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Athena Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Opens With Reproductive Rights Documentary TRAPPED

Athena Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Opens With Reproductive Rights Documentary TRAPPED

The 2016 Athena Film Festival opens on Thursday, February 18th with the New York premiere of the highly anticipated reproductive rights documentary TRAPPED, directed by Dawn Porter. The Centerpiece film will be SUFFRAGETTE, directed by Sarah Gavron and starring Carey Mulligan. The festival will close with the documentary CODEGIRL directed by Lesley Chilcott. Among the feature films included in this year’s lineup are: FREEHELD, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page and directed by Peter Sollett, […]

‘Chi-Raq’ ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ Among 2015 African-American Film Critics Award Winners

‘Chi-Raq’ ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ Among 2015 African-American Film Critics Award Winners

Straight Outta Compton, the surprise summer box office hit centered on the 90’s rap group N.W.A., captured an overwhelming majority of the votes cast by members of the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) for the 7th AAFCA Awards, including Best Picture. Best Independent Film went to Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq”, and Best Documentary went to “A Ballerina’s Tale,” (pictured above) the feature documentary about ballerina Misty Copeland. “Our members found an interesting theme in many of […]

2015 Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival Unveils Lineup; Opens with “A Ballerina’s Tale”

2015 Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival Unveils Lineup; Opens with “A Ballerina’s Tale”

The 2015 Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival (HT2FF) kicks off Thursday, December 3, and runs for four days, through Sunday, December 6, 2015, all at the Bay Street Theater and Arts Center in Sag Harbor, featuring award-winning films and directors. Thursday, December 3, features the Opening Night Film, “A Ballerina’s Tale” (88 min.), directed by Nelson George, who will be attending for the Q&A. The highly-acclaimed documentary examines African-American ballerina Misty Copeland’s prodigious rise, her […]

2015 Urbanworld Film Festival Reveals Complete Lineup; Opens With “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ” Closes With “A Ballerina’s Tale”

2015 Urbanworld Film Festival Reveals Complete Lineup; Opens With “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ” Closes With “A Ballerina’s Tale”

The 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival announced all of the films that will be showcased at the upcoming festival taking place September 23-27, 2015 at Manhattan’s AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street. BET’s Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ will serve as the opening night film at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23. The biographical tribute to the former heavyweight champion, directed and executive produced by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, will connect […]