In this episode of Culture Connection, Brotha Malcolm is joined by KC and Chris to discuss Malcolm Lee’s new film, The Best Man Holiday. For comments or questions about this or any other episode, call the hotline at (323) 455-4219!
Listen in as Brother Malcolm, Chris and KC discuss the implications of having an African American woman as the president of the Academy Awards, the impact it might have on Black film recognition and upcoming offerings in Black cinema. For comments and/or questions about the episode, contact the hotline at (323) 455-4219!
Finally folks, our 2012 podcast season is up and running! Thank you kindly for your patience. Listen in as KC and the family discuss the films Red Tails, The Help, and Good Deeds and the challenges that exist in the film industry for black filmmakers, black actors, and black moviegoers. Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Toria Williams, Tash Moseley, John and Triawna Wood, DJ A-ski, Porsche Taylor, and Craig Stewart. This episode also include a special guest segment with Mr. Player Hater. Enjoy!
It looks as if 2011 won’t be a repeat of 2010 in the area of Black films. A new independant collective, the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement, is debuting I Will Follow this weekend at the AMC Theatre in Santa Monica. The film, described as a poignant drama about the grieving process, stars veteran actor Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Feature filmmaker Ava DuVernay is the brains behind the film, and the vehicle that is distributing it.
AFFRM plans to release two films a year with the next release scheduled for this fall. Our support of this initial film will help fuel the opportunities for more films of its kind to enter our theatres. AFFRM is currently supported by a collective of Black film festivals including Los Angeles’ own Pan African Film Festival and others in Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York, and Seattle.
I Will Followis playing at the AMC Criterion 6 located at 1313 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA. Please check the link for showtimes and support this film!
It’s that time of year again folks! The Pan African Film and Arts Festival will take place at the Culver Theatre Plaza from February 16th through February 21st. Support this annual event that brings us the best in independent short and feature film releases from the Black perspective across the diaspora. Be sure to support the Arts festival that takes place during the same time at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Film and Artist Market submissions are still being accepted -please check the website for details!
Parents, teachers, and seniors: please take advantage of the free offerings during the film festival at Childrens Fest, StudentFest and Senior Connections. Support this event, “America’s largest and most prestigious Black film festival”!