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Poster Premiere: Brilliantly Written and Shot Drama 'Gook' (Opens August 18)

On April 29, 1992, the Los Angeles riots began after a trial jury acquitted four LAPD officers of excessive force in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King. Sixty people died, eight of whom were killed by police officers, and two killed by guardsmen. Long before the tape came out, community leaders had complained about harassment and police brutality. The riots spotlighted...

Festivals,Film,Reviews

LAFF Review: Hybrid Documentary/Animation Feature 'Liyana' Is Brilliant

“Liyana,” a powerful new documentary/animation, had its world premiere at the 2017 LA Film Festival. Executive produced by Thandie Newton, “Liyana” is a story born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in the Kingdom of Swaziland. The film follows the children—Zweli, Sibusiso, Phumlani, Mkhuleko, and Nomcebo—as they collaborate to tell the original tale of Liyana, a fictional...

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LAFF Review: South African Dark Romantic Comedy, 'Catching Feelings'

South African film “Catching Feelings” made its world premiere with a sold-out screening at the LA Film Festival. It’s a dark romantic comedy that follows an urbane young academic and his beautiful wife as their lives get turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them. The film stars comedian/writer/director Kagiso Lediga...

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An Interview with Director Eden Marryshow on the World Premiere of 'Bruce!!!' at ABFF 2017

“Bruce!!!,” written, directed, and starring Eden Marryshow, had its world premiere at the 2017 American Black Film Festival. Synopsis: Let’s be real: Bruce is an asshole. He’s shitty to his friends. He’s shitty to pretty much every woman in his life. He has no job. He has no career. And his parents are tired of lending him money. And you know what? Honestly, all of this was working...

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ABFF Review: South African Drama 'Noem Ma Skollie' ('Call Me Thief') Is a Must-See

Directed by Daryne Joshua, “Noem Ma Skollie (Call Me Thief)” is screening at the 21st American Black Film Festival this weekend. Based on the life of the film’s scriptwriter, John W. Fredericks, the film tells the story of a young man living in a world of poverty and violence in 1960s Cape Town, before being imprisoned for a petty crime. The synopsis reads: Abraham raises his...