Ten Nonfiction Films Combine Art, Science: Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund Grantees

The nonprofit ​Sundance Institute​ and ​Sandbox Films​, a new mission-driven documentary studio, selected and announced their latest cohort of filmmakers and projects supported by the ​Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund​, an initiative that elevates the voices of independent artists.

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Academy Board of Governors 2020-2021 Officers Elected

Casting Director David Rubin was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization's Board of Governors. Others elected include Lois Burwell, Larry Karaszewski, Isis Mussenden, Wynn P. Thomas, Jim Gianopulos and Janet Yang.

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Academy Announces Academy Aperture 2025

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025, which includes inclusions standards for Oscar eligibility, maximum governor term limits, and permanent Best Picture category total.

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AFI DOCS 2020 Forum to Feature Sessions In Rapidly Changing World Events, Filmmaker Panels, Networking Opportunities

AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute's five-day documentary film festival, supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T, has announced its 2020 Forum. Open to all AFI DOCS passholders and festival filmmakers, the five-day Forum will take place June 17-21, with live sessions streaming online.

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  • Fifty Shades Darker Review – A Steamy, Romantic, Sex in Seattle, Romp

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    Fifty Shades Darker, from Universal Pictures, brings to the screen a steamy, sex in Seattle sequel, that has our two young lovers rekindling their romance, refining their technique, revisiting boundaries and taking things to a whole new level.

     
  • Money News: Paris Terrorist Attack Sends Investor Confidence Plummeting; Dow, European Markets Close Down, Asian Up

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    The Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attacks sent reverberations throughout the world as investors remained shaken and concerned. The December Jobs Report, released from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, heralding another success for the Obama Administration couldn't save the Dow Jones Industrial Market from sustaining heavy losses.

     
  • Op/Ed: Thought Police (Oops, Medicare) For All

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    The new Medicare for All bill (H.R. 1384) has come and hopefully will go the way of the pet rock. Everybody knows the basics: the government will take care of all medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, and long-term care services with no out-of-pocket expenses.

     
  • La Tunisie, Espoirs Déçus

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    Pays spolié des espoirs nés du Printemps arabe de 2011, la Tunisie suscite l'intérêt des capitales européennes à plus d'un titre. Car déstabilisée, un des remparts contre l'islamisme radical se briserait. Explications.

     
  • ALOHA.com Nutritionist Offers Secrets To Deciphering Food Labels

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    Understanding food labels can help you make wise choices―if you know what to look for.   Jillian Tuchman, MS, RD and nutritionist at ALOHA can offer tips on how to decipher nutrition labels so you can separate fact from marketing. 

     
  • COVID-19: Is Breathing Stale Air the Standard of Care?

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    For those who are old enough, you may remember Grandma telling you to play outside and get fresh air and sunshine. Fresh air dilutes and dries out germs, and the ultraviolet light in sunshine kills them.

     
  • PT’s Entertainment Group to Host Grand Opening Celebration for New PT’s Gold Location

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    PT's Entertainment Group will commemorate the grand opening of its 60th tavern, PT's Gold, located at 8985 Blue Diamond Road, with a celebration including discounts on food and drinks from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30.  

  • Priceless Review - Indie Film Packs A Powerful Faith Based Message

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    Priceless, from Roadside Attractions and Radiate Film Production, presents a contemporary issue and modern drama on the cost of human trafficking, the illusion of greener pastures and the once in a lifetime miracle of escape.

     
  • Gleason Review - Raw, Emotional, Vulnerable

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    Gleason, from Amazon Studios and Open Road Films, comes the story of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saint Special Teams player and ALS survivor, and chronicles the advent and decline of the pro baller who once brought a city back from the brink.

     
  • The Power of Sports Metaphors in Politics: Trump vs. Clinton as The Main Event

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    Gender norms influence not just what we think, but how. Consider the presence of sports metaphors in American politics. Metaphors are not merely figures of speech. According to the cognitive scientists and philosophers George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980), human thought processes are largely metaphorical.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Meets With PM Abe; Comey Media Whirlwind; ISIS/Kabul; UK/Commonwealth; SW Airlines; Columbine; Barbara Bush

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    President Donald Trump has extended an invitation to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who recently won an unprecedented fourth term, to the White House to reaffirm the dedication to global partnerships, engage in bi-lateral discussions and speak with the press.

     
  • American Made Movie Review – Re-Born in the USA

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    American Made Movie,” from Life Is My Movie and Variance Films, brings to the screen a call-to-action documentary presenting a plan to return American Made to a position of strength in the global economy.

     
  • mk2 Opens Doors to Europe’s Largest Permanent Virtual Reality Facility

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    The newest tourist destination in Paris has opened with the launch of mk2 VR, the largest permanent virtual reality facility in Europe. Located in the heart of Paris' new 'tech district', mk2, offers the best of Virtual Reality (VR).

     
  • Beltway Insider: Countdown to Sequestration; Brennan Confirmation Remains Stalled; Ashley Judd Mulls Senate Run

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    President Barack Obama along with fellow democrats are facing a high noon showdown with members of the republican party as the March 1, 2013 sequester deadline, and with it financial devastation for millions, draws near.

     
  • The Midway Gallery Presents: She Bends: Women in Neon April 5, 2018 - June 2, 2018

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    The Midway Gallery is pleased to present She Bends: Women in Neon, the largest, most inclusive all-female neon exhibition ever assembled. Curated by Bay Area neon artist Meryl Pataky She Bends features 32 artists who challenge convention.