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on moonlight and more

I enjoyed sitting on a panel today with fellow University of Alabama professors Adams Brooks and Robin Boylorn of the Department of Communication Studies and poet L. Lamar Wilson (also a fellow Floridian), of the English Department, at the student-run Black Warrior Film Festival. We addressed filmmaking in the age of  “Moonlight,” the recent Oscar-winning Best… Continue reading on moonlight and more

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Photographs from Aug. 29 event

Special thanks to Molly Buffington, University of Alabama History major and Communications Committee intern, for taking many wonderful photographs at Monday night’s digital installation and book reading. I have taken to calling it the “Aug. 29 event.” Over the past month, I saved various digital files with that label on it. In truth, the spirit… Continue reading Photographs from Aug. 29 event

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documentary accepted into film festival

Yesterday I received the coolest email. The Harlem International Film Festival accepted “The Grant Green Story,” a documentary about the late jazz guitarist Grant Green, into its 11th annual event. Green is my former late father-in-law. He is best known for his work with Blue Note Records, America’s first independent jazz label, during the company’s heyday,… Continue reading documentary accepted into film festival