Mac Miller - Stopped Making Excuses (Documentary)
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The FADER

Mac Miller - Stopped Making Excuses (Documentary)

Mac Miller - Stopped Making Excuses “I’m probably going to cry a few times through the course of this thing,” Mac Miller says in the first scene of Stopped Making Excuses, a new documentary produced and presented by The FADER. What follows is a candid look at the Pittsburgh native’s past six years, starting with his ascent, when he was 19, as a popular but critically panned rapper. “I was an easy target. I admit that,” he says now. “It became one of those things where I got so much negativity that it almost became, like, ‘There’s no point to overly hate on this dude, let me look in and see what he’s doing.’ And when you look in, there’s some good music there.” Following his 2011 debut album, Billboard's first independently released No.1 in over a decade, Mac moved to Los Angeles, where it seemed to many he was thriving. That’s where Andrew Nosnitsky met him for Mac Miller's 2013 The FADER cover story, and where he played an endearing role in Earl Sweatshirt’s cover too. But Mac says L.A. soon turned toxic, as he spiraled into increasing drug use. In one scene in Stopped Making Excuses, French Montana counsels him to slow down with codeine. In another, Mac appears in a bathtub wearing a long-sleeved shirt, top hat, and sunglasses, while saying “I’m not on drugs… drugs are on me.” To finish 2015’s acclaimed GO:OD AM, he headed back to Pittsburgh to regain his composure. Watch him lead the Steelers onto the field, eat one of those weird sandwiches with french fries on it, and perform in his Taylor Allderdice High School graduation gown. Now, he’s living in New York, trying to make sense of his past and orient himself to an independent, healthy future. “I’d rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess that can’t even get out of his house,” he says. “You don’t go down in history because you overdosed." Director: Rob Semmer Producer: Rob Semmer Executive Producer: Joseph Patel Executive Producers: Andy Cohn, Jon Cohen, Rob Stone, Anthony Holland Director Of Photography: Scott Perry Editor: Orion Barki Assistant Editors: Christopher Jones, Scott Perry Camera Assistant: Alexa Carroll, Zach McGeehan Sound: Miliken Gardner, Molly Young Editor: Orion Barki Assistant Editor: Christopher Jones, Scott Perry Color: Bryan Smaller @ Company 3 Sound Design: Eugene Wasserman Titles: Kyle Sauer Production Coordinator: Madison LaClair Post Production: Sam Balaban, Saleh Ramazani Still Photographer: Ethan Holland http://www.thefader.com/2016/02/05/mac-miller-fader-documentary-stopped-making-excuses Subscribe now for more The FADER  http://bit.ly/XPZVfG Read the FADER: http://www.thefader.com Follow the FADER on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefader Like the FADER on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/11JaNSJ Follow the FADER on Tumblr: http://bit.ly/xerObW
Lil Yachty - Keep Sailing (Film)
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The FADER

Lil Yachty - Keep Sailing (Film)

“I was probably the popularest kind on campus, but in the worst way,” Lil Yachty says partway through #KeepSailing, a new film directed by Petra Collins and produced by The FADER. “I was a laughingstock. I was a joke because of my hair. Being in college really let me know I don’t want to live a regular life. I want to be rich, I want to be a celebrity, I want to be famous. I want to have this hair and people don’t laugh, they get excited.” Filmed in the Atlanta suburbs where the red-headed Lil Yachty grew up, this 14-minute film — sort of like a docu-musical — is a gorgeous and goofy look at his rise. It’s full of surreal reenactments, boat trips, and interviews with Lil Yachty’s mom, his uncle Darnell Boat, his go-to producers Burberry Perry and Earl, and all his good friends in the Sailing Team. Plus! There are musical performances of two new songs — “So Many People” and “All In” — both from Lil Yachty's new mixtape Summer Songs 2, which comes out tonight, July 19, at midnight EST. The kid had a dream and he made it real. http://www.thefader.com/2016/07/19/lil-yachty-documentary-keep-sailing-petra-collins Subscribe now for more The FADER  http://bit.ly/XPZVfG Read the FADER: http://www.thefader.com Follow the FADER on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefader Like the FADER on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/11JaNSJ Follow the FADER on Tumblr: http://bit.ly/xerObW Director: Petra Collins Story: Petra Collins, Robert Semmer & Miles McCollum Producers: Robert Semmer, Sydney Buchan, Kevin Hayden, David Brody Executive Producers: Joseph Patel, Andy Cohn, Rob Stone, Jon Cohen & Anthony Holland Associate Producer: Scott Perry Production Manager: Joy Jorgenson Production Coordinators: Maria Altamirano & Madison LaClair DP: Kevin Hayden Camera Operator: Scott Perry AC: Chauncey Tanton Production Designer: Lauren Nikrooz Stylist: Zara Mirkin Art assistant: DeJuan Anderson Editor: Orian Barki Additional Editors: Brook Linder, Eddie Shore, Jason Oh, Chris Jones, Sam Balaban Colorist: Pedro Vivas Hernández Sound: Eugene Wasserman Titles: Grace Miceli Special Thanks: Kevin "Coach K" Lee Pee Thomas Scott Greer Sarah Alminawi Jennie Boddy
Khalid - Saved (Documentary)
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The FADER

Khalid - Saved (Documentary)

