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REVIEW: Nas' 'Time is Illmatic' Documentary, A Signature Moment In Hip-Hop History

Today, the seminal hip-hop album Nas’ Illmatic is being re-released with bonus tracks. This is a significant moment for hip-hop as a culture. April 19th marked the 20th anniversary of the album and on that day the documentary Time Is Illmatic headed the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival. The film doesn’t gloss over the social conditions that influenced the creation of this landmark album. It is an…


Added by Eye Candy on April 22, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Op-Ed: In Search of the Redeemed Black Woman in Antebellum Film

With the critical successes of Django Unchained and 12 Years a Slave, stories of African American redemption seem to be en vogue. This marks a new direction in the tradition of film and hopefully forecasts the arrival of "new" stories of African American triumph. The trouble with telling our stories, however, is the trauma. How many times can we view the "same" narrative of victimhood and subjugation? This of course is the common query of those who wish we…


Added by Eye Candy on April 9, 2014 at 8:48am — 2 Comments

FILM REVIEW: 'Anita' - She Spoke Up So Our Voice Could Count at The Table

Anita - Speaking The Truth To Power is an independent film directed by Freida Mock. The movie confronts multiple layers of the sexism Anita Hill experienced in the workplace. In 1991, when she accused then U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, what made it difficult for Hill to tell her story was the belittlement of her legitimate place as a woman in society. However, she…


Added by Eye Candy on April 1, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Watch the trailer for 'Begin Again' Featuring Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

Watch Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) in the trailer for 'Begin Again', the latest film from writer-director John Carney.

The movie will be released on July 4 and also features Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo, Cee-Lo Green, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener and James Corden.

PR: "Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine)…


Added by Eye Candy on March 31, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Passion, Love & Revolution: Film "Half of a Yellow Sun" Debuts Internationally By This Summer!

Anticipated to premiere internationally by summer 2014 (April 11 in the UK), Half of a Yellow Sun has been creating quite a buzz. It was adapted from critically acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel. Renowned UK playwright Biyi Bandele has made his directorial debut with transferring Adichie’s literature onto the silver screen. Set in the 1960s republic of Nigeria during the Nigerian-Biafran civil war, Half of a Yellow Sun seems extremely…


Added by Eye Candy on March 24, 2014 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

The Shattered Mind: Supporting Black Deaf Culture in Film

Hello, my name is Jade. I am an award winning film writer, producer and director of Jade Films and Entertainment. My company is based in New York City. I am the world's FIRST Jamaican-American Deaf Filmmaker. I have been producing films for over 23 years now. I love making stuff up and turning them into reality. I consider myself to be an imaginative storyteller. Right now, I…


Added by Eye Candy on February 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Me and My Dominican Brothe

Me and My Dominican Brother

By: Lamont Jack Pearley

It’s legal to kill black folk in America

And we got ignant niggas killing black folk in America

Whitey we don’t need your help

Seems like we doing a damn good job ourselves

The other day on da 5 train A Dominican brother approached me

Looked just like me

Dressed just like me

Same complexion as…


Added by Lamont Jack Pearley Sr. on December 10, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Spike Lee Responds To Critics Of His Kickstarter Campaign

What do you think of Spike Lee's reply to those who say he's too wealthy to ask people for money via Kickstarter to finance his upcoming movie. In a recent …


Added by Eye Candy on July 30, 2013 at 11:43am — 3 Comments

Five Reasons to See Beasts of the Southern Wild‏

By Frantz Cayo

Beasts of the Southern Wild was nominated in multiple categories for the 2013 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and the youngest Best Actress nominee of all time, Quvenzhane Wallis. As an independent film, many people have still not seen this film ($11 million total revenue in the United States) and I am telling you need to go to iTunes (or however you download films) and check it out. I am not going to get into the whole plot summary…


Added by Eye Candy on January 16, 2013 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

AP Quickie: 'A Band Called Death' Docu at the LA Film Festival

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…


Added by AFROPUNK on May 7, 2012 at 9:39am — 3 Comments

Support 'Restless City' Movie, Out Now! + Tix Giveaway

Restless City has been much buzzed about since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival last year. Watching this movie is like some sort of visual massage - Nigerian director Andrew Dosunmu uses the landscape of New York City to frame the story of an African immigrant who finds himself mixed up in a world of trouble when he falls for a beautiful callgirl under the thumb of a vindictive gangster. Everything about this movie oozes style and a sort of film noir quality reminiscent…


