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2019 Oscar Recap
February 25, 2019
Green Book Is the Surprise Best Picture Winner   Olivia Colman Upsets Glenn Close for Best Actress   Green Book upset Roma to take home the Academy Award for Best Picture on an historic night featuring a record number of wins for black-themed films. ... read more »
WATCH: Spike Lee’s Oscar Acceptance Speech, Donald Trump Tweet Attacks Lee for Speech
February 25, 2019
Spike Lee must have struck a nerve with Donald Trump last night. As the current president prepares to meet with the North Korean president he took a little time before his departure to let us know how he felt about Spike Lee’s speech. ... read more / watch video »
The Social Impact Showcase, a Section Dedicated to Socially Conscious Films, Launches at the 2019 American Black Film Festival
February 22, 2019
The 23rd annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), taking place in Miami June 12-16, launches the first Social Impact Showcase, a curated program dedicated to raising awareness of films based on cause-related themes, relevant to communities of color.  This year’s theme Fatherhood: The Foundation of the Black Family will feature a collection of short films, followed by an engaging conversation with the directors, and the event host— actor and author Omar Epps. ... read more »
Cold War (FILM REVIEW) Star-Crossed Lovers Repeatedly Rendezvous in Polish Postwar Drama
February 22, 2019
Dateline: Poland, 1949. The countryside is still devastated by the blight left behind in the wake of the Second World War. It is amidst these ruins that we find young Zula Lichon (Joanna Kulig) auditioning for a spot in the national entertainment ensemble. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
February 22, 2019
For movies opening February 22, 2019: ... read more »
‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire
February 21, 2019
Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film “Black Panther,” ... read more »
Actor Russell Hornsby Goes One-On-One
February 21, 2019
“It’s colder than a pimp’s heart” — Russell Hornsby “The Hate U Give”— now available on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD  “It’s colder than a pimp’s heart out there,” bellowed actor Russell Hornsby, ... read more »
XZIBIT Makes Directorial Debut in New Digital Music Series ‘Broken Ground’
February 21, 2019
The legendary rapper, television personality made his directorial debut at the 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival ... read more »
WATCH: Interviews at Pan African Film Festival screening of ‘Loved To Death ‘
February 18, 2019
MC LYTE and others speak at the PAFF about their film "Loved To Death" that is based on real events about female abuse culture going on in America. ... read more / watch video »
If Beale Street Could Talk, It Would Tell Memphis to ‘Copyright Me’
February 15, 2019
I will never forget the colorful characters of Beale Street: Men wearing coordinated suits, shoes and hats, with processed hair; curvaceous women walking with advertising gaits and long eye lashes; impromptu street concerts by bands and musicians; “barkers” pleading for customers to enter their stores and shops; shoe shine boys with their mobile shine parlors and the bustling crowds. ... read more »
Short Film ‘Colors of Sankofa’ Explores The Impact of Colorism
February 15, 2019
Hundreds of short films appeared at the 2019 Pan African Film Festival. Some of them tell thought provoking stories including racism, sexism, horror, and even comedy. One of those films sparked conversations regarding colorism. ... read more »
AAFCA and ABA Film Society present Inaugural Learning Lab “Celebrating Black Excellence in Cinema” with Netflix’s Tendo Nagenda and Outler Society’s Alana Mayo
From the global blockbuster Black Panther and the lyrical indie If Beale Street Could Talk to the hilariously poignant comedy sensations Insecure and Atlanta and beyond, #BlackExcellence in Hollywood is on full blast. Rightfully, the movement has put an additional spotlight on Black creative executives, many of whom have long worked in the trenches to create a pipeline of opportunity for traditionally underrepresented groups. In turn, that has ignited the spark that many tag as a “Black Hollywood Renaissance.” ... read more / view event »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
February 15, 2019
For movies opening February 15, 2019: ... read more »
Sundance 2019: Chinonye Chukwu First Black Woman to Win U.S. Top Prize
February 14, 2019
Clemency is the second feature film for writer/director Chukwu, who worked on the clemency campaign for Tyra Patterson. Patterson was wrongly accused of murder and eventually released after serving 23 years in prison. ... read more »
At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains an ‘Optimist’
February 14, 2019
There isn’t a day – I’m grateful to say – that when I walk out of my doors, I don’t run into somebody who says, ‘I can’t tell you what you’ve done for me. ‘You changed my life,’” Tyson shared with TIME. “It just confirmed for me that I was on the right track and I stayed on the right track.” ... read more »
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