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STRONG ISLAND 

Directed by Yance Ford


Press Coverage: New York, FEB 23rd, 2018


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LOS ANGELES TIMES
How Yance Ford’s historic 'Strong Island' Oscar nomination is a victory for more than trans filmmakers, Interview with Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes, by Tre'vell Anderson, Feb 21, 2018

NO FILM SCHOOL
'Strong Island': Yance Ford Breaks the Silence on His Brother's Death in Oscar-Nominated Doc, by Genevieve Jacobson, Jan 26, 2018

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Yance Ford: First Transgender Director Nominated for an Oscar, by Amy Goodman, Jan 25, 2018

THE RINGER
The Best Documentary Oscar Nominees Are Easy to Root For, by K. Austin Collins, Jan 25, 2018

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Oscars: 'Strong Island' Director Becomes First Trans Filmmaker Nominee, by The Associated Press, Jan 24, 2018

DEMOCRACY NOW!
'Strong Island': Trans Filmmaker Yance Ford Searches for Justice After His Brother’s Racist Murder, by Amy Goodman, Jan 24, 2018

NY DAILY NEWS
Yance Ford is the first transgender director to earn an Oscar nomination, by Nicole Bitette, Jan 24, 2018

INDIEWIRE
Yance Ford makes Oscars history as first trans director to earn nomination, by Nick Romano, Jan 23, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Oscars 2018: Transgender Artists and Stories Earn Historic Nominations for 'Strong Island' and 'A Fantastic Woman,' by Jude Dry, Jan 23, 2018

THE NEW YORKER
2018 Oscar Nominations and Predictions (And Who I Wish Had Made the List), by Richard Brody, Jan 23, 2018

ABC NEWS
Oscars 2018: The list of nominees, by Michael Rothman and Emily Shapiro, Jan 23, 2018

THE ATLANTIC
The 2018 Oscar Nominations Are In, by David Sims, Jan 23, 2018

THE A.V. CLUB
Here are your nominees for the 2018 Academy Awards, by Danette Chavez and Katie Rife, Jan 23, 2018

BUSINESS INSIDER
Here's the complete list of the 2018 Oscar nominations, by Nathan McAlone and Carrie Wittmer, Jan 23, 2018

CBS NEWS
2018 Oscar nominations: 'The Shape of Water' leads with 13 nods, by Andrea Park, Jan 23, 2018

CNN
See the full list of 2018 Oscar nominees, by Lisa Respers France, Jan 23, 2018

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Oscar nominations 2018: See the full list, by Devan Coggan, Jan 23, 2018

ESQUIRE
This Will Be the Most Historic Oscars in Years, by Matt Miller, Jan 23, 2018

FORBES
Oscar Nominees 2018: The Full List, by Natalie Robehmed, Jan 23, 2018

HARPER'S BAZAAR
Here Are the 2018 Oscar Nominations In Full, by Emma Dibdin, Jan 23, 2018

THE HUFFINGTON POST
The 2018 Oscar Nominations Are Here, by Cole Delbyck, Jan 23, 2018

INDIEWIRE
2018 Oscar Nominations List (Updated Live), by Zach Sharf, Jan 23 2018

PBS
'Shape of Water' leads Oscar field with 13 nominations, by Hannah Grabenstein, Jan 23, 2018

NBC NEWS
Oscar nominations 2018: 'The Shape of Water' leads with 13, including best picture, by Daniel Arkin, Jan 23, 2018

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Oscars 2018: 'The Shape of Water' sweeps up 13 nominations, by Nicole Bitette, Rachel Desantis, and Nancy Dillon, Jan 23, 2018

NEW YORK MAGAZINE | VULTURE
Here Are Your 2018 Oscar Nominations, by Hunter Harris and Jackson McHenry, Jan 23, 2018

THE NEW YORK TIMES
2018 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads With 13 Nominations, by Brooks Barnes, Jan 23, 2018

