Author Archives: Michael Jones

An interview with Charles Burnett

The following interview with director Charles Burnett took place June 28, 2001 in Richmond, Virginia during the shooting of the PBS documentary, Nat Turner, A Troublesome Property. The two-hour feature investigates the 1831 slave revolt that resulted in the violent … Continue reading

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Labor on Film: Screenings in Solidarity

For May Day, the international holiday commemorating the working class everywhere, what follows is a rough chronological selection of films in their honor. This list is composed of fiction and nonfiction films, and is an offering, by no means complete.  … Continue reading

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10 FILMS I WISH I’D WATCHED WITH MY DAD

This idea grew out of conversations with Peter Schilling and James Parrish during the 17th James River Film Festival in March 2010. My father had passed the summer previous, and I remembered all the classic movies we’d watched together (from … Continue reading

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