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African Film Festival blooms in New York

The opening night of the 22nd New York African Film Festival was presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and African Film Festival, organized under the banner of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)

Queen Latifah stars in HBO’s ‘Bessie’

Oscar nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama “Bessie,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”) from a screenplay by Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland and Bettina Gilois.

Edifying Haitian identity through film

There was a time when being Haitian wasn’t cool, but somewhere in between Wyclef Jean’s emergence and the Black consciousness movement in New York, Haiti became a beacon of freedom and pride.

African Film Fest returns to Lincoln Center

The 22nd New York African Film Festival will be held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center (May 6 to 12).

Everything about ‘Song From the Forest’

Louis Sarno explains his inspiration for writing his book, “Song From the Forest: My Life Among the Pygmies,” which is playing currently and receiving strong accolades from a wide variety of his peers and critics alike.

The TFF, with Moet

New York has always been cool. That’s a fact, but with the Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios, the chic factor has been amped up.

Animation Showcase’ screens in New York City

In New York City, April 24 to May 29, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI,” an animation series aimed at highlighting the techniques that make up the craft of ...

‘Bama State Style’ gives look into HBCU band life

Lifetime premieres its newest reality series “Bama State Style” featuring the Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets.

A talk with ‘Manos Sucias’ creator Josef Wladyka

During the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, director and screenwriter Josef Wladyka’s “Manos Sucias” won the award for Best New Narrative Director and an Audience Award.

Select films from Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Select films from Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Mary J. Blige, Spike Lee, technology highlight Tribeca Film Festival 2015

The Tribeca Film Festival is back for its 15th year. The selection of this year’s films is one of the best in recent years. Mary J. Blige’s documentary, “Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions” will screen at the Beacon Theater ...

FFF at TFF: Free family fun at Tribeca Film Fest

Tribeca Film Festival wants to give you and your family something very special. Throw your hands up and say “yes” because it’s free and that’s great news, considering we live in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Tune in to season two of Bravo’s ‘Blood, Sweat and Heels’

There are numerous reality TV shows across many networks that star people of color, but Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat and Heels” brings something a bit different to the reality table.

Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe in Ben Bowman’s ‘Knucklehead’-Q&A with director Ben Bowman

Ben Bowman’s “Knucklehead” will open BAMcinématek’s fifth annual New Voices in Black Cinema, running March 26 to March 29.

BAM’s New Voices: A chat with director Nefertite Nguvu

Nefertite Nguvu’s “In the Morning” will screen at BAM’s New Voices in Black Cinema, Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., and will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and cast members.

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