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Movie Review: The First Purge
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Movie Review: The First Purge

Five years ago The Purge was released in theaters. Though brushed off by many, myself included, as a standard home invasion film with a ridiculous premise, it went on to gross an unbelievable amount of money which of course began one of the most successful franchises in film history. Despite it’s weak start the sequels Anarchy and Election Year established themselves […]

Lights, Camera, Action! The New York African Film Festival Is Underway
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Lights, Camera, Action! The New York African Film Festival Is Underway

For 28 years, Mahen Bonetti, the founder and Executive Director of African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), has been celebrating African cinema in New York City. The non-profit arts organization was founded in 1990 and showcases works of African filmmakers and develops ways to share the vision and culture of African film with American and international […]

Scarface Returns to Theaters for Special 35th Anniversary Celebration
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Scarface Returns to Theaters for Special 35th Anniversary Celebration

Universal Pictures, Screenvision Media, a national leader in cinema advertising, and Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced today the return of Scarface to movie theatres nationwide, in celebration of its 35th anniversary. Additionally, film fans outside of New York will have the chance to participate in a Tribeca Film Festival retrospective event on the […]

Rooftop Films Announces Short Films and Programs for the 22nd Annual Summer Series
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Rooftop Films Announces Short Films and Programs for the 22nd Annual Summer Series

On Saturday, May 19th, Rooftop Films will kick off the 2018 Summer Series in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery with This Is What We Mean By Short Films, a selection of dynamic shorts from around the world, including Rooftop Filmmakers Fund grantee The Burden. Rooftop Films will present a dozen more carefully curated programs throughout the summer, […]

HBO & The Atlantic Launch Short film Starring Jeffrey Wright
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HBO & The Atlantic Launch Short film Starring Jeffrey Wright

HBO and The Atlantic have partnered to create Question Your Answers, a series of short films that challenge audiences to, in a time of increasing cultural and political polarization—when every side seems convinced it has the answer—confront their own beliefs and assumptions. The series begins today with a film starring Westworld actor Jeffrey Wright wrestling […]

Key Moments from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival to be Live Streamed Right to You
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Key Moments from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival to be Live Streamed Right to You

  Bringing one of New York’s most exciting cultural events right to you, the 17th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, will provide exclusive, real time livestream access to must-see events and the biggest names in film, television, music, journalism and fashion. The real time access provides a window for festival goers at home or […]

Movie Review: Death Wish
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Movie Review: Death Wish

For over forty years, the Death Wish series has been a popular one. The original is remembered as a classic and the sequels always do well when aired on TV. For the past decade a remake has been trying to get off the ground with numerous actors and directors coming and going. The remake has finally been […]

Introducing Singer-Songwriter Bria Cheri from Queens
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Introducing Singer-Songwriter Bria Cheri from Queens

Bria Cheri is a singer-songwriter as well as an actress, dancer, and pianist from Jamaica Queens, NY. Bria has spent over a decade perfecting her craft, but has begun pursuing a career in music professionally for two years. Her love for music began at the age of three when her mother first introduced her to the […]

Movie Review: Black Panther
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Movie Review: Black Panther

For nearly a decade, Marvel has had a massive issue when it comes to diversity in their films. I n many films, people of color and women are abundant but only as supporting characters —  only white men got to be the heroes. Comic book films in general have had this problem as there hasn’t […]

Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo Join Inaugural "From the Fire" Summer Leadership Academy for Young Men of Color at Princeton University
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Actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo Join Inaugural “From the Fire” Summer Leadership Academy for Young Men of Color at Princeton University

Leadership development, mentoring, and Rites of Passage are the focuses of the new From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men on July 22-August 3, 2018. Operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc.; a provider of events for teens since 2009, the inaugural two-week boarding program at Princeton University is designed for young men of […]

City College Center for the Arts Presents "Turn the World Around" Tribute Concert to Harry Belafonte
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City College Center for the Arts Presents “Turn the World Around” Tribute Concert to Harry Belafonte

The work and life of legendary artist and activist Harry Belafonte will be celebrated during a concert at Aaron Davis Hall on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. “Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte” will present audiences with a special evening of songs and stories in honor of and on […]

STARZ To Air the   #THATSHARASSMENT Film Campaign in Half-Hour Primetime Special
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STARZ To Air the #THATSHARASSMENT Film Campaign in Half-Hour Primetime Special

Tune in for the #ThatsHarassment series of short films in conjunction with the Ad Council, actor and producer David Schwimmer, writer and director Sigal Avin, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) on Friday, January 26 at 8:30pm ET/PT and 11pm ET/PT. #THATSHARASSMENT Airdate: Friday, January 26 […]

Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award Speech
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Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Award Speech

New Hip-Hop Horror Film Available on Amazon Prime
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New Hip-Hop Horror Film Available on Amazon Prime

Indianapolis-based writer/producer/director Jamie Rhodes is pleased to announce the 2017 release of his latest project and first feature film — Night Of The Unspeakable (NOTU), a hip-hop horror and supernatural thriller. NOTU is set in the confines of a rehearsal and recording studio. A rapper, his entourage, an R&B girl group, a Rock and Soul […]

Movie Review: Bright
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Movie Review: Bright

For the past few years Netflix has set itself up to be a colossal competitor in the movie and TV industries. With numerous original programming under it’s belt it’s already proven to be a juggernaut. But earlier Netflix chose to flex it’s muscles again as it beat out major studios in acquiring the rights to Bright a […]