Friday, December 9, 2022

Film

Najee Strickland is set to premiere “Black Fist Series® Pt. II” during a free, red-carpet affair downtown at Fourth Bluff Park on Thursday evening. Strickland, a Memphis native first recognized on the art scene for his drawings and fashions, stars...
by Cortney Wills -- “Judas and the Black Messiah” is the film everyone is talking about, and rightfully so. Everything from the costumes and props that set the film firmly in the late 1960s to the real-life footage included was...
Actress Cicely Tyson died Thursday leaving behind a body of pioneering work that – taken as a whole – served as proof to the essence of a message she once delivered in Memphis – finish what you start. Tyson gained...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- Indie Memphis is set to play a major role in helping the world-renown Sundance Film Festival stage its first largely virtual festival this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Sundance has partnered with independent cinema...
Award-winning filmmaker and Memphian Anwar Jamison is making his rounds this week at the 2020 Indie Memphis festival to premier his latest film “Coming to Africa.” The film is a light-hearted romantic comedy that boasts social consciousness by diving into...
by Cortney Wills --  Netflix just dropped the first official trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and it’s clear the last film Chadwick Boseman worked on will be epic. Viola Davis stars as the iconic 1920s performer in the film based on the play by August Wilson....
The 2020 Indie Memphis Festival will be “Online and Outdoors,” with film lovers from myriad parts of the world expected to participate in the virtual screenings and events. Presented by Duncan Williams, Inc., the festival will span Oct. 21-29. It...
by Ishena Robinson -- Chadwick Boseman, the award-winning leading man from Howard who portrayed inspiring Black figures in movies like Marshall, 42, Get On Up, and the culture shifting Black Panther, has died from colon cancer at 43 years old. Boseman’s death was announced on his official...
by Mark Kennedy -- If you’re of a certain age, much of the new Netflix thriller “Fatal Affair” will be very familiar. That’s because it’s really just a diluted retelling of another, similarly named film — 1987′s “Fatal Attraction.” Weirdly, that...
by Jacob Smith --  Hollywood loves to make movies depicting “the black struggle.” But black audiences may be tired of the same stories of people who look like them trying to make it in America. While “All Day and a...