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“Very Artistical” is a blog that features the cool and complicated stuff in progressive culture. We’ll touch on music, art, photography, film, books, and even how race
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Film
Jamaa Fanaka, 'Welcome Home Brother Charles' Director, Dead At 69

Jamaa Fanaka, ‘Welcome Home Brother Charles’ Director, Dead At 69

Jamaa Fanaka, film director of '70s era black classics 'Penitentiary' and 'Welcome Home, Brother Charles,' died Sunday in his South LA apartment. He was 69.
WATCH: 'Color Outside The Lines' — New Trailer For Documentary About Black Tattoo Artists

WATCH: ‘Color Outside The Lines’ — New Trailer For Documentary About Black Tattoo Artists

Watch this new trailer for 'Color Outside the Lines,' a promising documentary about the "history, struggles and triumphs" of African-American tattoo artists.
LISTEN, WATCH: "Film The Police" Rapper B. Dolan On Using Cameras To Shoot Cops

LISTEN, WATCH: “Film The Police” Rapper B. Dolan On Using Cameras To Shoot Cops

B. Dolan's timely "Film the Police" updates N.W.A's classic "Fuck tha Police" for the Social Media age. He explains here how he hopes it makes a difference.
Shame Director Steve McQueen On Sex And Secrets

Shame Director Steve McQueen On Sex And Secrets

Steve McQueen, one of the most provocative artists of his generation, keeps it real and raw in his latest film, Shame, a dark tale about sexual addiction.
WATCH: Everyday Sunshine Trailer — Fishbone Documentary Opens in New York

WATCH: Everyday Sunshine Trailer — Fishbone Documentary Opens in New York

In Everyday Sunshine, a new doc about the ups and (many) downs of Fishbone, fans get a glimpse of what prevented the band from realizing its infinite potential.
WATCH: Grime — San Fran Tattoo Artist Stars In Video Series

WATCH: Grime — San Fran Tattoo Artist Stars In Video Series

These three videos show Grime's borderline obsessive work ethic. Dude is consumed by his art, which is admirable and worrying at the same time.
WATCH: The Interrupters Trailer — Sundance Documentary

WATCH: The Interrupters Trailer — Sundance Documentary

In this new doc, cameras follow a few former convicts who now work as "interrupters" and attempt to prevent Chicago gang members from hurting others.
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