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Academy Award-nominated LEGACY is the unflinching chronicle of one familys triumphant journey out of povery and despair. Touchingly narrated by Nickcole Collins, a teenage girl wise beyond her years, the film follows the Collins family over five years as they slowly pull themselves out of a haze of poverty, drug addiction, and violence that plagues their public housing project in Chicago. Stereotype-busting and open-minded, LEGACY paints the American Dream in honest colors to rousing effect. Improbably, the senseless killing of 14-year-old Terrell, a straight-A student and role model for the neighborhood, spurs the family to seek a better life against impossible odds. Nickcoles mother, a high school dropout, moves in fits and starts to find a meaningful job. Aunt Wanda, mother of Terrell and longtime crack addict, enrolls herself in a drug treatment program. Nickcole catapults herself out of the inner-city trap to a college degree and a comfortable life. Its impossible not to cheer for these incredible real-life people as they cry and laugh, stumble and get back up again on their way to something better. In LEGACY, award-winning filmmaker Tod Lending does that rarest of things--he gives voice to the voiceless. The result is a stirring, must-see film that is "inspirational in the best sense of the term" (Variety). DVD Features: Trailer; Filmmaker Interview; Collins Family Update; Deleted Scene: Interview with OBrian McGee; Filmmaker Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
- Filmmaker interview
- Collins Family Update
- Deleted scene
- Filmmaker bio
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But in Steinberg's hands what music there is glows. The video is black and white, with occasional lapses in the visual portion of the CD. They are annoying but not crucial to enjoyment of the grandeur, the spirituality, and the enormous range of emotion the music embodies. Steinberg is deeply involved in the music, but spare in gesture. Steinberg has a sense of the whole musical architecture into which each measure and episode fits, giving the music an integrity that is often missing in performances of Bruckner Eighths that thrive on the Big Moments.
In my youth in Pittsburgh, I heard in person Steinberg and his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform this symphony. I will refrain from comparisons of the Steinberg/Boston live concert with performances by other conductors and orchestras. For me, this one is a keeper, to which I will return both to experience and to learn from Bruckner. I rated this DVD a 5 despite the unfortunate cuts.