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


  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


  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)


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)


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


  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

Trailer: ‘Dope Fiend’ Set to World Premiere at The Newark International Film Festival (Malik Yoba, Andra Fuller)

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With Starz Network’s “Power,” executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, currently unfolding over its third season, its fitting that a new film co-starring 50 Cent’s first-born son is about to make its world premiere. Initially developed as a television pilot to follow in… Continue Reading

Interview: ‘Bazodee’ Screenwriter/Producer Claire Ince on Bringing Her Carnival Drama to the Big Screen

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As reported on S&A last week, Brooklyn NYC’s Caribbean Film Series will be bringing the Trinidad Carnival-centered film “Bazodee” to BAMcinématek on Wednesday, September 7th, just days after New York City’s world-renowned Labor Day Carnival celebrations. “Bazodee” stars singer and… Continue Reading

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


  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

TIFF: In Emerging Post-Earthquake Cinema of Haiti, Guetty Felin’s Stunning ‘Ayiti Mon Amour’ Shines


The Toronto International Film Festival announced this week an exciting and diverse selection of new works from international filmmakers, as a part of the Contemporary World Cinema program. Offering a variety of perspectives from around the world, this year’s lineup… Continue Reading

Luminal Theater & Bondfire Radio Short Film Night in Brooklyn (7/29); Films by Mtume Gant, Shavon Meyers + More

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  Tomorrow night, July 29th in Brooklyn, NYC, The Luminal Theater, a soon-to-open microcinema dedicated to African diaspora cinema to be located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant of Brooklyn, along with the live streaming network Bondfire Radio are hosting an exclusive Short… Continue Reading