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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.

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.

Sundance 2011 and the Hope of a New Generation

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

While the flurry of films snapped up by distributors at this year's Sundance is indicative of a rejuvenated film industry, it is the clarity of spirit that will inspire audiences to reassess our values.