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"Precious" Manipulation

  It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that, if you’re African American, you’ve probably been around or involved with at least one conversation–and maybe heated–about Lee Daniels’ film, Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire.  Our house has been no different.  So, to all the POVs out there, I offer this from my […]

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TOMORROW: Michael Jackson's Video Art @ Lincoln Center

Already got my tickets for this event, which takes place tomorrow.  Here's the description via the Film At Lincoln Center site: Armond White joins us on stage for a one-of-a-kind tribute to the King of Pop. White will also be signing his new book Keep Moving: The Michael Jackson Chronicles. Michael Jackson’s pioneering work in […]

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"Medicine For Melancholy": Down, but caught out, in San Francisco

  Originally, I wrote this for Vibe.com but the piece fell through the cracks of the regime change.  I've written about Barry's film before.  This was just posted to The Huffington Post and timed to the yesterday's DVD release of the film.  Here's an excerpt: In his assured feature debut Medicine for Melancholy, which was […]

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VIDEO: Trailer for "Precious"

I have yet to read Sapphire's novel Push, on which this film is based.  But, if this trailer is any indication, the film looks to be a powerful piece.  With some bold casting choices (Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz), as well as what look to be riveting performances by Mo'Nique and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, it's […]

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SCREENING: Creatively Speaking at BAMcinematek — September 7

It's not always music that point you in the direction of the new Black imagination.  In fact, there's a lot of good Black indie film being made.  As was the case a with last week's screening of 6 Things I Never Told You, Creatively Speaking returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Now in its […]

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SCREENING: 6 Things I Never Told You — August 27

My friend, Stacey Holman, is an alum of NYU's Graduate Film program.  Along with five other NYU alums, they formed an underground film collective called 6 Leagues.  Together, they put together a film anthology that looks at relationships in flux, with each filmmaker looking at a different point on the relationship's timeline.  The result is […]

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How you can see "Passing Strange — The Movie"

It's called nationwide on-demand, baby! Yes, New Yorkers will have the pleasure of seeing Passing Strange (the Spike Lee joint) at the IFC Film Center starting on Friday.  Spike will be at a couple of the Friday screenings. For those of you in the rest of the country, you'll finally get to see what I've […]

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"Passing Strange" film trailer: A Spike Lee joint

I've always said that the musical Passing Strange was the bomb.  Here's what The Onion's AV Club says about the film version: Like Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense it captures with visceral power the sweaty intensity and raw intimacy of a live performance before a packed, euphoric crowd…In Passing Strange irony, post-modern meta-commentary, pop-culture geekery […]

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UPCOMING: Advanced Screening of "Passing Strange" + Tamar-kali performance — Aug. 11

On Tuesday, August 11, our friends over at Imagenation are presenting an advanced screening of Spike Lee's film of the black rock musical Passing Strange.  You'll recall that the musical won a Tony Award last year.  The film went to Sundance this year, where it was acquired by PBS and, I understand, will have its […]

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Thoughts (pre- and) post the National Black Arts Festival

m4s0n501 l to r: Farai Chideya, Rob Fields, Boston Fielder, Barry Jenkins photo: Yemi Toure So, the first things first: It was an honor to participate in this year’s National Black Arts Festival.  Thanks to Leatrice Ellzy, the programming director and outgoing executive director Stephanie Hughley, for the opportunity.  It’s no small thing to be […]

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