Film

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 is a two-day symposium of workshops and invited speakers led...
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Apple TV+ is ready to unveil its film The Banker at the 2019 AFI Fest in Los Angeles. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie, Nia Long, and Jessie T. Usher among others and is based on real events surrounding Black businessmen in the 1950s. Peep the official description: Based on...
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John “Pops” Witherspoon was black as hell. Or as Ice Cube put it, “Life won’t be as funny without him.” He’s right. It won’t. The legendary actor and comedian died at his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Oct. 29 at the age of 77. The laughs, characters and moments Witherspoon leaves...
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Faith, stage productions, screenplays and dreams intersect in the life of Peggy Garner, whose first film debuts soon at the Malco Majestic Theatre. A native Memphian, who presents ministry through the arts, Garner’s movie is titled “The Solution” and its one-night only showing is set for Oct. 28, beginning at...
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By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated...
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Netflix just dropped the first official trailer for American Son and in it, Kerry Washington is a mother on the brink of breaking. Based on the acclaimed Broadway play, American Son tells the story of Kendra Ellis-Connor (Kerry Washington), the mother of a missing teenage boy, as she struggles to...
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In collaboration with Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Rhodes College and The Collective, Indie Memphis has introduced the Black Independence Film Series. The Black Independence Film Series is a citywide celebration of the past, present, and the future of black independent films. The mini-film festival will showcase international films...
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By Soraya Nadia McDonald, The Undefeated TORONTO — If there’s one thing that Hollywood loves, it’s films about the hometown business. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Hail, Caesar!, La La Land, The Artist, Sunset Boulevard, Tropic Thunder, The Day of the Locust, Slums of Beverly Hills, Trumbo, Saving Mr....
Nate Parker and Spike Lee at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Sept. 1, 2019. Photo: Arthur Mola (Invision/AP) Nate Parker has a new attitude. And a new project he’s hawking to the masses. The once embattled actor/director—who torpedoed his Academy Award possibilities for his directorial debut,...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1kBFW2ZWjA HOLLYWOOD – Actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd is well-known for her quick wit but with the new gripping “Brian Banks” biopic, the award-winning former co-host of ABC’s “The View” was able to flex a wide range of acting muscles, showing a new side of herself. The biopic tells the story...