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New Documentary Celebrates 20 Years of Play

New Documentary Celebrates 20 Years of “Illmatic”

by Jamilah King on April 23 2014, 7:00AM

The two men behind a new film about Nas’ classic debut album talk about the community that made it happen.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Nas Premieres 'Time is Illmatic' With Live Performance at Tribeca Play

Nas Premieres ‘Time is Illmatic’ With Live Performance at Tribeca

by Jamilah King on April 17 2014, 2:12PM

The film, written by Erik Parker and directed by One9, chronicles the making of Nas’s historic debut album just in time for its 20th anniversary.

Topics: Culture

RZA: Gentrification Is 'Just the Natural Process in America'

RZA: Gentrification Is ‘Just the Natural Process in America’

by Jamilah King on April 15 2014, 10:56AM

But we have more control over America’s fair housing crisis than we think.

Topics: Culture

Infographic: Yes, Hollywood Is Still an Unequal Place for Black Filmmakers Infographic

Infographic: Yes, Hollywood Is Still an Unequal Place for Black Filmmakers

by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 2:34PM

African-Americans’ buying power tops $1 billion, but the film industry doesn’t reflect that reality.

Topics: Culture

Lupita Nyong'o Manages to Make Losing Look Good

Lupita Nyong’o Manages to Make Losing Look Good

by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 11:02AM

The star didn’t win at the MTV Movie Awards, but it didn’t matter.

Topics: Culture

Eddie Murphy's Daughter May Play Aaliyah in Upcoming Biopic

Eddie Murphy’s Daughter May Play Aaliyah in Upcoming Biopic

by Jamilah King on April 9 2014, 2:00PM

Casting is reportedly underway.

Topics: Culture

The Faces of Cesar Chávez's United Farm Worker Movement Photo

The Faces of Cesar Chávez’s United Farm Worker Movement

by Jamilah King on March 28 2014, 7:00AM

It’s important to remember that every movement is larger than any one man.

Topics: Chávez, History

Madonna to Adapt Rebecca Walker's Novella

Madonna to Adapt Rebecca Walker’s Novella

by Jamilah King on March 26 2014, 10:45AM

The novella is about a young American college student whose plans to marry a Swahili man in Kenya fall apart when the region is engulfed in civil war.

Topics: Culture

White House Hosts Screening of Diego Luna's 'Cesar Chavez'

White House Hosts Screening of Diego Luna’s ‘Cesar Chavez’

by Jamilah King on March 20 2014, 11:11AM

The film opens in theaters nationwide on March 28.

Topics: Culture

'Dear White People' Gets a Big Hollywood Break Play

‘Dear White People’ Gets a Big Hollywood Break

by Jamilah King on March 20 2014, 10:30AM

It’s good news for Justin Simien’s debut comedy.

Topics: Culture

'12 Years a Slave,' '20 Feet From Stardom' Among This Year's Oscar Nominations

‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘20 Feet From Stardom’ Among This Year’s Oscar Nominations

by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 9:27AM

The awards season continues to be kind

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Filmmaker Raises Funds for 'NAMI,' a Story About Her Mother's Mourning

Filmmaker Raises Funds for ‘NAMI,’ a Story About Her Mother’s Mourning

by Aura Bogado on January 15 2014, 11:54AM

“NAMI” means waves in Japanese.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Maybe 2013 Wasn't The Year Of 'The Black Movie' After All

Maybe 2013 Wasn’t The Year Of ‘The Black Movie’ After All

by Jamilah King on December 4 2013, 10:40AM

Shani O. Hilton points out that we’ve been here before.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Mosquita y Mari' Director Aurora Guerrero Among SF Film Society Grantees

‘Mosquita y Mari’ Director Aurora Guerrero Among SF Film Society Grantees

by Jamilah King on October 31 2013, 4:01PM

In total nine filmmakers will share $425,000.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

What's It Take to Get a Black Boy to College?

What’s It Take to Get a Black Boy to College?

by Julianne Hing on October 25 2013, 7:00AM

A new documentary follows two black boys from kindergarten through high school as they navigate an elite New York City private school.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Chiwetel Ejiofor On '12 Years a Slave'

Chiwetel Ejiofor On ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 7:00AM

Ejiofor was at first reluctant to tackle the role of Solomon Northup, but the story was too powerful to resist.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Arts & Culture

Take a Sneak Peek at the New Marvin Gaye Biopic 'Sexual Healing'

Take a Sneak Peek at the New Marvin Gaye Biopic ‘Sexual Healing’

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 2:43PM

Hopefully Pharrell and Robin Thicke don’t sue.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'City of God - 10 Years Later' May Be Playing Near You Soon

‘City of God - 10 Years Later’ May Be Playing Near You Soon

by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 1:20PM

It’s been more than ten years since this crime drama made its international debut and became a smashing success.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Latina Filmmaker Vanessa Libertad Garcia Dies at Age 29

Latina Filmmaker Vanessa Libertad Garcia Dies at Age 29

by Von Diaz on August 29 2013, 10:03AM

A promising young filmmaker at the beginning of her career, Garcia took her life on August 17.

Topics: /NOW

Watch Spike Lee Defend his Kickstarter Campaign

Watch Spike Lee Defend his Kickstarter Campaign

by Jamilah King on August 6 2013, 10:55AM

Lee deftly responded to criticism in a recent interview with Bloomberg News.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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