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FIRST LOOK: Ava DuVernay's MLK Biopic 'Selma'

Black Film | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices

Here are the first images from the MLK biopic ‘Selma,’ which will be shown in the upcoming Fall Preview from Entertainment Weekly....

PHOTOS: Super Fly Sistas Rock The Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

Our favorite Pre-Oscars event went down yesterday, the Essence Women In Hollywood Luncheon. Not only is it an opportunity to honor the women of co...

King Estate's Disapproval Forces Oliver Stone To Drop MLK Biopic

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Controversial director Oliver Stone has been circling a Martin Luther King Jr. biopic for months, but he took to Twitter on Friday -- just three days ...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Saturday, Dec. 7

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The fact that this festival tends to focus on and celebrate films from the Arab world also makes it unique. I've already put together a lineup of films to see, some of which I've missed at other festivals, most of which I'm just finding out about.

Gender Inequality In Film Is Still Disheartening

Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Can Angelina Jolie hang with Hollywood's leading men, like Robert Downey Jr. and Denzel Washington? Just barely. The war against gender inequality ...

WATCH: This Is Just Breathtaking

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Black Voices

Ladies know that the right lipstick has the power to transform your look -- but it can also serve as some amazing inspiration. That's precisely what i...

Best of Venice: "Miu Miu Women's Tales" - The Door and Le Donne della Vucciria

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The Venice Film Festival turned 70 this year, but the atmosphere on the Lido is far from being over-the-hill, more like fashionably casual and über-cool.

MLK Biopic Moves Forward With New Director

Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

Hot on the momentum of his upcoming drama "The Butler" (or whatever it might be called), director Lee Daniels has passed along the reins of another hi...

Holding The Door

Craig Carpenter | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Monday, Ava DuVernay released a new short film, The Door, commissioned by the fashion house Miu Miu for premiere during New York's Fashion Week, and, as has come to be expected from her, it is a thing of beauty.

MUST-SEE: The Most Stunning Fashion Ad We've Ever Seen!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Black Voices

Sit back, relax and prepare to watch the most stunning fashion film you've ever seen. Seriously. Over the past two years, Miu Miu has released a s...

Black Women Directors at the Helm

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

We can all imagine the determination it took to kick through the glass ceiling for these talented women of color film directors.

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: A Movie Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Middle of Nowhere is beautifully drawn and poetically written. It teaches about family, race, character and the often unknowable arc of a life, without becoming pedantic or pretending to have answers.

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.

Movie Review: Middle of Nowhere

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quiet but compelling, emotionally buttoned-up and naked at the same time, Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere is a film about holding still while trying to move forward.

Sundance Award-Winner Releases Trailer For New Film

Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices

After making history earlier this year at the annual Sundance Film Festival by becoming the first African American women to win the award for best dir...

Sundance 2012 Top Picks: Keeping Us Human

Roya Rastegar | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

In current times of civil unrest, economic injury, and political failure, we depend on love -- in all its complexity and even through untenable circumstances -- to keep ourselves human. Here are the top 10 films that cannot be missed in the coming year:

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...

Sundance, Ice-T, and Shades of the American Race in Cinema

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Courtney Garcia

Representation of the collective diaspora has always been thwarted by our need to classify films according to races other than white. Still, while labels can be debilitating, they can also be manipulated.

Brennan Williams

Filmmaker Talks The Release Of 'Kinyarwanda'

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.03.2011 | Black Voices

This weekend the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) is releasing its second film, "Kinyarwanda." Directed by newcomer Alrick Br...

GAME CHANGERS: Innovators Remixing And Rethinking The Way We Live

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

The Age of Obama has been called "the End of Black Firsts" and the end of race. Although neither of those things are true, the discussion about what i...