Sunday, December 1, 2013

Swaying Minds through Film

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason: Swaying Minds through Film

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason: Swaying Minds through Film

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Linda Bloodworth-Thomason talks about the Clintons, Bridegroom and the power of the moving image. As a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton and director of many of their campaign films, including The Man from Hope, she's worked for years to help craft the image they present to the public. Now she wants to open people's minds to gay marriage with her new documentary,Bridegroom.
Banner image: (L-R) Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom from the movie Bridegroom


Hollywood News Banter (2:30PM)

Kim Masters and John Horn of the Los Angeles Times discuss some of this week's top entertainment news stories.
New study reveals that PG-13 movies are more violent than R-rated films.
A Jimmy Kimmel comedy ignites backlash from Chinese-Americans and China.

Alpha House, a new Amazon original series created by Garry Trudeau and starring John Goodman, premieres. Could Amazon create a viable rival to Netflix?



Linda Bloodworth-Thomason: Changing Minds through Film (2:38PM)

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is well-known in Hollywood not only as the creator of several sitcoms -- including the CBS hit Designing Women -- but as a longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. She and her husband, Harry Thomason, have played major roles in shaping the image that the Clintons present to the public. Linda has made campaign films for both of them, including the landmark 14-minute movie The Man From Hope which may have helped Bill first win the presidency. Now, Bloodworth-Thomason wants to sway public opinion on gay marriage with her new documentary Bridegroom (available on Netflix).

(L-R) Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, former President Clinton, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason,
Harry Thomason from the 'Bridegroom' premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival


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