Watch the Father of African Cinema, Ousmane Sembène’s Last Recorded Interview Before His Death in 2007

Ousmane Sembene

2016 marked an important year in the history of African cinema, as we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the seminal film “La Noire De…” (“Black Girl”) by Ousmane Sembene, the “Father of African cinema,” which helped launch an era in film… Continue Reading

Watch Melissa Harris-Perry Interview Julie Dash About ‘Daughters of the Dust,’ Filmmaking & More


As you may (or may not know), Julie Dash’s seminal film “Daughters of the Dust” received a brand new restoration, supervised by the film’s cinematographer Arthur Jafa, which was followed by a theatrical re-release through Cohen Media Group in 2016. The new… Continue Reading

Watch Hour-Long ‘SAG-AFTRA ‘Conversations’ With Danielle Brooks (‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway)

"Conversations" with Danielle Brooks

Courtesy of SAG-AFTRA, the talk series is titled simply “Conversations” featuring some of today’s most loved and respected actors. Taped on April 26 in front of a live audience at The New School in New York City, the below embedded… Continue Reading

‘Pariah’ Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary Today – Read Our Chat w/ DP Bradford Young on the Film’s Visual Aesthetic + Watch It on Netflix

Bradford Young

EDITOR’S NOTE: On this day in film history, December 28, 2011, Dee Rees’ feature film debut, “Pariah” opened in USA theaters after much fanfare that followed its Sundance Film Festival premiere in the same year. Celebrating this film’s 5 year anniversary today,… Continue Reading

Interview: Shemar Moore Talks Taking the Reigns as Producer for His Newest Film, ‘The Bounce Back’ (In Theaters Today)

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After saying goodbye to “Criminal Minds” earlier this year, actor Shemar Moore is stepping into a new role, funding and producing his first feature film, “The Bounce Back.” Moore stars alongside Nadine Velazquez and Bill Bellamy in this warm, romantic… Continue Reading

Director Brandon Wilson Talks to Shadow and Act About ‘Sepulveda’ – His “Existential Urban Road Movie”


The Culver City Film Festival kicks off December 3rd, in Culver City, California, with a lineup of diverse films, and an emphasis on recognizing local talent in a city celebrated for it’s cinematic history and cultural depth. Featuring both up-and-coming and veteran filmmakers,… Continue Reading

The Cast Of ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Talk Secrets Uncovered In Season Three, Character Evolution & #BlackLivesMatter

"Survivor's Remorse" Season 3 Marketing Shoot

It’s rare for a series to be able to tackle hard-hitting issues such as colorism and class disparities in thirty-minute segments. However, Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse”, which is led by showrunner Mike O’Malley and produced by LeBron James, hits the nail… Continue Reading