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'What Was America's First Music?'

‘What Was America’s First Music?’

by Aura Bogado on October 9 2014, 3:18PM

Sterlin Harjo’s ‘This May be the Last Time’ searches for the origins of early American songs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Oscar Grant Film 'Fruitvale' Now Has a July Release Date

Oscar Grant Film ‘Fruitvale’ Now Has a July Release Date

by Jorge Rivas on April 8 2013, 1:53PM

“Fruitvale,” the film based on the 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant, is set to hit theaters on July 26—three months before its originally scheduled release date.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Roger Ebert: Don't Tell Asian-American Directors How to Represent 'Their People'

Roger Ebert: Don’t Tell Asian-American Directors How to Represent ‘Their People’

by Channing Kennedy on April 4 2013, 5:15PM

The veteran critic was a longtime champion of film as an empowering force for self-representation.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

How 'Fruitvale' Director Ryan Coogler Brought Real Life to the Big Screen

How ‘Fruitvale’ Director Ryan Coogler Brought Real Life to the Big Screen

by Jorge Rivas on January 28 2013, 11:20AM

Oscar Grant was murdered by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer on new year’s day four years ago. His story is once again making international headlines thanks to a young director’s film that recounts Grant’s last 24-hours.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Bidding War at Sundance for Oscar Grant Film

Bidding War at Sundance for Oscar Grant Film

by Jorge Rivas on January 22 2013, 12:50PM

The Weinstein Company is wrapping up a deal to acquire “Fruitvale,” a drama based film based on Oscar Grant’s last days.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Cuban-American Director Premieres David Sedaris Film Adaptation at Sundance

Cuban-American Director Premieres David Sedaris Film Adaptation at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2013, 1:17PM

Writer and director Kyle Patrick Alvarez will premiere his second feature film at the Sundance Film Festival this coming Saturday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sundance Winner ‘Middle of Nowhere’ Gets Release Date and Trailer

by Jorge Rivas on July 25 2012, 4:47PM

The film chronicles a woman’s struggle to adapt to life after her husband’s incarceration.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch 8-Year-Old Actress Tell Jay Leno He's Asking the Wrong Questions

Watch 8-Year-Old Actress Tell Jay Leno He’s Asking the Wrong Questions

by Jorge Rivas on July 3 2012, 12:55PM

The film’s star Quvenzhané Wallis was a regular five-year-old school girl in Houma, Louisiana when she auditioned for the role of Hushpuppy in the film.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Sundance Favorite, 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' Debuts New Trailer

Sundance Favorite, ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ Debuts New Trailer

by Jorge Rivas on May 3 2012, 4:30PM

“Beasts of the Southern Wild,”the highly celebrated Sundance film that took the top awards at the film festival, has a new trailer and a release date.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ava Duvernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director at Sundance

Ava Duvernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 12:33PM

Ava DuVernay won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for her drama ‘Middle Of Nowhere’ — making her the first black woman to take home the honor.

Topics: /NOW, Sundance

Ice-T’s ‘Art of Rap’ Documentary Finds Distributor and Summer Theatrical Release

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 11:17AM

The Indomina Group has acquired worldwide rights to Ice-T’s documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” the company said Sunday. The movie is expected to have a summer theatrical release. “The Art of Rap is a perfect fit for…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sundance

'Slavery By Another Name' Director Gets 2-Min Standing Ovation at Sundance

‘Slavery By Another Name’ Director Gets 2-Min Standing Ovation at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 2:23PM

The Sundance audience at Sam Pollard’s documentary “Slavery By Another Name” gave the director a 2-minute standing ovation after the film premiere.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sundance

Spike Lee's Co-Writer: Nothing Happens Unless White Folks Say So

Spike Lee’s Co-Writer: Nothing Happens Unless White Folks Say So

by Jorge Rivas on January 27 2012, 11:01AM

An open letter published yesterday by “Red Hook” co-writer, James McBride, is sure to make headlines because he takes the film community to task.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Fishing Without Nets,' Film About Somali Pirates Told from Pirates Perspective Wins Sundance Jury Award [Video]

‘Fishing Without Nets,’ Film About Somali Pirates Told from Pirates Perspective Wins Sundance Jury Award [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 2:15PM

The Sundance Institute’s Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded to “Fishing Without Nets” — a story of pirates in Somalia, told from the perspective of the pirates themselves.

Topics: /NOW, Sundance

Director Ice-T Interviews 54 Rappers in ‘Art of Rap’ Documentary [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 12:36PM

The rapper/actor interviewed MCs like Immortal Technique, Raekwon and Chuck D about their lyrical styles and the cultural importance of hip-hop music for his new documentary ‘Art of Rap.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sundance

'Mosquita y Mari' World Premiere at Sundance a 'Smashing Sucess'

‘Mosquita y Mari’ World Premiere at Sundance a ‘Smashing Sucess’

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2012, 1:08PM

“Mosquita y Mari” had its world premiere Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Quietly Radical Mission at Sundance: Supporting Native Filmmakers

Quietly Radical Mission at Sundance: Supporting Native Filmmakers

by Jamilah King on January 20 2012, 9:44AM

One of the buzz-making features at Sundance this weekend is “Mosquita y Mari,” an indy film about Chicana teens in L.A. It’s the latest film shepherded by Sundance’s NativeLabs, which has supported 70 indigenous filmmakers in telling their own stories.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Sundance

Official Trailer for 'Mosquita y Mari' Released

Official Trailer for ‘Mosquita y Mari’ Released

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 6:41PM

*Mosquita y Mari*—the film about two Chicana teenagers growing up in Huntington Park, one of the most vibrant immigrant Latino communities in Los Angeles—now has an official trailer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Sundance

Record Year for Black Films at Sundance Festival

Record Year for Black Films at Sundance Festival

by Jamilah King on February 2 2011, 11:12AM

This year’s festival featured no less than 30 black filmmakers and films.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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