Black Film

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Authorized Angela Davis Biopic in The Works

Davis will team up with “Fruitvale Station” and “Dope” producer Nina Yang Bongiovi to bring the still-untitled project—based on her autobiography—to the big screen.

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'Olympic Pride, American Prejudice' Follows 17 Black Olympians at Infamous 1936 Games

Director Deborah Riley Draper: “My entire life I thought Jesse was there all alone and he didn’t have any companionship and he was on that boat by himself. But that wasn’t the case.”

ICYMI: The Haunting Trailer for 'The Birth of a Nation'

It’s easy to see why Nate Parker’s upcoming film secured the largest distribution deal in the Sundance Film Festival’s history.

Nate Parker Creates Film and Drama School at HBCU

“The Birth of a Nation” director’s new program will launch this fall at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

Here's a New 'Miles Ahead' Clip to Finish Off Your Afternoon

Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic opens in theaters on April 1.  

Five Powerful BlackStar Film Festival Documentaries to Look Out For

Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival—known as “the black Sundance”—begins today. Here are five documentaries featured in this year’s fest that are worth your full attention.  

John Singleton: 'A Lot of Black Filmmakers Half-Ass the S--t'

On the eve ‘Boyz n The Hood’s’ 24th anniversary, John Singleton spoke with The Root about his legendary film and the state of contemporary black filmmaking. 

Ava DuVernay Tweet-Shames People Who Haven't Supported Haille Gerima's Indiegogo Campaign Yet

The Indiegogo campaign for the L.A. Rebellion leader’s latest film got an important boost thanks to a Twitter conversation sparked by “Selma” director Ava DuVernay.