Coach Fought Racial Discrimination With Blistering Work Ethic to Win Olympic Gold for Nashville

  By Gregory Crofton The world took notice when a young African-American sprinter from Tennessee named Wilma Rudolph won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. She was only 20 years old, and the first American to accomplish…

Alex Gibney & Trevor Birney, Wanted in Belfast for the Documentary ‘No Stone Unturned’

Alex Gibney’s “No Stone Unturned” uses leaked police documents to investigate an unsolved mass murder in Northern Ireland. Now the police are pushing back. On August 31, police raided the Belfast homes and office of producer Trevor Birney and journalist…

After Birth: How Motherhood Changed My Relationship With My Body

By Bronwen Parker-RhodesMs. Parker-Rhodes is a documentary filmmaker. I thought I was pretty well prepared for the birth of my son. I had loads of friends with kids, I was an aunt, I’d attended a prenatal course, read (bits) of…

‘THE DEFIANT ONES’ is an Epic Docuseries on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Too Good to Miss

Interscope Records was home to Dr. DRE and Jimmy Iovine. Together they defined 90s popular music. By Gregory Crofton I was late in seeing “THE DEFIANT ONES,” a four-part docuseries (2017) directed by Allen Hughes (AMERICAN PIMP, MENACE II SOCIETY)…

‘BURDEN’ Tells the Story of a ‘Mad’ Performance Artist Who Got Older and Wiser

By Gregory Crofton A promotional still for the new documentary “BURDEN” shows artist Chris Burden wearing Speedos with his hands tied behind his back. He’s lying on his chest, struggling across a parking lot covered in broken glass using his…

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