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Racial Violence In 'The Intruder' At BAMcinématek's Cinema Of The Civil Rights Movement

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2013 2:03 PM
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Starting today, Tuesday, August 13 through Wednesday, August 28, BAMcinématek presents A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement, a 40-film series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, culled from 28 private film and television archives, collectors, studios, and the New York Public Library.

Director's Spotlight: Alex Stapleton's Real Life David And Goliath Story In Making "Corman's World"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 16, 2011 6:45 PM
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In writing for S&A, I often find the "story" behind making films can be just as intriguing as the film itself.  That's the case with first-time director Alex Stapleton and her documentary Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel, an homage of sorts to the king of low budget filmmaking Roger Corman.   

Trailer Watch - Director Alex Stapleton Spotlight's Roger Corman In "Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 30, 2011 11:15 AM
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Roger Corman is considered "the king" of low budget films having created such cult classics as The Little Shop Of Horrors, Last Woman On Earth and Creature From The Haunted Sea among others.  He also launched a large number of well-known directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Jonathan Demme.  So how did first-time director Alex Stapleton get the "godfather" of indie cinema to co-sign on her documentary about him?  Simple...she just asked!