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FILM REVIEW: City of Ali
June 10, 2021
Can we ever get enough of Muhammad Ali? No! And so, another documentary about him is automatically good news on some level. Particularly during these troubled times when stirring up memories of “The Greatest” can connect us back to the best in humanity. ... read more »
Brian Hooks Opens Free Filmmaking Program for Inner City Youth
May 6, 2021
Prolific actor and director Brian Hooks is known for his animated comedic performances; be that as it may, his recent off-screen efforts have led to a new philanthropic journey outside of the spotlight. ... read more »
Fallen Actor Chadwick Boseman Not Honored Posthumously at Oscars
April 29, 2021
I will not lie. There was an audible gasp of surprise heard inside the virtual pressroom when it was clear that Mr. Boseman did not win for his mesmerizing performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.” Boseman did win the SAG Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, and a Golden Globe, to name a few. ... read more »
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“I had $25 in my bank account, when I met you at the Indie Spirit Awards” — Award-wining, Oscar nominated director/producer/screenwriter Shaka King
April 22, 2021
King is a beloved son of New York. Raised in the pre-gentrification of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. From our first meeting, inside a Starbucks on 14th and 8th Avenue, in the newly gentrified section of trendy Chelsea, the filmmaker laid out his plan. I listened and more importantly, I heard him. What I understood — then — that he was a man of activism and that he would use his creative skills to make a difference and open doors for people that look like us. ... read more »
Oscar-Nominated Short Film ‘A Concerto is a Conversation’ celebrates Local legend Horace Bowers and Bowers & Sons Cleaners
April 22, 2021
“A Concerto is a Conversation” tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather Horace from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ... read more »
Two Documentaries Up for Oscars Tell Stories of Nonagenarians
April 20, 2021
One, Horace Bowers, is a 93-year-old Black man born in the Jim Crow South who became a successful business owner in California and the grandfather of a prominent composer. The other, Colette Marin-Catherine, is a French woman who was part of the resistance during World War II. She turns 93 on April 25, the day of the ceremony. Neither ever dreamed that they would have any connection to the movies at all, let alone Hollywood’s greatest honor. ... read more »
Costume Designers Guild Awards Set, Streaming On Twitter
April 13, 2021
Costume designers for films including ``Promising Young Woman,'' ``Mulan,'' ``Mank'' and ``One Night in Miami'' are among the nominees heading into tonight's virtual presentation of the 23rd Costume Designers Guild Awards. ... read more »
Anyone who isn’t against you is for you
March 18, 2021
Some of the criticism centered on the vulgar language, and sexist references to women, and frankly that’s fair, but is it accurate? ... read more »
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‘Killing of Emmett Till’ — why his murder still rings in our ears!
March 18, 2021
The new short film is causing the right conversations in communities across the world. ... read more »
2021 Pan African Film Festival: A Fine Collection of Black Cinema
March 11, 2021
Check out these four festival films that are on view from February 24 to March 14 at paff.org and in theaters near you in the future. ... read more »
Film and Television Producer and Animator Andre Gaines is Welcoming a New Normal into the World of Entertainment
March 11, 2021
Hollywood is an ever-changing landscape with a constant flow of innovative talent and stories that challenge the norm. Following suit, Andre Gaines is an LA-based writer, producer, and director whose work consistently breaks the mold as he tells stories in the most electric ways.   ... read more »
‘Coming 2 America’ —an uneven comedy now playing on Amazon Prime Video starring Eddie Murphy
March 10, 2021
Zamunda is the fictional African kingdom that comedic genius, Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem, inherited in “Coming to America.” The year was 1988 and this stunning country, in Mother Africa, had never experienced the brutality of colonialism. African traditions and culture were celebrated — on-screen— with pride.  ... read more »
‘THE UNITED STATES vs BILLIE HOLIDAY’ —UNEVEN BUT WORTH SEEING, THANK YOU LEE DANIELS
March 5, 2021
Director Lee Daniels (“Precious”) has taken the audience into his imagined world of the late, great, and deeply complicated Billie Holiday aka Lady Day, in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” with a screenplay written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Suzan-Lori Parks (“Topdog/Underdog”). ... read more »
Six Feet Over presents ‘Two Distant Strangers’ — a look at one Black man’s worst nightmare
February 25, 2021
What happened to Mr. Floyd, in part, is the inspiration for “Two Distant Strangers” which is essentially an African-American man's worst nightmare. ... read more »
BHERC CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 28TH ANNUAL “SISTAS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES” SHORT FILM FEST
February 18, 2021
Popular signature BHERC “Sistas” Film Festival featuring the work of Black women directors reached out to include participants from around the world with the BHERC.TV platform. ... read more »
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