The life and work of pioneering filmmaker Melvin Van Peeples - a fascinating, provocative career that touched on the theater, novels, television and movies is recounted.
TCM Promo for the November, 2008 editions of Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence, featuring Edward Norton, Joan Allen, John Leguizamo and Richard Gere.
Laurence Fishburne on Sidney Poitier in To Sir, With Love (1967) and how it affected him in this out-take from TCM's Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence.
Actor Richard Gere offers some thoughts on Gary Cooper and Henry Fonda in this excerpt from TCM's Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence, 2008.
Actor Edward Norton compares directors Spike Lee and Sidney Lumet in this excerpt from TCM's Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence, (2008).
The promo for TCM's new original series Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence, premiering in July, 2008 with guests Sydney Pollack, Laurence Fishburne, Quentin Tarantino and Bill Murray.
Actor Richard Gere discusses how his early training as a gymnast shaped his thoughts about acting in this excerpt from Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence, 2008.
John Leguizamo on Jose Ferrer, Desi Arnaz and the challenges facing Latin men in show business, in this excerpt from TCM's Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence, 2008.
Bill Murray on the special qualities he observed working with Robert Mitchum in Scrooged (1988) in this out-take from TCM's Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence.
The Black List: Volume Two -- Trailer for The Black List
Trailer for the documentary The Black List: Volume Two.
The Black List: Volume Two profiles some of today's most fascinating African- Americans. From the childhood inspirations that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they helped define, to the importance of preserving a unique cultural identity for future generations, these prominent individuals offer a unique look into the zeitgeist of black America, redefining the traditional pejorative notion of a blacklist.
The list of people featured in The Black List: Vol. 2 includes activist and artist Majora Carter; activist and academic Angela Davis; producer Suzanne de Passe; actor Laurence Fishburne; Anglican Bishop Barbara Harris; Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick; pastor T.D. Jakes; physician and academic Valerie Montgomery-Rice, M.D.; filmmaker Tyler Perry; singer Charley Pride; fashion designer Patrick Robinson; actress Maya Rudolph; musician RZA; filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles; and artist Kara Walker.
Trailer for the documentary The Black List: Volume One.
Journalist Elvis Mitchell interviews twenty-two African American leaders, ranging from athletes and academics to politicians, social activists, and artists, providing a series of living portraits-a unique glimpse into the zeitgeist of black America-and redefining traditional notions of a 'blacklist'.
Part icon, part iconoclast, Melvin Van Peebles is a filmmaker with a history that's as fascinating as any of his motion pictures. This award winning documentary (full of rare achival footage and unforgettable backstage stories from Spike Lee, Mario Van Peebles, Gil Scott-Heron and others) is a carefully-crafted tale of how a young black kid from Chicago ended up making one of the most controversial movies in American history, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, the film that sparked the Blaxploitation era in Hollywood. But the story hardly ends there. Director Joe Angio playfully traces Van Peebles' path from atom-bomb-ferrying Air Force pilot to French novelist to proto-rap singer to Wall Street options trader-- a remarkable journey that helps to explain where Sweet Sweetback actually got his song.
The 'Medellin' trailer is leaked on YouTube, and an enraged Billy blames Eric. In an effort to appear younger, Drama gets a scrip for a medical-marijuana facility...so he can purchase the club's stylish cap. Ari and Lloyd attempt to sabotage a deal with a longtime foe so that Vince can get his next project.
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First, Guest Host Judy Woodruff Talks To Jeanne Cummings Of The Wall Street Journaland Linda Wertheimer Of Nprabout Immigration In The United States. Then, New York Times Film Critic Elvis Mitchell Talks To Actor Edward Norton About His Latest Film, Down In The Valley, Which Also Stars Evan Rachel Wood.
Charlie Rose With Frances Visco, Clifford Hudis, Marcia Stefanick & Robert Bazell; Tyler Perry & Elvis Mitchell
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