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Live-Action Short "Gramercy" Looks at Mental Health within the Black Community
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Live-Action Short “Gramercy” Looks at Mental Health within the Black Community

Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy examines a young black man struggling with depression. This topical short received its world premiere at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival, where Variety named it one of the festival’s not-to-miss shorts. It was also programmed by Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins at this year’s canceled Telluride Film Festival. […]

The 9th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Goes Virtual, October 20-30
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The 9th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Goes Virtual, October 20-30

Dominican Film Festival in New York City (DFFNYC) will hold its ninth edition online from October 20-30.  These challenging circumstances have not prevented the festival from continuing to be the largest and most impressive film festival outside the borders of the Dominican Republic. DFFNYC official program will include a roster of 70 films and offering […]

Black Public Media Is Accepting Submissions for its 360 Incubator+ Program
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Black Public Media Is Accepting Submissions for its 360 Incubator+ Program

Black Public Media (BPM) is now accepting applications for the 2021 cohort of its 360 Incubator+ program. Created in 2014 to help BPM identify quality and innovative content by Black filmmakers, the 360 Incubator+ program is a three-month holistic development and fellowship initiative that helps creatives through training, mentorship, instructional sessions and more, as they […]

African Film Festival, Inc. Launches AFF Digital Streaming Service and Film Archives
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African Film Festival, Inc. Launches AFF Digital Streaming Service and Film Archives

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), the premier U.S. presenter of African cinema, has unveiled its new streaming platform and digital archives at its online home, africanfilmny.org. The portal to the Continent includes more than 800 profiles of directors from across the diaspora, from veterans like Ousmane Sembène, Safi Faye, Souleymane Cissé and Tunde Kelani to […]

STARZ Continues "SUMMER OF BLOCKBUSTERS @HOME"
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STARZ Continues “SUMMER OF BLOCKBUSTERS @HOME”

STARZ continues to offer consumers a number of exclusive summer blockbuster movies that will transform backyards into at-home movie theaters with first-run movies including: the worldwide $800M grossing Jumanji: The Next Level starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan;  the timeless and timely Little Women from Writer/Director Greta Gerwig;  the action comedy […]

Cross County Shopping Center Kicks Off Drive-In Movie Series
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Cross County Shopping Center Kicks Off Drive-In Movie Series

Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers will kick off the SummerFest Drive-In Movie series Wednesdays in July.  The event will begin July 8th at dusk and continue every Wednesday through July 29.  (*weather permitting)  The outdoor screen is approximately 45 feet tall and will be located in the north parking lot, near Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse.  Tickets […]

Immigration-focused Documentary Makes its World Premiere at the Human Rights Watch Festival in NY  June 11-20, 2020
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Immigration-focused Documentary Makes its World Premiere at the Human Rights Watch Festival in NY June 11-20, 2020

The documentary FROM HERE, directed by Christina Antonakos-Wallace, is a hopeful story of four artists and activists based in Berlin and New York whose lives and futures hang in the balance of immigration and integration debates. The documentary will have its world premiere at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in NY (HRWFF) June 11-20, 2020. A live […]

Black Public Media Marks 40 Years of Bringing Black  Stories to the Fore
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Black Public Media Marks 40 Years of Bringing Black Stories to the Fore

Committed to the ongoing fight of speaking truth to power and amplifying voices of diversity across America for four decades, Black Public Media (BPM) is celebrating its 40th anniversary by naming the creatives, curators and institutions that have pushed forward Black storytelling with the release of its 40 for 40 Media Game Changers List. The list […]

WORLD Channel Launches New Initiative Bringing Original Content to Its YouTube Channel
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WORLD Channel Launches New Initiative Bringing Original Content to Its YouTube Channel

WORLD Channel, the award-winning public television broadcaster and content producer behind series including America ReFramed and Stories from the Stage, has a new initiative to expand the distribution of some original content to its YouTube channel beginning this month. The program launches on Tuesday — in the wake of the Netflix release of Self Made: […]

Award-Winning "Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood" Starring Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio Comes to Starz App
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Award-Winning “Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood” Starring Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio Comes to Starz App

ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD… EXCLUSIVELY ON STARZ Quentin Tarantino’s award-winning Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood will be available two days early on the STARZ app on Wednesday, March 25 for download or streaming ahead of its linear STARZ debut on Friday, March 27 at 8 PM ET/PT. Once Upon a Time… in […]

Friday the 13th: Here’s How to Watch All Your Favorite Horror Films
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Friday the 13th: Here’s How to Watch All Your Favorite Horror Films

Friday the 13th is just around the corner, and the best way to get in the spirit is to line up all your favorite thrillers – including the movie Friday the 13th – for a night in. Here are a few of the top scary movies and how to watch them; would you consider this in anything […]

1st Ever International Black History Month Film Fest with Live Performances More!
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1st Ever International Black History Month Film Fest with Live Performances More!

Queens Underground 718 Presents the 1st Ever International Black History Month Film Festival on February 22, 2020.  Expanding on Categories and Genres, Filmmakers, Performers (singers, musicians, poets, and dancers), and small businesses/entrepreneurs; anyone from ages 10 years and up are submitting projects by the final deadline date of January 31st, 2020.  Submissions for the “Past, Present, and […]

"Emanuel" Documentary Premieres on STARZ on MLK Day
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“Emanuel” Documentary Premieres on STARZ on MLK Day

The documentary Emanuel from executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, co-producer Mariska Hargitay and director Brian Ivie (The Drop Box) is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, while examining the healing power of forgiveness. The doc will premiere exclusively on STARZ and the STARZ app on Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther […]

Afropop Takes on Immigration and Blackness with "Amina"
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Afropop Takes on Immigration and Blackness with “Amina”

What does it mean to be black, female, and foreign in a world that doesn’t value these attributes? Television audiences will have the chance to ponder this question as season 12 of the award-winning documentary series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange brings viewers the story of Aminathis month. Helmed by Turkish director Kivilcim Akay, Amina tells the story of […]

Season 2 of AAFCA & TCM Spotlight on Black Cinema
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Season 2 of AAFCA & TCM Spotlight on Black Cinema

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) continues its partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) with a special celebration of the films of Motown. Last year the two teamed up to present The Black Experience on Film, putting diversity and inclusion in cinema at the forefront with a month of programming on TCM curated and […]