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COMING SEPTEMBER 2021

 

 

The Air Between Our Tubs explores the depths of human depravity, and the resilience that enables us to triumph over it. In situations of the most dire violence and inhumanity shines a gleam of love, endurance, and commitment to a belief in the possibility of goodness. The novel is a testament to the capacity of these values and beliefs to persist and overcome in the face of the evil they encounter. Despite the heart-wrenching realities it explores, The Air Between Our Tubs is a book of profound hope and ultimately a love story.

 

 

THE AIR BEETWEEN OUR TUBS 

 

 

ADAPTED FROM THE AWARD-WINNING SCREENPLAY

WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS

 

 

book one 

 

 

Borrowed Dreams

 

WINNER

 

 THE HACKNEY LITERARY AWARDS 

 

2020

 

 Myra Crawford, PhD, Executive Director

 

 

HACKNEY LITERARY AWARDS WINNER

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board of Trustees of the

 

AMERICAN CINEMA FOUNDATION 

 

ANNOUNCES

 

The 8th Annual

 

SCREENWRITING COMPETITION WINNER

 

Justin Swingle, for

 

WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS

 

For excellence in screenplay writing which tell a 

positive story about specific fundamental values and  their importance to society. 

The AMERICAN CINEMA FOUNDATION nurtures and 

rewards feature film and television projects which 

address fundamental social values and support and 

strengthens the common good and the common 

culture.

 

http://www.cinemafoundation.com/archive-2001-2004.php 

 

 

 

JUDGES:

 

Academy member Lionel Chetwynd

 

 

Nominated for an Academy award Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) 

 

Lionel Chetwynd Productions

 

 

Academy member Bob Gale

 

Writer | Back to the Future

 

Bob Gale is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter-producer-director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future (1985) and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern California.  He has written over 30 screenplays.

 

 

 

DR ANDREW HORTON 

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES

 

Professor Emeritus

 

Justin Swingle's WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS, is a compelling dramatic script based on the life of one of America's most important but least known women, Madam C.J.Walker. An African-American who was born the daughter of slaves, orphaned at seven, she became through both strength of character and good fortune, Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in the country and champion of the rights of not only blacks and women, but of all people.

Swingle evokes the era as well as the character and aptly carries us through something of an epic "journey" not only of locations but of emotions as well. Humor, horror, humanity, and love mix and cross leaving us with an all too rare satisfaction in contemporary cinema, even when tackling historical figures; a sense of not only having enjoyed the "journey" along with Sarah, but of having been enlightened and uplifted as well through her pain and joys. 

          —Andrew Horton

 

Andrew Horton is an award-winning screenwriter, and the author of thirty books on film, screenwriting and cultural studies including, Screenwriting for a Global Market (University of California Press 2004) and Writing the Character Centered Screenplay (University of California Press, 2000, 2nd edition).  The Library Journal wrote about his Character Centered Screenplay, "Horton walks away with an Oscar in the valuable books for the prospective scripter category with his latest rendering."  His films include Brad Pitt's first feature film, The Dark Side of the Sun (1988), and the much awarded Something In Between (1983, Yugoslavia, directed by Srdjan Karanovic). 

 

AUTHOR of

 

WRITING THE CHARACTER CENTERED SCREENPLAY

 

WRITING THE COMEDY CENTERED SCREENPLAY

 

FILMS of THEO ANGELOPOULOS: A Cinema of Contemplation

 

THE ZERO HOUR: Glasnost and Soviet Cinema in Transition

 

THE FILMS OF GEORGE ROY HILL