THE NEW YORKER
2018 Oscar Nominations and Predictions (And Who I Wish Had Made the List), by Richard Brody, Jan 23, 2018

NEWSWEEK
OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2018 FULL LIST (LIVE UPDATES), by Stav Ziv, Jan 23, 2018

NPR
'Shape Of Water,' 'Dunkirk' And 'Three Billboards' Lead Oscar Nominations, by Linda Holmes, Jan 23, 2018

PEOPLE
Oscars 2018: And the Nominees Are…, by Jodi Guglielmi, Jan 23, 2018

THE PLAYLIST
2018 OSCAR NOMINATIONS, by Kevin Jagernauth, Jan 23, 2018

ROLLING STONE
'Get Out,' 'Shape of Water' Top 2018 Oscar Nominations, by Jon Blistein, Jan 23, 2018

TODAY
Oscars 2018: And the Academy Award nominations go to..., by Randee Dawn, Jan 23, 2018

TIME
'Get Out', 'Lady Bird', 'Shape of Water' Lead 90th Academy Awards Nominations, by Jennifer Calfas, Jan 23, 2018

US MAGAZINE
Oscar Nominations 2018: See the Complete List!, by Nicholas Hautman, Jan 23, 2018

THE VERGE
Oscar nominations 2018: 'Three Billboards' vs. 'The Shape of Water', by Kaitlyn Tiffany, Jan 23, 2018

VANITY FAIR
Oscar Nominations 2018: See the Full List, by Staff, Jan 23, 2018

VICE
Here Are the Nominees for the 2018 Oscars, by Staff, Jan 23, 2018

VOX
Oscar nominations 2018: the complete list, by By Alissa Wilkinson, Alex Abad-Santos, and Caroline Framke, Jan 23, 2018

W MAGAZINE
Oscar Nominations 2018: See The Complete List, by Brooke Marine, Jan 23, 2018

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
'The Shape of Water’ Leads Oscar Nominations With 13, by Ellen Gamerman, Jan 23, 2018

THE WASHINGTON POST
Oscar nominations 2018: 'The Shape of Water' leads with 13; 'Get Out' nominated for best picture, by Stephanie Merry, Jan 23, 2018

SLATE
Entry 14: Instead of racing to work with Woody Allen, actors should consider racing to work with these writers instead, by Mark Harris, Jan 6, 2018

DOCUMENTARY.ORG
Dispatch from the IDA Documentary Awards: Filmmakers of Color Speak Out About Diversity, Jan 3, 2018

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Feinberg Forecast: One Final Snapshot of the Oscar Race Before 2018, by Scott Feinberg, Dec 29, 2017

VARIETY
Oscar Predictions in All 24 Academy Categories, by Kristopher Tapley, Dec 26, 2017

NO FILM SCHOOL
4 Paths to Writing for Non-Fiction, by Rachel Elizabeth Seed, Dec 20, 2017

AWARDS WATCH
The 2017 Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) Winners, by Erik Anderson, Dec 18, 2017

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
IDA Documentary Awards: 'City of Ghosts,' 'LA 92,' and 'Strong Island' Among Best Feature Nominees" by Staff, Nov 1, 2017

NON FICTION FILM
IDA Awards nominations announced: 'Dina,' 'LA 92,' 'Faces Places' among contenders, Recognition likewise for Matthew Heineman's 'City of Ghosts' and Yance Ford's 'Strong Island',  Nov 1, 2017

SCREEN DAILY
'City of Ghosts' Among IDA Nominees, by Elbert Wyche, Nov 1, 2017

AWARDS CIRCUIT
IDA Announces 2017 Documentary Awards Nominees, by Karen M. Peterson, Nov 1, 2017

VARIETY
'City of Ghosts', 'Faces Places' Among IDA Documentary Awards Nominees, by Kristopher Tapley, Nov 1, 2017

INDIEWIRE
Cinema Eye Names Subjects from 'Faces Places' and 'Jane' Among 2017’s 'Unforgettables', by Anne Thompson, Oct 19, 2017

