Category: Film

Vanishing New York

Vanishing New York

Plans for skyscrapers in Manhattan. Each marker represents a planned building. ****** Vanishing New York — The Documentary Like many cities across America, New York has been changing rapidly. But, as recently as 1990, it still had many old-fashioned aspects. Bakeries, butcher shops, family-owned grocery stores, bars and coffee shops were places where neighbors gathered [...]

December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Beyonce Sings At Last by Etta James

Beyonce Sings At Last by Etta James

Last September at Fashion Rocks during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Beyonce debuted her Etta James “look” for the movie Cadalliac Records. She also sang At Last for the first time in a tribute to the singer. [video]

December 3, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Chess Records Back in Business

Chess Records Back in Business

With the release of the film Cadillac Records, Chess Records is releasing two new CDs to accompany the film.

December 2, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Beyonce as Etta James in Cadillac Records

Beyonce as Etta James in Cadillac Records

Grammy award winning singer/actress, Beyonce Knowles, will star as Etta James in the upcoming film Cadillac Records. Cadillac Records will debut in theaters on December 5th. In this tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950′s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the the rise and fall of Chess Records and the exciting but turbulent [...]

December 1, 2008 | 4 Comments More
African Diaspora Film Festival — Around Harlem and Around NYC

African Diaspora Film Festival — Around Harlem and Around NYC

The African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) was the first festival focusing on the global Black experience. The festival began in November 1993. The film festival is an international film festival devoted to showcasing films depicting the diversity and richness of the global Black experience. ADFF features an eclectic mix of Urban, Classic, Foreign and Independent [...]

November 26, 2008 | 0 Comments More
The Tribeca Film Festival Expands to Qatar

The Tribeca Film Festival Expands to Qatar

Celebration at Qatar Museum of Islamic Art ***** Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), the organization dedicated to developing the cultural resources of Doha, (capital of Qatar) an Arabian Gulf state, as a platform for international dialogue and understanding, has announced an agreement with the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), to launch a world-class international film festival, Tribeca [...]

November 25, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Pray the Devil Back to Hell at Cinema Village

Pray the Devil Back to Hell at Cinema Village

Synopsis: Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women – ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim – came together to pray for peace and then [...]

November 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Wild Style Celebrates 25th Anniversary at the Film Forum

Wild Style Celebrates 25th Anniversary at the Film Forum

November 10, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Soul Men Premieres at Harlem’s Apollo Theater — Opens Everywhere November 7th

Soul Men Premieres at Harlem’s Apollo Theater — Opens Everywhere November 7th

Last week Soul Men starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, and Isaac Hayes premiered at the Apollo Theater. The movie opens nationwide November 7th. According to the Soul Men website, “ Samuel L. Jackson (Louis) and Bernie Mac (Floyd) were a popular singing duo back in the day, who went their own way to never speak again.  [...]

November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Christopher Williams of Base IV Media — Documenting Harlem Politics and Gentrification

Christopher Williams of Base IV Media — Documenting Harlem Politics and Gentrification

The world holds two classes of men. Intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence — Abu l-Ala-Ma’arri, Syrian Poet 973-1057 ********* Who is Christopher Williams? In a quote from his profile on BloggerCatalog.com he states that he is “A Caribbean decent African-American atheist, who tools around with writing on his blog. Some people [...]

November 3, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Doc Watchers Brings Free For All to Harlem — Tonight !!!

Doc Watchers Brings Free For All to Harlem — Tonight !!!

Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem continues its film series with Free For All. Wondering if your vote will count? Concerned about voter suppression? FREE FOR ALL! is the must-see Pre-Election Day film. Synopsis: FREE FOR ALL! details the facts of the Republican Party’s numerous efforts to knock voters off [...]

October 30, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Did Police Response Delay Jennifer Hudson’s Nephew Being Found?

Did Police Response Delay Jennifer Hudson’s Nephew Being Found?

Jennifer Hudson and Her Nephew Julian King Photo Source: Jennifer Hudson’s MySpace Page ******** The Jennifer Hudson nightmare has some closure with the body of her 7-year old nephew Julian King being found earlier today. One issue that has come up during the investigation was whether or not anyone heard the initial shots that occurred [...]

October 27, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Jennifer Hudson’s Mother and Brother Killed Out of Revenge

Jennifer Hudson’s Mother and Brother Killed Out of Revenge

Darnell Hudson Donerson and Jennifer Hudson Singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were found shot to death earlier today in the family’s home in Chicago. Police confirmed the death of her mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57 and her brother Jason Hudson, 29. An amber alert has been issued for her 7-year-old nephew [...]

October 24, 2008 | 2 Comments More
Obama — Closer to the Dream

Obama — Closer to the Dream

Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem. A journey inside the Obama movement through the inspiring stories of ordinary Americans. Synopsis: Winter 2008 — An unrelenting roar has been mounting for several months in America, resonating all the way to Paris, where African-American expatriate filmmaker, Guetty Felin has been living a [...]

October 23, 2008 | 0 Comments More
350th Harlem Anniversary / Black Documentary Collective St. Clair Bourne Film Festival

350th Harlem Anniversary / Black Documentary Collective St. Clair Bourne Film Festival

“A tribute to the Harlem-born activist and documentarian, St. Clair Bourne, showcasing Bourne’s work, Black Documentary Collective films and other historic documentary and narrative films celebrating New York’s Harlem and the African Diaspora.” HONOREES: HARRY BELAFONTE RUBY DEE, MELVIN VAN PEEBLES! OTHER PARTICIPANTS: GIL NOBLE, WOODIE KING. JR., PROFESSOR CLYDE TAYLOR, DOUGLAS TURNER WARD, REV. [...]

October 13, 2008 | 0 Comments More
The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees is a Historical-Fiction 2002 bestselling novel by American author Sue Monk Kidd. It has received much critical acclaim and became a New York Times bestseller. It was nominated for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction and has been adapted into a film by Gina Prince-Bythewood that stars Shondrella Avery, Dakota [...]

October 9, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Doc Watchers Brings American Outrage to Harlem

Doc Watchers Brings American Outrage to Harlem

Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem continues its film series with American Outrage.

October 8, 2008 | 0 Comments More