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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 …


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…

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…


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…

Added by Eye Candy on September 10, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

FILM: The Venezuelan drama “Bad Hair” (Pelo Malo) gets US premiere date

The Venezuelan drama “Bad Hair” (Pelo Malo) – a film about an afro-Venezuelan boy obsessed with straightening his hair - is set to have its stateside premiere on November 19th at NYC’s Film Forum theatre. Prior to its premier on the 19th, the film will is set to screen at the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago on 17th and 18th August. 

By Alexander…


Added by Eye Candy on July 31, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

FILM: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Over two years ago, we mentioned Thomas Allen Harris' documentary "Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People"; and now the documentary has its US premier next month at the Film Forum in New York on August 27th.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor…


Added by Eye Candy on July 29, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Matatu Film Festival Brings Unique Stories to Oakland July 16-19

A film festival spotlighting "unique journeys regardless of age, geographical bounds, sexual preference, race, and socio-economic status"? Sounds like a plan! Check out the info we received from the peeps at Matatu Film Festival, which will take place in Oakland, CA, July 16-19.…


Added by Eye Candy on July 15, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: First photo of Don Cheadle as Miles Davis surfaces

We know you guys are very excited about Miles Ahead, the upcoming Miles Davis biopic with Don Cheadle playing the lead role, in addition to directing the movie. The first photo of Cheadle as Miles Davis has surfaced. And all we can say is "wow!".

EW reports: "The biopic—which will co-star Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy…

Added by Eye Candy on July 8, 2014 at 9:59am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton' docu about Stones Throw Records Available Now! #SoundCheck

While the vast majority of record labels operate as businesses—that is, their goal is to make money, and once they cease that function, they cease to operate—the truly great labels, those that will continue to thrive long after the major label system has fallen, are families. Stones Throw records, along with Rawkus and Def Jux, has been the home to a family of misfits and provocateurs ranging from Madlib to J Dilla to Aloe Blacc that have defined the sound and feel of…


Added by Sound Check on June 2, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

OP-ED: Annie, Quvenzhané Wallis and Me

When the original Annie movie was released in 1982, I was ten years old living in idyllic and beautiful Southern California, Pasadena to be exact, a short drive without traffic to the streets of Hollywood where tourists congregate attempting to catch a glimpse of some star. My mother often took us on aimless and destination unknown car trips around Los Angeles. We'd throw in a couple of friends on occasion and our dog Patches, a very nervous Shetland Sheepdog. We loved…


Added by The Race Card on May 20, 2014 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

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