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Why ‘The Hate U Give’ Is Not a Black Lives Matter Movie
October 18, 2018
Some are touting ‘The Hate U Give,’ as “the first Black Lives Matter movie.” Red flags should have gone up the moment we learned that Fox, recently acquired by Disney, was behind the film with a massive public relations budget, footing the bill for hundreds of advance screenings with celebrity guests, marketing swag, and heavy media saturation – especially in Black markets.  We might also wonder about the choice to have Audrey Wells, a White screenwriter whose credits include "Under the Tuscan Sun"  and "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," adapt an urban Black novel for the screen. ... read more »
BLACKkKLANSMAN Producer Jordan Peele Makes a Special Appearance Alongside Director Spike Lee at the Film’s LA Premiere
August 13, 2018
Blackklansman comes in at a respectable #5 this weekend at the Box Office grossing $10,799,000. The movie cost 15 million to make. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
August 7, 2018
For movies opening August 10, 2018. ... read more »
BlacKkKlansman: Black Cop Infiltrates Klan in Fact-Based Dramedy from Spike Lee
August 7, 2018
A sobering Spike Lee Joint suggesting that the Klan might very well rise again, especially given equivocating President Trump's frustrating refusal to take sides. Easily, Spike's best offering in ages!   ... read more »
THE BLACK ASSOCIATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS (“BADWEST”) PRESENTS ITS 12th ANNUAL “DAY OF BLACK DOCS” SATURDAY, May 5, 2018 AT THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWEST) presents its exciting and always anticipated 12th annual “DAY OF BLACK DOCS” on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12:00 p.m. ... read more / view event »
Spike Lee’s University of Missouri documentary to premiere
April 14, 2016
Lee worked with ESPN to make the documentary, which examines how the Black Lives Matter movement sparked activism at the University of Missouri--including the football team--and the rest of the county. ... read more »
Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves
April 7, 2016
SISTAS… began twenty-three years ago as a call to the entertainment industry to acknowledge that there is grand talent amongst African American women filmmakers. What began as a screening and discussion became one of the most recognized inspirational and emulated events of the Black filmmaking community. ... read more »
Original Special, Multiple Programming Offerings Commemorate Black History Month Across ESPN Platforms
February 9, 2016
Celebrating the achievements of African-Americans who have made a positive influence within their sport and in society. ESPN is once again commemorating Black History Month with multiple programming offerings on television, ... read more »
Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson doc a tribute to his music
January 27, 2016
As a young artist, Michael Jackson knew he wanted to be legendary. "I will be magic," he wrote as a teenager, outlining his plans for his career. "I will be better than every great actor roped in one." ... read more »
Obamas’ love blooms in ‘Southside With You’
January 27, 2016
It's the sweet, romantic story of a first date — albeit the fictionalized first date of the couple who currently occupy the White House. "Southside With You," the feature film based on Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson's first date, debuted Sunday to a packed house at the Sundance Film Festival. ... read more »
Calls for boycott growing over lack of Oscar diversity
January 21, 2016
Spike Lee says he will not attend this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. (Charles Sykes, Invision/ AP) Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ ... read more »
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema 2015
January 1, 2016
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema 2015 ... read more »
Chi-Raq’s Wade Wilson talks about his new movie and working with Spike Lee
December 10, 2015
In a Cal-State University classroom, stripped down to nothing but boxers stood Wade Wilson, a bay area native who had fallen in love with acting. His theater professor at the time told Wilson to get more invested in the scene he was portraying and it left him baring it all. ... read more »
Chi-Raq tackles guns, gangs with satire
December 3, 2015
Despite months of push-back from community members and politicians alike, Spike Lee’s most recent film, “Chi-Raq”, is set to premiere in theatres on Dec 4. ... read more »
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