Chris (no last name), the host of Brothaspeak podcast, whose tagline is “Informative topics for the Black LGBT,” spoke with director Philipson mostly about Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s but also about Shoga’s other documentaries of Black queer interest. To listen to 30 minutes of pure academic pleasure, click HERE.
The KTLA 5 News crew interviewed cast members and producers/directors Quincy and Deondray Gossfield of "Congo Cabaret", written by Robert Philipson. This interview introduced "Congo Cabaret," premiering at Outfest Fusion in Los Angeles, and it originally aired in March of 2018.
Leigh Pfeffer sits down with Robert Philipson, producer and director of the documentary T’Aint Nobody’s Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s. They discuss everything from Bulldaggers and Lady Lovers, to his process, the importance of telling queer stories and excavating lost history, and his upcoming documentary project Mood Lavender which sheds light on more queers in the Harlem Renaissance. The interview took place on June 11, 2018 and lasts 38 minutes.
"Body and Soul" has been picked up for distribution by Seventh Art Releasing. Although Seventh Art specializes in films of Jewish interest, they have other films on their roster as well, including a short that was nominated for an Oscar in 2017. We're excited about this development and expect "Body and Soul" to make more of an impact than any of our previous films, in part because of their support and knowledge about distribution. Their executive director, Udy Epstein, described "Body and Soul" as "a first class film" in a recent email.
Director Robert Philipson was interviewed about "Body and Soul" for the "Inside Art" program of San Diego's jazz radio station KSDS. The interview took place at 7:00 p.m. (PST) on Sunday, February 12 and lasted 30 minutes. Click HERE to listen to it now.
"Body and Soul: An American Bridge" is the winner of Best Music Documentarycategory of the recently completed 2016 edition of the San Francisco Black Film Festival. Thanks to Kali O'Ray and the festival organizers for this honor.