Terence Nance is the lead visionary behind HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and was recently named as the director for Space Jam 2. His first film, 2012's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, won rave reviews at Sundance and put Nance on the map in the indie film world. The film even impressed Jay-Z, who became an…
Sisters are doing it for themselves; that was the point consistently driven home by the new documentary She Did That, which premiered at the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival in late September. Helmed by PR veteran, successful blogger and first-time filmmaker Renae Bluitt, the documentary turns the lens on several members…
Collaboration, innovation and the power of women—these were recurrent themes at the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival, which brought unseen gems, highly-anticipated box office hits, and established and up-and-coming filmmakers and talents from all over the world together for five incredible days in New York City.
The thrill is far from gone. In its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival started strong with a screening of the upcoming comedy Night School, starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and directed by Girls Trip hit-maker Malcolm D. Lee.
“Trust love, all the way.” Those are the final words of Barry Jenkins’ full-length trailer for his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, which was released by Annapurna pictures on Thursday morning.
Films helmed by and starring talent of color still remain, unfortunately, far and few between, but now in its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival continues to champion the work of predominantly black talents and filmmakers across the country and diaspora. As stated on its website:
If you ask Marci Rodgers how she became a costume designer, her answer is simple: “God.”
The story of Sandra Bland will be coming to HBO this fall.
Jamie Foxx often plays villains in the movies he appears in but in the new version of Robin Hood what is bad is good.
Winston Duke, aka M’Baku from Black Panther, will be taking on a new role, this time as Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in a new biopic.
Just watching the trailer for Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You is like taking a mini psychedelic trip. The rapper-turned-director’s dystopian fever dream may be set in present-day Oakland, Calif., but explores alternate dimensions as an allegory of the dangers of assimilation. The satirical comedy, which stars…
Finally, a villain I’d love to run into.
“I was in love with Tessa for the duration of the shoot,” Lakieth Stanfield tells GQ about working with Tessa Thompson on the much-talked-about Boots Riley-directed film, Sorry to Bother You. In anticipation, the two are featured in GQ’s August issue, where they show off the chemistry that won them the roles of…
The blackest Marvel movie is making its way to America’s blackest museum.
It was the blackest, most brilliant and beautiful evening I’ve spent in a long time—which is a pretty high bar, since I work, live and play with brilliant, beautiful black people every day.
I was expecting director Ava DuVernay’s new sci-fi/fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time to be magic. I’d seen her achieve as much in her other films with far less capital behind them than the history-making, $100 million budget that Disney provided this time, so there was no question that this film would be gorgeous.
We know, we know: You’re exhausted by the seemingly never-ending references to Black Panther and the Dora Milaje and black excellence and ... this is your cue to exit stage left. You know, to someplace that’s not The Root.
Black America, we turned out in record-breaking numbers last weekend to see and support the most anticipated film of the year, Black Panther. It was a triumph as epic as the film itself. But Panther isn’t the only black-helmed film being released by Disney this winter; we are now only two weeks away from the release…
When tickets for Black Panther went on sale late last month, we here at The Root just knew it was our duty, as the unofficial news source of Wakanda, to be there on the first night. Luckily, our editor-in-chief, Danielle Belton, was able to score tickets so that we could be there to give you our impressions of the…
DeShuna Spencer admits that the idea of an online library of black indie films started from ambitions she’d admit to being “a little self-serving.”