Thursday, September 19, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
A rookie policewoman in New Orleans inadvertently captures the shooting death of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the only person from the community who's willing to help her. Now, she finds herself on the run from both the vengeful criminals and the lawmen who desperately want to destroy the incriminating footage.
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds and the system stacked against them.
Monday, May 27, 2019
If youre in NYC this week take a look at this dope festival that will be taking place at the IFC Center. For more info on the festival log on to their website at www.splitscreensfestival.com
Opening Night event May 29 830pm
When They See Us
Queen Sugar Season 4 premiere
Opening Night event May 29 830pm
When They See Us
Queen Sugar Season 4 premiere
Looks like Nova's book will have everlasting effects on this season of Queen Sugar when it returns for Season 4 on June 12 at 10pm on OWNTV. Get into the trailer above, I can't wait to see what is in store for the Bordelon clan.
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Ambitions premieres on OWN on June 18th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Take a sneak peek and read more info below: And make sure to catch it at ABFF on Friday June 14v at 8pm at Regal Cinemas Theater 17
The drama series “explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power and politics in America’s hottest urban mecca, Atlanta, Georgia.” The cast includes Will Packer, Robin Givens, Essence Atkins, Brian White, Kendrick Cross, Brely Evans, and Erica page.
Los Angeles – OWN’s steamy new family saga “Ambitions” from record-breaking producer Will Packer (“Girls Trip”) is set to premiere on Tuesday, June 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT following Tyler Perry’s hit drama “The Haves and Have Nots” (9-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Created by executive producer/writer Jamey Giddens and produced by Will Packer Media in association with Lionsgate and Lionsgate-owned distributor Debmar-Mercury, “Ambitions” stars a dynamic ensemble cast including Robin Givens (“Riverdale”), Brian White (“Scandal”), Kendrick Cross (“Acrimony”), Brely Evans (“Being Mary Jane”), Erica Page (“Ozark”) and Essence Atkins (“Marlon”).
“Ambitions” explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power and politics in America’s hottest urban mecca, Atlanta, Georgia. The series centers around the intense rivalry between formidable legal eagles Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), former best friends from college who find themselves adversaries in both their personal and professional lives. Full descriptions of ensemble below:
Robin Givens is the sophisticated ‘Stephanie Lancaster.’ Hailing from a long line of distinguished attorneys, Stephanie desperately wants to be in charge of her family’s prestigious law firm and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Brian White is ‘Evan Lancaster,’ the Mayor of Atlanta, who is married to attorney Stephanie Carlisle. Evan’s dream is to be the first African-American governor of Georgia and there’s no line he won’t cross to get there.
Kendrick Cross stars as ‘Titus Hughes,’ a passionate attorney and dedicated husband to Amara (Essence Atkins). Titus has accepted the challenge of being in-house counsel for a big pharma company run by Hunter Purifoy (Brian Bosworth) to fight a class action suit brought by the powerful Carlisle family.
Brely Evans stars as ‘Rondell Lancaster,’ the sister of Atlanta Mayor Evan Lancaster and manager of the Thelma’s Place restaurant. As the new face of an anti-gentrification campaign, she never thought she’d become a crusader for the people, but it’s a badge she wears with pride – and nobody is removing it.
Erica Page plays the role of ‘Bella (Tru) Trujillo,’ Atlanta’s newest and trendiest fashion designer. She’s the exclusive dress designer for First Lady Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) but has set her sights much higher.
Essence Atkins plays the role of ‘Amara Hughes,’ a lawyer in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who has newly arrived in Atlanta with her husband, Titus (Kendrick Cross). Originally from Texas, she is quickly gaining attention from the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a diligent investigator and prosecutor.
In addition, Brian Bosworth (“What Men Want”), Matt Cedeño (“Power”), Deena Dill (“Conrad & Michelle”), Gino Anthony Pesi (“Shades of Blue”) and Kayla Smith (“Star”) will appear in recurring roles.
“Ambitions” is produced for OWN by Will Packer Media in association with Lionsgate and its producer-distributor Debmar-Mercury. Will Packer is executive producer. Kevin Arkadie is executive producer/showrunner. Creator/writer Jamey Giddens and Will Packer Media’s Sheila Ducksworth also serve as executive producers. Benny Boom directed and served as a producer on the pilot episode.
THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY, slated to premiere June 2019. The film’s stars include Roshon Fegan (Shake It Up, Greenleaf) in the lead role as Bobby DeBarge, Tyra Ferrell (Boyz InThe Hood, White Men Can’t Jump) as Etterlene DeBarge, and Adrian Marcel as James DeBarge. Big Boi (Outkast) portrays legendary music mogul Berry Gordy, while Lloyd appears as Switch member Gregory Williams.