FILM COMMENT (PRINT)
Fall 2017 / Essential Docs, Feature, by Eric Hynes, Oct 17, 2017

THE NEW YORKER
Real Moviegoers Don’t Care About Rotten Tomatoes, by Richard Brody, Oct 11, 2017

CINEPHILED
Interview: Yance Ford’s Powerful 'Strong Island' Reveals the Inequity of Our Criminal Justice System, by Danny Miller, Sept 28, 2017

DOC NYC
DOC NYC has revealed its Short List program, including 15 of the year’s stand out documentary selections, by Dor Dotson, Sept 28, 2017

INDIEWIRE
DOC NYC Announces Its Awards Short List, Including 'Icarus,' 'Jane,' and 'Strong Island', by Anne Thompson, Sept 28, 2017

THE WRAP
'Faces Places,' 'Abacus,' 'Risk' Get Oscar Boost From DOC NYC’s Short List, by Steve Pond, Sept 28, 2017

INDIEWIRE
"Strong Island" Filmmaker Yance Ford Reveals Dire State of Black America: ‘This Is What Systemic Racism Looks Like’, by Jean Bentley, Sept 18, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Mystery documentary "Strong Island" investigates a 1992 murder in New York, by Leah Greenblatt, Sept 15, 2017

ROGER EBERT
"A very tough film to shake", "Strong Island" Movie Review & Summary, by Sheila O'Malley, Sept 15, 2017

LA TIMES
Yance Ford's 'Strong Island' asks white people to 'interrogate their fear' of black bodies, by Tre'vell Anderson, Sept 15, 2017

SHADOW AND ACT
Netflix crime doc 'Strong Island' painfully explores what it means to be a black victim in America, by Nijla Mu’min, Sept 15, 2017

VOGUE
In 'Strong Island', Bringing a Murdered Brother Back to Life, by Julia Felsenthal, Sept 15, 2017

ROGER EBERT
'Strong Island' Review, by Sheila O'Malley, Sept 15, 2017

MEL Magazine
The Black Documentarian Grappling With the Murder of His Brother, by Tierney Finster, Sept 14, 2017

THE NEW YORK TIMES
Review: ‘Strong Island’ Explores a Killing and Its Aftermath, by Ken Jaworowski, Sept 14, 2017

THE GUARDIAN
Strong Island’s Yance Ford: ‘I have no interest in giving my brother’s killer any space in this film’, Sept 13, 2017

VARIETY
International Documentary Association to Honor Filmmakers, by Dave McNary, Sept 12, 2017

ROGER EBERT
We've Heard This Song Before, by Christina NewLand, Sept 11, 2017

THE NEW YORKER
Explore : 'Strong Island', by Richard Brody, Sept 11, 2017

THE NEW YORK TIMES
Going Hyperlocal, Filmmakers Explore the Pain of Racism, by Cara Buckley, Aug 25, 2017

PEOPLE.COM
EXCLUSIVE Trailer Premiere | Netflix's Next Crime Documentary Taks A 'Deeply Intimate' Look at A 1992 Homicide, by Chris Harris, Aug 22, 2017

LITERAL MAGAZINE
Towards Faces, by Sophie Mayer, July 30, 2017

INDIEWIRE
The 8 Best Trans Directors Working Today, by Jude Dry, July 14, 2017

HUFFINGTON POST
A Guide To The Rest Of Summer 2017’s Netflix Original Series, Specials And Films, by Jillian Capewell, July 13, 2017

INDIEWIRE
2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary Feature, by Anne Thompson, July 6, 2017

CINEMATOLOGISTS
Episode 49b: B. Ruby Rich, with Club Des Femmes and Yance Ford, June 28, 2017

INDIEWIRE
Montclair Film Festival Awards Announcement, by Kate Erbland, May 11, 2017

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Montclair Film Festival Awards Announcement, by Hilary Lewis, May 9, 2017

NJ.com
Montclair Film Festival Awards Announcement, by Stephen Whitty, May 9, 2017

