Films

Article titled Middle of Nowhere (2012)

Middle of Nowhere (2012)

The Middle of Nowhere film examines the relationships of those who try to remain connected with a loved one who is incarcerated.  Set in Compton, California, it is about the decisions and adjustment that Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi), a nurse, is... Continue Reading
Article titled The Sophisticated Gents (1981)

The Sophisticated Gents (1981)

Set in the mid-1970s, The Sophisticated Gents centers upon the brotherhood relationship shared by nine African-American men who bonded during their childhood when they were members of “The Sophisticated Gents” sports club.  The club wa... Continue Reading
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 l... 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