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Film,Interviews

Saul Williams’ Experimental Afro-Punk Musical Is Committed To The Spirit Of Freedom

Saul Williams is a tireless multimedia artist, committed to challenging those who come in contact with his music and poetry to develop a critical consciousness around race relations and politics. His most recent endeavor, Neptune Frost, is a graphic novel and musical inspired by conversations with his Rwandan-born wife and creative partner, Anisia Uzeyman (director of Dreamstates.) The...

News

Dui Jarrod On Brooklyn. Blue. Sky., King Ester And What Keeps Him Going As A Black Creative

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting,  Dui Jarrod, an ultralight beam of optimism, infectious laughter and radiant passion for creating media content. I was so impressed and heartened by Jarrod’s pure love for his craft, but also his desire to share his love and knowledge with as many black creatives as he can possibly reach. Upon further research, I found pure gold — a recording of...

Film,Reviews

'High Fantasy' — shot all on an iPhone 7 — tackles race, gender & class in post-apartheid South Africa (TIFF Review)

My daughter has this inside joke about those billboards commonly seen around city containing a beautiful photograph with “Shot of on the iPhone 7” across the bottom. We think that they are actually shot on DSLRs and being passed off as iPhone photography because, as much as I love my iPhone, I’ve never know it to have a camera able to produce images like the sharp, professional ones...

Film,Reviews

Review: 'The Incredible Jessica James' offers a nuanced and hilarious exploration of the truth

The Incredible Jessica James, is flat-out hilarious as expected with The Daily Show alum and co-host of the podcast 2 Dope Queens, Jessica Williams, in its titular role. Anyone who has seen writer/director Jim Strouse’s 2015 film, People, Places and Things, knows that this collaboration between Williams and Strouse would be electric. Together, they subvert the typical conventions of the...

Film

Authentic 'Southside with You' Premieres on Netflix

“Southside With You” tells the legendary love story between Michelle and Barack Obama before we came to know them as our President and First Lady and, frankly, I cannot handle not knowing even more of it, having now seen the film. I want the wedding and everything leading up to it - their first real fight and the make-up session, the birth of their first child, and then their...