Tag: Film

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
African American Short Films on CBS

African American Short Films on CBS

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.

November 1, 2008 | 0 Comments 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
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
Italian Partisans Protested Spike Lee’s World War II Film

Italian Partisans Protested Spike Lee’s World War II Film

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 [...]

October 6, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Must See Movie — Miracle at St. Anna

Must See Movie — Miracle at St. Anna

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

October 2, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Sundance Double Prize Winner BALLAST Premieres Tonight at the Film Forum

Sundance Double Prize Winner BALLAST Premieres Tonight at the Film Forum

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 [...]

October 1, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Doc Watchers Presents The Pact in Harlem

Doc Watchers Presents The Pact in Harlem

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

September 21, 2008 | 2 Comments More
“Sunday Services” with The River View Players at Café Largo

“Sunday Services” with The River View Players at Café Largo

Join The River View Players at their weekly art series, Sunday Services, at Café 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 [...]

September 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More