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On The Right Side Of History: An Interview With The Black Officer Who Infiltrated The KKK

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Netflix has confirmed among its content this month will be Spike Lee 's 'BlacKkKlansman'. The Academy winner (best-adapted screenplay, 2019) arrives on the 24th and along with 'Da 5 Bloods' marks the second Spike Lee title that the streaming service has acquired rights to this year. The addition comes on the heels of Netflix adding a Black Lives Matter section to its genre tab last June, responding to viewers' interest in titles relating to racial injustice, discrimination, and systematic racism. "I never expected my book to become a motion-picture. It happened all by surprise" remembers retired police officer Ron Stalworth , writer of 'Black Klansman', a memoir Stalworth originally drafted in 2013. Both timely and timeless, the story loosely uses Stalworth's recollections of his investigation for its subject, with a film that revisits and invites discussion about the enduring influence of supremacist ideology in American political, social

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Friendly Rich (Episode 17)

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  With an upcoming album this month, the self-described "mad composer", Friendly Rich , discusses his humble beginnings - the making of "A Muffled Snore" - the universal appeal of comedy - and more - including scoring 3 seasons of MTV's The Tom Green Show! Listen to episode 17 of The Fly Fidelity Podcast below:   SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/3uo0oLw APPLE: https://apple.co/3rV9Rby SOUNDCLOUD: https://bit.ly/3wtHIeT Art direction by Mango Shark. Executive produced by Dale Lewis

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Chris Prynoski (Episode 16)

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  Our latest episode features an inspiring chat with the founder and owner of  Titmouse Inc , Chris Prynoski. Joining us to unpack his wonderful and illustrious career in animation, we discuss working on the likes of Beavis and Butthead  and  Daria - to creating Downtown - to working on Freddie Got Fingered  - to  Metalocalypse  - Nerdland and everything between! Listen below!! SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/3tU0oCD APPLE: https://apple.co/39jUnHl SOUNDCLOUD: https://bit.ly/39jfidC

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Tech N9ne (Episode 15)

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  A great time sitting down with one of the finest technicians in hip hop!  Tech N9ne joined us to talk about ENTERFEAR, Strange Music, his forthcoming album ASININE, a new Dubstep EP and so much more - Do not miss this! Listen to the episode below: SPOTIFY:  Listen APPLE:  Listen SOUNDCLOUD:  Listen

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Bard Picasso (Episode 14)

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  A freewheeling and extensive introduction to the owners of South East Wales based hip-hop label, Bard Picasso. Dale Lewis , Nathan Brown and James Reader join us to discuss their ever-growing roster, upcoming projects, the future of live music in Cardiff and more! Stream the episode below: Spotify:  Listen Soundcloud:  Listen

Happy Holiday's From The Fly Fidelity Podcast!

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  Happy Holidays from team Fly Fidelity!

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Skinner (Episode 13)

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Skinner is the latest guest on the podcast closing 2020 with an extended episode. We're joined for a 2 HOUR and 40 MINUTES wide-ranging conversation to celebrate his career and several upcoming projects, including "Skincrawl", his homage to Charles Burns with Matt Furie and Will Sweeney , a forthcoming horror-fantasy stop motion film, and more. We also touch on being an artist in 2020, mental health, and comedy legend Tim Heidecker ! Stream the episode below: SPOTIFY: Listen SOUNDCLOUD: Listen

Fractured Visions Film Festival Is Going Virtual This Weekend!

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  Celebrate horror film with the 2020 Fractured Visions Film Festival (December 5 - December 6), Cardiff's premier and long-running showcase of genre cinema. This year, while you can't be in their "house," at Chapter, they'rere bringing the festival to yours, virtually! Expect the same caliber of curated chills, thrills and blood spills, dynamic new debuts, Q&A's as in past editions of the festival, just now online as a virtual festival.  This year’s lineup features 10 outstanding films and shorts from across the planet. Full line-up available here: www.fracvisfilmfest.co.uk/selection Weekend Passes now available at https://www.chapter.org/

