Author Archive: LaSonya Thompson

An attorney residing in NYC serving the film and digital media community.

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Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, a Codeblack Films/Lionsgate company acquisition, resurrects the Civil Rights movement and its viral spread into a human rights global crusade before there were social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. At the center of this historic docudrama is Angela Davis, who shares her life journey of how she survived […]

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Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7 highlights the triumphs and travails of a family journeying through life’s adventures. From addressing sensitive health issues, such as HIV transmission from a past lover to the shock of a divorced mother becoming a “Cougar”, thereby dating half her age, there’s an incredible amount of activity in each […]

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The American Dream

The American Dream

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

In their last 36 hours before embarking upon a different type of battleground, i.e., the war in Afghanistan, two best friends, Luis and Ronald, will capture on video their countdown moments leading up to their enlistment as Marine Corp. Luis (Jamil Walker Smith, Stargate Universe) and Ronald (Malcolm Goodwin, American Gangster) are polar opposites in […]

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She’s Not Our Sister

She’s Not Our Sister

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

One Village Entertainment, a division of Image Entertainment, released the 90 minute musical stage production, She’s Not Our Sister, on DVD.  Directed by Snoop Robinson and written by Johnnie Johnson, She’s Not Our Sister has a recognizable cast that includes Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Drew Sidora (The Game), Azur-De Johnson (Somebody Help Me […]

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Kinyarwanda

Kinyarwanda

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Director Alrick Brown’s Kinyarwanda, reminds us of a very dark and grim period in modern world history. In 1994, for one hundred days, roughly 1,000,000 people were murdered as a result of genocidal tactics in Rwanda. Hutu extremists targeted Tutsi “cockroaches” and anyone sympathetic to Tutsis through violent bloodshed and hate talk radio.  Noticeably, there […]

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Surviving Progress

Surviving Progress

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

King Solomon of Biblical times wrote, “Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other”.   Surviving Progress, a documentary co-directed by Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks, journeys across the globe to Brazil, China, Dubai, the United States, and Canada, exploring whether the notion […]

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The Beat Hotel

The Beat Hotel

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Alan Govenar’s new film, The Beat Hotel, pays tribute to artists that were occupiers of the resistance movement during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The dwelling place for these artists was located in Paris, France, and was deemed a safe space for the eccentric, naïve, brilliant, misunderstood, and confused mind. This no-name hotel had a seedy […]

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Art Is…The Permanent Revolution

Art Is…The Permanent Revolution

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Manfred Kirchheimer’s documentary, Art Is…The Permanent Revolution, examines the critical role that graphic artists play in raising the people’s consciousness about humankind. From subjects surrounding war and migration to religion and destruction, graphic artists have the ability to provoke and challenge the inner being. Although the graphic artists are both widely known and unknown, the […]

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Windfall

Windfall

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Windfall, a feature film by Laura Israel, provides a balanced and insightful portrayal of both positive and negative aspects of industrial wind energy as experienced by residents of Meredith, NY. An anonymous wind developer proposes attractive financial incentives to boost the failing economy of Meredith, NY, however, the town residents become extremely divided over the […]

The Truth About Angels

The Truth About Angels

| October 11, 2011

The Truth About Angels, a suspense drama written and directed by Lichelli Lazar-Lea, is a Prism Awards nominee and won Best Feature at the Milan International Film Festival. The story is about Pablo (Antonio Del Prete, Mission Impossible 3), a struggling husband, father and artist feeling trapped or maybe overwhelmed with the demands of marriage […]

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