Sunday, April 11, 2021

Film

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...