By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic You’d think the life and times of Nelson Mandela, the man who saved South Africa from the evils of apartheid, had already been thoroughly documented. However, that’s not the case. Sure, the media covered the interminable prison sentence ended by worldwide economic/political pressure, the inauguration of South Africa’s first […]
By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Running into old friends often brings up mixed feelings. Fond recollections. Unfinished business. Bad memories. Petty rivalries. Insecurities. Unrequited love. That’s the range of emotions and dynamics in this follow-up film to the 1999 romantic comedy The Best Man. Fourteen years later, this gaggle of educated, bourgeoisie friends still have […]
Late legend is focus of PBS special, DVD By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 43 years after his death and 46 years after the seminal “Purple Haze” recording, legendary musician Jimi Hendrix will be the subject of a television special on PBS next month. The documentary, […]
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FORT WAYNE—According to the National Safety Council, there are 1.6 million accidents per year due to texting while driving distracted. An area filmmaker and producer has come out with a short film in hopes of reducing that staggering number. J. Eric Smith, CEO and founder of Editainment Film Productions (Efpfilms), a local film production company […]
Contemporary chamber ensemble to provide live accompaniment to horror classic Night of the Living Dead FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Cinema Center recently announced the scheduled return of the Andrew Alden Ensemble to provide a live score to the classic 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead,” at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 26 at the Cinema Center, 437 […]
By Madeline Marcelia Garvin On Aug. 16, Lee Daniels’s The Butler, opened in Fort Wayne. The film is very powerful and features an all star cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, Mariah Carey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Cusack and Terrence Howard to name a few. True, there were some stereotypical moments: the […]
19th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, August 2-29, is the Midwest’s largest and longest-running festival of the black experience on film and the Gene Siskel Film Center’s most vibrant annual showcase featuring provocative films that tell stories, spark lively discussions, and address issues relating to the experience from the African diaspora. • Opening Night: A Black Harvest Feast (August […]
The new movie Dear White People has everybody talking and it’s not even in theaters. African American director, writer and producer Justin Simiens states that with this new film he hopes to “explore racial identity in ‘post racial’ America” and “bring back” the movie styles of movie directors such as Spike Lee. Dear White People stars Sam, an African American student who struggles with being “a black face in a very white place.” She and the other members of the Black Student Union are tired of the discrimination at their Ivy League university and demand change.