Mario Van Peebles’ ‘Solo’ Is 20 Years Old Today. There Haven’t Been Many Similar Films Starring Black Actors Since Then

"SOLO" (1996)

Today in film history, August 23, 1996, Mario Van Peebles’ “Universal Soldier”/”Terminator”/”Robocop” mash-up movie, aka “Solo,” was released in USA theaters. The Columbia/Tristar Studios picture was directed by Norberto Barba, who has since primarily produced television series. The film was… Continue Reading

Carnival Meets Bollywood in Machel Montano starring ‘Bazodee’ – Caribbean Film Series, 9/7 at BAMcinématek (NYC)

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  Brooklyn’s own Caribbean Film Series continues to bring standout films from the West Indies to the New York community at large, and with this go-around they present the Carnival-centered film “Bazodee,” on Wednesday, September 7th, just days after NYC’s… Continue Reading