Back of the Theater Podcast (general)

Menelek's college buddy and fan of the show Leonard joins the show.  We talk about Comic Book films, religion and Star Wars.  Hans gives us another breakdown of Project Greenlight.

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We start the show with a discussion about Lamar Odom's drug overdose in Nevada.  We end the show with a critical breakdown of Do The Right Thing. 

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We start the show with a debate about forgiveness.  This leads to a critical analysis of the ending of The Color Purple. 

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Hans and Menelek tell stories about their time at Howard.  We break down the latest episode of Project Greenlight.

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We start the show with Menelek giving his thoughts on the new pope.  We then break down the latest episode of Project Greenlight.  Backofthetheater@gmail.com.

 

 

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We start the show with yet another conversation about religion.  We then dive into a breakdown of the Matt Damon social media backlash after his comments about diversity.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Hans reports from his recent trip to Africa.  We play Kanye's speech at the VMA's.  We then discuss "Between The World and Me".  The book taking America by storm.

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We start the show talking about the shooting in Virginia.  We talk gun control and mental health.  We then preview Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book "Between the World and Me". 

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We continue our discussion about BIO movies.  Hans talks about his family and relgion.  Email us at Backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We talk about teh boxoffice success of Straight Outta Compton.  This leads to a discussion of Bioagraphy Movies. 

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We breakdown the behind the scenes details of the Fantastic Four boxoffice failure.  We talk about the backlash against the new NWA film. 

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We talk about films covering, Metallica, A Tribe Called Quest, Rage Against The Machine.  We talk about the break up of the Fugees and what makes a good music documentary.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We start the show playing old clips of def comedy jam.  Cornel West takes an unfair shot at Ta-Nehisi Coates. Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Lots of yelling.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We talk about the latest news in the Bill Cosby scandal.  We talk Michael Jackson and the budding relationship between Ciara and Russel Wilson.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

 

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We get into a heated debate about the role of government in health care.  Jim Carrey gets mentioned a lot.  Email as at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Hans is AWOL.  (We hope he's okay).  Menelek gives his thoughts on the tragedy in South Carloina and the danger of thought policing.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We start the show with a debate about Lebron's James moral courage.  Dr. Bill Grant joins us in the first part of the show.  We then dive head first in the Rachel Dolezal situation.  We talk about the term "trans racial" and the Black response to her story. Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Lot of ground here.  We talk about Chet Hanks, Jason Collins, homophobia in the black community and RELIGION.  Email us at Backofthetheater@gmail.com

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The conclusion of our discussion with producer Miles Maker.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Miles Maker is talent developer and creative producer.  Follow him on twitter @milesmaker. 

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Hans tells an amazing story about almost missing a gig.  We also talk the pre-production of a film project we plan to shoot this summer.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Menelek is late to the show for a change and Hans gets some revenge.  We talk about the new Documentary "The Black Panthers: Vangaurd of The Revolution."  We then talk about if prayer is stupid.

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We start the show with a breakdown of the biggest fight of the century.  We argue about Animae and talk about "Montage of Heck", the HBO documentary about Kurt Cobain. Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We start the show with a discussion about Creflo Dollar and his claim that Satan stopped him from getting 65 Million dollar jet.  We then discuss the social unrest in Baltimore.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Dr. Bill Grant joins the show to break down the split betweet West and Dyson.  We talk Barack Obama and the future of Black Politics.

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Paul Garnes has served as producer, line producer and/or production manager on films and television series for Disney, Dreamworks, HBO, ABC, NBC, BET, Sony/Screen Gems, Magnolia Films, and Paramount Pictures.

In 2014, Paul was executive producer of the film "Selma," a biopic directed by Ava DuVernay and distributed by Paramount Pictures, which chronicles a series of the three Selma marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. supporting the 1965 Civil Rights Voting Act.

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We start the show by breaking down on of our classic fights with our cell phones.  It all works out in the end.  We end the show with a discussion about "Going Clear" The HBO documentary about Scientology.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com.

