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Monday, Mar. 23, 2020
Madam C.J. Walker may be one of America's most successful "pull yourself up by your own bootstrap" stories, but many have never heard of her. However, that's changing, thanks to the recent release of a Netflix limited series starring Octavia Spencer.
"Self Made: Inspired by the Life of...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
Editor Wyatt Smith, ACE was finishing up director Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns when he got the chance to connect with filmmaker Kasi Lemmons. “I was coming off a big Disney film looking for a smaller character-driven drama,” recalled Smith who acknowledged that on the surface he...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
Legendary American heroine that she is, there are certain things for which Harriet Tubman is overdue. One is her spot on U.S. currency: Google "Tubman" and "$20" and "Trump." Another is a major feature film based on her life: Google "Tubman" and "Hollywood" and "why so long?"
Well, that $...
Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019
Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman.
Kasi Lemmons' movie about the Underground Railroad leader premiered Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival where festival director Cameron Bailey, introducing the film, noted the...