Just Mercy starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx won top film honors at the 51st NAACP Image Awards, receiving the award for Outstanding Motion Picture.
NAME OF FILM: CLEMENCY
DIRECTOR(S): Chinonye Chukwu
STARRING: Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, LaMonica Garrett
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Bernadine (Woodard) is a prison warden whose psychic toll has been wrought by years working on death row, and which has caused tensions with her husband Jonathan (Wendell Pierce). After a harrowing botched procedure, her growing investment in the inmate who is next to be executed, Anthony (a mesmerizing Aldis Hodge), encourages her to take a long overdue look in the mirror.
The Athena Film Festival announced honorees, films – Black Christmas, Clemency, Little Women; and the 2020 winners and finalists of the Athena List.
Miami Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup. THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY to Open, MUCHO MUCHO AMOR to Close
Miami Film Festival 2020 will present more than 125 films, opening with The Burnt Orange Heresy and closing with Walter Mercado doc Mucho Mucho Amor.
The nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced today with Harriet, Clemency, Waves and The Apollo among the films receiving nominations.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Parasite lead the film nominations for the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ 11th Dorian Awards.
The San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle announced their 2019 award winners with awards going to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Apollo 11, Parasite, One Cut of the Dead.
The African American Film Critics Association named its best films of 2019 with “The Black Godfather” winning for Best Documentary, and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” for Best Independent Film.
The nominees announced for 19th Movies for Grownups Awards, with A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Bombshell, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Farewell, The Irishman, and The Two Popes contending for Best Picture/Best Movie.
Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency), Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) and Lulu Wang (The Farewell) will be honored at the 2019 SFFILM Awards Night.
The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems lead the nominations for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards with 5 nominations each, followed by Give Me Liberty with 4 nominations.
Knives Out from director Rian Johnson and Come As You Are Richard Wong’s buddy road trip comedy tied to win the coveted Audience Award at the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival.
The American Film Institute unveiled the lineup for the inaugural AFI Summit at AFI FEST 2019, includes a conversation with Eva Longoria along with Ted Sarandos of Netflix.
Thirty-three films and series received nominations for the 29th IFP Gotham Awards along with Gotham Tributes for Laura Dern, Sam Rockwell, director Ava DuVernay, and Glen Basner.
THE TWO POPES starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce and THE AERONAUTS starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne have been added to the Gala line-up at AFI FEST 2019.
Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference announced the schedule of films and panels for the 26th Festival, including Yellow Rose, starring Austin native Dale Watson,and Honey Boy, from a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf.
The 28th Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival will kick off with Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, and screen 389 films representing 63 countries, from November 7 to 17.
MARRIAGE STORY will open the 30th New Orleans Film Festival, and WAVES from Trey Edward Shults and starring New Orleans–born actor Kelvin Harrison Jr., will scren as a Centerpiece Film
Austin Film Festival 2019 has selected Waves by Trey Edward Shults as the fest’s Centerpiece, along with honors for Oscar-and Emmy-nominated producer Sarah Green.
Napa Valley Film Festival returns this fall for the ninth edition, opening with Just Mercy, a powerful true story, starring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx.
Destin Daniel Cretton’s JUST MERCY starring Michael B. Jordan will open the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival, with the outlandish mystery film, KNIVES OUT closing the festival.
The 2019 Indie Memphis Film Festival features work from up-and-coming filmmakers, as well as festival hits with HARRIET, based on life of freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman, as opening night film.
The 22nd SCAD Savannah Film Festival, presented by Savannah College of Art and Design, will kick off with The Aeronauts, and showcase a record total of 159 films.
The 32nd Virginia Film Festival will feature more than 150 films, including independent films along with hotly anticipated titles – Harriet, Just Mercy, Western Stars, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story, The Two Popes.
Heartland International Film Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup – A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD to Open Fest
The Heartland International Film Festival announced the official selections for its 28th edition, with Marielle Heller’s Tom Hanks’ starrer A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD as the Opening Night Gala film,