Review: Guadeloupe-Set ‘Elza’ Tackles Colorism, Identity, Family Abandonment & Forgiveness (At PAFF)

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Screening at the Pan African Film Festival this Saturday, February 11 at 7pm, and again on Monday February 13 at 6:10pm is “ELZA” (“Le Bonheur d’Elza” or “Elza’s Happiness”), the first narrative film by Mariette Montpierre, and the first feature film directing… Continue Reading

Watch Now: Byron Hurt’s Entertaining, Thoroughly Researched and Revealing ‘Soul Food Junkies’ Documentary

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In “Soul Food Junkies” Byron Hurt created a vastly entertaining, hilarious, passionate, revelatory and thoroughly researched documentary which examines Soul Food’s significance in Black American culture. Hurt narrates the project, edited by Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, via his personal journey. His family members… Continue Reading

Review: ‘Carmen & Geoffrey’ – Dance Icons of the African Diaspora (6/6 at Film Forum NYC)

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Married since 1955, not long after they met after working together in Harold Arlen’s “House of Flowers,” Geoffrey Holder and Carmen De Lavallade’s work and personal lives are documented in the inspiring and quirky documentary “Carmen & Geoffrey,”which New Yorkers should… Continue Reading