The 10th anniversary season of the documentary series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange opens with Rachel Perkins’ Black Panther Woman, a look back at the Black Panther Party in Australia, and a legacy tarnished by #MeToo charges from one of the women involved in that movement.
For this year’s screenings in SoundScape Park on the 7,000 square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Center, David Gryn has selected films that engage with the diverse and global language of dance, as well as the connection between movement and music.
Director Ava DuVernay and Composer Quincy Jones Lead November Programming at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
Above: Ava DuVernay. Photo from Ms. DuVernay’s website. The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s November public programming features 2017 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award-winners, Selma director Ava DuVernay and legendary musician and composer Quincy Jones, and special guest Selma lead actor David Oyelowo.
Sundance Institute has selected 10 original independent pilots for holistic support at its fourth annual Episodic Lab. With topics ranging from awkward family dynamics to the rippling effect of crime on a community, the scope of this year’s projects, and the diverse backgrounds of their creators, speaks to the Institute’s broad and visionary support of the episodic format;
Above: Left, Morayo Akandé as Rebecca Atkinson and Moyo Akandé as Emma Atkinson. Photo by Jonathan Birch. When we think of slavery and the Atlantic Slave trade, we picture the Americas and the Caribbean.
Prolific writer, producer and television hitmaker Shonda Rhimes is bringing her Shondaland production company to Netflix under a multi-year deal to produce new series and other projects.
This summer, Pérez Art Museum Miami ( PAMM) featured a screening series of the work of Black Audio Film Collective, the pioneering group of British filmmakers and artists whose work in the 1980s and 1990s continues to stand as a touchstone in black cinema, thanks to its exploration of issues of identity, representation, and social and civic oppression of diasporic peoples in Thatcher-era Britain.
With exactly six months until Day One of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute today detailed a standalone Episodic section, the return of ‘The New Climate’ strand of environmental work and a new award.
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) opened June 14 in Miami Beach. This film and actors retreat is a popular weekend for Black filmmakers and performers alike with the crown jewel being the HBO Short Film Competition.