Grammy award winning singer/actress, Beyonce Knowles, will star as Etta James in the upcoming film Cadillac Records. Cadillac Records will debut in theatersÂ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last week Soul Men starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, and Isaac Hayes premiered at the Apollo Theater.Â The movie opens nationwide November 7th. According to the Soul Men website, “Â 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.Â [...]
African American Short Films (AASF) is in its 6th year on the air. AASF brings to television short films made by African Americans that range from comedy to drama and all the shades in-between that are entertaining and totally socially relevant. This show contains 5 short films and an African American Tribute.
Several years ago. I heard about this “black, gay” Sex and the City that was in development and thought that sounds cool. Eventually, it was named (Noah’s Arc), written, cast, produced and started airing on MTV’s new network, LOGO. Unfortunately, I didn’t have cable and didn’t get to see it. I forgot about it. Then, [...]
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 Partyâ€™s numerous efforts to knock voters off [...]
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 [...]
Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem continues its film series with American Outrage.
ROME — Italian veteran partisans offended by US director Spike Lee’s World War II film “Miracle at St. Anna” planned a protest last Wednesday at an advance screening in central Italy, media reports said. They planed to stage a sit-in in Viareggio, a town on the Tuscan coast near the village of Stazzema, where retreating [...]
Spike Lee’s World War II drama “Miracle at St. Anna” opened weakly with $3.5 million, coming in at No. 9. The Disney release features Derek Luke in a saga of four soldiers from an all-black unit stuck behind enemy lines in Italy. — Associated Press, 9/29/08
BALLAST, the debut feature by Lance Hammer and winner of the Best Director and Cinematography prizes at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival opens Wednesday, October 1 in NYC. The film is one of the most critically acclaimed American independent features of the last several years. Synopsis: A young boy drifts through the spare flatlands of [...]
Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem continues its film series with The Pact.
Join The River View Players at their weekly art series, Sunday Services, at CafÃ© Largo in Harlem every Sunday afternoon. This Sunday they will screen short films and there will be theater performances. *** Films *** K(no)w De:tales, a 16 minute film by Ka’ramuu Kush A former dancer gambles on a chance at unconventional love [...]