films

‘Africa Does Not Need A Savior, America Needs A Savior’

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Framed, a new film that rejects America’s white savior complex.

Watch: Rihanna Stars As a Sassy Tween in DreamWorks Animations’ Film ‘Home’

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DreamWorks Animations is hoping Rihanna can deliver another hit for the studio that brought us blockbuster films like How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek, Madagascar, and Kung Fu Panda. In the latest effort, Home, Rihanna gives voice to a plucky 11-year-old girl who befriends an...

Watch the First Trailer for Clement Virgo’s Powerful Film ‘The Book of Negroes’

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If 2013 was “the year of Black film,” 2014 and 2015 are shaping up to be more of the same. With a mixture of comedies, thrillers like No Good Deed and Addicted, and historical pictures like Ava DuVernay’s highly anticipated Selma on the horizon, the...

Edwidge Danticat’s ‘Caroline’s Wedding’ to Possibly Debut on the Silver Screen

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Another black woman win is (hopefully) about to be added to the big screen. In addition to Amma Asante’s Belle already gracing theaters right now and Lupita Nyong’o teaming up with Chimamanda Adichie for an Americanah adaptation, Edwidge Danticat is preparing for her work to make its screen debut. Writer...

Oh Look, Hollywood Is Releasing Another Great White Savior Film with ‘The Good Lie’

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Let’s see. Beautiful white heroine? Check. Downtrodden African refugees who don’t even know what ice is? Check. Lion joke? Check. An insurmountable problem only a loving white woman can fix? Check, check, check. That’s the premise of the new Reese Witherspoon drama, The Good Lie,...