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Articles with keyword "Film"

Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight in Free State of Jones


Free State of Jones the Movie Was Partly Inspired by The Free State of Jones the Book

The Free State of Jones in Mississippi, led by a freethinking farmer, seceded from the Confederacy.

Alabama's Armand DeKeyser

In Focus

Alabama’s Armand DeKeyser

A former U.S. Senate chief of staff makes the humanities accessible.

Ken Burns shooting Thomas Hart Benton.


Ken Burns and NEH

A selected filmography

Ken Burns with camera


The Documentarian

Ken Burns talks about filmmaking, race, and the current media environment with NEH Chairman William D. Adams.

Jean Seberg


The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg

A small-town girl from Iowa became the "it" girl of the French New Wave.

Tom Bradley with crowd


Tom Bradley’s Los Angeles

Los Angeles elected its first black mayor with a multicultural coalition.

August Wilson in 2004


August Wilson’s Blues Poetry

The playwright gave expression to a century of black voices.

The MacArthur Theater


Memories of a Neighborhood Movie Theater, from When There Was Such a Thing

Oral histories mark the role of the neighborhood movie house

Mary Pickford posing with motion picture camera


Pickford Mania

The darling of the silent-film industry led the way on many cinematic innovations of the era.


An Eye for the Modern

Artist, publisher, sponsor, and critis, Alfred Stieglitz played a vital role in promoting innovative art.