Film

Gina Prince-Bythewood Becomes First Black Woman To Direct A Superhero Film

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First Oscars. On my way. Bittersweet. But will live in the moment and have fun. #grateful A post shared by Gina Prince-Bythewood (@gpbmadeit) on Feb 22, 2015 at 2:14pm PST “Love & Basketball,””Beyond the Lights,” and “The Secret Life of Bees” filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood is...

Ava DuVernay Directs Short Film In Honor Of National African American History Museum

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According to Deadline, Ava DuVernay has been working on a short film set to debut this Saturday but it won’t be coming to a movie theater near you. It was actually commissioned as an “orientation film” by the Smithsonian’s new National Museum Of African American History...

Jay Z Addresses America’s War On Drugs With New Short Film

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A new short film narrated by Jay Z and illustrated by Molly Crabapple is calling America out on its war on drugs that unfairly lead to the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of Black people. The short begins with the rapper’s narration: “In 1986, when...

Ava DuVernay Casts 12 Years A Slave Actress Storm Reid For Lead In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

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Following a worldwide casting search, Director Ava DuVernay has cast 13-year-old rising Actress Storm Reid, as the lead in the forthcoming Disney film, A Wrinkle In Time. Reid made her big screen debut in the Oscar-winning Twelve Years a Slave. Since then, she’s booked several...

Nate Parker Addresses Rape Case With a Facebook Post: ‘I am filled with profound sorrow’

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Nate Parker, in a Facebook post, is still saying he had consensual sex with an inebriated woman while a student at Penn State in 1999. But within his 480 words, there was no apology. Parker’s post came on the heels of the victim’s brother letting the...

Loving, An Interracial Love Story We Can Get Behind

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This isn't about a self-hating festish; it's about love.