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Night Music: The Art of P. Craig Russell - Now available for download and streaming everywhere via Vimeo On Demand!

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, P. Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on KILLRAVEN and DR. STRANGE, he went on to become one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for this underestimated field with, among other works, adaptations of operas by Mozart (THE MAGIC FLUTE), Strauss (SALOME) and Wagner (THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG). 

NIGHT MUSIC: THE ART OF P. CRAIG RUSSELL takes you into this artist’s professional and personal life for an in-depth look at both his career and his storytelling techniques. You’ll also go behind-the-scenes to see Russell hard at work on his comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS.

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Beyoncé Releases Mini-Documentary Highlighting Racial Injustice

“I wanted to find real men that have lived, that have struggled, cried, have a light and a spirit about them,” Beyoncé said in the clip. “I felt like this is an opportunity to show the strength and vulnerability in black men.” Beyonce via Black Voices

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“When you’re creating art, there’s a certain level of abstraction,” says indie game developer Ryan Green in the documentary Thank You for Playing. “It’s not real. So even in the midst of working on a game about my son who’s terminally ill, there’s a certain escape. But you can’t escape forever.”

The award-winning documentary, created by independent filmmakers David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, follows Green and his wife, Amy, over eighteen months as they create a poetic, emotionally charged video game about their son with terminal cancer — the critically acclaimed That Dragon, Cancer. “I wanted to create a space for me to talk about my son, and for other people to love him and have the joy that I have being his father,” Green says in the film.

But Thank You for Playing is more than a movie about a video game, the filmmakers say — it’s a meditation on how art and technology can be harnessed to document profound human experiences, and on what it means to love “fully and fearlessly.”

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 to great acclaim, and has since played at packed theaters at over twenty film festivals on five continents. Now, the filmmakers want to screen it across the United States and Canada. Help them bring the film to your community here.

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Vancouver Aquarium: Uncovered

I know this isn’t dog related, but I had the opportunity to go to a screening of this documentary that was followed by a Q&A panel with the director and two of the speakers featured in the film and it was really eye-opening (the aquarium has since responded to everything…). I know there are a lot of people that I follow/that follow me who are interested in this kind of stuff, so I figured I’d share it here for anyone who’s interested.