2021 Sundance Film Festival: Day 3 highlights
Saturday at the virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival brought more insightful documentaries and dramas. Next showing is on Feb. 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. MT. Oscar the Grouch puts in an appearance in "Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street." But the film celebrates the triumph of talent and perseverance that made "Sesame Street" rise above what TV for children, sadly, often is: unpalatable and boring. You can also watch via the Sundance Film Festival TV app (available on AppleTV and iOS, FireTV and Android).cbsnews.com
NYC cathedral gunman's note says he planned to take hostages
New York police officers move in on the scene of a shooting at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in New York. A man was shot by police after shots rang out at the end of a Christmas choral concert on the steps of the Manhattan cathedral Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. at the church which is the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and seat of its bishop. The note was first reported by NBC New York. In the note, the law enforcement official said, Vasquez wrote he did not expect to make it home.
Peter London Global Dance Company Presents “Women-Roses-Water”
World Premiere of “Women-Roses-Water” Will Be Presented Virtually December 26 – 31, 2020[MIAMI] – Miami’s leading multicultural, contemporary dance ensemble, the Peter London Global Dance Company (PLGDC) (@peterlondongdc), celebrates its 10th anniversary with the virtual world premiere of WOMEN-ROSES-WATER, a contemporary and Afro-Caribbean dance fusion, with commissioned new music by The Ballet and Dance Orchestra, conducted by Ezra Haugabrooks, and featuring the artwork of visual artist Michael Elliott, commissioned to create five paintings for digital projection. Mr. Roberts was a member of Ailey II and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. In 2015 he made his Ailey II choreographic debut with his work Gemeos, set to the music of Afrobeat star Fela Kuti. Mr. Roberts won Outstanding Performer at the prestigious New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards and was a guest star with London’s Royal Ballet. (Source: www.alvinailey.org)2020 World Premiere: Women-Roses-Water, December 26 – 31, 2020PLGDC’s artistic director, Peter London, showcases his Trinidadian and Tobagonian roots in an electrifying and influential work of a woman’s lament for the children lost to violence.sflcn.com
Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-up
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct. The new “Lion King” grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide, so a sequel was perhaps always likely. Less expected was a “Lion King” with Jenkins directing. The film, Disney said, will explore the mythology of “The Lion King,” including Mufasa's origin story. Disney didn't announce any further plot details or casting on the new “Lion King” project, which was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.