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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.

Chronicling Black Panthers, Award-Winning Director Knows Where Night Catches Us

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Tanya Hamilton made Night Catches Us as both a personal exploration and as an examination of the other side of the civil rights struggle -- the black power movement.

Aftermath: The Black Panthers

Esther Iverem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Esther Iverem

"Night Catches Us" explores the outer edges of both the Black Panther Party and the Black Power Movement as it waned in 1976. By choosing to portray ...

Favorites from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Utopia was not only moving but a reminder that there's power conjured through the experience of collectively watching cinema. For this reason, it aptly captures the spirit of rebellion that Sundance 2010 was all about.