Films

Article titled Black Dynamite (2009)

Black Dynamite (2009)

Black Dynamite is set in the South Central community of Los Angeles, California. It is centered upon its main character, Black Dynamite, a man of the streets and questionable means of earning a living.  A veteran of the Vietnam War and former oper... Continue Reading
Article titled Rize (2005)

Rize (2005)

Rize is an independent documentary that is essentially compartmentalized around three aspects of two energetic and complex dance cultures, Clowning and Krumping, in the South Central community of Los Angeles, California.  Featuring interviews ... Continue Reading
Article titled Killer of Sheep (1978)

Killer of Sheep (1978)

This independent film revolves around the life of Stan (Henry G. Sanders), an African-American who works in a slaughterhouse.  Set in the predominantly Black-populated community of Watts in Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, it presents Black life ... Continue Reading
Article titled Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Beasts of the Southern Wild is set on the fictional Isle de Charles Doucet. Called the “Bathtub”, this community is in the Louisiana bayou and isolated from the rest of “civilization” by a levee.   This unique and powerful film is ... Continue Reading
Article titled Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

Spanning the 1980s and 1990s in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts, Blue Hill Avenue is centered upon the close friendship of four: Tristan (Allen Payne), E-Bone (William L. Johnson), Money (Aaron D. Spears) and Simon (Michael Taliferro).... Continue Reading
Article titled George Washington (2000)

George Washington (2000)

This coming of age film centers upon the unique lead character, George Richardson (Donald Holden).  A quiet, reserved but bright and creative tween, he was born with an underdeveloped skull.  This malady renders him vulnerable physically ... Continue Reading
Article titled Zooman (1995)

Zooman (1995)

In this film, Zooman (Khalil Kain) is a callous gang member with a hair-trigger temper.  Upon seeing members of a rival gang hanging out in his neighborhood in Brooklyn, he begins shooting at them, regardless of those around.  When the sm... Continue Reading
Article titled The Mighty Quinn (1989)

The Mighty Quinn (1989)

Set on an island in the Caribbean, The Mighty Quinn is about two men, Xavier Quinn (Denzel Washington) and Maubee (Robert Townsend), who have been great friends since childhood.  However, as the years have passed, they have gone separate ways:... Continue Reading