Tag Archives: sundance film festival

  • Emayatzy Corinealdi: From ‘Middle of Nowhere’ to ‘Miles Ahead’

    Aug 5, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *Emayatzy Corinealdi was a fresh face when Ava DuVernay directed her to critical acclaim in 2012’s “Middle of Nowhere.” The Kentucky-born beauty collected her share of “outstanding” and “breakthrough” acting awards for her portrayal of Ruby, a medical student in Compton who struggles to keep things together after her husband receives an 8 year prison […]

  • John Legend Performs at Sundance Premiere of Nina Simone Doc

    Jan 23, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Folks that caught the new Nina Simone documentary at the Sundance Film Festival were also treated to a post-film concert by Oscar nominee John Legend. After the credits rolled on “What Happened, Miss Simone?” – the festival’s opening-night documentary – Legend took the stage to pay tribute to the film’s subject. “I’m so grateful to […]

  • ‘Dear White People’ Film to Compete at Sundance

    Dec 5, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *The Sundance Film Festival announced its competition lineups for its 30th edition in January, and among the selections in competition is writer/director Justin Simien’s “Dear White People.” The film stars Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris and Brandon Bell as four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African-American” […]

  • ‘Fruitvale Station’ Stars Work Cannes Film Festival (Pics)

    May 21, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *The film conquered Sundance earlier this year, winning the festival’s Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. On Thursday (May 16), director Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station” unleashed its charm on the Cannes Film Festival, where it is competing in the Un Certain Regard competition – a section of the festival introduced in 1998 to recognize young talent […]

  • J-Hud and Jordin Sparks in ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’

    May 18, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Back to acting, Jennifer Hudson is returning to the big screen for a new two-hour drama, “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” Critics say the singer turned actress is brilliant and shows a different, darker side. She stars alongside Jordin Sparks as women facing the harsh conditions of inner city life in Brooklyn projects. […]

  • Ava DuVernay is a Girl on Fire! Director Wins at Independent Spirit Awards

    Feb 25, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *It’s a great year for black people in the arts, some would say. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is yet another great to be celebrated for her wonderful contributions to film. Saturday, she was awarded the John Cassavetes award at the Independent Spirit Awards, for her independent film, “Middle of Nowhere.” Last year she blew audiences and judges […]