Tag Archives: black film

  • Robertson Treatment Syndicated Column (RTC): Filmmaker Nailah Jefferson Shines Light on the New Gulf War

    Jun 2, 14 by Gil Robertson IV Leave a comment


    *The cinematic tradition of documentaries is ripe with powerful renderings about man and his constant battle with nature. A noteworthy example of this is the probing and provocative new film, ‘Vanishing Pearls.” Focusing on a tiny village of black fishermen whose way of life has been forever altered in the aftermath of BP Oil Spill […]

  • Director Tyler Maddox Simms Succeeding in Film Industry Niche

    May 26, 14 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Can the ladies get some credit in the Black film world? In a breakout year for black films, one thing remains the same: It’s still a boys club. With all the great films in the mix and coming down the pike, few films are helmed by female directors. Well, Tyler Maddox Simms is teaching the […]

  • A Chat with Nicole Friday

    Jul 11, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Nicole Friday, the right hand woman of American Black Film Festival creator Jeff Friday has been involved with the event for years, starting off as a volunteer and eventually marrying the man who started it all. During a Cadillac sponsored dinner at Barton G restaurant in Miami, Florida, the talented chef and founder of gourmet catering company, The Cupcake Craze, chatted with […]

  • Harry Lennix Discusses His Role as General Swanwick in ‘Man of Steel’

    Jun 11, 13 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *The new Superman film is almost in theaters, and it features one hell of a cast. Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” features Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/ Superman, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe, Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as […]

  • Jimmie Walker Tells Black People to Stop Complaining

    Jan 13, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 22 Comments


    *Former “Good Time’s” star, Jimmie Walker, chatted with NPR’s Michele Martin recently to discuss his position on why major studios would rather avoid black films. According to him, the community protests too frequently about the stereotypes projected on film. But he argues that some of the stereotypes that some argue appear bad, aren’t necessarily negative. […]

  • In Defense of Oscar-Nominated ‘The Help’ and the Art of Storytelling

    Feb 24, 12 by garadf 2 Comments


    *With the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony airing this Sunday, February 26, all signs point toward a possible Oscar win for Octavia Spencer and/or Viola Davis for their performances in “The Help.” The film is also among the nominees for Best Picture. However, there’s been an influx of opinions and conflicted feelings about the film […]