Tag: film

Video: Alice Walker—Beauty in Truth

Video: Alice Walker—Beauty in Truth

| February 19, 2014

“Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” is the first film biography of writer and activist Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Color Purple.”

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Black Brit director Steve McQueen looks at American slavery in new film

Black Brit director Steve McQueen looks at American slavery in new film

| October 15, 2013

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper  Kam Williams: I’ve loved all three of your feature films, this new one, and “Hunger” and “Shame” as well. They are so different from each other and yet quite remarkable and memorable, each in their own way. SM: Thank you. Well, I do my best. I’m just happy that […]

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Ill-advised liaisons in day-in-the-life film Four

| October 14, 2013

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper It’s the Fourth of July in suburbia where we find 16 year-old Abigayle (Aja Naomi King) caring for her bedridden mother (Yolonda Ross) while her father Joe’s (Wendell Pierce) job has taken him out of town. Normally, Joe can trust his dutiful daughter to […]

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Mandela film a smash hit at Toronto Film Fest

Mandela film a smash hit at Toronto Film Fest

| September 18, 2013

Toronto film-festival-goers were treated to the world premiere of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” directed by Justin Chadwick and featuring Idris Elba in the title role.
The adaptation of the autobiography of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was entrusted by Mandela to producer Anant Singh nearly two decades ago.

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PBS, USF to offer free viewings of ‘The March’ documentary

PBS, USF to offer free viewings of ‘The March’ documentary

| August 21, 2013

“The March” reveals the dramatic story behind the March on Washington through the remembrances of key players such as Jack O’Dell, Clarence B. Jones, Julian Bond and Andrew Young. Supporters giving testimonials of the March include Harry Belafonte, Diahann Carroll, Roger Mudd, Peter Yarrow and Oprah Winfrey

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