AWARDS CIRCUIT
Montclair Film Festival Awards Announcement, by Lauren Huff, May 8, 2017

NorthJersey.com
Black filmmakers showcase their talents at Montclair festival, Interview with Yance Ford, by Ricardo Kaulessar, May 5, 2017

NOW Magazine
"Strong Island", review, by Kevin Ritchie, April 25, 2017

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Netflix Acquires Yance Ford's Sundance Doc "Strong Island", by Mia Galuppo, March 17, 2017

SHADOW AND ACT
Netflix Acquires Yance Ford's Powerful, Poetic Documentary "Strong Island", March 17, 2017

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
Netflix Nabs Yance Ford’s "Strong Island"; Sundance Doc Traces History Of A Murder, by Greg Evans, March 17, 2017

BROOKLYN MAGAZINE
The World Viewed: New Directors on Their New Films, Part II, by Aaron cutler, March 16, 2017

THE NEW YORKER
Three Genre-Expanding Documentaries About Racist Crimes of the Past, by Richard Brody, March 8, 2017

FILM COMMENT
Make It Real: See Through Me, "Strong Island" included in Piece on First-Person Filmmaking, by Eric Hynes, March 3, 2017

EXBERLINER
Berlinale Blog: Best and worst and most medium, by Ben Knight, February 19, 2017

INTELLECTURES.DE
"Strong Island" Included in Festival Wrap-Up, February 18, 2017

EXBERLINER
Berlinale Blog: Caught on "Strong Island", by Ben Knight, February 17, 2017

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Sundance Film Festival 2017 Standouts, February 15, 2017

FORD FOUNDATION | EQUAL CHANGE BLOG
"Strong Island" Included in Festival Wrap-Up, by Cara Mertes, February 8, 2017

INDIEWIRE
"Strong Island" Exclusive Trailer: Sundance Award-Winning Documentary Gets a Stirring First Look, by Kate Erbland, February 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES TIMES
Sundance Wrap-Up Including Quotes from Yance Ford, by Steven Zeitchik, February 5, 2017

IONCinema
"Strong Island", Festival Wrap-up, by Eric Lavallee, February 2, 2017

SIGHT & SOUND MAGAZINE
"Strong Island" review: a haunting memento of institutional racism and personal grief, by Sophie Brown, January 31, 2017

ROGER EBERT
"Strong Island" Included in Festival Wrap-Up, by Walker King, January 30, 2017

INDIEWIRE
Sundance: "Strong Island" one of the 12 Best Movies of the 2017 Festival, January 30, 2017

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
"You Are Forced to Look Very Carefully": DP Alan Jacobsen on "Strong Island", January 29, 2017

FORD FOUNDATION | YOUTUBE CHANNEL
"Strong Island", Video: Interview with Yance Ford, January 29, 2017

VARIETY
Sundance Winners, "Strong Island" wins U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award, January 28, 2017

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
"Strong Island", Interview with Yance Ford, January 27, 2017

THE GUARDIAN
"Strong Island" review - an authentic, painful journey into injustice, by Charlie Phillips, January 26, 2017

INDIEWIRE
Powerful and Personal Look at Race in America - Sundance Review, by Eric Kohn, January 25, 2017

THE NEW YORKER
Yance Ford's Powerful Cinematic Memoir, "Strong Island", by Brandon Harris, January 24, 2017

THE WRAP
"Strong Island" Sundance Review: Murder Victim's Sister Pens a Haunting Elegy, by Dan Callahan, January 23, 2017

SCREEN DAILY
"Strong Island", Sundance Review, by David D'Arcy, January 23, 2017

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Strong Island" : Film Review | Sundance 2017, by David Rooney, January 23, 2017

INDIEWIRE
"Strong Island" Included in Sundance LGBT Talent Preview, by Jude Dry, January 18, 2017

WHAT (NOT) TO DOC
2017 Sundance Docs in Focus: "Strong Island", December 30, 2016