'Silent Action' Pre-Orders Now Available From Fractured Visions

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  Available from Fractured Visions on 29th March 2021, Sergio Martino 's 'Silent Action' (1975) is coming to Blu-ray for the first time.  Lovingly restored, alongside a wealth of special edition features, this limited release is a must for your collection!  LIMITED EDITION OF 3,000 Collector’s Edition Slipcase Original Soundtrack CD Special Collector’s Booklet with new essays by Eugenio Eroclani and Francesco Massaccesi SPECIAL FEATURES: 2K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative Original Italian Mono Audio with newly translated English subtitles Italian 5.1 Audio Newly Remastered English Mono Audio Audio Commentary with Tough-guy film expert Mike Malloy The Age of Lead: 1970s Italy Directing the Strategy: A interview with Director Sergio Martino Luc Unleashed: A interview with Actor Luc Merenda Sergio and I: A interview with Composer Luciano Michelini Archival interview with Luc Merenda Archival featurette: The Milian Connection Pre-order: Fractured Visions: https://

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Duncan Trussell (Episode 12)

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  Pull up a chair and pour yourself a whisky. Duncan Trussell digs deep in a must-listen episode for anybody still recovering from 2020. We talk Trump vs Biden, the danger of cults, meditation, The Midnight Gospel, deepfake videos and a culture of mistrust in a wide-ranging, 90-minute interview. Listen to the episode on Soundcloud or Spotify . 

Fractured Listens Podcast: Sam Zimmerman (Episode 10)

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Fractured Listens talked to Sam Zimmerman about his role and history as head director of programming at Shudder, the importance of human curation, context, quality, taste and everything between. Listen to the episode on Spotify , Soundcloud or Apple .  

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Greg Palast (Episode 11)

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  On this election special, we catch up with investigative reporter Greg Palast (BBC, Rolling Stone) to talk about his Dicaprio produced film, The Purged, which follows his journey into uncovering two million thrown-out votes, many belonging to people of colour! Listen to the episode on Spotify or Soundcloud .

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Elisa Allen (Episode 10)

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  We sat down with Elisa Allen , the director of PETA (People for the ethical treatment of animals) UK, to discuss PETA leading the animal rights revolution for 40-years. We also touch on environmental activism and the natural impact of wildlife during COVID-19, working with Nandos for their plant-based 'Chicken-Burger', the government's upcoming plan to ban the sales of fur and more! Listen to the episode on Spotify or Soundcloud . 

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Arthur Jones and Giorgio Angelini (Episode 9)

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  Filmmakers Arthur Jones and Giorgio Angelini join us to unveil the ugly and mind-bending truth behind "Feels Good Man", their award-winning documentary. In this urgent conversation, we discuss Matt Furie , the artist and creator behind cartoon character Pepe The Frog , the evolution from a meme into a hate symbol to a democracy icon, the impact of Internet consumption on art, woke culture and more! Listen to the episode on Spotify or Soundcloud . 

Fractured Listens Podcast: Ernest R. Dickerson (Episode 9)

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  Director, cinematographer and screenwriter Ernest R. Dickerson pulls back the curtain on his process for this enjoyable deep-dive with Fractured Listens into some of his biggest genre hits, including Demon Knight, Bones, The Brother From Another Planet, Tales From The Darkside, The Walking Dead and more! Listen to the episode on Spotify , Soundcloud or Apple . 

Fractured Visions Is Heading Into Film Distribution!

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Fractured Visions has announced that they're entering the world of film distribution and launching their dream boutique label, curated by genre fans for genre fans. Rejoice and get hyped for a lovingly crafted selection of classic and modern cult cinema line, where a new generation of filmmakers and film lovers can explore the classics or revel in new releases with limited collector’s edition blu-rays, loaded with additional content. In 2021, Fractured Visions are starting with two of their favourite Italian directors and releasing two titles from the golden era of Italian exploitation. To find out more follow them here Facebook: FracturedVisionsUK Twitter: @FracVis Instagram: FracVis www.fracvis.co.uk

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Open Mike Eagle (Episode 8)

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Open Mike Eagle joins us for a candid discussion about his most personal project to date, Anime, Trauma + Divorce. Joining Fly Fidelity ahead of its release, we talked about the album's development and embracing vulnerability, the relationship between oppressed people and power fantasy, the importance of documenting Hip hop, being a fan of Prince Paul, Stony Island Audio, and everything between. Listen to the episode on Spotify or Soundcloud . 

