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Simmer Down

Craig Carpenter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

There are some films that mesmerize like a slowly burning fire. The embers, glowing shades of red, gold and orange, mixed with smoky black, pop and explode unexpectedly, and the sparks keep the onlooker from getting too close. Enter Storm Saulter's Better Mus' Come.

Ava DuVernay, Independent Filmmaker, Fires Up Black Cinema

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 12.19.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — The rebirth of black independent film is taking place in a small office in the San Fernando Valley. This is where filmmaker Ava D...

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

Demanding Truth and Beauty from our Artists

Danielle Jackson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Black Voices
Danielle Jackson

As viewers, we have more power in determining what we consume than we often realize. I'd like to think that given the right access and information, more of us would decide on art that entertains as it takes us higher.

WATCH: Ava Duvernay's Historic Win At Sundance

Posted 03.31.2012 | Black Voices

Ava DuVernay won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for her drama 'Middle Of Nowhere — making her the first black woman to take h...