Legendary singer Aretha Franklin filed and was granted a motion to prevent the screening of the much hyped Amazing Grace documentary at the recent Telluride Film Festival. Franklin’s motion, filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado, contends that the footage that makes up the documentary “was taken with the express understanding that it would not be used […]
Haitian American filmmaker Rachelle Salnave is beyond happy about 2015. She has every right to be. The Harlem, New York, native will premiere her new documentary on Haiti titled La Belle Vie: The Good Life at the 23rd Pan African Film Festival and the Toronto Black Film Festival 2015. “When you think of the black […]
The star of the 12 Years a Slave juggernaut, Chiwetel Ejiofor, said he was blown away when he read the script and book of the same name. Lupita Nyong’o said she never fathomed in her wildest dreams that she could be a part of a project of this magnitude so fresh out of the Yale School […]
Celebrities are being pulled to every corner of the globe with a myriad of film festivals and fashion weeks taking place. As Mariah Carey was spotted arriving at JFK Airport in New York, Lil Kim made her way to the New York Fashion Week events wearing Ralph Lauren. And, while Rihanna showed off her cute short cut […]
At the Toronto International Film Festival 2012, the audience loved Cloud Atlas, which stars Halle Berry and Tom Hanks. The film’s world premiere was held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Canadian film festival, which continues through Sept. 16. Directors Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachoswski (the siblings directed the three Matrix movies) and Tom Tykwer introduced […]
When you’re black, it’s got to be a specific type of film that makes it to the festival.