The movie explores the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of 70’s R&B/Funk Band Switch, also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge. Despite his success in music, the iconic falsetto found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood.
The Bobby Debarge Story debuts on TVONE in June and ABFF has your exclusive first look at the movie before it hits the airwaves, you can catch it at 230pm on Thursday June 13 at the New World Center
When his best friend dies under mysterious circumstances, an FBI cyber security expert joins forces with his father -- the legendary cop John Shaft -- to scour the streets of Harlem, N.Y., and uncover the truth.
The film will be premiere at American Black Film Festival opening night movie in Miami at New World Center at 830pm on Wednesday June 12, 2019. The entire cast and director Tim Story will be on hand for the premiere.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. 20th Century Fox’s Widows is the story of four women (played by Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo) with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. It will screen at the festival on Friday, September 21, 2018. Set in contemporary Chicago amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when the women take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Amandla Stenberg leads 20th Century Fox’s The Hate U Give as Starr Carter, a girl constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil (played by Algee Smith), at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. George Tillman Jr. directs the film based on the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestselling book by Angie Thomas. After the film closes the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival on Saturday, September 22, 2018, there will be a conversation with Tillman, Stenberg and Smith moderated by ARRAY founder and Academy Award® nominee Ava DuVernay.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Superfly kicks off American Black Film Festival on June 13 on South Beach log on to www.abff.com for all the details.
The remake, helmed by Director X and starring Trevor Jackson, is set to rock the slick world of Atlanta where Youngblood Priest rumbles the streets and swaps his cash for crypto. A hustler since age 11, his transactions are large – over $33 million – so he’s no two-bit day trader. Rims, shades, pole dancing, music thumping, bling and cars. The millennial treatment of the blaxploitation classic that immortalized bikini-fro-hoop chicks and gangster leans looks drizzled in God’s Plan and Hotline Bling Director X’s chutzpah. He knows how to marry the camera with the man to deliver a 2018 SuperFly dude who leaps right off the screen and into the streets. All hustle. No shame. #SuperFly
“We are thrilled ‘Superfly’ will be the opening night film at the 2018 ABFF,” CEO Jeff Friday said. “For many, the title resonates as a cultural touchstone, not only for the look and style of the film itself, but also for Curtis Mayfield’s legendary soundtrack, and for its place in history. ‘Superfly’ is one of the few films of its era that featured African-American characters with agency and power. In bringing ‘Superfly’ to a new generation, Director X has transitioned a timeless classic into a modern day, entertaining film that will be enjoyed by all.”
Friday, June 1, 2018
Kanye West held a listening party last night in Wyoming where celebs such as chris rock, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, Pusha T, Kim Kardashian West, Nas, Kid Cudi and a host of popular radio djs, influencers got to listen to the album.
Ye Track Listing
1. I thought about killing you
3. All Mine
4. Wouldn't leave
5. No Mistake
6. Ghost Town
7. Violent Crimes
The album was briefly on soundcloud before being yanked off, no clue when kanye will release the album on the various streaming services.
Updated as of 830am the album is on all streaming services..
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
After a young mans is accused of murdering his classmates, his father, who is an attorney, defends him in court and struggles to hold onto his faith. The film stars Fox tv star Bryshere Y. Gray along with Woody McClain who you can see in the upcoming bobby brown biopic which also will be screening special clips during abff weekend, Mekhi Phifer, Jamie Hector, and Mykeiti Williamson. Log on to www.abff.com to purchase tickets.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
IT'S TIME BROOKLYN! OUR 2018 LINEUP IS HERE w/ DAY SPLITS!
Saturday 25th August:
Miguel, SPECIAL GUEST TBA, The Internet, Jaden Smith, HER Music, LOLAWOLF, Daniel Caesar, Smino, Yuna, LION BABE, Jessie Reyez, Secret Circle (WIKI, Antwon, Lil Ugly Mane), JPEGmafia, Youthman & Sho Madjozi!
Sunday 26th August:
Erykah Badu, Tyler the Creator, Janelle Monáe, Twin Shadow, Ibeyi, Jacob Banks, Willow Smith, Denzel Curry, Wicked Wisdom, Fantastic Negrito, Jamila Woods, Mahalia Music, The FEVER 333, Nakhane, NOVA TWINS, DUCKWRTH & Manthe Ribane!
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Jussie Smollett held his NYC listening party in NYC in lower east side at public hotel for new album entitled Sum of my Music. Jussie performed 4 tracks off the album which were Catch your Eye, Hurt People, HaHa(I Love You), and Freedom.