The 'Dark Girls' documentary sparked a big conversation in the AP community when we told you about it two years ago. The movie tackles colorism and features interviews of women with dark skin tones about their experiences, not only in the world at large, but also within the Black community. It will premiere on OWN network in June in the US. Check out the trailer below. Will you be…Continue
Afropunk Fam, you may remember that we told you a few years ago about a project to make a documentary about (and with) Bad Brains frontman HR. The production team Small Axe Films launched a Kickstarter…Continue
Grab a free download of Punk pioneers Death's unrealeased 1974 demo of their classic track 'Politicians In My Eyes'. Also, as we've told you guys before, a documentary about the band, 'A Band Called Death', has been made and will hit theaters on June 28th. Free download + documentary trailer below.…
Heard this pretty interesting Hendrix profile on NPR. A bit canned coming from the Hendrix foundation, but everything seems accurate. In my opinion, George Clinton basically took up the torch directly from where Hendrix was going with his music: It's also clear about that after listening here. …Continue
Ever wondered what the Heavy metal scene looks like in Mozambique? Check out the 'Terra Pesada' documentary.
From the project's website: “Terra Pesada” is the story of young heavy metal musicians in Mozambique, a former Portuguese slave colony, and their quest to make their voices heard. We follow them at home, at school, hanging out with their friends, talking about music, politics, HIV/AIDS, the wars, what their…
Angola has had its share of challenges, including a civil war that lasted decades after independence in November 1975. Many of the country's musicians are expressing their anger and pain through Death Metal.
'Death Metal Angola' documents this reality, we have the trailer right here for you. The movie debuted a few days ago at the Dubai International Film Festival. Director Jeremy Xido, referred to us by none…
"There's no stopping a summer in New York City. We Out Here is a micro-documentary that chronicles the limitless will of a group of city kids who haven't been dealt the strongest hands, but are striving to overcome generational obstacles and bias in a popular sport. From evading gang life in Brownsville, to seeking refuge in a community of misfit-punks and skaters to avoid life on the streets, this is a story of celebration and survival. In a city where you have to find ways to…Continue
Hey AP fashion heads! Heard of the documentary Versailles '73 (see info below)? We have 3 pairs of tix for the screening tomorrow in NY at the IFC Center at 2:40pm. The first 3 people who email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Versailles '73" in the subject get a pair of tickets. Ready, set, go!
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About the project: " 'Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People' is a two-hour documentary film and multimedia project that explores the ways black communities have learned to use the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic and cultural representations of themselves and their world."
Produced and directed by filmmaker, Thomas Allen Harris. Co-produced by scholar, curator, and author, Deborah Willis PhD who is Chair of the New…
AP Fam, we have a pair of tix to the following screening Fri July 6th + a pair of tix to the Fishbone show at Brooklyn Bowl Sun. July 8th at 8pm. Email us by 5pm EST today July 4th 2012 at email@example.com with "FISHBONE" as the subject for a chance to win. xo
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You've been waiting for it: 'Color Outside The Lines', the documentary about Black tattoo artists, has been released this week. Directed by Artemus Jenkins and produced by Miya Bailey, the film is available on DVD: click here to get it.
"For over 5 years the idea has always been in [Bailey]'s head to create a film that not only sheds light on the artform, but also…
Hey guys, we mentioned the 'Black Girl In Suburbia' documentary-in-the-making to you before. Additional footage, a "sneak peek", has surfaced (scroll down to watch). In case you missed it, we're re-posting the trailer too.
"Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color (...) exploring through…
Hey guys, as you know we're very excited about our short film series
The Triptych, highlighting the work of visual artists Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne and Wangechi Mutu (see trailers below).
Here's the deal: we want you to attend the screening at the Brooklyn Museum on May 24th and the after-party. To enter to win tickets, you just…
Punk pioneers Death (from Detroit) are telling us: "We are very excited to announce the world premiere of the Death Documentary "A Band Called Death" at the prestigious LA Film Festival which will take place between the dates of June 14 and June 22. The film will be shown on Saturday June 16, and on Tuesday June 19. The viewings will be followed by a special party at The W in downtown LA featuring a special performance by Death and Rough Francis. More details will be available…Continue
It's coming! The Bad Brains movie 'Bad Brains: Band in DC' will be making its world premiere at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Check out the trailer and show times below for a little taste of what to expect. The legendary punk/reggae band is also playing a few US East Coast shows in April - see schedule below. Are you ready?…
Remember when we told you about documentary 'Everyday Sunshine', about ska/punk/funk pioneers Fishbone, being released and making the festival rounds? It is now out on DVD! (available here). Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, the film offers an intimate look at the band past and present, their struggles, their passion for music, their unique place in the music industry. Featuring exclusive footage from early…Continue
"During one weekend in 2008, 37 people were shot in Chicago, seven of them fatally. It was the year Chicago became a posterchild city of America’s gang problem." "On Feb. 14, FRONTLINE presents the television premiere of the award-winning documentary The Interrupters, the moving story of three dedicated “violence interrupters”—Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra—who, with bravado, humility and…Continue
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Singer/musician William DuVall likes to keep himself busy. You would think being the frontman for Alice In Chains would keep him occupied but instead, DuVall has a good number of projects going on all at once. He hit Chile for a couple festival gigs with AIC recently. He is still working on post-production on a film dealing with the punk rock scene in Atlanta during the 80’s while also producing some bands on the side, and he somehow found the time to direct another documentary…Continue