1. DAWG FIGHT trailer

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    Available online everywhere at dawg-fight.com

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    • The Tanning of America: Hurricane Katrina

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      "How could we have a president that could see weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that wasn’t there, but couldn’t see a hurricane in New Orleans that was?" Watch all four episodes of The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop http://www.rakontur.com/the-tanning-of-america

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      • Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded - Dadeland

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        July 11, 1979: the first public shots of Miami's Cocaine War http://www.rakontur.com/post/91452674255/35-years-ago-dadeland-mall-cocaine-cowboys From Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded http://www.rakontur.com/cocaine-cowboys-reloaded

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        • "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop" trailer

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          PREMIERES FEBRUARY 24-27, 2014 ON VH1 http://www.rakontur.com/the... VH1 is teaming up with acclaimed filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman ("Cocaine Cowboys," "Broke," "The U") and famed author, award-winning entrepreneur, advertising executive, and record executive Steve Stoute for a 4-part documentary series based on Stoute's best-selling book, "The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy." VH1's "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop" is a thorough examination of hip-hop as a cultural movement, whose profound influence in music, film, television, fashion, business, race relations and politics eventually paved the way for the election of Barack Obama. Stoute notes, "Since its birth, hip-hop has been a reflection of black America, but never before have we seen it cast as such a far-reaching agent of political change. This film paints an entirely new picture of the impact of hip-hop culture over the last 30 years." The 4-part 4-hour series will premiere Monday, February 24-Thursday, February 27 at 11pm* on VH1. VH1's "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop" provides a visual history of the hip-hopification of America -- what Stoute calls "tanning" -- from "The Jeffersons" to the Fresh Prince; from "Do the Right Thing" to "8 Mile;" from the streets of Compton to Madison Ave; and rappers turned into entrepreneurs and icons. The series unfolds in 4 one-hour episodes that together explore history's pivotal "tanning" moments from the 1970s to present day, and how deep hip-hop is woven into the American cultural fabric. It's the history of hip-hop remixed: an epic journey that begins in the Bronx and travels all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. VH1's "The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop" features never-seen-before footage and interviews from numerous pop culture icons and entertainment personalities in America: Sean "Diddy" Combs, Dr. Dre, Mariah Carey, Will.i.am, Russell Simmons, Pharrell, Nas, Reverend Run, Rick Rubin, Fab 5 Freddy, Jimmy Iovine, Al Sharpton, Cory Booker, Brett Ratner, Brian Grazer, Tommy Hilfiger, Ron Howard, Steve Stoute and many more.

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          • TAKE 5 South Florida contest

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            a South Florida citywide video contest with the goal to improve its city for its citizens. Partners CreativGlu and Rakontur films. Winner will be announced at FILMGATE INTERACTIVE

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            • Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke

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              Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke by Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva Buy Pieces of the Set: http://borschtcorp.bigcartel.com/product/life-and-freaky-times-of-uncle-luke-deluxe-box-set Soundtrack: https://soundcloud.com/borschtcorp/sets/life-and-freaky-times-of-uncle-luke Read more about the film here: http://borschtcorp.tumblr.com/post/51605535546/life-and-freaky-times-of-uncle-luke-2011-dir http://mayerleyva.com http://borschtcorp.com This film is part of the permanent collection at the Miami Art Museum. After premiering at Sundance in 2012, it went on to play several dozen other international festivals, including SXSW, BAMcinemafest, Los Angeles, Milan, AFI, and Maryland. Now it is yours to share! “Uncle Luke is an incredibly original film, both in terms of its tone and the technique of its storytelling… Uncle Luke really taps into the popular culture of a specific generation, and it has a very healthy disrespect for convention and authority.” - Sundance Programmer “Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke is undeniably entertaining, whether you get the cultural references or not. It is a smart and intricately self-reflexive example of what cultural theorist Jim Collins has called ‘the perpetual circulation and recirculation of signs that form the fabric of postmodern cultural life.’ Mayer and her collaborator are quintessential bricoleurs. In Uncle Luke, street-credible slang and classic booty beats reconstruct a landmark of film history. High and low, art and entertainment, fiction and reality become multiple facets of an intellectually-integrated work that specifically depends on cultural quotation. The parallels are both narrative and structural. Whereas La Jetee is constructed from stills, referencing the psychological relationship between photography and memory, Uncle Luke draws from the nostalgia power of Mayer’s two dimensional boards.” - Art Papers review Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke (Inspired by 'La Jetee' by Chris Marker) Borscht Corp. and Rakontur Present a film by Mayer\Leyva Director/ Designer/ Producer: Jillian Mayer Screenplay/ Co-Director/ Editor/ Producer: Lucas Leyva Executive Producer: Evan Rosenfeld Co-Executive Producer: Andrew Hevia, Dennis Scholl Co-Producer: Nick Orsini Associate Producer: Fro Rojas, Evrim Oralkan Starring Luther Campbell as Uncle Luke Scientists: Carlos Rigau, Eric Cade Shoenborn Eliza: Elizabeth Sky Mutants: Sterling Rook, Rob Maya, Shira Abergel, Nick Ducassi, Sasha Buttboy, Orlando Estrada, Maurice Pierre Girls in White: Mabel Gonzalez, Lana Melisso, Shira Abergel, Taryn Lombardi Clown: Ana Trevino Judge: Richard Freedberg Reporter: Jennifer Lopez Bus Driver: Jillian Mayer Bus Rider: Shira Abergel Album Buttocks: Candy Molina, Ella Pia, Meho Latrina, Nancy Trevino 2 Live Crew: Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Lucas Leyva, Sylvester the Kat Man, Ella Pia Stank Lady: Judy Freedberg Stank People: Nick Ducassi, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Jessica Gross Stunt Doubles: Maurice Pierre, Sterling Rook Director of Photography: Jonthan David Kane Assistant Camera: Juan Camilo Barriga Gaffer: Roberto Gonzalez Boom Operator: Tim Roach Post Audio: Cory Czjakowski, Diego Meza Valdes Colorist: Oscar Martinez Art Coordinator: Orlando Estrada Project Coordinator: Ana Trevino Art Department: Kayla de la Cerda, Taryn Devereux, Jack Elder, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Sterling Rook, Madee Kuhn, Gabriel Rhenals, Oly Vargas, Inez Suen, Layla Bessiso, Rob Maya, Destin Jones, Zach Bagnell Carpenter: Bill Landis Make-Up: Giselle Mendez Special Thanks: Billy Corben, Alfred Spellman, Borscht Film Festival, New Art Miami, Nadia Bowen, Shivers, Canvas Lifestyle, HBKZ/Sesion31, Karelle Levy, Booty Bass, The Internet, David Castillo Gallery, Luther Campbell for Miami-Dade Mayor Campaign Made possible by a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Commissioned by Borscht Corp. Miami, FL, USA 2011 Stay Freaky Ya'll (c) Mayer\Leyva

