documentary http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Grab some popcorn: it was a good year for local documentaries http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grab-some-popcorn-it-was-good-year-local-documentaries <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-998013.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-998013.mp3</a></p><p>It&rsquo;s been a good year for documentary films focused on&nbsp;issues in St. Louis and for local&nbsp;filmmakers. &ldquo;The Pruitt-Igoe Myth,&rdquo; about the urban housing complex of the 1950s and 60s;&nbsp;&ldquo;Brick by Chance and Fortune,&rdquo; which looks at St. Louis&rsquo; architectural heritage;&nbsp;&ldquo;The Gray Seasons,&rdquo; about&nbsp;a four-year span with&nbsp;the Saint Louis University women&rsquo;s basketball team;&nbsp;and&nbsp;&quot;Give a Damn?,&quot; the story of three&nbsp;St. Louisians who explore the&nbsp;issue&nbsp;of poverty across&nbsp;three continents;&nbsp;have all been popular at film festivals in 2011.</p><p>As part of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/topic/good-year-st-louis">St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s series, &ldquo;A Good Year&rdquo;, </a>Bill Raack spoke with Cliff Froehlich, the executive director of <a href="http://www.cinemastlouis.org/">Cinema St. Louis</a>.&nbsp;Here&#39;s a summary of their&nbsp;conversation:<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:35:43 +0000 Bill Raack 2740 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grab some popcorn: it was a good year for local documentaries Sixth-graders produce civil rights documentary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sixth-graders-produce-civil-rights-documentary <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-954088.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-954088.mp3</a></p><p>On Wednesday, students at the City Academy, a private school in north St. Louis, will have a chance to view a civil rights documentary shot and edited by their schoolmates.</p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:14:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 587 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sixth-graders produce civil rights documentary