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Dimitri Simakis AKA Ghoul Skool (Episode 7)

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  We talked to Dimitri Simakis ( Ghoul Skool ) from Everything Is Terrible , keeper of pre-internet pop culture and one of the most creative people on the planet. Don't miss this uncensored, freewheeling conversation about E.I.T's upcoming feature "Kids Club", collaborating with Meow Wolf , working on the award-winning Feels Good Man Film documentary, and everything between! Listen to the episode on Spotify or Soundcloud .

Why 'Girlfight' Still Packs A Punch 20 Years Later

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  Earlier this year, Blumhouse had a success story with The Invisible Man, a fresh take on the property which earned back nearly 20x its budget. Naturally, the studio is pressing ahead with other takes on the Universal Monsters, and one of the more notable examples is Karyn Kusama on-board to direct Dracula film. To be given the keys to such an iconic figure, it’s a fantastic opportunity for such a brilliant director, but to get here has been an uphill battle. To answer why that’s the case (other than Kusama being a woman, of course), we must go back to her first film, Girlfight.

Fractured Listens Podcast: David Marmor, Alok Mishra & Naomi Grossman (Episode 8)

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After a brief hiatus, Fractured Listens is back and talk to David Marmor , the writer, and director of 1BR about the making of his debut feature along with actress Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story) and producer Alok Mishra. Listen to the episode on Spotify , Apple or Soundcloud . 

Fly Fidelity Podcast: DW Smith (Episode 6)

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We're joined by rapper, producer and graphic designer DW Smith ( Dirty Alex ) for a deep dive into the making of his brilliant conceptual EP "Edda", norse mythology, black lives matter, his forthcoming album with DJ Alkemy and more! Listen to the episode on Spotify or Soundcloud . 

'Wild At Heart,' 30 years later: The Making Of A Misunderstood Fairytale

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  Released in 1990, David Lync h's southern gothic "Wild At Heart" remains as divisive and as deep a dive into Lynch country 30 years later. We explore the controversial fairytale of love, violence and chaos.

Baron Vaughn Talks 'So Much To Do' Segment of Horror Anthology 'Scare Package'

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  Comedian/actor Baron Vaughn (Grace & Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3K) makes his directorial debut with 'So Much To Do', a self-contained stylish segment in 'Scare Package', which turns the occult possession sub-genre on its head, with a short based around avoiding spoilers from a popular television show. Born out of a love for horror cinema, 'Scare Package' presents a collection of seven standalone yet interconnected horror shorts, strung together by a fun romp through horror tropes and nostalgia. We caught up with Vaughn to discuss making his short and his relationship with the genre

Fly Fidelity Podcast (Bitesize Edition): The Making Of 'Hello Nasty' With Mario Caldato Jr.

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  From engineering 'Paul's Boutique' to co-producing 'Check Your Head', 'Ill Communication', and 'Hello Nasty', Mario Caldato Jr . has beefed up the recordings of the Beastie Boys since 1988. In this bitesize episode, we're joined by the engineer/producer to discuss and remember the dense and eclectic cult-classic 'Hello Nasty'. Listen to the episode on Spotify or Soundcloud .

Review: Hiroshima

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75 years after the US dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki towards the end of World War Two, we review Arrow Academy's edition of Hideo Sekigawa 's anti-war statement.

Fly Fidelity Podcast: Duncan Trussell (Episode 5)

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In his second appearance, Duncan Trussell joins the Fly Fidelity podcast for an extensive, existential, and heartfelt conversation. Listen to the episode on Spotify or Soundcloud . 

Fractured Listens Podcast: Xavier Burgin & Tananarive Due (Episode 7)

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Fractured Listens sat down with Xavier Burgin and Tananarive Due to discuss Horror Noire: A History Of Black Horror , African-American engagement with the genre, how horror films parallel being black in America, structural racism within Hollywood, the rise and influence of Jordan Peele , John Boyega and more! Listen to the episode on Spotify , Apple or Soundcloud .