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Review: John Boyega Shines in 'Imperial Dreams' (Premieres as Netflix Original Film Tomorrow, Feb. 3)

A film that made its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (where it won the the Best of NEXT Audience Award), Malik Vitthal's debut feature, "Imperial Dreams," which stars John Boyega, is finally getting an official release. Netflix picked up the film and will premiere it on its streaming platform starting tomorrow, February 3rd! Vitthal's debut feature "Imperial...

Film,Interviews

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

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 and trying to turn his life around by becoming a writer. With a 4-year-old son to care for, Bambi struggles to...

Film

Pre-'Star Wars' John Boyega Shines in 'Imperial Dreams' - Netflix Acquires, Sets Premiere Date + Releases Trailer

A film that made its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (where it won the the Best of NEXT Audience Award), Malik Vitthal's debut feature, "Imperial Dreams," which stars John Boyega, is finally getting an official release, after screening at a small handful of film festivals since its Sundance premiere. Great news for a gem of an indie film that was overlooked, and...

Features

With Oscar Weekend Coming, a Look at Previous Black Oscar Winners and the Roles They Should Have Won For

It's an inevitable debate during awards season - who won, who really should have won, and for which role. When it comes to black actors in particular, there's a longstanding belief that the Academy routinely gets it wrong, snubbing certain Oscar-worthy performances and choosing instead to hand out the trophy for roles that don't quite cut it. In anticipation of the Academy Awards...

News

Interview: Haile Gerima on His Oeuvre, Concern for the Future of Black Indie Cinema + More...

Talking with filmmaker Haile Gerima inevitably brings to mind James Baldwin’s idea that “the price one pays for pursuing any calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.” To be sure, the renowned Ethiopian-born filmmaker and pioneer of the LA Rebellion film movement has been widely celebrated throughout his four-decade-long career, most notably for his 1993 film Sankofa....