Posts in category "Film"

CHICAGO- Get Your FREE Meryl Streep Movie Screening Passes

CHICAGO- Get Your FREE Meryl Streep Movie Screening Passes
WHAT: Ricki and the Band Movie Screening WHEN: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 GET YOUR PASSES NOW!!! First come, First serve. We hope to see you there.   MOVIE SYNOPSIS: RICKI AND THE FLASH Release Date: August 7, 2015 Directed by: Jonathan Demme Written by: Diablo Cody Produced by: Marc Platt, Diablo Cody, Mason Novick, Gary... Read more »

Photos--American Black Film Festival 2015: Hot in Hollywood

Cory Hardict, Natasha Eubanks, Naturi Naughton, YAYA DaCosta and Lance Gross  ABFF HOT IN HOLLYWOOD
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF), a four-day event dedicated to showcasing quality films and television content by and about people of African descent, took place this week in New York. One of yesterday’s highlights of the #ABFF2015 was the Hot in Hollywood panel. Held at the Hilton Midtown, NYC, Hot in Hollywood presented a... Read more »

Spike Lee’s Response to ChiRaq Critics is Almost Perfect

Spike Lee’s Response to ChiRaq Critics is Almost Perfect
by Zondra Hughes Spike Lee knows that some Chicagoans are up in arms about the rumored title of his rumored next film, ChiRaq. Lee headlined An Evening of Film, Wine & Music with Spike Lee that took place at Chicago’s City Winery on Saturday night. The visionary director says that the criticism about his films... Read more »
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Film Review: Christopher Nolen's 72 Hours

Me and my girls! It was Ladies Night!
By Nakita Whittaker, Guest Contributor In Christopher Nolen’s 72 Hours, a reformed womanizer, Von (Timon Kyle Durrett) becomes a family man with a baby on the way. Life is good for Von until he collapses from a heart attack and comes face-to-face with God (Harry J. Lennix). God gives Von 72 hours to atone to... Read more »

Thea Camara: From Corporate America to the Big Screen

Thea Camara: From Corporate America to the Big Screen
By Zondra Hughes Thea Camara is acting up, and she’s enjoying every minute of it. The actress discovered her passion for acting at an early age. However, Thea began to pursue her long time dream with vigor in 2008. Since that time, Thea has had the opportunity to perform in stage plays, commercials and on... Read more »

The Baby Chick Does New York

The Baby Chick Does New York
Where do I begin? I’ll start by saying aside for my love for writing, I hold a sincere affinity for theatre and film alike. Last year I was granted the surreal experience to travel to Miami for the American Black Film Festival to report for Six Brown Chicks. It was everything I’d seen in movies... Read more »
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Hey Hollywood: Where are the Black Love Stories?

Hey Hollywood: Where are the Black Love Stories?
Jeff Friday, Founder of the American Black Film Festival discusses the dearth of Black love stories in Hollywood at the Cadillac Conversations event held at the Classic Car Club  NYC. Follow the conversation on Twitter #ABFF2014 @Cadillac. Photo: Sabin Blake, Cadillac, Jeff Friday, ABFF; Jocelyn K. Allen, General Motors. Have your SBC blog delivered to... Read more »

Blacklist Fans Won't Believe What Harry Lennix is Doing Now!

Blacklist Fans Won't Believe What Harry Lennix is Doing Now!
On NBC’s “The Blacklist,” Harry Lennix stars as FBI head Harold Cooper. SPOILER ALERT: Cooper is coming back! Now Lennix is in Chicago filming the romantic comedy, “72 Hours” where he portrays God. In 72 Hours, playboy Cleavon “Von” Burkett (Timon Kyle Durrett) negotiates with God (Harry Lennix) for 72 hours on Earth to right... Read more »

Now Filming: Christopher Nolen's "72 Hours"

Now Filming: Christopher Nolen's "72 Hours"
By Zondra Hughes Christopher Nolen’s star studded romantic comedy 72 Hours will start filming locally in June. In 72 Hours, a reformed womanizer, Cleavon “Von” Burkett (Timon Kyle Durrett) was living the good life with a beautiful wife and dream job- until one day he wasn’t. With his health taking the back burner in his... Read more »
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Movie night: Taraji P. Henson's "From the Rough"

They blog alot! The most active bloggers were treated to a VIP movie screening of the new Taraji P. Henson film, "From the Rough," at The Wit Chicago.
Oscar nominee Taraji Henson stars in FROM THE ROUGH, the true story of Coach Starks, a former swim coach at Tennessee State University who became the first woman ever to coach an all men’s team at the collegiate level.  From the Rough opens everywhere on April 18th. The film follows the true story of Catana... Read more »