Tag: movies

Cinema Center welcomes back Andrew Alden Ensemble

Cinema Center welcomes back Andrew Alden Ensemble

| September 20, 2013

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 […]

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Africa News in Brief: Sept. 11 edition

Africa News in Brief: Sept. 11 edition

| September 10, 2013

• Oil polluter snared in corruption crackdown
• Gold miners reject 6 percent pay hike as owners sock away cash
• Kenyan actress wins strong accolades for new epic film
• Sisulu University heads for chopping block

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler brought back memories and a few tears

Lee Daniels’ The Butler brought back memories and a few tears

| September 1, 2013

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 […]

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Black Harvest Film Festival returns to Chicago

| July 29, 2013

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 […]

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‘Dear White People’ film explores racial identity

| June 26, 2013

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.

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Dear White People trailer

| June 25, 2013

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. Sam decides to create a radio show that addresses the white students and faculty of the university, hence the movie’s title Dear White People.

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Cinema Center now showing ‘Gimme The Loot’

Cinema Center now showing ‘Gimme The Loot’

| May 15, 2013

Coming of age film tackles friendship, graffiti—Cinema Center recently announced the opening of “Gimme the Loot,” a film directed by Adam Leon and starring Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson, on Friday, May 17.

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