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The Long Road To Freedom And The Screen For 'Brian Banks'




Aldis Hodge (left) as Brian Banks and Greg Kinnear (right) as Justin Brooks in
Aldis Hodge (left) as Brian Banks and Greg Kinnear (right) as Justin Brooks in "Brian Banks."
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A Movie With Two Comebacks

(Starts at 7:45)

John Horn visits the set of “Brian Banks” to talk with the subject of the film, a pro-football hopeful who was wrongfully convicted of rape in 2002. Ten years later, Banks was exonerated with assistance from the California Innocence Project. John talks with Banks and director Tom Shadyac about his disappearance from Hollywood and why he’s making a return to feature films. (The movie opens August 9.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9-PqY5pEeo

R.I.P., Toni Morrison

(Starts at :45)

The acclaimed novelist has died at the age of 88. She won a Pulitzer Prize, a Nobel Prize for literature, and she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In the recent documentary, "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am," we learn about the woman behind the work to see how she got to this distinguished place in American culture. Directed by photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January. Film critic Beandrea July reviewed it for Out magazine at the time. She reviewed the film for The Frame with the help of a leading expert on Morrison’s work. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8sUwXTWb4M

Bruce Lee vs. Quentin Tarantino

(Starts at 18:45)

The depiction of  action film star and martial artist Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood" has Lee's fans and family upset. Jen Yamato wrote about the controversy for the Los Angeles Times. She joins John to break it all down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELeMaP8EPAA