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Art and activism on screen at Roxbury International Film Festival
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Art and activism on screen at Roxbury International Film Festival
The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm) has evolved in size and scope over the past two decades, but its core mission of amplifying underrepresented voices remains true.
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Ghana provides inspiration for Anthony Nti’s award-winning short film ‘Da Yie’
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Ghana provides inspiration for Anthony Nti’s award-winning short film ‘Da Yie’
Ghana is never far from director Anthony Nti’s mind and heart. His native land was used for a second time as the setting in the visually stunning and multiple-award-winning short film “Da Yie.”
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Taylor Takahashi makes film debut in coming-of-age drama ‘Boogie’
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Taylor Takahashi makes film debut in coming-of-age drama ‘Boogie’
Over Christmas break in 2018, Taylor Takahashi was given the screenplay “Boogie” to read by his boss and producer Eddie Huang, author of “Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir,” which was the basis for the ABC television series of the same name. At the time, Takahashi was working as Huang’s personal assistant.
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Ursula Liang’s new film ‘Down a Dark Stairwell’ explores 2014 police shooting of Akai Gurley
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Ursula Liang’s new film ‘Down a Dark Stairwell’ explores 2014 police shooting of Akai Gurley
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‘One Night in Miami…’ — a love letter to Black men
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‘One Night in Miami…’ — a love letter to Black men
Regina King’s brilliant feature film directorial debut, “One Night In Miami…” is a celebration of Black men, brotherhood and friendship set against the backdrop of the political and cultural turbulence and music of a 1960s divided America.
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Director Deon Taylor flips the script in thriller ‘Fatale’
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Director Deon Taylor flips the script in thriller ‘Fatale’
In the psychological thriller “Fatale,” Derrick Tyler (Michael Ealy) is living the fabulous life. He is a  sports agent who co-owns his firm, has a roster of elite and talented athletes, is married to a gorgeous realtor wife, has a beautiful home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood and a car to match his success and wealth. However, a night of passion with a sexy and mysterious woman (played by Hilary Swank) lands him in a cat-and-mouse game and threatens to destroy everything he has built.
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Artist Shen Wei takes us on an immersive, cultural journey
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Artist Shen Wei takes us on an immersive, cultural journey
Renowned as a dancer, choreographer and director of staged productions who incorporates Chinese and Western cultural traditions within contemporary works, Shen Wei also brings these influences to his painting and filmmaking. A concise, elegant exhibition entitled “Shen Wei: Painting in Motion,” on view at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum through June 20, 2021, is the first North American exhibition to present Shen Wei’s work across media.
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Somi Kakoma’s short film ruminates on isolated artmaking
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Somi Kakoma’s short film ruminates on isolated artmaking
On Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., ArtsEmerson will present the virtual livestream of “in the absence of things,” a short film written and created by vocalist-composer Somi Kakoma. The film, produced and shown in partnership with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, National Black Theatre and Salon Africana, will be free and open to the public.
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‘Gramercy’ film spotlights mental health in the Black community
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‘Gramercy’ film spotlights mental health in the Black community
The fourth and latest project from co-directors Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood is “Gramercy,” a narrative short film currently screening as part of the American Film Institute’s virtual film festival, AFI Fest, through Thursday, Oct. 22.
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Former White House photographer steps out from behind the camera in Dawn Porter's documentary
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Former White House photographer steps out from behind the camera in Dawn Porter's documentary
The documentary “The Way I See It” is a riveting and surprisingly emotional film that gives an unparalleled behind-the-scenes look at the presidencies of Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, as seen through the eyes of renowned photojournalist Pete Souza, official White House photographer in both administrations.
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Love prevails in documentary ‘Time’
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Love prevails in documentary ‘Time’
Director Garrett Bradley (“Alone” and “America”) has created a remarkable documentary with “Time,” a moving tribute to the power of love between Sibil Fox Richardson and Robert G. Richardson (known as “Fox Rich” and “Rob”).
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Second annual Black Women’s Film Conference wraps up final week
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Second annual Black Women’s Film Conference wraps up final week
The second annual Black Women’s Film Conference is in its fourth and final week of programming. Presented by the New Negress Film Society (NNFS), the conference “convenes Black women and non-binary filmmakers from all over the world to share work, discuss the craft, exchange filmmaking strategies, and build community.”
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