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Cry Macho

When exposition and backstory weigh down an opening scene it’s tough for a film to get off the ground. That’s the burden screenwriter Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and novelist N. Richard Nash’s dated, over-written script gives this road trip movie. ...

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

(In)Justice for All Film Festival International August 12-21

TTW Press Room Chicago – Trinity United Church of Christ, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, and The Next Movement announce the 7th (In) Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF), scheduled August 12-21. Because of the pandemic, this much-anticipated ...

Respect: Jennifer Hudson talks faith and finding your voice

Jennifer Hudson, who Franklin hand-picked to play her before her death in 2018, rose to fame as a contestant on American Idol in 2004. Hudson was lambasted by cantankerous host Simon Cowell who said Hudson was “out of her depth” ...

'Respect' in theaters starting August 13

“They want to hear you sing,” says Rev. C.L. Franklin (Forest Whitaker) to his 10-year-old daughter Aretha (Skye Dakota Turner). And she did. Eventually singing herself into 25 Grammys, a posthumously awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation and the history books. ...

TRIBECA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2022 DATES AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

"We loved kicking off summer 2021 and were so proud to lead the re-opening of New York by bringing film and entertainment to communities in all five boroughs," said Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Enterprises and the Tribeca Festival Co-Founder & CEO. ...

AILEY FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 20TH TRIBECA FESTIVAL

Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’ is most enduring dance piece of all time

F9

Twenty years after The Fast and the Furious’ debut in 2001, the crew is still driving fast and acting furious. Back in the day, these streetwise, emotionally connected twentysomethings broke the mold for on-screen multicultural friendships, long before inclusion became ...

Black Films Glow at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Part I

For the 20th annual Tribeca Film Festival necessity was the mother of invention. To accommodate social distancing and other COVID concerns, the innovative fest took its screenings outdoors. Venues like Battery Park in Lower Manhattan, Pier 76 on the Hudson ...

FILM REVIEW: Tina

thetimesweekly.com She’s like an eternal flame. Can’t remember when she wasn’t around. Can’t imagine life without her. That’s the magic that some music legends can create. They get people to think about them in the past, present and future. The ...

In the Heights

Once upon a time, in Nueva York, the streets of Washington Heights were paved with Latinx residents who dreamed of a better life. That’s the premise of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda. That same ...

DOC10 Documentary Film Fest full slate

Chicago - CMP announced the full slate of films being showcased at the annual Doc10 Documentary Film Festival, June 17 - 20, 2021. The festival will feature socially distanced, COVID-responsible in-person presentations, drive-in screenings, and virtual programming. "Doc10 is the ...

My Fiona-The specter of a single suicide impacts multiple lives

Sudden suicide unravels a tenuous love relationship between two women

Comic Doc Jessica Watkins:SPECIALish On Demand, Digital

Comic Doc strikes a blow for women adventurers

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts artist's journey from slavery

From slavery to the Smithsonian-the saga of black artist Bill Traylor

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