Category Archives: Film Events

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony: 3 Part Review A Must Listen!

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Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III final sit down with entertainment manager/publicist Cindy Lewis to discuss Tyler Perry’s thought provoking film, “Acrimony.” A unique and enjoyable conversation with an alternative exchange regarding the film’s subject matter. A must listen if you enjoy departures from mainstream analysis.

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Acrimony Film Review & Conversation: Part Two

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Independent Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III sits down with entertainment manager/publicist Cindy Lewis to continue the discussion about Tyler Perry’s thought provoking film, “Acrimony.”
Part-two of a unique and enjoyable conversation with an alternative exchange regarding the film’s subject matter. A must listen if you enjoy departures from mainstream analysis.

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Film Screening Announced for 2013 Black Student March Documentary

Promotional clip for news documentary feature on black student led march at Hopkins High School in 2013. Minnesota’s suspension rates are well documented nationally as having a profound impact on targeted populations. The “Education Not Discrimination” march echoed themes of school safety and equality in America’s Public Schools but had no support from local or national corporate media.

SAVE THE DATE

April 20, 2018

Attend a special screening & discussion
observing the 5-Year Anniversary
of this groundbreaking student led march

Hosmer Library • 36th & 4th Ave. • South Minneapolis

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

MNHS Staff Discusses The Value of Recent Work By Ralph L. Crowder III

Independent MultiMedia Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III was a guest at Historic Fort Snelling (former home to enslaved Dred & Harriet Scott) presenting his produced work. The following conversation with select Historical Society staff is regarding the importance of Crowder’s documentary, Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement.” The discussion explores contemporary links to Dred Scott, black humanity and shared citizenship, all themes highlighted within the film.

“The Lost Negroes of North America” Documentary Film Workshop Process Begins

During the month of February 2017, The Minnesota History Center presented the first public pre screening/discussion of “The Lost Negroes of North America.” This new and very timely contribution by Independent MultiMedia Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III seeks to have broad community engagement in the duration of time allotted to the films pre production process. The following visual is a recap and review of the issues and themes of the upcoming documentary subject matter.

 

Minnesota Historical Society Presents Work of Ralph L. Crowder III

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Independent media journalist / filmmaker Ralph L. Crowder III, to preview rare and timely video footage captured in the Historic Black community (to include the famously desegregated Tilsenbilt Homes area) of South Minneapolis circa 1945-1955.  Dialogue with with community will assist in the shaping of the final film project “The Lost Negroes of North America.”

(click here to view project promo)

Free Event
Saturday, February 11th @ 2:00 p.m.
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

New Documentary Film by Ralph L. Crowder III

“The Lost Negroes of North America”

Documentary filmmaker Ralph L. Crowder III, creates a rare, timely, and unique examination of Northern Black family & community life circa (1945-1955). This story revisits themes of self-determination in the face of daily oppression. The question of today’s generation could be: Was ”The Negro” more progressive than “The African American?”