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Barry Jenkins to Direct a James Baldwin Novel-adapted Film

For our own obsession, we’re relieved to know that Barry Jenkins is already back at work on his next project. Following the well-deserved success of his critically acclaimed, multi-award winning feature film Moonlight, the director extraordinaire’s next film will be an adaption of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. The 1974 novel tells the story…

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Pays Tenderly Warm Homage to Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’

As the art world continues to welcome diverse creators, the recent influx of Black art taking mainstream industries by storm has been a much needed glimmer of light amidst all of today’s calamities. But before our demands for representation were ever given an ear, a few institutions and agencies, like the Alvin Ailey American Dance…

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‘Insecure’s Melina Matsoukas and ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Judge Elton John Video Competition

Both Barry Jenkins and Melina Matsoukas have been winning big over the last year. While Matsoukas continues to receive praise for HBO’s Insecure and Beyoncé‘s short film Lemonade, Jenkin’s Moonlight recently took home Best Picture at the 74th Annual Golden Globe awards. Fortunately, the two have no plans of slowing down. Along with Dreamworks Animation CEO,…

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Ava DuVernay to Develop TV Series Adaption of Octavia Butler’s ‘Dawn’

The only thing better than news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn, is news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn on Book Lovers Day. Dawn is the first book of what is arguably the best Sci-fi trilogy ever and DuVernay is…

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‘Moonlight’ Makes History With Oscar Win for “Best Picture”

As an award show that traditionally lacks diversity, the 89th Academy Awards delivered some memorable moments for the close of Black History Month. In the past two years, not a single Black actor was nominated for any category. What a surprise it came to hear the 2016 acclaimed Moonlight won the Oscar for “Best Picture”…

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Black Contemporary Film and the Endurance of Legacy

Oscars season is officially here! As a self-described film nerd, 2016 felt like a dream. From small films like ‘Little Men’ and ‘White Girl’ (who were royally gipped this awards season) to standard American blockbusters, it was an incredible year for cinema. When tasked with the responsibility to reflect on the last year in Black film,…

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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ Earn Fully Merited Oscar Nominations

There won’t be another #OscarsSoWhite this year and we’re really glad about it. Formally known as the Academy Awards, The Oscars has revealed all nominations for its 89th annual award ceremony airing February 26, 2017. And with most of our favorites raking in nods under several categories, we’re going to be tuned in and ready…

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