
SnowbizNow previews the American Documentary Film Festival taking place April 4-8, 2013, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, California. AmDoc aims to be the largest documentary film festival and market on the West Coast, promoting a world of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker, of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be, to educate and entertain the film goer.
Producer/Host Nicholas Snow is gay, but he features topics and guests of interest to people from all walks of life worldwide, creating a Snowstorm of global proportion.
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Dissecting Docs covers the films American Outrage, Bhutto, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: ENTER HERE, Citizen Four, and Going Clear.
For information about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com. To learn more about Don Schwartz and his film reviews visit http://fromtheheartproductions.com/radio-blog/don-schwartz-blog/.
Amy Beth is delighted to welcome filmmakers Pamela Hogan and Connie Shulman, who capture the their friend actress and writer Laury Sacks through her struggles, diagnosis and death from a rare and virulent form of dementia in young middle-age in a powerfully moving new documentary Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury.
We also discuss the long-anticipated series finale of the epic show Mad Men. Now that all the speculation and theories have gone to dust, did Weiner & co live up to the hype? Weigh in.
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