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              • Raw Deal: A Question of Consent VOD

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                Raw Deal is one of the most exposing and controversial documentaries about rape and fraternity life today. Billy Corben's remarkable exposé on the contested rape of 27-year-old Lisa Gier King in Gainesville, Florida, is sure to provoke heated discussions everywhere about rape, women's rights, and male privilege. On Friday, February 26, 1999, Delta Chi frat brothers at the University of Florida held a party at their fraternity house and hired exotic dancer Lisa Gier King to perform. The following morning, a half-naked and distraught King ran from the house, claiming that Michael Yarhaus had raped her. Her most startling allegation was that frat brother Tony Marzullo had videotaped the crime. Two days later, King herself was arrested for filing a false police report after authorities claimed the rape showed "clearly willing and consensual sex." The community was stunned by King's arrest after it was discovered that the videotape showed Marzullo himself repeatedly addressing the camera to gleefully describe that what he was witnessing was a rape. Under pressure from the media and Campus NOW to charge the frat brothers with rape, State Attorney Rod Smith arrogantly responded by making the tape available to the public so people could "make up their own minds." Filmmaker Billy Corben takes Smith's challenge and presents the scandalizing, sexually explicit footage alongside interviews of participants involved with the case to conduct an investigation the police never did. The result is a shocking insight on fraternity life and the politically constructed nature of "the truth."

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                • Raw Deal: A Question of Consent - Trailer VOD

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                  Raw Deal is one of the most exposing and controversial documentaries about rape and fraternity life today. Billy Corben's remarkable exposé on the contested rape of 27-year-old Lisa Gier King in Gainesville, Florida, is sure to provoke heated discussions everywhere about rape, women's rights, and male privilege. On Friday, February 26, 1999, Delta Chi frat brothers at the University of Florida held a party at their fraternity house and hired exotic dancer Lisa Gier King to perform. The following morning, a half-naked and distraught King ran from the house, claiming that Michael Yarhaus had raped her. Her most startling allegation was that frat brother Tony Marzullo had videotaped the crime. Two days later, King herself was arrested for filing a false police report after authorities claimed the rape showed "clearly willing and consensual sex." The community was stunned by King's arrest after it was discovered that the videotape showed Marzullo himself repeatedly addressing the camera to gleefully describe that what he was witnessing was a rape. Under pressure from the media and Campus NOW to charge the frat brothers with rape, State Attorney Rod Smith arrogantly responded by making the tape available to the public so people could "make up their own minds." Filmmaker Billy Corben takes Smith's challenge and presents the scandalizing, sexually explicit footage alongside interviews of participants involved with the case to conduct an investigation the police never did. The result is a shocking insight on fraternity life and the politically constructed nature of "the truth."

