IJohn Singleton and Charles Burnett

This week’s On Story, two critically and culturally acclaimed African-American directors: John Singleton and Charles Burnett. First, Singleton discusses his career and the creation of his first film, Boyz n the Hood (1991), which earned him the Best Director nomination at the Academy Awards®, making him the first African American nominee in that category that same year. Later, Charles Burnett highlights details of his career development in narrative and documentary filmmaking, with his seminal film Killer of Sheep (1978), a definitive representation of the African American cultural experience.  

A Conversation with Damon Lindelof: Co-Creator of Lost & The Leftovers

Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one’s imagination. Accompanied by the improvised short film, Metro 7 Bis by writer/director Dean Loxton about a woman’s encounter with a handsome stranger in Paris, only to find their meeting was hardly by chance.