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Comment by Trysta_Ismene on March 31, 2012 at 8:48pm

Hey there...yeah, I was lucky enough to get Taqwacores from my awesome public library, which has a huge selection and interlibrary loans, and saw it this past Fall/Winter. It was a great film, and as always it's cool to see an alternative perspective, especially from people of color. I've been meaning to research some of the bands from the film too, as they seemed fantastic. Has anyone here done so already?

Comment by ShayShayLafunk on March 31, 2012 at 1:32pm

Hey Cine Fam,

I just watched a very radical punk film. Its on Netflix instant play must.

Its called "The Taqwacores" made in 2010 based on a 2005 book of the same title.  Here is the film descriptor from IMDB

Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new "un-orthodox" house mates soon introduce him to Taqwacore- a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists out west. As the seasons change, Taqwacore influences the house more and more. The living room becomes a mosque during the day, while it continues to host punk parties at night. Ultimately, Yusef is influenced by Taqwacore too, as he begins to challenge his own faith and ideologies. The Taqwacores deals with the complexities of being young and Muslim in modern-day America. Written by Eyad Zahra

Here is the link to the trailer

Comment by Tomeka J on December 19, 2010 at 1:00am

went to indie film fest at school couple months ago.. it was interesting to see the different perspectives on the same subjects we human good through from all around the world.. glad i went.

Comment by Kinetic Exhibit on July 3, 2010 at 11:15pm
Call for Artists: (Video Artists, this means you!!!)

In a telecom world ruled by smart phones, social networking sites and the incessant need to communicate, Kinetic Exhibit seeks out fresh, experimental artists to explore how the words in our lives have come to shape us.

Our upcoming exhibit Patterns, Dreams & Withdrawal is a sensory reflection on the reciprocal relationship between communication and self-perception. It is intended to dissect how everyday exchanges of ideas, beliefs and labels pattern our behaviors and keep us locked into someone else's dream. KE asks that you join us in this exploration, although we must warn, you may experience withdrawals.

Artists are encouraged to explore the theme from a perspective of nationality, culture, gender, sexuality, familial relations and existentialist questionings in order to create new works of art. However, previous material may be submitted.

Patterns, Dreams & Withdrawal will be on show at a local Dallas art gallery from August 20th-September 20th. All works included in the exhibit will be on sell throughout the course of the month to the general public.

Visit us at If interested, please forward your contact information and we will be in touch shortly.

All mediums welcomed
+2D/3D art
+sound/fiber/metal installations
Q.A.Bradford Comment by Q.A.Bradford on March 28, 2010 at 9:50pm
@ExtensionOfBob: Quite hilarious. Makes a person want to start cutting previews and making monies though. Good for film classes everywhere.
Comment by ExtensionOfBob on March 28, 2010 at 8:49pm
@Aminata - I totally know the kids who made that video. I saw it on and was like, "Wait a minute!" It's hilarious, right??
Q.A.Bradford Comment by Q.A.Bradford on March 28, 2010 at 3:33am
Comment by lyfenlyn on February 22, 2010 at 1:30pm
great place to watch movies for free. Even stuff in the theaters.
Comment by Dave Godbout on September 3, 2009 at 8:17pm

this is the link to a short film my friends and I made. We won a prize at local fest. tell me what you all think.
Comment by ShayShayLafunk on July 29, 2009 at 10:00am
Hey Guys,
I wanted to let the NYC folks know about a film event on Saturday August 1st that someone sent to me. Info is below:

Live-Forum- "Independent African-American Cinema: A Conversation with African-American Filmmakers"

Saturday, Aug. 1 @ 6 PM

Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
Train 1 to 116th Street - Walk up four blocks or
Bus M4, M60 or M104 to 120th Street

Photo ID required to enter building

$5 Live-Forum
$12 Live-Forum and "Medicine for Melancholy " film screening @ 4 p.m.

The African Diaspora Film Festival is excited about its Live-Forum: Independent African-American Cinema: A Conversation with African-American Filmmakers. Panelist consist of film industry taste makers that will discuss whether Will Smith and Tyler Perry have changed the name of the game for Black storytelling? Is there today less resistance than 20 years ago towards meaningful Black them films or are we still limited to making violent films and lame comedies? Panelist will also answer your questions.

Panelist include: filmmakers: Joe Brewster (The Keeper), Bridgett Davis (Naked Acts), Darien Sills-Evans (X-Patriots) and Windell Williams (Murder Magic); film distributor: Reinald Barroso Spech; Moikgantsi Kgama (Founder & Executive Director of ImageNation); ADFF Director: Diarah N'Daw-Spech; and filmmaker/bloggerTambey Obenson (

Join in on the dialogue on the state of Black Cinema, Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 6pm $5 and for $12 (less than a Manhattan movie) take advantage of the forum and screening of Medicine for Melancholy, an independent film by an African American embraced by the mainstream film industry (Aug. 1st at 4pm) Teachers College, Columbia University. All films are in English.

website info

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