Category archives: 2014

  • FOUR CORNERS

  • Dir. by Ian Gabriel Thirteen year old Ricardo Galam is fatherless and raised by his grandmother. He lives in South Africa's Cape Flats, a unique and volatile sub culture dominated by two Number gangs, the 26 and 28. Ricardo's future as a chess prodigy is threatened by his growing interest in the 26 whose local leader is grooming him as a potential member. Unknown to Ricardo, the father he's[...]
  • Life Of A KING

  • Eugene Brown Life of a King is the unlikely true story of Eugene Brown and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had – a future. He discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and reentry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded the Big Chair Chess Club to g[...]
  • TRIBUTE: THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR

  • dir. Sam Greenlee The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a 1973 film based on the novel of the same name by Sam Greenlee. It is both a satire of the civil rights struggle in the United States of the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy. Dan Freeman, the titular protagonist, is enlisted in the Central Intelligence Agency's elitist espionage program as its token[...]
  • Know How

  • Directed by: Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth's worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abus[...]
  • Devil In The Detail

  • Directed by: Shirley Nana Akua Manso Medium Synopsis A suspicious affair ruins an almost perfect marriage as husband and wife take a wild goose chase into the world of sex, lies and betrayal, risking everything in one of the craziest love triangles ever. Medium-Word Synopsis (French) Une affaire suspecte ruine un mariage presque parfait en tant que mari et femme prennent une ch[...]
  • That Daughter's Crazy

  • Directed by: Elzbieta Szoka 'That Daughter's Crazy,' directed by Elzbieta Szoka and produced by Paradox Smoke Productions (USA, 58 minutes), is a portrait of Rain Pryor, one of six surviving children of legendary comedian RIchard Pryor. Scenes from her one woman show about growing up half black and half Jewish in Beverly Hills in the 1970's, are mixed in with family interviews, including her gr[...]
  • Unsound

  • Directed by: Darious Britt This film is based on a true events that have taken place in my life. My mother struggles with schizophrenia and her battle has resulted in many damaged relationships and lost property. My mother completely flooded out her house and I've been taking care of her ever since. We've had our fair share of trials and tribulations (some almost breaking us) but together w[...]
  • TROOP 491: THE ADVENTURES of the MUDDY LIONS

  • Directed by: Praheme Praphet “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions” follows Tristan, a naive adolescent boy coping with life in the inner city. Tristan’s mother enrolls him in the Boy Scouts in an effort to keep him off the streets, but when he witnesses a homicide, the local thug demands the boy’s silence. Tristan learns, with the help of his new Scout friends, that doing the right[...]
  • Stop Pepper Palmer

  • Directed by: Lonzo Liggins The film has won best Comedy at the Houston International Film Festival (Worldfest). And the special jury award for best actor for our lead actor Carleton Bluford. Featuring cameos from Too Short and Scott Schwartz and music from legendary Bay Area producer Dj Daryl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj3-tYEG-5g Stop Pepper Palmer is a comedy about three black[...]
  • Son Shine

  • dir. by Katrelle Kindred Son Shine, follows the story of 12 year old Hakeem Brown on the heels of his thirteenth birthday. Known in his neighborhood as the good kid, Hakeem is a honor student and an obedient son. However, things begin to change for Hakeem as he becomes aware of the political climate in his South Los Angeles Neighborhood during the announcement of the Rodney King verdict. Watchi[...]
  • Brothers Hypnotic

  •   THURSDAY @ 6PM. EAT, DRINK, and MOVIE!   (87m, Netherlands, U S A)  dir. by Reuben Atlas For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, 'brotherhood' is literal: they're all sons of anti-establishment Chicago jazz musician, Phil Cohran. They grew up in the same house, in a family of 24 siblings, on a strict diet of jazz, funk, and Black Consciousness. Fam[...]
  • Stroll

  • dir. by Ann Verrall Lauren has been working in the sex trade in Toronto. She suddenly returns to her small rural African Nova Scotia community after a five-year absence. Not even the funeral of her beloved grandmother had brought her back. Her child has been raised by her staunchly Christian mother Ardella. The harsh judgment of Ardella makes Lauren want to stay in her grandmother's empty house[...]