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Advance screening of The First Grader with Naomie Harris in person in Chicago

We have profiled The First Grader, which is being released in the U.S. next month, several times already on S & A; even just a few days ago (see HERE). But if any of our readers in Chicago area would like to see the film before its nationwide release, there will be an advance screening of […]

Watch A Program Of Charles Burnett’s Short Films (1967 – 2007) Today!

A reminder for B… As part of MoMA’s Charles Burnett retrospective that began last week, today, at 4:30PM titled Charles Burnett: The Power To Endure, you can watch a program of short films by Charles Burnett when they screen tonight at MoMA – films that I doubt most of us have seen! These are films […]

Isaach De Bankolé, Jim Jarmusch, “Night On Earth” – Tomorrow, Friday April 15th, 7pm MAD, NYC

London Screening Of “Transfer” Coming (Sci-Fi Film About Whites Paying To Have Their Souls Deposited Into The Bodies Of Blacks)

A German film I initially profiled back in September, when it was selected for Fantastic Fest 2010, will screen for UK audiences in about 3 weeks, as part of The London International Festival Of Science Fiction And Fantastic Film. As I said in my initial post, at the time, the ideas here simultaneously intrigue, as […]

Julie Dash To Screen Two Of Her Films & Speak At University Of Northern Iowa This Month

News on the march…! In a nutshell… this week and next, two of Julie Dash’s films will be screening the Center for Multicultural Education (CME), at the University of Northern Iowa – Daughters Of The Dust and The Rosa Parks Story – leading up to a visit by Julie Dash herself, who will be present […]

HIDDEN COLORS Documentary on the Cover-Up of African History Makes Int’l Premieres This Week

Thursday and this weekend marks the premiere of the new hard-hitting documentary Hidden Colors, which aims to examine the real and untold history of people of color around the globe.  The new doc is directed and executive produced by first-time director but New York Times best-selling author and social commentator Tariq Nasheed, best known for […]

The Master, The Rebel, and the Artist Series – Ousmane Sembène’s “Black Girl” Screens Tomorrow In NYC

Screening tomorrow afternoon at 2PM, as part of the The Master, The Rebel, and the Artist: The Films of Ousmane Sembène, Djibril Diop Mambéty, and Moussa Sene Absa screening series happening now at the Museum Of The Moving Image… Ousmane Sembène’s 1966 seminal film, Black Girl (aka La Noire de). I’ve seen the film about […]

Charles Burnett Retrospective At MoMA, NYC Starts TONIGHT With “Killer Of Sheep;” Got Your Tickets?

Damn! I totally effed up and scheduled our podcast season debut tonight, completely forgetting that the MoMA Charles Burnett retrospective also begins tonight! And with his masterpiece too, Killer Of Sheep, which I STILL haven’t seen on the big screen, and really want to. I have the recently released DVD issue, but, I think this […]

Happening NOW In NYC: The Films of Ousmane Sembène, Djibril Diop Mambéty, & Moussa Sene Absa Retrospective!

Forgot to post a reminder for this… If you’re a lover of black cinema… actually, scratch that… if you’re a lover of cinema, AND you live in New York City, the next couple of months should be thrilling! I already told you about the upcoming Charles Burnett and Euzhan Palcy retrospectives at the Museum of […]

Full Lineup Of Charles Burnett Retrospective At MoMA (Starts Next Week!)

Have you purchased your tickets yet? I already alerted you to this 2 weeks ago week I believe it was. Consider this a reminder! MoMA sent out the below press release which details the entire retrospective. But I’ll break it down for you: What is it? Charles Burnett is being feted at MoMA (the Museum […]

Reminder – “Isaach De Bankole: An Unexpected Gentleman” (Retrospective)

As I said in a previous post, it’s a wonderful time to be a New Yorker and film lover (specifically black cinema). In addition to the Charles Burnett, Euzhan Palcy, Ousmane Sembène, Djibril Diop Mambéty, & Moussa Sene Absa retrospectives coming up in April and May, there’s this, which Sergio initially alerted you to earlier […]

ATTN New York – You’ll Have 3 Chances In April To See “Besouro” On The Big Screen! Details + Trailer

Besouro was a Shadow And Act Film Find feature in 2009, with a trailer that thrilled just about everyone who saw it – or at least, peaked interest. So, we’ve been on this one for awhile now, and you’ve had a few opportunities to watch it over the last 2 years, notably when I posted […]

The Master, The Rebel, & The Artist: The Films of Ousmane Sembène, Djibril Diop Mambéty, & Moussa Sene Absa Screening Series!

