African Diaspora International Film Fest 2020 highlights

Mother Africa is calling—it’s a virtual call, answer her. The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will celebrate its 28th anniversary (virtually) nationwide for the first time from Nov. 27 to Dec. 13 with 75 narratives and documentaries from 31 ...

Premier nonfiction film fest DOC NYC goes virtual this year

As with pretty much all events this year, DOC NYC, New York City’s all documentary film festival, will be held virtually.

HBO Max’s ‘The Witches’ is a perfect new version

“The Witches” is based on Roald Dahl’s book. He’s a prolific author who made a career of focusing on characters that seriously despise little children.

Black Voices Are Loud and Clear at New York Film Festival

The lineup at the 2020 New York Film Festival (NYFF) included an impressive array of African diaspora films and the festival’s usual collection of international motion pictures.

One to watch: Angel Manuel Soto, director of ‘Charm City Kings’

I am not wrong about finding new talent. I know what I know—and what I know is that director/screenwriter Angel Manuel Soto is the real deal.

Powerful docu ‘Time’ gets global launch on Amazon Prime

You can’t make this up. The truth is always more unbelievable than anything that a Hollywood screenwriter or novelist can conceive.

‘The 40-Year-Old Version’ now playing on Netflix

I love Radha Blank’s semi-autobiographical comedy, “The 40-Year-Old Version,” now playing on Netflix.

Broadway for Biden: ‘A Concert for the Soul of the Nation’ free & live Oct. 21

This is the most important election this country has faced in my lifetime. Under Donald Trump’s leadership the country is dying, ill, suffering, unemployed and divided.

PBS doc ‘Driving While Black’ examines Black experience on America’s roads

America’s literary canon contains a number of books inspired by the potent combination of the automobile, the interstate highway system, and an advertising industry wildly successful at equating cars with status, freedom, virility, rebellion and endless possibility.

Urbanworld Film Fest: ‘The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain’ among winners

Art, artists, stories and storytellers are important to our culture and to our people.

‘In My Blood It Runs’ reminds us what Indigenous people have in common

When we meet pre-teen Dujuan, the main subject in the documentary In My Blood It Runs, currently streaming on PBS’ site, he’s living with his older brother, newborn brother, mother, and grandmother.

‘Charm City Kings’ on HBO MAX: a gem by director Angel Manuel Soto

This is good storytelling. Keep your eye on director Angel Manuel Soto.

‘Lovecraft Country,’ a fantastical take on Black/white dynamics in Jim Crow America

It would be wrong to try and quickly devour “Lovecraft Country,” a series that demands to be carefully chewed and slowly savored.

Saul Williams talks new film, ‘Akilla’s Escape’

Actor, musician, poet and New York native Saul Williams is starring in a new film, “Akilla’s Escape.”

Halle Berry has directorial debut with ‘Bruised’

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry knows a lot about perseverance in Hollywood.