The Witch

Sundance winner, The Witch has an extremely creepy trailer. The movie is about a family of  Puritanical Christians who take their five kids and move them to a completely isolated patch of wilderness to live a simple and peaceful life. Of course that’s when all the creepy stuff starts to happen. The movie also does a great job with the gorgeous cinematography. It will be out in 2016.


A film about a slave rebellion written, produced and directed by a Black filmmaker, who also stars as the patriotic protagonist, sold for a record-breaking $17.5 million at Sundance, thanks to a Black woman’s hashtag activism stimulating the conversation about erasure and misrepresentation at one of the world’s most prestigious award ceremonies. Major moment for Black history and the arts.

If you stan for awesome black females (aka all black females) in romantic comedies where they aren’t a trope or a stereotype please support the Sundance indie People, Places, Things starring Flight of The Conchords Jemaine Clement and co-starring the beautiful and talented Regina Hall and Jessica Williams (who basically steals the movie). 

Since indies have very small marketing budgets please LIKE their Facebook page and help spread the word.

The film will be IN THEATERS, ON iTUNES and ON DEMAND this summer.


via Shadow and Act: First Look at Nate Parker’s Nat Turner Film, ‘The Birth of a Nation

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act

Here’s a first look at official images from Nate Parker’s much anticipated “The Birth of a Nation,” which the actor wrote, directed and also starred in, playing Nat Turner.

The official synopsis reads: Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.

Joining Parker in front of the camera are Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, and Mark Boone Jr.

The film is making its World Premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival as I announced in the post just before this one.

It’s certainly a film that’s high on my list of 2016 films to see!

No trailer yet, but these stills (above and below) should hold you over until then.


Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloé Zhao, USA, 2015)

This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home. Cast: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Irene Bedard, Taysha Fuller, Travis Lone Hill, Eléonore Hendricks.