Joe Berlinger’s Armenian Genocide Film ‘Intent To Destroy’ Winds Best Doc at Doc LA

Joe Berlinger’s documentary about the Armenian genocide Intent to Destroy won the top Best Documentary Film Award at 2017 DOC LA. The film-in-film produced by Berlinger, Chip Rosenbloom and Eric Esrailian depicts the century of sophisticated denial campaigns by the Turkish government that perpetrated the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey, and features Atom Egoyan, Christian Bale, Mike Medavoy, Eric Bogosian, Serj Tankian, Angela Sarafian, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and the US…


Justin Long, Donald Faison To Star In ‘The Wave’ From Carl W. Lucas

Justin Long and Donald Faison will star in the indie film, The Wave, written and produced by Carl W. Lucas with Gille Klabin directing. The pic is about an attorney who changes course on a high-stakes insurance case when a life-changing, drug-induced night on the town with co-workers actually ends up changing is outlook on life.
Long will play Frank, an image obsessed attorney who changes course on a controversial insurance case, ultimately deciding to authorize a…


Looped: Actress

Looped is an audio & visual journey through the eyes of KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez. Explore the streets, beats and meet the people who make it happen.

Actress is an electronic music producer out of the UK who recently released the critically acclaimed AZD. Having recently collaborated with the London Contemporary Orchestra, Actress mixes sonic textures with glitches and sounds that create some of the most futuristic tracks in the current electronic musical landscape. The below interview explores the artist’s constantly evolving relationship with his environment, technology, and images as he crafts his songs. Check it out!

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‘Tremors’: P.J. Byrne & Four More Cast In Syfy Reboot Pilot

P.J. Byrne (Big Little Lies) is set for a key series regular role in Syfy pilot Tremors, a reboot of the 1990 cult classic film, with original star Kevin Bacon reprising his role. The project hails from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods. Also joining the cast are Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Ebonée Noel (Wrecked), Brandon Jay McLaren (Ransom), and Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs).
In the new Tremors, written by Andrew Miller (The Secret Circle), the killer…


Interview with The Black Madonna

Marea Stamper, known best by her DJ alias The Black Madonna, has cultivated a disco and house-infused sound with a dark edge. She gels a sonic aesthetic that is unflinchingly true to her unique approach to dance music and has elevated the dance music scene in recent years.

Just last year, The Black Madonna reached #10 on Resident Advisor’s prestigious annual “Top DJ” poll, and was the first woman to grace the cover of Mixmag as their “DJ of the Year.” Despite her undeniably huge year, Stamper also remains resolutely humble. Within the tight-knit dance community, her recent success comes as no surprise. Behind the decks, Stamper showcases infectious energy, and a deep respect and love for dance music culture is evident in everything she does.

Whether throwing down jubilant house and disco sets on the dancefloor, or speaking out against bigotry— Stamper is used to standing out. A longtime activist, she has unapologetically used her platform to amplify the voices of women, people of color and the LGBTQ community.

We had the pleasure of having The Black Madonna on Morning Becomes Eclectic to talk about her come up, tribulations, and triumphs, and her pure love of dance culture. You’ll get a real sense of the woman behind the alias, and I think you’ll fall in love with her like I did. In the interview, Stamper breaks down her limited series “The History of The World Parts I – III” a series exclusive to KCRW, and wherein listeners get a peek into her extensive personal collection for a once-in-a-lifetime trek through the ABC’s of dance music—as only she can present it.

Catch The Black Madonna in the flesh this Saturday, October 28th at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball(tickets still available, btw), where she’ll transport you to another place and listen to her MBE interview below.

(photos: Aldo Parades)

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