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                  • rakontur: the first ten years // retrospective @ O Cinema March 26-30, 2012

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                    http://www.o-cinema.org/rakontur/ Through their production company rakontur, Alfred Spellman and Billy Corben have been telling uniquely Florida stories to the world for a decade. In honor of their 10th anniversary, O Cinema is celebrating their ouevre with a retrospective of their four Florida-based films. Each evening will include a pre-film reception with food trucks and cash bars, and each screening will be followed by a panel discussion with interview subjects and local personalities. The week's festivities will culminate with a conversation with the filmmakers about their body of work and never-before-seen clips from some of their upcoming films.

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                    • "Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke" Trailer

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                      “Uncle Luke is an incredibly original film, both in terms of its tone and the technique of its storytelling… Uncle Luke really taps into the popular culture of a specific generation, and it has a very healthy disrespect for convention and authority.” - Sundance Programmer “Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke is undeniably entertaining, whether you get the cultural references or not. It is a smart and intricately self-reflexive example of what cultural theorist Jim Collins has called ‘the perpetual circulation and recirculation of signs that form the fabric of postmodern cultural life.’ Mayer and her collaborator are quintessential bricoleurs. In Uncle Luke, street-credible slang and classic booty beats reconstruct a landmark of film history. High and low, art and entertainment, fiction and reality become multiple facets of an intellectually-integrated work that specifically depends on cultural quotation. The parallels are both narrative and structural. Whereas La Jetee is constructed from stills, referencing the psychological relationship between photography and memory, Uncle Luke draws from the nostalgia power of Mayer’s two dimensional boards.” - Art Papers review Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke (Inspired by 'La Jetee' by Chris Marker) Borscht Corp. and Rakontur Present a film by Mayer\Leyva Director/ Designer/ Producer: Jillian Mayer Screenplay/ Co-Director/ Editor/ Producer: Lucas Leyva Executive Producer: Evan Rosenfeld Co-Executive Producer: Andrew Hevia, Dennis Scholl Co-Producer: Nick Orsini Associate Producer: Fro Rojas, Evrim Oralkan Starring Luther Campbell as Uncle Luke Scientists: Carlos Rigau, Eric Cade Shoenborn Eliza: Elizabeth Sky Mutants: Sterling Rook, Rob Maya, Shira Abergel, Nick Ducassi, Sasha Buttboy, Orlando Estrada, Maurice Pierre Girls in White: Mabel Gonzalez, Lana Melisso, Shira Abergel, Taryn Lombardi Clown: Ana Trevino Judge: Richard Freedberg Reporter: Jennifer Lopez Bus Driver: Jillian Mayer Bus Rider: Shira Abergel Album Buttocks: Candy Molina, Ella Pia, Meho Latrina, Nancy Trevino 2 Live Crew: Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Lucas Leyva, Sylvester the Kat Man, Ella Pia Stank Lady: Judy Freedberg Stank People: Nick Ducassi, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Jessica Gross Stunt Doubles: Maurice Pierre, Sterling Rook Director of Photography: Jonthan David Kane Assistant Camera: Juan Camilo Barriga Gaffer: Roberto Gonzalez Boom Operator: Tim Roach Post Audio: Cory Czjakowski, Diego Meza Valdes Colorist: Oscar Martinez Art Coordinator: Orlando Estrada Project Coordinator: Ana Trevino Art Department: Kayla de la Cerda, Taryn Devereux, Jack Elder, Julian Yuri Rodriguez, Sterling Rook, Madee Kuhn, Gabriel Rhenals, Oly Vargas, Inez Suen, Layla Bessiso, Rob Maya, Destin Jones, Zach Bagnell Carpenter: Bill Landis Make-Up: Giselle Mendez Special Thanks: Billy Corben, Alfred Spellman, Borscht Film Festival, New Art Miami, Nadia Bowen, Shivers, Canvas Lifestyle, HBKZ/Sesion31, Karelle Levy, Booty Bass, The Internet, David Castillo Gallery, Luther Campbell for Miami-Dade Mayor Campaign Made possible by a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Commissioned by Borscht Corp. Miami, FL, USA 2011 Stay Freaky Ya'll (c) Mayer\Leyva ----------- "Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke' is undeniably entertaining, whether you get the cultural references or not. It is a smart and intricately self-reflexive example of what cultural theorist Jim Collins has called 'the perpetual circulation and recirculation of signs that form the fabric of postmodern cultural life.' Mayer and her collaborator are quintessential bricoleurs. In 'Uncle Luke,' street-credible slang and classic booty beats reconstruct a landmark of film history. High and low, art and entertainment, fiction and reality become multiple facets of an intellectually-integrated work that specifically depends on cultural quotation. The parallels are both narrative and structural. Whereas 'La Jetee' is constructed from stills, referencing the psychological relationship between photography and memory, 'Uncle Luke" draws from the nostalgia power of Mayer's two dimensional boards." - Art Papers (read the whole story here: http://www.artpapers.org/feature_articles/article1.htm)

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