Damn Wonderful is an upcoming “docu-celebration” about 6 young LGBT poets, 3 from New York, and 3 from L.A.! It’s was created by Nelsan Ellis, who you might recognize as Lafayette from True Blood, and Khadija A. Brockington. What does it feel like to be Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered and 17/19 or even 23/25….young? What does it feel [...]
Zina Saro-Wiwa, British-Nigerian documentary maker and video artist, never thought she’d be in her own “opinion documentary”, she says in the New York Times article: I felt I was an objective observer and really just wanted to highlight a growing movement. (Of the 50 or so women I struck up conversations with randomly on the [...]
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”, starring Quvenzhane Wallis as Hushpuppy, a little girl who lives with her sick father in Delta country as an apocalyptic hurricane hits and unleashes a horde of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, who must go in search of her mother. Check out the trailer here: It was shown at the Sundance [...]
In honor of Women’s History Month (which is March, if you’ve been keeping up!) ITVS is streaming 11 documentaries featuring women and girls changing the world online FOR FREE until March 31st! What can you watch? Descriptions are from the website. 1. “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock” A look at the life of African [...]
Did you see a little movie called “The Help”? It got a lot of Oscar nominations, and also a win! Congratulations Octavia Spencer (pictured left)! It also got a lot of controversy, with people asking: Why aren’t there other roles for black women in big budget movies? Many also criticized what they saw as [...]
Emilio Fernandez, Mexican filmmaker and actor! Considering that, it’s pretty sad to know that only two Mexican actors have ever been nominated for an Oscar! This year’s Demian Bichir is number 2! Check out the rest of the story over at Colorlines.
Filly Brown is a pure bred hip-hop prodigy ripped straight from LA’s beating heart, Echo Park. Fusing rapid fire verse with soulful grooves, Filly delivers rhymes that cut straight through the pop culture sludge and speak directly to the people. New movie “Filly Brown”‘s Facebook page is here, check it out for more info! There’s [...]
Lots of us know the Quileute tribe of Washington state from the movie and book series Twilight, where some teens in the tribe become werewolves. Aside from the obviously fantastical nature of that story, there is a nugget of truth in it. Wolves are heavily featured in the Quileute culture, but for the opposite reason- [...]
Continuing in our little week of news about “Pariah”, here’s a video of actress Kim Wayans, who plays main character Alike’s mom, and the director of the film, Dee Rees. They’re speaking to Colorlines. Follow the link for some quoted highlights!
Jamilah King, who wrote the first in the “Pariah Personals” series. Inspired by the movie “Pariah” (which we are obsessed with, despite having not even seen it yet!) Salon and New American Media got together to feature coming out stories from young LGBTQ immigrants and people of color. The first is from Jamilah King, who [...]