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FEATURE: 'A Moving Image' - A New Multimedia Film About Gentrification In London

Check out upcoming feature film, 'A Moving Image'. Written and directed by British filmmaker Shola Amoo, the multimedia film explores the gentrification affecting many areas in London - with Shola focusing his lens on the South London areas of Peckham, Brixton, and Elephant & Castle. The plot centers on visual artist Nina (played by actress Tanya Fear) who returns to her community after a long absence and is then accused of being a symbol of gentrification. The…

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Added by Eye Candy on July 6, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Rediscovering The Scientist' - Filmmaker Lydia Marie Hicks Animated Documentary On The "Repressed Histories" Of Science

Explore 'Rediscovering The Scientist' - filmmaker Lydia Marie Hicks' in-progress animated documentary on race and the history of science. Talking to us about the experimental project (now in its 10th year), Hicks tells us: "Portraits of repressed histories of science are woven together as a former scientist looks for herself within science's foundations. This is a film that helps to validate and empower black and brown experiences by highlighting the margins of…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Sunday Kinfolk & Theatre Roscius' Soul-stirring Short Films - 'Dear Nina' + 'Black Like Her'

Check out these two experimental short films from Sunday Kinfolk & Theatre Roscius, the first two of their triptych series - 'Dear Nina' and 'Black Like Her'. Both films (directed by Renata Cherlise) feature performance artist Constance Strickland (pictured), who - as the film's camp states - draws us "into her world filled with a myriad of unresolved emotions." Watch the captivating shorts below and read more about the project …

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Added by Eye Candy on June 23, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Tamara W.' - Photographer Marko Vuorinen's New Documentary About Transgender Woman

Take a look at the trailer for new documentary 'Tamara W'. A film centered on transgender woman Tamara Williams, and described by its director as "an honest, stripped-down, and highly visual look into the world of voguing, escort business, drug addiction, sexual abuse, and being a transgender girl". The film, which was awarded Best Documentary Feature at Portland Film Festival 2014, is documentary photographer Marko Vuorinen's debut film. Watch the trailer below and…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'The Price of Memory' - Karen Marks Mafundikwa's Documentary On Reparations

Take a look at new reparations documentary 'The Price of Memory'. The film directed by Jamaican filmmaker Karen Marks Mafundikwa explores "the legacy of slavery in Jamaica by tracing the movement for slavery reparations catalyzed by Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Jamaica in 2002". Check out the trailer below! And if you're in New York next week, there will be a screening of the film at Brooklyn Museum (Saturday, June 13 at 2pm) as part of the …

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Added by Eye Candy on June 4, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: An Interview With Cronies Film Director, Writer, Producer Michael Larnell

First time filmmaker, Michael Larnell kept it cool, calm and collected amidst the mayhem of the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, where he screened Cronies, a film shot in St. Louis, Missouri where he’s from. The film uses comedy to unravel the dynamics of race, community and socioeconomics through three close friends, over the span of a day. The project was brought to life during his time in grad school at the Tisch School of the Arts, film program.…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 3, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Upcoming movie 'Fried IceCream'

Check out this teaser trailer for upcoming film 'Fried IceCream'. The coming of age story follows mavericks Akeebah and Sloan, "two mix-matched peas in a pod living and finding self in the summer solstice of inner-city Atlanta", forced to become ice-cream truck drivers for the summer to afford their last semester in college. Watch the trailer below and support the production of the film …

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Added by Eye Candy on May 6, 2015 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: Submissions for Urbanworld Film Festival 2015 are open!

The Urbanworld Film Festival are calling for submissions! Founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, the five-day festival has grown to become the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind and centers on "redefining and advancing the presence and impact of the multicultural community, in cinema…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 12, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Young Director Saji Gabriel Abude on doing something big while you are “little”.

My name is Saji Gabriel Abude. I am from Manhattan, NYC, currently finishing my last year in high school. Almost about a year ago I was accepted into the yearlong Tribeca Film Fellows program, for juniors and seniors in high school, in NYC. In the spring portion we examined films, spoke with filmmakers and explored our own ideas. During the summer we learned technical skills, and developed our own scripts. At first I didn’t know what to write about, it was one of those things…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 25, 2015 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Support the New Negress Film Society

The New Negress Film Society - a collective of black genderqueer and women filmmakers - are currently funding for three of their key 2015 events/projects. Consisting of members Ja'Tovia Gary, Wendy James, Nevline Nnaji, Dyani Douze, and Frances Bodomo, New Negress focuses on creating "community and spaces for exhibition,…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 16, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