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Hans couldnt' make it so Menelek was left all alone.  He talks about the Trevor Noah, Screenwriting and grief.  Should be fun. Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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 Hans is on the road and calls in to do the show.  We talk about film production.  We have a chance to make a film this summer and we debate dialouge in movies.  We also talk about Starbuck's attempt at Race Relations.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We start the show with Raven Samone saying something stupid again.  We then dive into a conversation about how to become a filmmaker.  We talk screenwriting, issues on set and our time at Howard.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We start with a discussion about the Oklahoma Frat filmed singing a racist song.  We talk about hip hop, The N-Word and modern racism.  We get into an argument about music and end the show with a debate about President Obama.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez is a writer, director and editor from NYC.

Sonia’s directing credits include the short comedies DEBUTANTE and URBAN LULLABY,
as well as the feature-length, award-winning documentary BRAGGING RIGHTS:
STICKBALL STORIES, about the history and players of the New York City game of
stickball. In 2012, Sonia formed T&A Flicks, a comedy team with actress Tammi
Cubilette and comedian Angelo Lozada, producing 9 short comedies in 2012. In 2015,
T&A Flicks launched their 8-episode comedy web series GET SOME! on KollideTV. GET
SOME! is a comedy web series about a Nuyorican couple from the Bronx who go out of their way to keep their marriage sexy. Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We start the show with another discussion of religion in the Black community.  We try to talk about the Oscars and then discover we have only seen 2 of the films.  Maybe next time.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Show regular Bill Grant returns to fill in for Hans.  We talk fatherhood, Bill Cosby, and Eddie Murphy.  We also discuss the impact of Birth of a Nation.  Call us at 646-504-5476.

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We talk with writer/artist Radha Blank about her upcoming show at Joe's Pub in New York City Feb 18. We talk all things tv writing, comedy, and Empire! Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Hans is in the car on the way back from a gig.  We start the show by arguing about radio.  We talk about the big game on Sunday.  We watch the trailer to Magic Mike 2.  Random show.  A lot fun.  Enjoy.  Leave us your thoughts on the show voicemail.  646-504-5476

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We look back at our first year of the podcdast and discuss the future.  We play show clips and talk about our favorite moments.  Leave a message on our new show voice mail at 646-504-5476

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We start the show with a conversation about Fox's Empire.  That turns into a talk about Lee Daniels and homophobia in the Black Community.  We end the show with a little sports talk and the cheating Patriots.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com 

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We start the show talking about one of our epic text fights.  We dive into a full analysis and conversion about the MLK film Selma. What is the future of activism?  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Menelek talks about a scary trip to the hospital.  Hans responds to twitter trolls.  We also talk about Top Five & NAS.  Email us backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We finish our conversation from last week and talk about the Iggy Azalea vs. Azealia Banks radio and twitter war.  We end the show with a conversation about the NYPD.  Happy New Year. Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Merry Christmas from the Back of The Theater Podcast!  We start the show with an argument about capitalism.  We talk about the show 'Hoarders" and our favorite Chirstmas movies.  Part two airs next week.  Email us your thoughts at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We start the show by discussing D'Angelo's first studio album in 14 years.  Hans reports from the Washinton, DC preimere of "Selma".  We also talk about the Sony Hacking scandal.  Follow us on twitter. @backseatheater

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We talk about the cast of the new Biblical Epic "Exodus: God and Kings".  We talk casting and the problems with the Hollywood Machince.  We also talk about the Police protests around the country and the future of civil unrest.  Like us at www.facebook.com/backofthetheater

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Stephen Hill is an in actor based in NYC. He studied at the Susan Batson Studio. His television credits include, Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order, Louie, and Its Always Sunny in Philedelphia.  He has also starred in  films like Stay Cold and Stay Hungry and Christmas Wedding Baby among his over fifty acting credits.  Christmas Wedding Baby premiers Monday Dec 8 2014 on BET at 8:00PM EST.  Follow him on twitter & Instagram @Stephenhillacts

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We discuss the Michael Brown case and the riots in Ferguson.  What is the future of activism in Black America?  Menelek talks about his new found fatherhood. Happy Thanksgiving.  Like us on facebook.  www.facebook.com/backofthetheater

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Bill Grant returns to guest host with Hans.  Menelek is away with his new born baby, Mateo.  We talk Bill Cosby, and the awful Aaliyah bio pic.  Like our show at www.facebook.com/backofthetheater

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We begin with a discussion about an Op-Ed piece written by Lawrence Otis Graham about racism and money.  Does wealth destroy racism?  We then discuss the social evolution of the Black Church.  Like us on www.facebook.com/backofthetheater

