Category: Film

Film Screening in Harlem — Behind Forgotten Eyes

Film Screening in Harlem — Behind Forgotten Eyes

Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem continues its film series with Behind Forgotten Eyes. Synopsis: Behind Forgotten Eyes focuses on Korea during the Japanese Occupation when the Japanese military coerced, tricked, and forced more than 200,000 Korean women into a brutal and systematic form of sexual slavery on an unimaginable [...]

April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Mama I Want to Sing — The Movie

Mama I Want to Sing — The Movie

The off-Broadway gospel stage musical Mama I Want To Sing! comes to the big screen this fall. The majority of the film has been made but filming will continue throughout Harlem during the month of May. The all star cast includes Ciara, Lynn Whitfield, Billy Zane, Hill Harper, Kim Porter, Ben Vereen, Patti LaBelle, Kevin [...]

April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem Teen Rapper P-Star at the Tribeca Film Festval and Other Family Films

Harlem Teen Rapper P-Star at the Tribeca Film Festval and Other Family Films

P-Star Rising is a film about the Harlem teen rapper P-Star. She also has a role in the Electric Company (2009 version). In the early ‘80s, Jesse Diaz was a rising star in the hip-hop world. Now he’s a broke single father living in a Harlem shelter with two children to support. But Jesse finally [...]

April 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival is currently under way and will run until May 3. The Festival includes 85 features and 46 short films representing 36 different countries. In addition to the film line-up, there will also be an array of panel discussions, valuable networking opportunities for filmmakers and the film industry, gala premieres of [...]

April 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Meet Spike Lee and Lee Daniels at the Tribeca Film Festival

Meet Spike Lee and Lee Daniels at the Tribeca Film Festival

Spike Lee, The Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, director, and producer will speak about Passing Strange, which brings the hit Broadway rock musical to the screen, and Kobe Doin’ Work, his documentary about Kobe Bryant. Both films screen at Tribeca Film Festival. Lee Daniels, A talented director (Shadowboxer) and producer (The Woodsman), Daniels [...]

April 22, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Holliday — On Stage Together

Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Holliday — On Stage Together

Jennifer Hudson shocked the concert audience a couple of days ago in Atlanta with surprise guest Jennifer Holliday. They performed And I’m Telling You (I’m Not Going) together. Holliday first made the song famous — and her signature tune — when she sang it eight times a week in the original 1981 Broadway production of [...]

April 19, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obsessed with Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter

Obsessed with Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter

Derek Charles (Idris Elba), a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Sharon (Beyonce Knowles). But when Lisa (Ali Larter), a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, all the things he’s worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

April 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Sugar — In Theatres Now

Sugar — In Theatres Now

Sugar follows the story of Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro De Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances [...]

April 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Spike Lee Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of “Do The Right Thing”

Spike Lee Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of “Do The Right Thing”

Harlem’s ImageNation presented Spike Lee with the 2009 ImageNation Revolution Award at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater last month. In addition to presenting the award, the 20th Anniversary of Spike’s Do the Right Thing was celebrated and screened. After the screening there was a discussion with the cast and crew including Spike Lee, actors – [...]

March 21, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Cornell West in Examined Life at the IFC Film Center — TODAY

Cornell West in Examined Life at the IFC Film Center — TODAY

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates *** Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets. In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them [...]

March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem International Film Festival

Harlem International Film Festival

February 26 — March 1 http://harlemfilmfestival.com/

February 26, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has a full list of events to commemorate Black history month. For more details check out the website. Many of the events are free or have a minimal cost. Below is only a partial listing of events. AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:00 [...]

January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment More
BET and BET J Celebrate Black History Month

BET and BET J Celebrate Black History Month

Evidence Dance Company ******** BET and BET J will commemorate Black History Month with a lineup of gospel specials, black  film and original programming highlighting the   accomplishments of African Americans who have paved the way in music, film,  and entertainment.

January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Notorious Film Reviews

Notorious Film Reviews

The Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious hits theaters nationwide today starring Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Antonique Smith, Naturi Naughton, Derek Luke, and more. Find out how the larger-than-life film weighs in with the critics. Uptown Notes: I could document the many issues with this movie, like the way Biggie’s cadence was off, how lyrics were flubbed, [...]

January 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Screening of The Open Book — What Depression Looks Like, Sounds Like and Feels Like

Screening of The Open Book — What Depression Looks Like, Sounds Like and Feels Like

(click to enlarge image) “The Open Book” explores the mental health epidemic of depression in the African American community…and how we’re really doing. Our aim is to alert, educate and transform the lives of people who may be needlessly and silently suffering. –”Depression is not a crime — it’s an illness.” — Terrie M. Williams [...]

January 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Che — El Argentino at the IFC Center

Che — El Argentino at the IFC Center

November 26, 1956; led by Fidel Castro (Demian Bichir), a band of 80 rebels sails to Cuba. Among these young rebels is Argentine physician, Marxist, soldier, Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Benicio Del Toro, Best Actor winner at the Cannes Film Festival). Nation-less, strapped for resources and fueled only by determination, the group engages in swift, bloody [...]

January 3, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project

Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project

Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project tells the tragic story of Sakia Gunn, a 15 years old high school student who was murdered in a gay hate crime. Sakia was proud about being an ‘aggressive’ – as defined by GLAAD, a homosexual woman of color who dresses in masculine attire. Many of these young [...]

December 15, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Will Smith in Seven Pounds

Will Smith in Seven Pounds

Will Smith stars as Ben Thomas in the upcoming movie Seven Pounds. Seven Pounds was directed by Gabriele Muccino, who also directed The Pursuit of Happyness. Seven Pounds will hit theaters nationwide Friday, December 19th, 2008. Seven Pounds has already been nominated for a 2008 Satellite Award. Synopsis: Ben Thomas (Will Smith) is an IRS [...]

December 12, 2008 | 0 Comments More