Khalid's life is about to change, for real. The 18-year-old R&B singer is set to drop his debut album American Teen on March 3 and The FADER was there to capture these last moments before the world receives his first, impressive musical statement. The album features tender and dazzling songs about love, like "Location," which was released last May and has received a ton of attention. Khalid spent his life moving around the country with his mother, Linda Wolfe, a single mom and member of the U.S. Army chorus. He reveals in the documentary that she's his most important musical inspiration and says he was always shy to show off his talents in front of her because of her incredibly strong gift. Those maternal gifts are on full display as Khalid steps in front of the mic to record "Shot Down," an incredible ballad which will appear on American Teen. The singer found his true home and a place to belong in El Paso, Texas, where the family moved before his senior year of high school. In the documentary, we see Khalid head to a Friday night football game and a fast food parking lot with friends and family. "I get so much love, from a city that I'm not even predominantly from, everyone is nice and welcoming and they treat me like their own," he reflects. http://www.thefader.com/2017/02/02/khalid-documentary-location-american-teen Subscribe now for more The FADER  http://bit.ly/XPZVfG Read the FADER: http://www.thefader.com Follow the FADER on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefader Like the FADER on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/11JaNSJ Follow the FADER on Tumblr: http://bit.ly/xerObW Director: Scott Perry Producer: Tessa Travis Executive Producers: Rob Semmer, Naomi Zeichner Executive Producers: Jon Cohen, Rob Stone, Anthony Holland, Andy Cohn Director of Photography: Scott Perry Editor: Orian Barki Assistant Editor: Scott Perry Sound: Carlos Corral Production Manager: Madison LaClair Post Production Supervisor: Christopher Jones Colorist: Bryan Smaller at Company 3 Sound Mix/Sound Design: Eugene Wasserman
Hennessy Carolina for Vogue
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Senior Prom: LGBTQ+ Seniors Get the Prom of Their Dreams | PBS Short Docs
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PBS Voices

Senior Prom: LGBTQ+ Seniors Get the Prom of Their Dreams | PBS Short Docs

"Senior Prom" takes on a whole new meaning at Triangle Square, a haven for LGBTQ+ retirees in Hollywood, CA. For so many high-schoolers, prom is a rite of passage in all of its love-filled, well-coiffed, abundantly photographed glory. But for generations of LGBTQ+ youth, prom has been emblematic of exclusion from a world they could not experience as their authentic selves. Over a night of dancing, kissing, and crowning of prom queens at Triangle Square, these trailblazing seniors reflect back on how far they’ve come and their dreams for the next generation. “Senior Prom” celebrates our eldest LGBTQ+ generation who spent a lifetime fighting for the right to love openly and, via rich personal archives, retraces lives and legacies of resistance that helped change the course of civil rights. Subscribe to PBS Voices so you never miss a new video: https://to.pbs.org/2XewHgX​ Happy Pride, everyone! Let us know how you're celebrating (safely) this year in the comments below. #Pride #Prom #LGBTQ FOLLOW INDEPENDENT LENS: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/independentlens Twitter: https://twitter.com/IndependentLens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/independent... Executive Producers Sally Jo Fifer Lois Vossen Director & Producer Luisa Conlon Producer Jessica Chermayeff Co-Producers Ana Veselic Anne Alexander Director of Photography Luisa Conlon Editors Orian Barki Alex Bohs Ora DeKornfeld Additional Cinematography Maya Craig Seth Hahn Associate Producers Cloe Young Zoe Kase Music Composer William Ryan Fritch Music Supervisor Juliette Carter Graphic Designer Abigail Leuchter Colorist Elias Nousiopoulos Sound Designer & Mixer Calvin Pia Vice President of Production Royd Chung Senior Manager, Short-Form Content Pamela Torno Supervising Producer Clare Chambers Associate Producer Susan Cohen Archival Materials by Personal Archives provided by: Robert Clement, Andrea Segal, and Nancy Valverde Photographer Ron Frehm / AP Photo by Ron Frehm Footage supplied by CBS News Prelinger Archives NBC Archives via Getty Images Imagery supplied by Fred W. McDarrah/Premium Archive via Getty Images First New York Parade (Stonewall Year), Crawford Wayne Barton Papers, 1993-11 Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Footage Courtesy of; JOANI: Queen of the Paradiddle! "Gay & Proud" by Lilli Vincenz, permission by Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., Archival film and/or video materials from the collections of the Library of Congress David of California, Courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries Stock media provided by DogPhonics/ Pond5 Footage made available from MKS Video, Inc., and Michael Stimler Music “Dancing Queen” Written by Stig Erik Leopoldo Anderson, Benny Goran Bror Andersson, Bjoern K. Ulvaeus Performed by Franck Pourcel Courtesy of Parlophone Music France, a Warner Music Group Company By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing Published by Universal Songs of Polygram International Inc., Universal/Union Songs Musikforlag AB, and EMI Grove Park Music Inc. "Ain't Nobody Straight In L.A.” Written by William Griffin & Warren Moore Performed by The Miracles Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises Used by Permission of Grimora Publishing “Boogie Wonderland" Written by Jonathan Lind and Allee Willis Performed by Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions Courtesy of Columbia Records By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Irving Music, EMI April Music Inc., and Big Mystique Music/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing Special Thanks Los Angeles LGBT Center Ash Peters Jazmin Romero Independent Lens Short-Form for Voices Original Series Funding Provided By: Corporation for Public Broadcasting Acton Family Giving Ford Foundation John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Wyncote Foundation National Endowment for the Arts SENIOR PROM is a co-production of JESSICA CHERMAYEFF, LUISA CONLON, and ITVS, with funding provided by the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING (CPB), in association with COUSINS. This program was produced by JPC FILMS LLC and LC Productions LLC, which is solely responsible for its content. © 2021 JPC FILMS LLC and LC Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved.
American Eagle for Pride
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