HBO’s ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Is a Fantastic Voyage

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The promotional material for HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” says it is “a mix of verité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation where themes as ancestral trauma,...

Obamas Unveil Slate of Series, Documentaries for Netflix

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady...

Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host Over his Past Anti-Gay Tweets

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping...

Octavia Spencer and LeBron James to Produce `Madame CJ Walker’

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is teaming up with NBA superstar and world champion LeBron James to bring the mythic life of Madame C.J. Walker to the small screen via...

Don’t Miss the Rear View in the Hitchcock Homage: NUMBER 37

New York, NY, October 8, 2018 – Dark Star Pictures is pleased to announce that it has secured a U.S. theatrical release for the suspense thriller Number 37, beginning Friday, November 2, 2018. In her debut feature film Number 37,...

The Haves And The Have Nots’ Actress Angela Robinson Talks Becoming Veronica

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Angela Robinson auditioned for her role of Veronica Harrington on OWN Network’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” under devastating circumstances. “My best friend was visiting and her...

‘Black Panther’ Poised to Become an Oscars Heavyweight

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" has, in a way, already been to the Oscars. Much of the film's cast was eagerly highlighted at March's ceremony: a welcome splash of blockbuster...

REVIEW: Amazing Grace

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Back in the day, if you couldn’t get to church on Sunday to hear the pastor’s sermon, you’d put on Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace album, the best-selling...

TV Expands Media Choices for Black Content

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Back in 2012, Deshuna Spencer became excited to see some of the Black independent films that she read about regularly on websites dedicated to the subject, “I didn’t have...

Film Review: ‘The First Purge’ is depressingly prescient

By The Associated Press This Fourth of July, we've got a chance to celebrate America's birth in a very American way — watching internecine warfare, spasms of savage violence and a dark government conspiracy pulling...

21st Maryland Film Festival Set to Launch

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] For devotees of more avant garde cinema offerings, the Maryland Film Festival (MFF) has grown in power and prestige over the last 21 years and the festival, which runs this...

Girlfriends Actress Talks Code Switching and Her New Role in “I Am The Night”

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Golden Brooks spent much of her California childhood acting out plays with her neighborhood friends. However, acting wasn’t something she aspired to. “I wanted to be Barbara Walters,” she...
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