We Spoke to Director Sam Pollard About His PBS Documentary ‘The Talk – Race in America’ Which Premieres Tonight, Feb. 20

Sam Pollard, director and supervising producer, "The Talk – Race in America" (Credit: © LaMont Hamilton Photographic Imaging)

Since our journey began in this country, parents of Black and brown children have had very frank and often chilling conversations with their offspring about encounters and interactions with law enforcement. While many police officers honor their code; others wield… Continue Reading

This 1984 Two-Hour Conversation with Filmmaker Kathleen Collins Will Make You Wonder What Other Great Art She Would’ve Made

"Losing Ground"

There’s no need to tell you that there have always been independent black filmmakers, long before Spike Lee burst upon the scene in the mid-1980’s; too many to mention just a few. But one significant name, who, until recently, had been… Continue Reading

Chatting w/ Orlando Jones & Director Kevin Hooks About BET’s ‘Madiba’ & Uncovering Nelson Mandela (Premieres Tonight)

Still from the miniseries, "Madiba". (Photo: Marcos Cruz)

There have been many films and documentaries about Anti-Apartheid leader and South African President Nelson Mandela’s expansive life. However with BET’s EPIC three-part miniseries, “Madiba,” viewers will finally get a comprehensive and personal story of the man who became a… Continue Reading

Interview: Raoul Peck on His Oscar-Nominated ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ Encountering James Baldwin & Confronting America (Premieres Feb. 3)

Raoul Peck

In his spellbinding and heartbreaking Academy Award nominated film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck examines the story that James Baldwin never finished writing. “Remember This House” was to be a sweeping narrative exploring the lives, journeys,… Continue Reading

Interview: ‘Imperial Dreams’ Director Malik Vitthal Talks Casting John Boyega, Film’s Dream-Like Style, More (Premieres Feb. 3)

Writer-director Malik Vitthal; IMPERIAL DREAMS

This Friday, February 3rd, Sundance-winning drama “Imperial Dreams” will premiere as a Netflix Original film on the streaming platform worldwide. A pre-“Star Wars” John Boyega gives an impressive performance in the movie as Bambi, a 21-year-old newly released from prison… Continue Reading

Interview: Director Chris Robinson & Cast of BET’s ‘New Edition Story’ Talk Becoming NE, Authenticity & All That Dancing

BET

The iconic musical group that shattered records and broke down doors is finally getting a biopic that has been nearly thirty years in the making. BET‘s “The New Edition Story” follows the legendary R&B group from their 1978 humble beginnings… Continue Reading