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Wednesday, June 25 2008

Oh Don’t You Cry for Me by Philip Shirley

In the sweltering heat of America's South, Philip Shirley conjures up a surprisingly insightful group of characters that are at once disturbed, complex, and woefully hopeful.


Thursday, April 10 2008

State of Grace: How Buddhist Teachings Transformed a Maximum Security Prison in Alabama

In her new documentary, Jenny Phillips frames the daily, shackled grind of prisoners' lives with social injustices, but also investigates what it is like to be a prisoner doing hard time in the South choosing to practice guided Buddhist meditation techniques.


Thursday, March 6 2008

In Search of the Blues by Marybeth Hamilton

This is a different story of the blues; it is the story of those people (primarily white men and women) who were in search of something that they believed the blues or some other form of secular and "primitive" African-American music communicated in an undiluted manner.


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