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  1. Catching Up with Whitney Dow and Septent for When the Drum is Beating Premiere

    April 12, 2012

    The documentary, which premieres Thursday on Independent Lens, explores Haiti's complex past and present through the music of the country's oldest and best-known band — Septentrional. Last week, BTB caught up with the director and band via Skype in New York. Learn more about When the Drum is Beating on the Independent Lens website.

  2. Interview with The Hayloft Gang Filmmaker Stephen Parry

    August 31, 2011

    Narrated by NPR's Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang tells the story of one of early radio's most popular programs: the National Barn Dance and ITVS’s Kate Sullivan Green recently sat down with Directror/Producer Stephen Parry to talk about the film. Read the interview below, watch The Hayloft Gang on PBS throughout September (check local listings), and

  3. Filmmaker Byron Hurt Chats Live About Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

    July 27, 2011

    ITVS Indies Showcase will present its first live chat on Thursday, July 28 at 11am PT / 2pm ET with filmmaker Byron Hurt, whose acclaimed documentary Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes streams free from July 28 to 30.<a

  4. NEWLY FUNDED: ITVS is Pleased to Announce Funding for Filmmakers Reuben Atlas and Carol Bash

    June 17, 2011

    The Two newly funded ITVS documentaries — Brothers Hypnotic (Reuben Atlas) and Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band (Carol Bash) look at the past, present, and future of  jazz.Brothers Hypnotic follows the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, a Chicago-based brass group featuring the eight sons of legendary jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran, whose music

  5. Legalities of Hip-Hop Front and Center in D.C.

    November 29, 2010

    Michon Boston is Community Cinema’s regional outreach coordinator in Washington, D.C. She helped organize a recent panel about legal issues raised in the documentary Copyright Criminals and filed this report. Earlier this year, Community Cinema D.C. partnered with Words Beats & Life Inc. for its presentation of Copyright Criminals. WBL Inc.