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Sunday, Sep. 1, 2019
Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film Festival, he is...
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black Panther." But before that show, Carter will receive a career achievement award Tuesday at the 21st annual Costume...
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
Nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards convened at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Monday for this year's Oscar Nominees Luncheon, a gathering that gives honorees a chance to socialize at an event where everyone's name will be called and they'll get a moment onstage.
That moment is for the...
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger.
Screaming ensued .
Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for "BlacKkKlansman," his comic...
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
The Directors Guild of America unveiled the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018, as well as the nods for the First-Time Feature Film Director honor.
Earning nominations in both categories was Bradley Cooper for his feature...
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Spike Lee heard the whispers.
Just a few years ago, some were suggesting that Lee was no longer the essential filmmaker he had once been. There had been critical and box-office disappointments. He was hunting for funding on Kickstarter. His remake of the Korean classic "Oldboy" was re-...
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
In 1979, a man named Ron Stallworth who was the first African-American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department also became a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and the leader of the local chapter. He would send a white co-worker to play him for in-person...
Saturday, May. 19, 2018
A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators.
Tuesday, May. 15, 2018
In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Lee spoke to reporters Tuesday after his "BlacKkKlansman"...
Wednesday, May. 9, 2018
Spike Lee, Hirokazu Koreeda, and Alice Rohrwacher, among others, will compete for the Palme d’Or at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. Their latest films, all shot on KODAK film, will make their debut at Cannes. A total of thirteen films--captured on KODAK 35mm or 16mm Motion Picture Film...