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We breakdown the demorcrats loss in the mid-term elections.  We actually have a civil conversation about religion.  We also play a clip of Mos Def vs Chirstopher Hitchens.  Not pretty.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Well, not nothing.  We talk about some stuff.  We debate the virtue of being on time & Hans reports from a film screening.  We also talk childbirth.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We start the show with a discussion about the controversy stirred by comedian Hannibal Buress and his jokes about Bill Cosby's image.  We discuss Cosby's thoughts on Black America.  We read some fan email and discuss some upcoming films.  Like us on facebook.  www.facekbook.com/backofthetheater

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Ja’Tovia Gary is an artist and filmmaker from Dallas, Texas currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Gary’s work confronts traditional notions surrounding representation and identity through film and performance while positing the concept of Black female subjectivity as a point of entry. Gary is a graduate of the Social Documentary Filmmaking MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her short film Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO has screened at Frameline Film Festival, Toronto InsideOut Film Festival, and received the audience award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She is currently in production on her first feature film The Evidence of Things Not Seen, an experimental autobiographical documentary which explores notions of the self, Black American religious traditions, trauma, family, nostalgia and psychoanalysis.

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We start the show with an in depth discussion of the HBO series True Detective and the themes of the show.  We play some audio from Raven-Symone's interview with Oprah where she declares herself only an "American".  Oh yea, we also argue about religion.  Again.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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We kick around a few stories. NYC Film Fest. Lord Jamar. TLC & Tribe Called Quest.  Menelek tries to be a DJ and Hans talks about the joy of parenting.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Hans reports from the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City.  We discuss the awful stand up comedy of Nick Cannon.  Menelek is a bit under the weather after a trip to Vegas.  Excuse his voice.  We also discuss the latest news in the NFL's scandal.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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The suspension of Ray Rice looks pretty weak in the wake of new evidence.  Will Roger Goodell surive?  We also talk about Bruce Levenson, the owner of the Atlanta Hawks and his racially charged emails.  And Karaoke.  Email us backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Darius Clark Monroe joins the show to discuss his film Evolution of a Criminal.  He talks about the making of the film and getting his life on track after prision.  Learn more about the film on www.facebook.com/evolutionofacriminal  Great conversation. 

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Menelek reports from the Mad Decent Block Party in Denver where Outkast was the headliner.  We talk hip-hop past and present.  Hans talks about his film class.  We then debate the place of film and academics.  Follow us on twitter. @backseatheater

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The show starts with Hans trying to explain Nicki Minaj to Menelek.  We talk about sexual politics in Hip-Hop and listen to another clip from Lord Jamar.  We talk about the riots in Ferguson, MO and U.S. Presidents.  Follow us on twitter @backseatheater.

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Friend of the show Dr. Bill Grant returns for an in depth conversation about Police Brutality, Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams and Mental Health in the Black Community.  Follow us on twitter @backseatheater

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We start the show with some audio of Louis Farrakhan saying some wild things.  Hans gives us a report from the BlackStar Film Festival in Philly.  Follow us on twitter! @backseatheater on twitter.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com.  Like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/backofthetheater

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Christian Epps’ career as a lighting designer has spanned more than two decades covering the range from major motion pictures, broadcast television, live theater, dance, music videos and special
events.  He talks cinematography & working with directors like Spike Lee and Hype Williams.

 

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We talk Tony Dungy and his comments on Michael Sam. We talk about the new Roger Ebert Documentary "Life Itself" and the impact of internet film criticism. We also talk about the tragic death of Eric Garner and the impact of Police Work in the Black community. Email us at Backofthetheater@gmail.com  www.facebook.com/backofthetheater

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Montré Missouri sits on the faculty at Howard University's film school and is the Founding Director of Parallel Film Collective. Find more information at www.parallelfilmcollective.org

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Buckle Up.  Lots of topics this week.  Hip Hop Radio.  The Godfather.  Apocolypse Now.  Do The Right Thing.  Transformers (film and TV show).  And lots of other stuff.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com Like our facebook page. Facebook.com/backofthetheater

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Relax.  We don't talk about Nick Cannon the whole show.  We get into some news stories and talk about educational issues facing young Black people.  Menelek talks about seeing his child for the first time. facebook.com/backofthetheater

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Hans Returns and reports from his trip to the LA film festival. We talk about the business side of film festivals and how to network.  Menelek talks about a recent concert of 90's R&B stars.  Then we kind of just listen to music for the rest of the show.

