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Fight The Power – PYRITE Trailer #4

It is absolutely amazing to me the hurdles one can run into when simply trying to make a movie about racism. Let me one up that, to make a movie about racism and then promote that movie about racism as well.

I’ve seen some bull**** over the past 17 years since I started Hollywood 27, but it’s the things that have happened in 2014-15 that might have irritated me the most. Let’s get to it. Get your popcorn ready…

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Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing Turns 25!

What Spike Lee’s Classic From 1989 Can Teach All of Us About Fighting Racism Monday June 30th 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing theatrical release. I watched the film again about a year ago, and although the acting and…

MLK hit by a rock

The PYRITE Story: Figting Racism (Part 3 of 3)

For the third and final post on the PYRITE story here, I’m starting off from that final thought of post #2, where I mentioned that a few people have even asked me if the story in Pyrite is still relevant… if we aren’t post-racial now…

Martin Luther King Jr Trailer: PYRITE Trailer #3

The Martin Luther King Jr Trailer for PYRITE. In this more experimental preview, the content largely focuses on Chicago’s West Side and the havoc wreaked shortly after Martin Luther King Jr’s murder back in April 1968. I edited this one personally, and it’s my way of paying homage to the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Forest Park Illinois Sign

The PYRITE Story: Fighting Racism (Part 2 of 3)

AND THEN THERE’S THE MEDIA… Wrapping up the first part of the story behind Pyrite, I’d just finished recounting the moment at my old junior high, where parents and 8th grade students alike admitted to their fear of Proviso East and the racial barrier sitting…

PYRITE Trailer #1

Second PYRITE video to add to the mix, this is actually the original trailer that’s been circulating for a while on the net.  The all-new trailers are on tap next, but I hope everyone still enjoys the original here.

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Proviso East

The PYRITE Story: Fighting Racism (Part 1 of 3)

For PYRITE’s grand finale here, which probably only seems epic to the select few of us who spent untold hours bringing the finished film to fruition, it hit me that the story behind the story really needs a proper re-telling from scratch. After all the…

Independent Film Soundtrack: PYRITE Soundtrack Preview — Emmet Swimming, Phil Doyle, and more…

We’re releasing a bunch of new videos for PYRITE over the next two weeks, and this revamped independent film Soundtrack Preview Video kicks things off right.  Listen to clips from the PYRITE soundtrack, including new music from Emmet Swimming, Phil Doyle, and Macnard — while viewing images from the film.

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How to stop racism

A Litmus Test for Racism?

It is November 4th, 2013, and the PYRITE DVD launch is just over two weeks away! More importantly, however, it’s time for me to start talkin’ it up out here and to start doing my part to change the world. I’ll be back with more…

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