So many people have strong opinions on Black Film. Anthony Mackie, an African American actor, recently made comments that sparked controversy about the lack Black Oscar nominees at this years 2011 Academy Aawards.
While Hollywood may not have nominated any Black talent for the 2011 Oscars, Africa is celebrating the talent of Africans at home and abroad.
Shadow and Act Filmmakers Challenge choose New York University’s Graduate student Nikyatu Jusu’s Black Swan Theory. Ms. Jusu was chosen from 57 candidates for the honor.
Mooz-Lum, a film about a young Muslim college student opens in 10 select U.S. cities on February 11. While the film didn’t attract a distribution deal, the filmmakers brokered a deal with AMC Theatres to show the film in theatres in Chicago, Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.