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We’re Crying Already: The Trailer For If Beale Street Could Talk Is Here

James Baldwin‘s work remains so precious because it has captured Blackness in so many ways. Through his essays that have illuminated the facts, realities, and spirits of movements. To his fiction that has captured the souls, experiences, and worlds of Black folks. His interviews that pulled no punches during which he stood in front of…

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Spike Lee and Jordan Peele’s Black Klansman Sets Release Date

After the success of Get Out, Jordan Peele announced that he would be continuing to make social thrillers. So the announcement of a collaboration between Peele and the king of social films, Spike Lee, was met with much excitement. Now months after this announcement, the film mega-duo is presenting news that Black Klansman, will arrive in…

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Tiffany Haddish Lands Two More Movie Deals

Since her scene-stealing role in Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish has been racking up win after win. She recently scored a book deal and according to IMDB she also has 2 films in post-production and one in pre-production. Now, per Variety, news of Tiffany’s dried ink for The Kitchen and The Temp are confirmed. Based on a DC Comic,…

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Janelle Monae & Amandla Stenberg Discuss Racism, Hollywood and More for Teen Vogue

For Volume III of Teen Vogue‘s Icons issue, Janelle Monae and Amandla Stenberg open up in a candid chat about their friendship and their respective icon statuses. Their obvious, striking beauty aside, both queens are artists, actresses and activists whose tireless efforts to fight back against racial, social and even creative injustices have already begun…

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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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Arthur Jafa Releases ‘Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death’ Visual

Arthur Jafa is a director, filmmaker and cinematographer who has used his platform to promote and express Black culture through a variety of mediums. In addition to speaking up about transgression in public spaces with Black culture guru Bell Hooks, he shot Spike Lee’s ’90s classic Crooklyn, co-directed the photography of our very own Solange‘s…

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Watch The Trailer For James Baldwin Doc ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

James Baldwin was a big part of my awakening process. No one has written about America the way he has. His honesty and analysis is an indispensable part of the literary canon and anyone who wants to understand America should read him. If anyone should be the subject of a documentary, Baldwin is the most…

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Saint Heron Presents: ‘Daughters Of The Dust’ Q&A With Julie Dash, Arthur Jafa & Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

So many exciting events happening during the New Orleans Film Society’s 27th Annual Film Festival. This Wednesday, October 19th, Saint Heron is pleased to announce that we will host a very special Q&A with director Julie Dash and director and cinematographer Arthur Jafa. Rachel Kaadi Ghansah will lead our discussion ahead of the restored rerelease…

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The Full Trailer of ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Is A Vivid Image of Oppression and Rebellion

We’ve been keeping up with Nate Parker‘s Birth Of A Nation since its historic win at last year’s Sundance Festival. There’s been a lot of talk about depictions of slavery in Hollywood just this year, and many have said that they are “over” reading about and seeing depictions of such a horrifying time in our…

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A Misty Copeland Biopic Is Currently In The Works

Misty Copeland is becoming a iconic household name. She became the first Black woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, was recently honored by Mattel with her own Barbie for their Sheroes Collection, released a memoir, landed the cover of Time’s Most Influential People issue, and became the subject of a…

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Lupita Nyong’o Stars In First Trailer for ‘Queen of Katwe’ 

An adaptation of The Queen of Katwe, written by Tim Crothers, starring Lupita Nyong’o is back on the big screen in the inspiring Disney tale of a Ugandan 10-year old chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi. Lupita’s role is mother to the chess prodigy.  This film reveals the resilience of a child prodigy who finds an outlet in the…

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Nate Parker To Open Film School at Wiley College

Earlier this year Nate Parker made Sundance history when his film Birth Of A Nation sold for a groundbreaking $17.5 million, and now he’s spreading the wealth. In 2007, Nate Parker starred in The Great Debaters which was shot at the historically Black, Wiley College. Now, Parker is back and he’s using his success to…

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