The mission of the First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is to recognize the Puerto Rican community’s place in the history of the City of New York. Puerto Ricans were the first, and largest Spanish-speaking group to migrate and settle in New York City. The festival also seeks to display the richness of Puerto [...]
Hollywood Hits NYC for the UrbanWorld Film Festival — Nia Long, Kerry Washington, Jamie Hector and More Attend the Festivities
Tonight is the final night of the UrbanWorld Film Festival. The five day festival closes with the premiere of Ava DuVernay’s (Director of My Mic Sounds Nice) feature film I Will Follow, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls) and Dijon Talton (Glee). Film screenings began Thursday night at the AMC 34th St Theater [...]
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Lucy Walker’s Sundance award winning documentary Waste Land follows Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, who has pieces in museums worldwide (including El Museo del Barrio), on this daring project. Arriving at a landfill, Muniz discovers that the workers are welcoming, engaging, bright people. One man has opened a library using the discarded books he’s found, while [...]
In December 2005 Toño Zuniga was picked up off the street in Mexico City, Mexico, and sentenced to 20 years for a murder he knew nothing about. A friend of Toño’s contacted two young lawyers, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete, who gained prominence in Mexico when they helped bring about the release of another innocent [...]
CBS will be airing three African American Short Films this weekend. Be sure to set your DVR if you’re not going to be home Date: 5/9/2010 Time: 1:30pm, Station: WCBS-TV CBS Ties That Bind This short film is inspired by the true story of Sandra Daniels, who used abuse to motivate her success. Daniels started [...]
Using minimal narration, From the Ground Up shows how an ordinary cup of coffee occupies center stage in the world economy. Traveling with the filmmaker from Guatemala to South Carolina to New York City and seeing each phase of coffee production unfold the growing, picking, processing, distribution, brewing and selling one comes to understand that [...]
I was checking out the Brooklyn Museum’s website and noticed Conversation and Book Signing with Shepard Fairey. I first learned of Fairey because of the famous Obama Hope poster which inspired many variations.
SYNOPSIS The Lottery is a feature-length documentary that explores the struggles and dreams of four families from Harlem and the Bronx in the months leading up to the lottery for Harlem Success Academy, one of the most successful schools in New York City. The four families cast their lots in a high-stakes draw, where only [...]
MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER By Award-Winner Director Anne Aghion Opens at Maysles Cinema – January 12-18, 2010 Part of DOCUMENTARIES IN BLOOM: NEW FILMS PRESENTED BY LIVIA BLOOM Anne Aghionâ€™s internationally acclaimed documentary MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER will open at Maysles Cinema in Harlem, January 12 through 18. Focusing on Rwandaâ€™s daring experiment in post- [...]
Successful, Black and Lonely — D.C. Author’s Tale of Young Black Women’s Loneliness Catches Hollywood’s Ear Helena Andrews, author of “Bitch is the New Black,” talks about her collection of essays that provide a satirical look at successful young black women living in Washington. She’s 29, single, living in D.C., and might be the star [...]
Welcome to the Terrordome In 1987 Public Enemy emerged as one of the most formidable forces in Rap music with the release of their landmark album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back; nearly 20 years later, Chuck D and the crew still have what it takes to get their powerful message [...]
GOSPEL HILL Greed and idealism collide in this powerful narrative staring Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long and Giancarlo Esposito. Tensions of the past resurface, as a town and its people struggle with age-old issues of the politics of prejudice. Images of past and present blend seamlessly as reminders of lessons yet [...]
The Double 7 Foundation is giving away a FREE marketing campaign valued at $25,000 to NY/NJ/CT non-profits. Their customized new media initiatives illustrate the beneï¬ts that a non-proï¬t adds to its community while serving as the catalyst needed to reach as many people as possible with a message of change.
Since its debut in 1997, DocuweeksTM has presented over 133 short and feature length documentaries to appreciative audiences in theatrical runs designed to qualify the films for consideration for the Academy Award.
Launched in 1999, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country.
THIS IS NOT A SPIKE LEE JOINT! â€¦itâ€™s a tributeâ€¦ Spike Lee put Brooklyn on the map. Known as one of Hollywoodâ€™s most important and influential filmmakers, he has left an indelible mark in our music, lexicon, fashion and art. BROOKLYN HONORS SPIKE LEE IS A MULTI-FACETED TRIBUTE, orchestrated by PlanIt Brooklyn, that invites the [...]