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Where did 'Playboy Club,' 'American Horror Story' and Zooey end up?
Previous number of nominations for Album of the Year: 2
"You home?" - scariest text you can get
While the United States Supreme Court declared that segregated schools were unconstitutional in 1954, change came slowly to Charleston, Mississippi. Once a haven for the Ku Klux Klan, Charleston maintained segregated public schools until well into the 1970's, and even then one major event in the school year was still divided along racial lines. Charleston's high school had separate Senior Proms for white and African-American students, and the annual events made news in 1997 when actor Morgan Freeman, a Charleston native, spoke out against the "separate but equal" proms and made the school board an offer -- if they held an integrated prom, he would pay for it. Morgan's offer was refused at the time, but in 2008, Charleston announced that black and white students would attend the same prom for the first time. Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman offers a look at the long and rocky road to this step towards racial equality in the documentary Prom Night In Mississippi, which features interviews with a number of students (some of whom speak out against racism while being photographed in shadow, fearing repercussions from their community and their parents), faculty members and parents on both sides of the issue, as well as Morgan Freeman. (A group of white parents in Charleston staged a private "whites only" prom, but Saltzman and his crew were denied permission to film it.) Prom Night In Mississippi received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
Edward Norton is a reformed skinhead that must convince his brother to change his rascist ways
Release date: December 25, 2013
Who: Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet, Gattlin Grif...
Judy Chaikin directs and produces this documentary.
Warner Brothers is releasing this biopic on Jackie Robinson.
Julie Delpy writes, directs, and stars in this follow-up to "2 Days in Paris."
In 1986, Graceland sold 14 million copies worldwide and garnered both the Album and Song of the Year Grammy in 1987. Simon and the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed on Saturday Night Live and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. It generated three hit singles and it kept Paul Simon and the Graceland tour on the road for five years. Its music was heard across the globe. Today, its music and its reputation still reach generations of music enthusiasts yet so many are unaware of how pivotal that one album was during the 1980s, how it helped birth the idea of World Music and revived the career of one of America's most important songwriters. How it influenced the political progress of South Africa a country divided by institutionalized racism, causing and then transcending years of controversy. How in fact the album came to be in the first place. Graceland's 25th anniversary CD features the original album with bonus tracks including a unreleased tracks audio documentary produced in 2012 with Paul Simon discussing the writing, inspiration and recording of the song 'Graceland'
Woody Harrelson plays a cop whose professional and personal lives hang by a thread.