November 8, 2017
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.

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October 4, 2017
Sundance Institute Names 2017 Episodic Lab Fellows

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;

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August 7, 2017
Thoughts on the Black Audio Film Collective: An Interview with Yesomi Umolu

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.

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June 16, 2017
ABFF Short Films Light Up Miami Beach

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.

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