Added by Eye Candy on May 2, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Heads Up: Spotlight On Emerging African American Filmmakers with Heineken Affinity Award

This just in! Filmmakers, check this out: "In an effort to recognize a new generation of African American filmmakers, Heineken, in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute and the Tribeca All Access program, will launch the Heineken Affinity Award during this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Heineken aims to empower African American filmmakers to be creative and open-minded in exploring ideas and creating a narrative that shares their unique experiences, stories and visions. This…


Added by Eye Candy on April 20, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

New York African Film Festival - Five Movies To Watch Out For

The 19th Annual New York African Film Festival launched April 11 at Lincoln Center, and this year’s batch of movies are as inspiring as they are entertaining. In recent years, there has been more and more discussion about the plight of diasporic filmmakers and what to do about the lack of opportunity and representation that black people face in Hollywood. Luckily, the AFF this year is proving yet again that there are strides being made all over (take the…


Added by Eye Candy on April 16, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments

Tix Giveaway: 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' NY Premiere + Film Selected to Major Festivals

After making its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the feature film 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' is still turning heads all over the place. As we told you, many members of the Afro-punk community are involved in this project.

We have A PAIR OF TIX to the NY Premiere Saturday March 24th at New Directors / New…


Added by AFROPUNK on March 21, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Five Sundance Festival Films To Watch Out For

With the recent release of Red Tails, there has been a lot of discussion about the ongoing lack of people of color in Hollywood and what to do about it. It’s cute that George Lucas thinks he can change the game with some awesome special effects (wrapped in a gossamer-thin plot), but finding a place in the mainstream market with big-budget blockbusters is really just as well. What I think is also important, more important, is making sure that those smaller, more…


Added by AFROPUNK on January 30, 2012 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Movie: The Upcoming Release of 'Red Tails' Raises Questions About Black Representation In The Media, And War

The upcoming release of the feature film 'Red Tails' raises question about how Hollywood treats Black History, what gets made and what doesn't: "A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard." Executive producer George Lucas said that he had trouble getting funding for the movie, due to the fact that most of the main…


Added by The Establishment on January 11, 2012 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty at Sundance! + Kickstarter

Hey guys, we're really excited to share this project with you. Many members of the Afro-punk community are involved. The feature film 'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty' will be making its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The team needs our support to finish funding the final stages of the post production (sound design, voice over, soundtrack recording, color correction) and the trip to Sundance (airfare, hotels, posters, publicist, etc.). Let's show them…


Added by AFROPUNK on December 22, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

ACCRA[dot]ALT: Revolution By Way of Culture, Creativity and Conversation in Ghana

The political world temperature right now is at an historic high. From revolution that began on the streets of NYC to youth in London and the Middle East taking part in uprisings against oppressive governments, a La Résistance mindset rules the day.

In Accra, Ghana, a couple of visionaries are building a movement of their own; one part indie artist collective, one part community dialogue generator, ACCRA[dot]ALT tackles head on the issues facing not only the music community,…


Added by AFROPUNK on December 5, 2011 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

'Pariah': Black Alternative Culture Took Over The 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Did you hear what happened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival? 'Pariah', that lil' indie movie about a lesbian teenager we told you about a few months ago, became one of the most talked-about features of the event. They won the Sundance 'Excellence in Cinematography Award for Dramatic Filmmaking' award, rave reviews abounded (The New York Times, LA Times, and pretty much every paper you… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on February 18, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Pariah: DIY Movie About LGBT Teen At Sundance Fest + Featuring Music By Tamar-Kali!

"Who do you become when you can't be yourself?" Indie movie Pariah tells the story of a lesbian teenager who fears rejection by her loved ones and pretends to be someone she's not. First released as a short film in 2007, it is now a feature movie in post-production, officially selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival! Yep, you heard that right. But wait, that's not all: it also features a cameo and music by Afro-punk… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on December 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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