HBFF Preview: ‘Brazilian Wavy’ (Feature Comedy About a Heist Worth Thousands of Dollars in Hair Extensions)

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“Brazilian Wavy” is a comedy about Remy (Barry Floyd), a bright young scientist working to develop a natural Black hair product.  Remy is totally into unlocking his ‘secret formula’ until he sees his ex-girlfriend Jin (Celeste Seda) with another man, and… Continue Reading

Caribbean Film Series (NYC) to Premiere Young Black UK Activists Documentary, ‘Generation Revolution’

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Brooklyn’s own Caribbean Film Series enters its third year of bringing fresh and exciting films from the Caribbean and Caribbean disapora to Brooklyn and New York City audiences at BAMcinématek’s BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn’s oldest and long-lasting performing arts venue.… Continue Reading

Crowdfund This: The Caribbean Film Project (Initiative Supporting Emerging Caribbean Writer/Directors)

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Brooklyn’s own Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA), who later this month also goes into their third year of The Caribbean Film Series at BAMcinématek, which introduces feature and short films of the Caribbean diaspora to New York tri-state audiences, is continuing… Continue Reading

Documentary ‘Gentrified’ Makes World Premiere This Saturday in NYC

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  Last year we shared the crowdfunding campaign for director Jason Black’s new documentary “Gentrified,” which eventually surpassed some expectations, making 328% more than its original ask, and used to pay for national advertising (see below). Directed by Jason Black, the… Continue Reading

‘Wilmington on Fire’ (Documentary on 1898 Coup d Ètat of African-American Community) Black History Month DVD + Streaming Specials; Makes West Coast Debut at PAFF

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  Director Christopher Everett’s documentary “Wilmington on Fire” continues its film festival journey throughout 2017, and for those eager to watch it immediately, you can also view it on DVD or Vimeo right now. “Wilmington on Fire” is a feature-length… Continue Reading

Must-See ‘BlaxploItalian’ (Documentary on Black Actors in Italian Cinema) Screens in NYC & LA Throughout February

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“BlaxploItalian,” the documentary exploring director Fred Kudjo Kuwornu’s quest to uncover Black film images in his native Italy, leading him to discover a century-long heritage of Black actors, native and foreign, in Italian cinema, will have a special screening in… Continue Reading

Actor/Producer Ephraim Benton (‘Dope Fiend’) Featured on ‘Beyond The Cut’ (Live Taping this Sat.)

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  Throughout the year, the Beyond the Cut live discussion series has featured influential artists from the realms of film, art, and culture. Beyond the Cut celebrates storytelling perspectives of these creatives, which have included film directors Shaka King (“Newlyweds”, “Mulignans”)… Continue Reading

First-Ever Black British Feature Film ‘PRESSURE’ Screens at Caribbean Film Series, Dec. 5 at BAMcinématek

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  With films and series such as “Kidulthood,” and “Topboy,” representing facets of British urban lifestyles, it would appear that stories of young Black men and women in the United Kingdom dealing with discrimination, economic deprivation, and other societal ills,… Continue Reading

Caribbean Film Series presents Puerto Rican Drama ‘Cows Wearing Glasses’ Tomorrow (10/19) at BAMcinématek (NYC)

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When eccentric painter and art professor Marcelino contracts a disease that makes him lose his eyesight, he is forced to rethink his relationship with his daughter, and take stock of a life full of professional success but an unsatisfactory personal… Continue Reading

Trailer: ‘BlaxploItalian’ (Documentary on History of Blacks in Italian Cinema)

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Shadow and Act has been reporting on the documentary “BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema” and its director Fred ‘Kudjo’ Kuwornu, for some time now. Kuwornu and others have begun a movement toward demanding diversity on film in Italy,… Continue Reading

Crowdfund This: Jason Black’s New Documentary ‘Gentrified’ – on Ethnic Cleansing of Black Neighborhoods

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  Gentrification is more than a buzz worthy topic happening in American cities, as well as internationally, it is a extremely serious economic upheaval affecting those living in what’s deemed historically economic depressed neighborhoods that have deliberately been denied resources… Continue Reading