Gathered for the first time, Lee Daniels, Barry Jenkins, Jordan Peele and John Singleton break down the politics of who can tell what story, the doors that didn’t open and the game-changing impact of ‘Black Panther’: “It almost feels like, ‘Are black people gonna go see white people’s movies now that we have our own?’” In late January, Jordan Peele became just the fourth African-American … Continue reading Race, Barriers and Battling Nerves: A Candid Conversation With Oscar’s Only 4 African-American Directing Nominees in 90 Years
New Line and director Tim Story have chosen Jessie T. Usher to play the progeny of detective John Shaft in Son of Shaft, which is gearing up to begin production later this fall. Samuel L. Jackson is negotiating a deal to return to reprise the role he played in the John Singleton-directed reboot of the Gordon Parks-directed 1971 action classic. Also returning, per sources, will … Continue reading New Shaft Movie May Be Bringing Back Samuel L. Jackson
The article from which this information is from was written last year. However, measuring the temperature of society’s climate today – domestic terrorist act this past weekend in Charlottesville, protests, etc. – it could have easily been written today. Although this list is not exhaustive (should also have the likes of Alex Haley’s Roots – 1977, Glory – 1989, The Tuskegee Airmen – 1995 and The … Continue reading 20+ Films You Need to Watch About (Black) Race in America
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