Hannah Beachler's career as a production designer is booming — from "Fruitvale Station" to "Moonlight," "Lemonade" and "Black Panther"; how will the clash between the NFL and President Trump affect TV ratings?; "It" is now the highest grossing R-rated horror film of all time, so who is that little girl featured in the creepy score?
In "Unrest," Jennifer Brea documents life with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or ME–commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. By turning the camera on herself and others she hopes to teach audiences about this misunderstood illness; In 1992, a 24-year-old black man named William Ford, Jr. was shot and killed by a white man in Long Island. Now, his brother, Yance Ford has made the documentary “Strong Island" to uncover why it happened and what the aftereffects were.
Choreographer Matthew Bourne has made a career out of adapting his favorite movies and novels into dance productions. His latest work is based on the 1948 film, "The Red Shoes"; the new streaming service Revry is filling a niche that other platforms miss by targeting an LGBTQ audience; the family of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar ratchets up their trademark dispute with Netflix over "Narcos," while refusing to comment on the killing of a crewmember in Mexico.
Director Darren Aronofsky explains his divisive thriller, "mother!"; MacArthur fellow and USC professor Josh Kun and percussionist Alberto Lopez discuss their curation of the soundtrack to "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA"; The new players who replaced the familiar, traditional buyers at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
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