Wow! Need I say more…? If you’re a lover of black cinema… actually, scratch that… if you’re a lover of cinema, AND you live in New York City, the next couple of months should be thrilling! I already told you about the upcoming Charles Burnett and Euzhan Palcy retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art […]

Images of Black Women Film Festival, April 8-10 (UK Premiere Of “I Will Follow” + “Chico & Rita”)

News on the march… for our London-based readers! You’ll get to see Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed I Will Follow, and a film we’ve been excited about on this site since first hearing about it, the animated feature, Chico & Rita. The full lineup below: Telling Our Own Stories – Friday 8 April, 8:30pm – 10:30pm […]

FREE Public Preview Screening Of “Gun Hill Road” This Thursday In NYC!

Just received this… A FREE preview screening of Rashaad Ernesto Green’s feature film debut, Gun Hill Road, will take place this Thursday, March 31st, at 6pm, at NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, New York, NY! Again, it’s FREE & open to the public; however, as these things usually go, it’s first-come-first-served, so […]

“Beah: A Black Woman Speaks” To Air On Documentary Channel Next Week

Courtesy of Women Make Movies… Lisa Gay Hamilton’s directorial debut, the documentary, Beah: A Black Woman Speaks, will be broadcast on the Documentary Channel next week Tuesday, March 29. According to the channel’s website, only the following pay-TV carriers have the station: DISH Network – Channel 197, and DIRECTV – Channel 267. News on the […]

Black London’s Film Heritage Present “Big City Stories”: Film Extracts Depicting 20th Century Black London Life

More news on the march… this time it’s for our London-based readers (thanks E Forde for the tip)… This Saturday, March 26th, at the Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton, Black London’s Film Heritage launches “Big City Stories” – a collection of film extracts depicting Black London in the twentieth century… Big City Stories Big City Stories brings together […]

Nice! Euzhan Palcy Retrospective At MoMA NYC!

Boy MoMA (The Museum Of Modern Art) here in New York City is really tugging at this writer’s heartstrings… It was about a month or so ago when I had a conversation with some acquaintances centered on what black filmmakers we’d love to see retrospectives of their work programmed locally. Two names that were mentioned, […]

“I Will Follow” Will Expand To New Markets This Weekend + Screenings In London & Toronto Planned

News on the march…! To summarize… I Will Follow will expand to 10 more screens this weekend, with plans to continue to push into even more AMC theaters, but also integrating independent venues, like The Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, and special one-night engagements in a number of cities; and, maybe even more significant, the […]

Screening Sighting For “Zoom Zoom – The Professor” (The Muhammad Ali Of Africa)

A film I alerted you to last month – Atlanta-based filmmaker Sam Kessie’s documentary about former Ghanaian world-championship boxer, Azumah Nelson, aka The Professor, titled Zoom Zoom – The Professor. The film was selected by National Geographic’s “2011 Women Hold Up Half The Sky Series,” which features works by “trailblazing female filmmakers.” It’ll screen on […]

S&A UK: Screening Of “Bob Marley. The Making of The Legend” Next Week + Preview Trailer

You can read my lengthy look (HERE) at the many Bob Marley projects that have been been in development limbo over the last 12 years or so; though, most recently we announced that Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (director of documentaries like One Day In September and Touching the Void) had signed on to direct Marley, […]

S&A UK – “Soul Boy” Screening Tomorrow At ICA (Bird’s Eye View Film Fest)

I’m a few days late on this… for those of you in London, if you aren’t already aware, the Birds Eye View Film Festival is underway. It actually started on Tuesday, the 8th this week, and runs through the 17th, next week Thursday. I’m not terribly familiar with the festival, but I know that Soul […]

Charles Burnett Retrospective Coming To MoMA NYC Next Month

Armond White called him, “the least well-known great American filmmaker.” Let’s see what we can do to help rectify that, shall we? The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) here in New York City, will be hosting a retrospective on the work of Charles Burnett from April 6th through April 26th. Details are forthcoming, but it […]

Animated Musical Feature Love Story “Chico & Rita” Screens Tomorrow!

Previously profiled on Shadow And Act… the animated feature film titled Chico And Rita, written and directed by Fernando Trueba, will screen for only the second time (according to IMDB) in the USA, since the Telluride Film Festival last September. The film has since been released in the UK, Spain and Greece, with other festival […]

“Things Fall Apart” (50 Cent, Mario Van Peebles) Premieres + Longer Synopsis & Stills

As I’ve been saying… from what the man and the filmmakers have said, this is supposed to be Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s coming out party. Mario Van Peebles directed the film, titled, Things Fall Apart – a project and performance that Mr Jackson himself has said will surprise his fans and doubters! Fiddy lost 54 […]