FILM: 'AFRONELL' - new feature film about a young black woman in the L.A. punk scene of the 1970's

Check out new feature film project 'AFRONELL'. Currently in its early stages, the film tells the story of a teenage musician from South Central, Los Angeles, and the L.A. punk scene of 1979 that she struggles to establish herself…

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Added by Eye Candy on December 3, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

FILM: Steve McQueen and Harry Belafonte set to join forces for Paul Robeson biopic

Award winning visual artist Steve McQueen, now noted for his directorial achievements in cinema - '12 Years A Slave', 'Shame' - has now announced that he will collaborate with Harry Belafonte to produce a film about the late American Singer, actor, and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson. During the announcement, McQueen disclosed that he's wanted to make a Robeson biopic for the past six years; but just didn't have the power to do so.…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

NEW MUSIC: Grace Jones' 'Original Beast'

Check out this new track from cultural icon Grace Jones. The track - 'Original Beast' - is from the soundtrack for upcoming 'Hunger Games' film 'Mocking Jay Part 1', and sees Jones displaying her usual magic over some intense tribal percussion. Get into the stream, below (track 8).

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Sound Check on November 18, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

FILM: Award winning documentary Death Metal Angola gets its NYC theatrical premiere this week

The award winning documentary Death Metal Angola will get its NYC theatrical premiere this week at Cinema Village, 7pm on Friday 21st. The film tells the story of Sonia Ferreira, 'a war survivor, lover of rock music, and mother to 55 orphans - as she and her partner, the Death Metal musician Wilker Flores, launch Angola's first-ever national rock concert.'  Watch the trailer, below; and for more info on the premiere - which will include a…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 17, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Skin is set to star in upcoming sci-fi film, 'Andron: The Black Labyrinth

Skin will feature in upcoming sci-fi film 'Andron: The Black Labyrinth'. It's yet to be announced the role that the iconic Skunk Anansie frontwoman will play, but it's been reported that the film is about a group of young men and women who awake in a dark, claustrophobic maze. All are unable to remember who they are or how they got stuck in the black labyrinth, and must work together to escape. The film, which is currently in production,…

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Added by Eye Candy on November 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Lupita Nyong'o was told she'd never be married because of her dark skin

Actress Lupita Nyong'o talks colorism with recent comments in Glamour. Nyong'o has become the Magazine's 24th Woman of the Year, and told the magazine about her experiences growing up as a 'Dark Girl': "When I was in the second grade, one of my teachers said, ‘Where are you going to find a husband? How are you going to find someone darker than you?’ Nyong'o adds, "I remember seeing a commercial where a woman goes for an interview…

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Added by Safety Pins on November 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

FILM: Black Panther coming to the big screen, with Chadwick Boseman as the leading man

For a long while now, the comic book industry has been criticised for its lack of diversity; even more so in relation to film. With the film industry now heavily invested in bringing our favorite comic book characters to life, many have been left disappointed by the shelving of our favorite superheros of color; never seeing the translation to the silver screen like their white counterparts. However, with news that Marvel Studios have signed Chadwick…

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Added by Eye Candy on October 29, 2014 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

FEATURE: 'Newlyweeds' co-star Trae Harris set to star in new vampire film, Octavia

'Newlyweeds' co-star Trae Harris is set to star as the title role in poet/filmmaker Dennis Leroy Kangalee's (previously, Dennis Leroy Moore's) latest project, "Octavia: Elegy for a Vampire (or Endless Shards of Jazz for a Brutal World)." The film will also star Militia Vox, and Brian Anthony Wilson.  


"Part poem, rock opera, and “Brechtian” play - this will not be your traditional horror/vampire…
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Added by Eye Candy on September 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Viola Davis discusses the struggles of being a black actress in Hollywood

Viola Davis is about to star as the lead in new Shoda Rhimes series 'How to Get Away with Murder'; however, in a recent interview with The New York Times, the actress discusses the present hardships for black actresses - despite the personal breakthroughs of herself and other high profile black actresses. 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK…

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Added by Eye Candy on September 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Death Metal Angola' Doc Getting U.S. Theater Release This Fall

Feature documentary Death Metal Angola has been on our radar for a while, and now it's getting a theater run this fall after being picked up by indie studio The Vladar Company. The release is planned for November 7th 2014 in New York and Los Angeles.

As we've stated before, Angola has had…
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Added by Eye Candy on September 10, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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