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UPCOMING: Tanya Hamilton's "Night Catches Us"

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Tanya Hamilton’s debut feature gives us reason to look forward to going to the movies.

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TRAILER: Tayari Jones's "Leaving Atlanta" heads to screen

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m4s0n501 The celebrated and nuanced story of fifth-graders living through the Atlanta Child Murders heads into production.

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Interview: Mem Nahadr on "For Colored Girls" and Lars von Trier

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Multi-hyphenate M. talks “For Colored Girls,” free jazz and Europe’s openness.

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CMJ: Fishbone/BRC panel discussion–10/22

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Discussing the impact of Fishbone. This Friday @ 4pm.

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Help end violence against women and girls–9/28

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Here’s how you can help protect women and girls around the world.

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Tamra Davis's "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child"

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The rise and fall of Jean-Michel Basquiat as captured by his friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis. It’s tragic and poignant, but if you’re like me, you may find yourself hoping against reason that somehow this time it will be different and he won’t be dead by age 27.

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UPCOMING: Screening of Kenyan sci-fi film "Pumzi" — 6/5

Click to enlarge the above images As if the BRC Anniversary show weren't enough on Saturday, there's a screening of Pumzi.  Recall that I mentioned the film back in February, just after the film finished its run as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. This looks like it'll be a great afternoon, as […]

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VIDEO: Nelson George/Diane Paragas — "A Walk Through Fort Greene" (trailer)

A Walk Through Fort Greene – TRAILER from Diane Paragas on Vimeo. For those of us who lived in Fort Greene, Brooklyn during the early 90s, this will take you back.  Nelson George and Diane Paragas co-direct.  From the Vimeo page: A feature length documentary of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene […]

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NEWS: Director’s cut of “Electric Purgatory” available now

Happy to share that the director’s cut of Raymond Gayle’s doc Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker is available today.  While Electric Purgatory was released originally on DVD in 2008 and is enjoying a broadcast run this month on Ovation, this version contains an extended interview with Bad Brains front man HR, as […]

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Pumzi: Kenya's first sci-fi film

So, in addition to rock bands, Kenyans are making science fiction films.  How cool is that? Pumzi, directed by Wanuri Kahiu, is an official selection from the recent Sundance Film Festival.  More expectations being confounded, right? For more info on the film, head over to my man G. Kofi Annan's blog, Annansi Chronicles.  He's got […]

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