Bill T. Jones was named 'an irreplaceable treasure' by the The Dance Heritage Coalition. watch
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance -- Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance tells the story of this groundbreaking cultural treasure, known as the first truly American dance company. Narrated by Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin and directed by Bob Hercules (Bill T. Jones-A Good Man),
Forgiving Dr. Mengele -- Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele's cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing.
Perseverance: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor -- PERSEVERANCE The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor is the inspiring journey of a talented young man who experienced greatness on college football s largest stage, then saw his world come crashing in around him. Knocked down by personal losses, Taylor battled drug and alcohol abuse, incarceration and homelessness on the streets of Detroit over the course of 25 years, in a dogged struggle to recover his health, restore his reputation, and rebuild his family.
A record-setting, 3-time All-American and team MVP, Taylor began his career at Michigan at the same time that legendary head coach, Bo Schembechler, began his tenure, and was a notable soldier in Bo s Ten Year War with Woody Hayes of Ohio State, helping to establish one of the biggest rivalries in modern sports. Both Taylor and Schembechler came from Barberton, Ohio.
PERSEVERANCE highlights Taylor s notable football accomplishments then goes deep, exploring the setbacks that sidelined him. Filmed in Michigan and Ohio, the film contains rarely seen footage and photographs, and reveals Schembechler s important role in Taylor s story, along with others who helped him get back up and reclaim his life.
Much more than a sports profile, PERSVERANCE addresses themes of drug and alcohol dependency, homelessness, rehabilitation, self-determination, loyalty, parenting and faith. Taylor's fight for recovery is at the core of the story, and a powerful reminder that it's never too late to change.
Interview subjects include former Michigan coaches Gary Moeller and Jerry Hanlon, as well as Taylor s teammates David Brandon, Don Moorhead, Thom Darden and Henry Hill. Other notables include John U. Bacon, Bruce Madej and Tom Ufer. Dr. Taylor and members of his immediate family are central subjects in this redemptive story.
Conceived and produced by Dan Chace (Black Point West), the film was co-directed by Michigan grads Chace and Bob Hercules (Media Process Group). The f
Co-directors Bob Hercules and Gordon Quinn discuss making the documentary
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Eva Kor and her twin sister were victims of the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who conducted sadistic experiments on human beings at Auschwitz concentration camp. Haunted ever since by these cruel acts, something even more shocking occurs: Eva finds the power to forgive him. Having finally liberated herself from her feelings of rage and victimhood, she becomes a tireless advocate of this new way of healing - but not everyone is ready to forgive the unforgivable.
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