Music Is My Life, Politics My Mistress: Aug 30th on the Documentary Channel

MUSIC IS MY LIFE, POLITICS  MY MISTRESS is the intriguing story of Oscar Brown Jr., a poet, playwright, musician, composer, lyricist, author and civil and social activist.  Produced and directed by filmmaker donnie l. betts, the film focuses on the life of this extraordinary man of all seasons and is great contributions to history.

Described by the LA Times as “… a national treasure who should be honored by the Kennedy Center”, Oscar Brown Jr. is an inspiring man never afraid to speak his mind.  MUSIC IS MY LIFE, POLITICS MY MISTRESS, is a compelling look at the life of a legend and a true American icon.  Winner of 11 Film Festival awards.  Premiering on the Documentary Channel on August 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The Documentary Channel is available through satellite television services DISH Network (Channel 197)and DIRECTV (Channel 267).

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About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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