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Dreamcatcher: Offering Condoms and Compassion to Ladies of the Night

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The story begins like many famous fairy tales. An orphaned infant is sent to live with a relative--a grandmother, this time.

New Documentary Traces The History And Legacy Of Hip-Hop Fashion

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — From slave-era church outfits and Little Richard to the South Bronx and Dapper Dan the knockoff king of Harlem, the roots of hip-hop...

'Give Me Goosebumps!': Celebrating the Relaunch of the TFI Doc Fund and New Partnership with The Orchard

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This idea, the concept of cinema as a hand across cultures, is exactly what the TFI Documentary Fund is about. From a festival that began to heal a city, to a program and their funds that continue to mend the world through cinema, TFI is high on my list of groundbreaking, life-changing organizations. Many may have tried to imitate it but none have even come close.

'Dope' Director Explains How Film Busts Stereotypes

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices

CANNES, France (AP) — "Dope" began in the ears of Rick Famuyiwa. The Los Angeles filmmaker was listening to Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and Tyler th...

Just Ride

Seamus McGraw | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Seamus McGraw

Maybe after all these years, my memory is playing tricks on me, but I remember him looking like a brilliant bolt of lightning that carried its own sto...

The Aftermath of Tribeca: James Franco on Adderall, Lily Tomlin as a Grandma, Jason Schwartzman with a Huge Penis, and the Wolfpack Are Coming to Your Local Theatres

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Of the hundreds of films screened at festivals across the nation only a handful will wind up at your local theatres, and that goes for those lucky enough to have been viewed at the growingly prestigious Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).

The Tony Nominations: Reflections A Week Later

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As a fever ate away at my remaining brain cells last week, I was bombarded with questions about the Tony nominations. I answer two main questions below.

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

Jenni Olson's New Film 'The Royal Road'

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

The 65 minutes long work is a poetic essay and a double love story. there is the filmmaker's love for San Francisco, a city where all one's special and beloved places "are disappearing before your eyes," and there is her love for women -- women who are almost too beautiful to be looked at, who are adored, courted, pursued, but remain elusive.

Mor Loushy's Censored Voices: Why We're Winning Wars and Losing Peace

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Now onto the film itself. When I tell you that a film based on voice recordings and archival photography, interwoven with touching cinematic portraits of the soldiers today can indeed be a spellbinding masterpiece, believe me.

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival: Wrapping Up

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I'm in New York, the Tribeca screenings have to get in line with all the other things on my calendar -- and most of those take precedence over spending Saturday or Sunday at a multiplex in Battery Park City watching films I probably wouldn't review even if they were released.

A Queer Movie That Doesn't Lead With Its Queer Foot

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 06.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival: Friday, April 17

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I rarely miss either the Sundance or Toronto film festivals each year -- but my relationship with the Tribeca film fest has been spottier. Partly that's due to scheduling: For a variety of reasons, I've been out of town for large chunks of the festival each of the past couple of years. 

The State of Masculinity in America and the One Film Every Man Must See

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

This week I had the great privilege of attending a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's latest film, The Mask You Live In, which embarks on a power...

The Long and Short of Shortsfest in Aspen

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.27.2015 | Denver
Michael Conniff

If you could find an app that combined the cumulative knowledge of Laura Thielen and George Eldred -- about movies in general and short films in particular -- then your Netflix subscription would be worth like a gazillion dollars.

Seymour: An Introduction

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Hellin Kay

"Music is like God. It's intangible," proclaims Seymour Bernstein. I couldn't agree more. Anyone that has ever had the hair on their arms raised by ...

Sundance 2015: 7 Brilliant Performances From TV Favorites | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment

You might know them as Charlie from Girls or Robin from How I Met Your Mother, but the following actors we know from the boxes in our living rooms prove that they command even more star power on the big screen, stretching their acting chops to heights we didn't know existed. Here were our favorites from this year's Sundance.

Matthew Jacobs

14 Sundance Movies That Should Be On Your Radar | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment

The Sundance Film Festival has come and gone, which leaves us scouring the lineup for this year's "Whiplash" or "Boyhood." Several titles could fill t...

Sasha Bronner

Billy Crudup's New Film Will Make You Wonder If You're A Monster | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

In the summer of 1971, 24 male Stanford University students volunteered to participate in a study led by Dr. Philip Zimbardo, a psychology professor i...

Sasha Bronner

James Franco's New Film Explores The Life Of Michael Glatze | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

In recent years, James Franco has played his fair share of gay characters. There was Allen Ginsberg in “Howl,” poet Hart Crane in “The Broken To...

Jordan Davis' Parents Open Up About Coping With Their Son's Death

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

It's been more than two years since they lost their son, and the parents of Jordan Davis say the only thing that keeps them moving is knowing their lo...

What Sundance Stars Brittany Snow and American Authors Carry in Their Wallets

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money

We caught up with Brittany Snow in Park City where she hosted a VIP event with a live performance by American Authors to celebrate the launch of Lipton's new Sparkling Iced Tea. To get the inside scoop on what Snow and the American Authors bandmates keep in their wallets, we asked them two questions.

Matthew Jacobs

Jason Schwartzman Is Happy To Talk About His Prosthetic Penis | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment

Halfway through "The Overnight," Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman get naked. Very naked. We say "very" not only because the scene is revealing, but be...

A Non-Insiders Guide: 8 Strategies for Getting Sundance Film Tickets

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Ellen Freudenheim

Everybody knows what Sundance is, more or less -- the nation's premiere independent film festival. But other than film industry insiders and Sundance groupies, almost nobody understands how to navigate the ticket thicket for the annual January film fest.

'Fresh Dressed' Documentary Schools Us On Hip-Hop And Style

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

Fashion has always had a place in the hip-hop world -- from Kanye West waxing poetic on the importance of style to Run DMC revolutionizing the Adidas ...