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‘American Rapstar’ Part of FAME 2021 Lineup

Travel to the heart of the Soundcloud rap scene that has shaken contemporary hip-hop with punk energy. And a hollow portrait of a certain American youth in the Trump era, between the opioid crisis and the omnipresence of social networks.

Abramorama Buys ‘Til Kingdom Come,’ Documentary About Evangelical Support for Israel (EXCLUSIVE)- Variety

Abramorama has acquired North American theatrical and digital distribution rights for Maya Zinshtein’s “‘Til Kingdom Come.” The documentary pulls back the curtain on the bond between Jews and evangelical Christians in the U.S. and Israel. It follows the Binghams, a dynasty of Kentucky pastors, and their Evangelical congregants in an impoverished coal mining town, who donate…

Abbey Road Studios Documentary ‘If These Walls Could Sing’ to Be Directed By Mary McCartney

Abbey Road Studios will be the subject of a new feature-length documentary from director Mary McCartney. Universal Music Group-backed Mercury Studios is partnering with celebrated doc producer John Battsek’s Ventureland for the project, entitled “If These Walls Could Sing.”

‘Rising Phoenix’ Nominated for a British Independent Film AwardVariety

‘Rising Phoenix” nominated in the Best Documentary category. The winners will be announced in early February, 2021. The nominations were announced Wednesday by British actors Holliday Grainger and Micheal Ward.  

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Rising Phoenix: Changing How The Next Generation Thinks About Disability

Rising Phoenix tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World  War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, the Paralympics sparked a global  movement which continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity and  human potential.Following the amazing global response to the film, Netflix…

‘He was a radical’: John Belushi remembered by his wife and fellow comicsThe Guardian

The gruesome decline and drugs-related death of the comedy icon has overshadowed his legacy, says his widow Judy, who welcomes a new film showing him as a sensitive star full of doubts

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How John Belushi Rose From Second City to ‘SNL’ to StardomVariety

John Belushi’s kinetic energy and skill at physical comedy made him a larger than life performer during his short run as a superstar on “Saturday Night Live” and in movies such as 1978’s “Animal House” and 1980’s “The Blues Brothers.”

‘Belushi’ review: A fond elegy for a Chicago comedy legend, now on ShowtimeChicago Tribune

In the time it has, a little under two hours, the fond, heartfelt documentary “Belushi” covers some of who John Belushi was, where he got that way (hint: here, in Chicago) and how he coped, or failed to, with his turbulent success until a fatal 1982 drug overdose.

Realscreen Awards Unveils Nominees for 2021 Virtual Edition; ‘AKA Jane Roe’ NominatedRealscreen

Realscreen is excited to reveal the nominees vying for honors at the upcoming 11th annual Realscreen Awards.

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