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Hans is traveling this week.  We called Aunt Rhonda from the Bull Pen for some relief pitching.  We talk about Black Preachers, Do The Right Thing, Die Hard and The Yearling.  She really likes The Yearling.  Follow the show at www.facebook.com/backofthetheater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tahir Jetter returns to talk about his web series "Hard Times".  We talk about the job of a director.  And Chris Isaak.  Yeah.  That happened. Check out the show at www.hardtimesseries.com

 

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Bill Grant returns for a debate about LeBron James and Michael Jordan.  We also talk John Singleton, Luther Vandross and the Spygate Scandal.  Give your thoughts on the show to www.facbook.com/backofthetheater

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We discuss the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou.  Other topics include, Religion, Ray Rice and awful slam poetry.  backofthetheater@gmail.com

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The great Gordon Willis passed away this week.  We talk about his work on such films as The Godfather & Annie Hall.  Check out our Facebook page facebook.com/backofthetheater and Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com.

 

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We talk Solange Knowles, Drake and Donald Sterling.  You can now find The Back of The Theater podcast on Facebook.  Menelek shares big news at the end of the show. 

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Menelek gets pretty fired up this week.  We start the show with a discussion about the NBA playoffs and some drama in the Pacers locker room.  We then dive into a discussion about a controversial skit on SNL by comedian Leslie Jones.  Ebony magazine subscribers may get offended. 

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Friend of the show Dr. Bill Grant returns and gives us his take on the NBA's decision to ban Donald Sterling for life.  The Chicago Native also gives his thoughts on the violence in Chicago. Follow him on twitter @_inknthread

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made some racist comments to his mistress.  We listen to the audio aquired by TMZ.  Email your thoughts to backofthetheater@gmail.com

 

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Hans starts the show with big news.  He will be on the crew for the new MLK bio pic "Selma".  Menelek talks about his time in College Admission.  We talk HBCU's & President Obama.  And then we start rapping.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Hans is fresh from the One Mic Hip Hop Festival.  We talk Hip Hop and Climate change.  Don't ask how that happened. 

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We cover a lot in this episode.  In no particular order: Lauryn Hill, Mental Health, Good Will Hunting, Michael Eric Dyson, Al Sharpton, The N-Word, Do The Right Thing, Gibberish Rap and movies that made us cry.  Pack a lunch for this one.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com

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Maori Holmes is the founding director of the BlackStar film festival.  Find info about the festival at blackstarfest.org.  Great Convo. 

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We work through some issues in the beginning of the show.  We have been getting on each other's nerves.  It happens.  We then dive into a conversation about Tyler Perry's recent boxoffice problems.  And then we get into a Kanye vortex.  Email us at backofthetheater@gmail.com.

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Professor and Filmmaker Dr. Bill Grant joins the show.  He talks about his film and teaching career.  We get into a debate about Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.  This podcast covers a lot of ground: Spike Lee, Tyler Perry, Jimi Hendrix and the current state of film criticism.  Pick up his book Post-Soul Black Cinema: Discontinuities, Innovations and Breakpoints, 1970-1995.  A great read.

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Actress DeWanda Wise joins us for a chat about the craft of acting.  She tells stories about auditions, New York & Los Angeles.  Great conversation.  Follow her on twitter @DeWandaWise

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We start the show with a discussion about the tragedy in Gerogia on the set of "Midnight Rider".  Hans talks about crew safety and how this accident might change filmmaking forever.  We discuss the Oscars and the validity of award shows.  And we talk hair.  True story. 

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A.J. chats with us about Daughters of the Dust, Cinematography and the entire film industry.  Great chat.  Amazing guy.

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In one of our typical conversations, we talk about Hip Hop, Patrice O'neal, Alice Walker and film snobbery.

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Hans and Menelek both respond to Dylan Farrow's accusation of child molestation agaist her father Woody Allen.  We discuss the films of Woody Allen and how one should respond to his work in spite of his personal history.  We end the show with a conversation about Michael Sam, who may be the first openly gay player in the NFL.

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NYU and Sundance Alum Tahir Jetter joins the show.  We talk about his web series "Hard Times", film schools, John Singleton and the future of African American cinema.  Follow him on twitter @tahirtweets.  Good dude.  Good chat.

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