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GOOK

A film about race and family set against the backdrop of the L.A. Riots Los Angeles, CA (April 19, 2017) – Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today the acquisition of the 2017 Sundance audience award winner GOOK. The film, writt...

The Documentary “13th”: Freedom Deferred

My first thought about “13th” was this is a film by storied director Ava DuVernay, so it’s got to be good. Ms. DuVernay’s reputation as an independent filmmaker of note is huge. Not only that, but also for one of her mo...


GOING, GOING, GONE WITH THE WIND

More than any American film about the Civil War, Gone With the Wind reveals the cunning skill with which white supremacy creates its own myths. The 1939 film was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning 1936 novel of the same n...

Thunder Soul: The Band, the Man, and His Music

I don’t know, maybe you missed it just like I did. It was release back in 2010. So let me tell you about one of the coolest (yes I said “Coolest”) documentaries you may have never seen, and one, in my opinion, you need to...


History In The Making…

The Birth of a Nation I love our history even through its’ sad and turbulent times, I love our history. So many have come before us, and sacrificed their lives and mere existence that we may be free and have opportunities. Th...

MOONLIGHT

Barry Jenkins’ award winning Oscar contender Moonlight , dares to defy the typical Hollywood stereotypes and clichés to become one of the most impactful movies to hit theaters in years. Being only the second feature film t...


I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

“I can’t be a pessimist because I’m alive. I’m forced to be an optimist.” James Baldwin “I Am Not Your Negro”, directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, is a revolutionary film based on activist J...

Hidden Figures

They say that behind every great man is a great woman. Such was the case with the astronauts at NASA. In this story however, the women behind the men were African-American mathematicians who unfortunately have been largely ...


Fences

“Fences,” August Wilson’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, has finally found its way to the big screen thanks to actor-director Denzel Washington and Paramount Pictures. It’s the playwright’s screenplay adapt...

Diary of a Badman

He was her assignment. She became his diary. Detective Simone Williams, a Jamaican immigrant to the US, dreams of working undercover on a high profile case. She finally gets her chance to go undercover in an attempt to catch a ...