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

WGN America brings ‘Underground’ Women’s Empowerment Panel to Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), Feb. 18

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The women of WGN America’s hit drama “Underground,” will join the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) for its 25-year celebration as part of a special panel series highlighting women trailblazers throughout the entertainment industry. Taking place this Saturday, February 18,… Continue Reading

Review: David Oyelowo and Nikki Amuka-Bird Star in BBC Films’ ‘Shoot The Messenger’ (At PAFF LA Feb. 20)

Picture Shows: Joseph Pascale (DAVID OYELOWO) and Heather Bleasdale (NIKKI AMUKA-BIRD). TX: BBC TWO Wednesday August 30, 2006  DAVID OYELOWO stars in Shoot the Messenger, a brave and provocative drama for BBC TWO. It centres on one man's painful journey towards self-discovery which challenges his attitudes and expectations of his own community.  Warning: Use of this copyright image is subject to Terms of Use of BBC Digital Picture Service.  In particular, this image may only be used during the publicity period for the purpose of publicising SHOOT THE MESSENGERand provided BBC is credited.  Any use of this image on the internet or for any other purpose whatsoever, including advertising or other commercial uses, requires the prior written approval of the BBC.

“Whenever I think about it, everything bad that has ever happened to me has involved a black person.” Those words are the very first spoken by the main character, Joe, in the controversial BBC Films production, “Shoot the Messenger.”  S&A… Continue Reading

A Look at the 2017 Berlinale Panorama Section’s ‘In Focus: Reclaiming Black History’ Cinema Sidebar

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The 2017 Berlin International Film Festival kicked off yesterday, February 9, running through the 19th. Among the films selected to screen in its Panorama section, 2 prominent themes emerge among: “a fresh historically reflective approach to the history of black people… Continue Reading

Isaiah Washington Named 2017 Toronto Black Film Festival Ambassador (Fest Runs Feb. 15-19)

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The Fifth Annual Toronto Black Film Festival (#TBFF17) has announced that Isaiah Washington will be the Ambassador of the 2017 installment of the Canadian festival. Washington will kick off the festival as Guest Speaker during its Opening Night celebration on February 15 at… Continue Reading

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

AHF Supports Jussie Smollett-Executive Produced ’90 Days’ at PAFF – Teyonah Parris, Nic Few Star (Trailer)

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) – the largest global AIDS organization – and its Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) has announced their sponsorship of the 2017 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) taking place February 9-20, at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw… Continue Reading

Alexandra Shipp Slasher Comedy ‘Tragedy Girls’ to World Premiere at SXSW (Craig Robinson Co-Stars & Produces)

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Actor/comedian Craig Robinson (who also producers) and actress Alexandra Shipp co-star in the new horror comedy “Tragedy Girls” which, we learned today, will make its world premiere in the “Midnighters” section of the upcoming SXSW Film Festival in March. “Tragedy… 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