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AAFCA Collaborates with Revolt TV to Discover Next Gen Talent for New Series "Short and Fresh"
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AAFCA Collaborates with Revolt TV to Discover Next Gen Talent for New Series “Short and Fresh”

The  African American Film Critics Association — the world’s largest group of leading black film critics – has partnered with broadcast network REVOLT to spotlight rising young filmmakers in the new series “Short and Fresh,” a bi-monthly show that airs Friday’s at 10pm ET on REVOLT. Each one-hour episode of “Short and Fresh” provides audiences with a lens […]

Movie Review: Ma
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Movie Review: Ma

Octavia Spencer has had a very interesting career. After winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2012, she has gone on to star in many high profile films such as Snowpiercer, Hidden Figures, Zootopia and The Shape of Water. But before she was such a high profile actress, Octavia Spencer mostly worked smaller […]

Movie Review: Brightburn
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Movie Review: Brightburn

Everyone knows the story of Superman. A baby who escaped the destruction of his home planet, crashed to Earth and was raised by a kindly couple in the middle of nowhere. He grew into the very personification of truth, justice and the American way, protecting the innocent and living by a strict moral code. Of […]

Movie Review: John Wick 3
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Movie Review: John Wick 3

Nearly five years ago, the action film John Wick burst on to the scene and became one of the biggest sleeper hits of the decade. Critics lauded it’s action scenes, story, world building and of course, the film’s star Keanu Reeves. It catapulted first time directors and long time stuntmen, as well as second unit […]

Author & Navy Seal Remi Adeleke
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Author & Navy Seal Remi Adeleke

Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics […]

Black Public Media's PitchBLACK Winners Take on the Criminal Justice System
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Black Public Media’s PitchBLACK Winners Take on the Criminal Justice System

Three projects that indict the American criminal justice system have been chosen as winners of PitchBLACK, an interactive pitching session that culminates Black Public Media’s 13-week 360 Incubator+ for broadcast programs, web series and virtual reality projects. The Black Public Media (BPM) incubator and talent development program, designed to identify and pipeline quality black content while honing the skills of […]

Free Screening – Boss: The Black Experience in Business
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Free Screening – Boss: The Black Experience in Business

Join the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) for a free screening of Boss: The Black Experience in Business on Thursday, March 28, 2019   About the Film: The history of business and entrepreneurship lies at the heart of the American story, but often absent from that narrative are the names and experiences of African […]

Memphis Majic: A Must See Documentary
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Memphis Majic: A Must See Documentary

MEMPHIS MAJIC, by Emmy-nominated Director Eddie Bailey, takes a look at the City of Memphis through the lens of a 30-year old Memphis-born street dance called Jookin! Featuring street dance superstar, Lil Buck, MEMPHIS MAJIC seamlessly connects urban dance, Hip-Hop, politics, and history that reveals how one of America’s most important cities was built. Memphis Majic is a universal story that bridges the […]

Kevin Hart Stayed on “The Upside” in His Latest Film
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Kevin Hart Stayed on “The Upside” in His Latest Film

Having seen the French version of the “Intouchables” with French actor Francoise Cluzet and Omar Sy, my friend Flor and I ventured out to see a screening of the Americanized Kevin Hart version of the movie entitled “The Upside” directed by Neil Burger. Having enjoyed the 2011 French buddy drama that had its share of […]

Penny Marshall, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star, Director, Dies at 75
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Penny Marshall, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star, Director, Dies at 75

  Penny Marshall, who was best known for her starring role on the hit tv sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” also directed blockbuster hits with the biggest stars: Tom Hanks in “Big,” Robert De Niro and Robin Williams in “Awakenings,” Hanks and Geena Davis in “A League of Their Own.”   The beloved Hollywood legend passed away […]

Movie Review: A Simple Favor
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Movie Review: A Simple Favor

Since 2011, Paul Feig has made a name for himself in the comedy genre. His films tended to be critical and financial success, even his attempt at Ghosbusters proved modest despite naysayers. The problem with his films is that they’re entirely interchangeable. They all follow the same brand of humor, they each have similar characters […]

Movie Review: Peppermint
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Movie Review: Peppermint

It has been thirteen years since Jennifer Garland helmed an action movie; her last outing Elektra being an abysmal, sloppy mess. For whatever reason she has been given another chance with Peppermint a new vigilante/revenge film. Under normal circumstances this would be excellent news. Garner is a good actress who deserves to be the lead […]

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 […]