Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Film

The first-ever “Mid-South Black Film Festival” in Memphis is underway and its founder is focused on “closing the gap between dreams and reality.” “We want to make this film festival a landmark event in Memphis — an annual celebration of...
On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel, arguably the most well-known black actress in the entire world at the time, took to the podium at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub inside the legendary Ambassador Hotel, in Los Angeles, to accept her...
'By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold the post in the event's 73-year history. Festival organizers hope Lee will "shake...
Jamie Foxx’s performance in Just Mercy has earned him the Spotlight Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. As TheGrio previously reported, in the fact-based courtroom drama, Foxx plays Walter McMillian, a death row inmate accused of murdering...
Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown is mostly known for his current role in NBC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated drama series “This Is Us,” for his role as Randall Pearson, a loving father. However his latest role in...
The blackest group of critics are back with their picks for the best of the best during the 2019 movie season! That’s right, you don’t have to worry about our black excellence not being recognized (you know, since other...
By Soraya Nadia MacDonald, The Undefeated Spoiler alert: This review discusses plot details of Queen & Slim. In their quest to make black people so real and full of humanity that “maybe they’ll stop killing us,” screenwriter Lena Waithe and director...
Beyond the political allegory of two black people going on the run after killing a cop, Queen & Slim is a love story. Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) have bounties on their heads for the crime they’ve...
These are women directors, producers and writers, who have formed a powerhouse group: 1) to bring awareness to the lack of women in TV and film and 2) to highlight Atlanta being the Hollywood of the South. Atlanta has been...
Indie Memphis Film Festival presented the 2nd Annual Black Creators Forum (BCF), October 31 - November 1, at the Hattiloo Theatre. The forum ran parallel with the opening of the festival, in its 22nd year, presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc. BCF...
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