Posts filtered by tags: American Black Film Festival[x]


 

Official Trailer for 'Tazmanian Devil' Film About a Nigerian Immigrant

"Be very careful of what you allow in your spirit, Dayo, especially in America…" 1091 Pictures has released an official trailer for Tazmanian Devil, marking the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Solomon Onita Jr. This originally premiered at the American Black Film Festival last year, and arrives on VOD early next month for anyone interested. After moving to the United States, Nigerian immigrant Dayo struggles to find a balance between his desire to join a college fraternity and bonding...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, America, United States, Indies, Abraham Attah, To Watch, DAYO, American Black Film Festival, Solomon Onita Jr, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine Adepero Oduye, Kwesi Boakye


Official Trailer for 1960s Drama 'Son of the South' Starring Lucas Till

"You're gonna have to decide which side you're on." Vertical Entertainment has unveiled an official trailer for Son of the South, a coming-of-age drama set in the turbulent times of the 1960s. This premiered at the American Black Film Festival last year, and it arrives on VOD next month. Lucas Till stars as a grandson of a Klansman who comes of age during the early 60's in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. Based on Bob Zellner's autobiography "The Wrong Side of M...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Lucas, Indies, Cedric, To Watch, Vertical Entertainment, American Black Film Festival, Bob Zellner


Chadwick Boseman Retrospective Set By American Black Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

The American Black Film Festival announced today their plans to remember Chadwick Boseman. With support from three major Hollywood studios, the American Black Film Festival will be airing a Chadwick Boseman tribute on its streaming service ABFF Play. The Remembering Chadwick Boseman Film Retrospective will be available for free on October 3 and 4. Boseman’s […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Festivals, Get On Up, Marshall, Chadwick Boseman, Boseman, 42, American Black Film Festival, Remembering Chadwick Boseman Film Retrospective


American Black Film Festival Creators Launch Social Justice Now Film Festival

American Black Film Festival creators Jeff and Nicole Friday will launch Social Justice Now Film Festival, which will run from Oct. 21 to 25. The annual program from their nonprofit, the Film Life Foundation, will feature screenings, community conversations and impact events centering on social and economic issues faced by Black and Brown communities. The […]
Tags: News, Jeff, Nicole, American Black Film Festival, Social Justice Now Film Festival, Film Life Foundation


New scenes from 'Candyman' reveal hook-wielding horror at American Black Film Festival

"Candyman" appeared at the American Black Film Festival, and his hook-wielding horror was on full display in a new look at the movie.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Usa Today, American Black Film Festival


Gabrielle Union talks 'AGT' exit, importance of Black-owned business at American Black Film Festival

Gabrielle Union opened up about her experience at "America's Got Talent" during her panel at the virtual 2020 American Black Film Festival.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Gabrielle Union, Religion, America, Usa Today, American Black Film Festival, AGT exit importance of Black


Programming Slate for Virtual 2020 American Black Film Festival Revealed

Programming slate for virtual 2020 American Black Film Festival revealed The first virtual edition of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), now in its 24th year, will feature a robust slate of speakers including Stacey Abrams, Kenya Barris, Mary J. Blige, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Gabrielle Union and Lena Waithe, as well as panels ranging from the business of Hollywood to spotlights on new films and television series! RELATED: Toronto International Film Festival Sets 2020 ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Lionsgate, Brooklyn, United States, TV News, Miami, Nicole Ari Parker, Lee Daniels, Universal Pictures, Cadillac, White Party, Boris Kodjoe


American Black Film Festival is Getting Virtual Edition

American Black Film Festival is getting virtual edition ABFF Ventures LLC. has announced that the 24th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will take place online August 21-30, 2020 at their official website! The ABFF Online Edition will continue the tradition of the live festival, featuring the best of independent black cinema, studio premieres, conversations and panels, business of entertainment seminars, along with virtual networking events. RELATED: First Wave of Virtual Fantasia ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Mary J Blige, Miami Beach, Movie News, American Black Film Festival, Jeff Friday, ABFF Ventures LLC, ABFF Ventures, Sponsorsfor, Urban Movie Channel Verizon Media Accenture


What’s the state of black film today? These experts explore the range of African-American movie achievements

Melvin Van Peebles had directed a few short films in the late ’50s when he left San Francisco for Hollywood with the goal of trading his day job on a cable car for a career behind the camera. “They said, ‘We don’t need cable car operators as film directors,’” said his son Mario Van Peebles, a second-generation filmmaker, as he introduced a newly restored version of his father’s first feature “The Story of a Three-Day Pass” at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 16. “He said, ‘No,...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, California, France, New York City, Disney, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Ap, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Selma


Lena Waithe, Louis Gossett, Jr. to Be Honored by American Black Film Festival

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced today it would award “Queen & Slim” writer Lena Waithe and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. for their outstanding achievements in entertainment at the 2020 ABFF Honors on Feb. 23 in Los Angeles. “We’re honored to celebrate these two extraordinary talents,” ABFF Ventures CEO Jeff Friday said. […]
Tags: News, Awards, Los Angeles, Lena Waithe, Louis Gossett Jr, ABFF, American Black Film Festival, Jeff Friday, ABFF Ventures, Lena Waithe Louis Gossett Jr


National Museum of African American History and Culture Acquires Items from ABFF

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE ACQUIRES OBJECTS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND DOCUMENTS FROM THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL  Los Angeles, CA, October 10, 2019 – Today, ABFF Ventures, LLC., announced that objects, photographs, documents and other memorabilia from The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) archives have been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The items will join the museums’ permane...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Washington, Religion, Los Angeles, Smithsonian, Miami, National Mall, Usa Today, Jeff, Nicole, William J Zick, National Museum of African American History, ABFF, Bill Duke, Omari Hardwick Power


‘Superfly’ Set to Open American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach

The 2018 American Black Film Festival will open with the premiere screening of “Superfly” on June 13 at the Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach, Fla., Variety has learned exclusively. Sony Pictures is opening the title nationwide on the same date to get a two-day jump on Disney and Pixar’s “Incredibles 2.” “Superfly” is directed by Director X in […]
Tags: News, Disney, Festivals, Sony Pictures, Pixar, Miami Beach, Fillmore Theater, Superfly, American Black Film Festival, Miami Beach Fla Variety


Billy Dee Williams’ ‘Star Wars’ Legacy, ‘Martin’ Reboot Chatter Highlight ABFF Honors

Billy Dee Williams proved to be the man of the hour as he received the Hollywood Legacy Award at the 2018 ABFF Honors, presented by the American Black Film Festival, Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton. His role in the original “Star Wars” trilogy was given special mention in a video tribute, where the actor […]
Tags: Hollywood, VPage, Billy Dee Williams, Beverly Hilton, Martin, Martin Lawrence, ABFF Honors, American Black Film Festival