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Terence Nance is the lead visionary behind HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and was recently named as the director for Space Jam 2. His first film, 2012's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, won rave reviews at Sundance and put Nance on the map in the indie film world. The film even impressed Jay-Z, who became an…

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Sisters are doing it for themselves; that was the point consistently driven home by the new documentary She Did That, which premiered at the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival in late September. Helmed by PR veteran, successful blogger and first-time filmmaker Renae Bluitt, the documentary turns the lens on several members…

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The thrill is far from gone. In its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival started strong with a screening of the upcoming comedy Night School, starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and directed by Girls Trip hit-maker Malcolm D. Lee.

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“Trust love, all the way.” Those are the final words of Barry Jenkins’ full-length trailer for his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, which was released by Annapurna pictures on Thursday morning.

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Spike Lee’s newest film, BlacKkKlansman, tells the story of the racial divide that seems to transcend time. The movie comes out today, one year after the events of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. The rally was led by white supremacists, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis who opposed the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue […]

The post Spike Lee breaks down why “Blackkklansman” needed to open on Charlottesville anniversary (WATCH) appeared first on theGrio.

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Today BlacKkKlansman opens in theaters nationwide on the one-year anniversary of arguably America’s ugliest day of 2017: Charlottesville’s “Unite the Right” rally. A weekend last summer when hatred spilled out onto the streets, blood stained the pavement and the country’s newly elected President, who promised to represent all people, failed to unite the nation. While Director […]

The post Six ugly truths Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ exposes in the wake of Charlottesville appeared first on theGrio.

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It’s a great weekend to go to the movies thanks to several films featuring some of our favorite stars. From Omari Hardwick to Denzel Washington, tons of Black actors are lighting up the silver screen right now. Here’s a rundown of what to see  this weekend: Blindspotting: The masterpiece from Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal […]

The post SUMMER MOVIES: 4 films to see this weekend appeared first on theGrio.

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Since the announcement of Spike Lee’s latest film, Chiraq, it’s been engulfed in controversy over […]

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Legendary rapper/producer RZA, is set to direct Breakout, a new thriller being released by Amasia […]

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In June, the film Dope was released in theaters and became the latest Black coming-of-age […]

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Recently released coming-of-age film Dope, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, follows a long line of successful Black movies that […]

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Black Executives in Hollywood Are Still Nearly Nonexistent According to the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” […]

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It’s the first film in years that really confronts Black identities This film, produced by […]

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REVIEW - At moments one can’t help but wonder: are the people occupying the 'bathtub' in fact the beasts of the southern wild?...

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AUTHOR'S NOTEBOOK - Aspiring filmmaker Khalil Thomas writes about his experience at the 16th Annual American Black Film Festival, which was held June 20-24 in Miami Beach...

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theGRIO REPORT - Anyone with an idea, some out-of-the-box creativity, a niche for audience attention and some web savvy talent now has a grand platform to share their work...

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theGRIO REPORT - Jeff Friday can name nearly every film and director making movies with predominantly black casts during the late 1980s and early 1990s...

The post American Black Film Festival founder Jeff Friday talks Hollywood vs. black films appeared first on theGrio.

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